Saturday, August 20, 2016
People's Liberation Army-Navy destroyer Qingdao

China Provokes Japan With Naval Drill In Its Backyard

by Ben Blanchard (Reuters) China’s navy has carried out drills in the Sea of Japan, the Chinese military’s official newspaper said on Friday, describing the exercises as routine and done...

August 20, 2016
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Thursday, August 18, 2016

China Is Hungry & Her Oceans Are Empty

  By Adam Minter (Bloomberg) On Wednesday, Indonesia celebrated its Independence Day with a bang — blowing up several Chinese boats that had been caught fishing illegally in its waters and impounded. China doesn’t dispute Indonesia’s...

August 18, 2016
Total Views: 1

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Japan To Build Island Missile Defense System

(Bloomberg) The Japanese government has decided on a plan to develop land-to-sea missiles with a range of 300 kilometers (186 miles) to protect the nation’s isolated islands, including the Senkaku, the...

August 14, 2016
Total Views: 2

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Japan To Deliver Coast Guard Cutters To Philippines

by Manuel Mogato (Reuters) Japan and the Philippines have begun talks for the transfer of two large coast guard ships to Manila, to help patrol the disputed South China Sea,...

August 13, 2016
Total Views: 34

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Maritime News

Did China Cyber Attack Vietnam Over South China Sea Dispute?

By John Boudreau and Mai Ngoc Chau (Bloomberg) — The spyware used in cyber attacks on Vietnam’s major airports and national carrier last month is now suspected of having bombarded...

August 10, 2016
Total Views: 36

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Maritime News

Satellite Photos Suggest Chinese Military Build-Up on Disputed South China Sea Islands

WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Satellite photographs taken in late July show China appears to have built reinforced aircraft hangars on its holdings in disputed South China Sea islands, a...

August 9, 2016
Total Views: 106

Sunday, August 7, 2016

East China Sea, Tensions Flare Between Japan And China

By Yuji Nakamura (Bloomberg) Japan said two Chinese vessels entered Japanese territorial waters near the disputed “Senkaku” or “Diaoyu” islands in the East China Sea on Sunday morning in an...

August 7, 2016
Total Views: 28

Friday, July 29, 2016

Why China Matters – U.S. Could Loose Offshore Drilling Rights To EEZ

By Peter Coy (Bloomberg) The U.S. and other coastal nations could lose millions of square nautical miles of ocean that are now in their exclusive economic zones. The loss would...

July 29, 2016
Total Views: 14

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Maritime News

China Eyes Eight Cruise Ships to Send to South China Sea

BEIJING, July 21 (Reuters) – Up to eight Chinese ships will offer cruises to the South China Sea over the next five years, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday, as...

July 20, 2016
Total Views: 4

Sunday, July 17, 2016
Maritime News

China Shrugs Off Court Decision – Is International Law A Joke?

by Noah Feldman (Bloomberg) An international court rules that China broke the law by building islands in the South China Sea. China doesn’t care.  Does that make international law a joke? The...

July 17, 2016
Total Views: 35

Saturday, July 16, 2016
China General Nuclear Ship

China’s Plans To Float Nuclear Reactors In Disputed Waters

by Kathy Chen and David Stanway (Reuters) China aims to launch a series of offshore nuclear power platforms to promote development in the South China Sea, state media said again...

July 16, 2016
Total Views: 21

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Maritime News

Vowing to Ignore South China Sea Ruling, China Says it Will Only ‘Intensify Conflict’

By David Brunnstrom and Ben Blanchard WASHINGTON/BEIJING, July 12 (Reuters) – An international tribunal’s ruling denying China’s claims in the South China Sea will “intensify conflict and even confrontation,” Beijing’s...

July 12, 2016
Total Views: 27


Oil and Shipping Markets on Edge After South China Sea Ruling

By Henning Gloystein and Keith Wallis SINGAPORE, July 12 (Reuters) – Global oil and shipping markets reacted nervously on Tuesday after an international arbitration court ruled against Beijing’s claims across...

July 12, 2016
Total Views: 33


Tribunal Overwhelmingly Rejects Beijing’s South China Sea Claims

By Anthony Deutsch and Ben Blanchard AMSTERDAM/BEIJING, July 12 (Reuters) – An arbitration court ruled on Tuesday that China has no historic title over the waters of the South China...

July 12, 2016
Total Views: 11

Monday, July 11, 2016
Maritime News

Why the Philippines’ South China Sea Legal Case Matters

HONG KONG/AMSTERDAM, July 11 (Reuters) – A panel of five judges at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague will announce on Tuesday their ruling in a case brought...

July 11, 2016
Total Views: 27

Saturday, July 9, 2016
A machine gun is mounted on U.S. Destroyer USS Momsen

American Warships Sail “Too Close” to Chinese-Held Reef

BY GREG TORODE (Reuters) U.S. destroyers have sailed close to Chinese-held reefs and islands in the disputed South China Sea in recent weeks, U.S. naval officials said on Thursday, patrols...

July 9, 2016
Total Views: 2

Sunday, July 3, 2016
reclamation of China at Subi reef

South China Sea – Beijing in Propaganda Overdrive Ahead of Key Court Ruling

BY GREG TORODE AND MIKE COLLETT-WHITE (Reuters) As an international tribunal prepares to rule on Beijing’s territorial claims in the South China Sea, officials in Washington, Tokyo and Southeast Asia...

July 3, 2016
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Maritime News

Hague Court to Rule in July on Challenge to China’s Sea Claims

By David Tweed (Bloomberg) — An international court will rule next month on the validity of China’s claims to a large swath of one of the world’s busiest and most...

June 29, 2016
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Maritime News

China COSCO Shipping Planning Cruise Route in Disputed South China Sea

SHANGHAI, June 21 (Reuters) – State-owned China COSCO Shipping Corp plans to launch cruise trips in the South China Sea next month, with the first route to travel from Sanya...

June 21, 2016
Total Views: 0

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

China Plans Manned Subsea ‘Space Station’ in South China Sea

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — China is speeding up efforts to design and build a manned deep-sea platform to help it hunt for minerals in the South China Sea, one...

June 8, 2016
Total Views: 35