Latest South China Sea Stories

2008-09-07 06:00:07

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Chinese Mainland Issues New Policies To Ease Cross- Strait Travel"] XIAMEN, Sept.

2008-09-05 12:00:29

Excerpt from report by Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post website on 5 September ["Vietnam Protests Over Chinese 'Invasion Plans'"; headline as provided by source] Vietnam has formally protested to China over so-called "invasion plans" appearing on mainland websites that purport to detail the complete military occupation of the country by China.

2008-07-30 06:00:49

Text of report by Singapore newspaper The Straits Times website on 30 July [Article by Michael Richardson: "Asia's Hunger for Oil and Natural Gas"] Rising demand for oil to churn up South China Sea ASIA'S thirst for oil and natural gas, together with a new generation of deep-water oil drilling vessels being built in China, South Korea and Singapore, combine to intensify the jockeying for control of a vast area of the South China Sea that is being disputed by six regional countries.

2008-07-30 00:00:33

WORLD MARKETS The stock market was pulled lower by overnight losses on Wall Street and heightened fears over the US financial sector. The blue- chip Hang Sang Index shed 429.21 points, or 1.9 per cent, to 22,258, its fourth straight day of losses.

2008-07-15 09:01:12

NSR today released its newest market survey and forecast report: "China Satellite Markets: Assessment of Commercial Satellite Transponder Demand in China, Hong Kong and Macau." This study offers the most in-depth and detailed assessment of commercial C- and Ku-band transponder demand in China available to the industry and drills down into the details of the major market and application trends in the region.

2008-07-09 06:00:34

Israel-based renewable energy developer SDE has signed an agreement for developing sea wave power plants across China. Construction of the power plants will be financed by investors from Hong Kong and China.

2008-07-09 06:00:21

Text of report by Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post website on 9 July [Report by Ng Tze-Wei: "HK Activists Speak Out on China"] Hong Kong protesters among the thousands of activists in Sapporo to oppose the G8 summit say they want to tell the other side of China's development story.

2008-07-07 09:00:42

Airlines gear up for new weekend service across Taiwan Strait BEIJING, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Airlines on both sides of the Taiwan Strait are busy preparing for Friday's landmark launch of weekend charter flights.

2008-07-03 09:01:07

CNOOC trials new oil field in South China Sea BEIJING, July 2 (Xinhua) -- China National Offshore Oil Company Limited (CNOOC Ltd.) announced on Wednesday that it had begun trial production at a new oil field cluster in the South China Sea.

2008-06-25 09:03:18

The China National Offshore Oil Corporation has announced that its new Xijiang XJ 23-1 oil field in the South China Sea has successfully started production. The XJ23-1 oil field is located in Block XJ04 in the Pearl River Mouth Basin, about 19km east of the XJ24-3 oil field.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.