Hoa B. Tran

Hoa B. Tran has written 10 posts for South China Sea

Information Note by the Philippines on the Significance of the 2016 ASEAN Joint Communiqué in relation to the South China Sea Arbitration

The following is an information note issued by The Philippines‘ Department of Foreign Affairs on the significance of the 2016 ASEAN Joint Communiqué in relation to the arbitration tribunal ruling. View the document on Document Cloud: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3004947-Information-Note-on-the-Significance-of-the-2016.html — Related documents: ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the South China Sea, July 2016: https://seasresearch.wordpress.com/2016/07/25/asean-foreign-ministers-statement-on-the-south-china-sea-july-2016/ Treaties, Agreements and Joint … Continue reading

China Must Prepare for ‘People’s War at Sea,’ Defense Chief Says

By Jesse Johnson The Japan Times, 2 August 2016 Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan has warned of maritime security threats and called for increased preparations for what he termed a “people’s war at sea”as Beijing seeks to “safeguard sovereignty” after last month’s international tribunal ruling rejected its historic claims to much of the South China Sea. … Continue reading

China Opens Large Fishing Port to ‘Safeguard’ South China Sea Claims

By J. Michael Cole The News Lens International, 2 August 2016 A new port facility in Hainan could serve as a base for China’s ‘maritime militias’ in the disputed South China Sea. China on Monday officially opened a new fishing port at Yazhou, Hainan Province, to host fishing vessels operating in the disputed South China Sea. … Continue reading

The South China Sea dispute and the Philippines Arbitration Tribunal: China’s policy options

Mincai Yu Australian Journal of International Affairs Volume 70, Issue 3, 2016 ABSTRACT The Philippines Arbitration Tribunal separately dealing with the jurisdiction over the South China Sea dispute is the continuance of the set practice by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea’s Annex VII arbitral tribunals of bifurcation of proceedings, and … Continue reading

CogitAsia Podcast: How to Build an Artificial Island

By CogitAsia, 27 May 2016 The CogitAsia podcast explores how China is building artificial islands in the South China Sea . Dr. John McManus of the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School gives a step by step guide to construction and describes the techniques China has used in building up reefs in the South China Sea. … Continue reading

China’s Construction of Artificial Islands Could Lead to Permanent Ecocide

By Hannah Beech Time, 1 June 2016 Most ecologically harmful is China’s construction of artificial islands, which biologists say could lead to permanent ecocide. From his living room in the Chinese fishing port of Tanmen, Pu Xidong offers up a giant-clam shell for $1,200 — a great deal, he says, for a bivalve that can live … Continue reading

Update 2: Indonesia Detains Chinese Fishing Trawler in Natuna

By Channel News Asia, The Straits Times, The Sydney Morning Herald 30 May 2016 Indonesian Armed Forces on Sunday (May 29) stated in a press release that the Indonesian frigate Oswald Siahaan 354 detected and intercepted the Chinese vessel Gui Bei Yu while it was patrolling the waters. The Chinese trawler was fishing illegally in … Continue reading

Philippines Proposes to Include Coast Guards and Other Maritime Forces in the Code of Unplanned Encounters at Sea

By: Frances Mangosing INQUIRER.net, 27 May 2016 The Philippines is pushing for the inclusion of coast guards and other maritime forces in the Code of Unplanned Encounters at Sea (Cues), an agreement covering air and naval encounters among 20 countries. The proposal was made at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Defense Ministers Meeting … Continue reading

[2014] Hainan Revises Fishing Regulations in South China Sea: New Language, Old Ambiguities

By Isaac Kardon China Brief Volume: 14 Issue: 2, January 17, 2014 The Jamestown Foundation   On November 29 of last year, Hainan’s legislature approved revised measures (banfa) for implementing the PRC Fisheries Law. Unlike earlier provincial fisheries regulations, the new measures single out “foreigners and foreign fishing vessels” as requiring special permission to operate within … Continue reading

South China Sea: How We Got to This Stage

By Fu Ying, Wu Shicun May 15, 2016 >> Read a rejoinder by Bill Hayton on this article at https://seasresearch.wordpress.com/2016/05/18/charmless-offensive-beijings-bogus-south-china-sea-pr-campaign/ The South China Sea issue has become one of the major irritants in the China-US relations in recent years, over which the public opinion in the two countries are very critical of each other. There are even … Continue reading

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