Tag Archives: Itu Aba

Even Indonesia: Concerns over China’s Reach in the South China Sea

China’s maritime disputes with its Asian neighbors over the Senkaku Islands, the Spratly Islands, and the Paracel Islands have made these collections of islets well known.  (In China, they are known as the Diaoyu, Nansha, and Xisha Islands, respectively.)  So far, Indonesia has largely stayed out of the fray—so much so that it is rarely […]

China’s Crafty South China Sea Gambit

In a recent piece for China US Focus, Zhai Kun, director of the Institute of World Political Studies at CICIR, described the South China Sea as “a chessboard of international politics.” Noting the sea’s fluctuating role in relations between China and its neighbours, Zhai then claimed that the current focus on the South China Sea […]

China’s James Shoal Claim: Malaysia The Undisputed Owner – Analysis

James Shoal, a feature that is permanently 22 metres (66 feet) under water in the South China Sea, should not have attracted public attention regionally but for geopolitics and ignorance of international law. Malaysians have been alarmed by recent reports of vessels of the People’s Republic of China Liberation Army (Navy), gathering and celebrating above […]

UP prof to Tokyo conference: China violated UNCLOS over West PHL Sea claim

China has violated the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) when it snubbed the Philippine arbitral claim on the West Philippine Sea and when it built structures on disputed reefs in the area. This was the pronouncement made by international law expert and University of the Philippines professor Harry Roque Jr. […]

Taiwan conducted live fire exercise at Itu Aba

Notice is hereby given to all mariners and other parties concerned that: 1.Reference: Coast Guard District National Capital Region–Central Luzon Radio Message Cite CGDNCR-CL3-0414-026. 2.For the projected escort mission to the Regatta 2014 form 22-26 April 2014 at SBMA, Olongapo City. The Philippine Coast Guard Vessel BRP Nueva Vizcaya (SARV-3502) will conduct Gun Test Firing […]