Tag Archives: Hainan

PH reminds China of pending protest vs Sansha City amid issue on fisheries law

MANILA, Philippines – As China’s new law requiring foreigners to seek permission to fish in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) takes effect this month, the Philippines has reminded China that it still protesting the establishment of a Chinese prefecture that encompasses areas in the disputed territories. Earlier, the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs […]

UN court ‘will reject China claim in sea row’

A Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) official is confident that the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Itlos) will invalidate China’s claim on virtually the entire West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez said yesterday a ruling by the tribunal on China’s so-called nine-dash claim is due at the end […]

China Defends New Fishing Rules in Disputed Waters

China is defending a move by Hainan province to require all foreign fishing vessels to seek permission before entering disputed waters in the South China Sea that are claimed by Beijing. The new rule, which went into effect on January 1, covers more than half the 3.5 million square kilometers of the South China Sea. […]

Govt vows to protect sea territory

The government on Thursday vowed to protect the country’s territorial sovereignty from foreign intrusion amid reports that China has issued a “no permit, no fishing” rule for foreign fishermen in the highly-disputed islands in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). The new ruling, which is aimed to bolster China’s claim over the disputed islands, […]

Fishing rules are ‘normal practice’

Hainan province’s demand that foreign fishing vessels entering its waters seek China’s approval is a normal practice, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, refuting reports that it reflects Beijing’s tougher stance on territorial disputes. “The goal is to strengthen the security of fisheries resources and to reasonably utilize and exploit them,” ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying […]

Philippines, Vietnam condemn China’s fishing law

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines and Vietnam on Friday condemned a new Chinese law that requires foreign fishermen to seek Beijing’s approval to operate in much of the South China Sea, where overlapping territorial claims have escalated tensions. China’s assertiveness in pressing its claims in the waters, which are believed to have significant seabed gas […]

China fires back at U.S. for criticism on fishing curbs

(Reuters) – China defended on Friday its new fishing restrictions in disputed waters in the South China Sea against criticism from the United States, saying the rules were in accordance with international law. The rules, approved by China’s southern Hainan province, took effect on January 1 and require foreign fishing vessels to obtain approval to […]

Coastal Province’s Fishing Rules Alarm U.S.

New fishing regulations issued by a Chinese province along the South China Sea have once again focused international attention on a complex territorial dispute and raised the question of what kind of power China will become. In a move that a spokeswoman for the State Department, Jen Psaki, on Thursday called a “provocative and potentially […]

‘GROSS VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW’ | Manila blasts Beijing on new South China Sea regulations

MANILA – The Philippines denounced Friday a new Chinese law that Manila says compels foreign vessels to seek a permit from Chinese regional authorities for activities in large areas of the South China Sea, including portions referred to by Manila as the West Philippine Sea. “We have requested China to immediately clarify the new fisheries […]

China fisheries law difficult to implement—Kalayaan mayor

MANILA, Philippines – The new fisheries law issued by the Hainan Provincial People’s Congress by China over the South China Sea will be difficult to implement, Kalayaan Mayor Eugenio Bito-onon said on Friday. “That is difficult to implement because there are a lot of claimant countries and their islets are populated..especially in the Spratlys,” Bito-onon […]