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Letter Dated 3 March 2016 from the Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations Addressed to the Secretary-General

The following is a letter dated 3 March 2016 from the Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary–General regarding sovereignty over  the Paracel and Spratly Islands. — Related documents:  Diplomatic Notes and Letters from South China Sea claimants in the year 2016: https://seasresearch.wordpress.com/category/official-positions-and-legal-instruments/diplomatic-notesletters/year-2016/ Sovereignty over Paracel and Spratly Archipelagoes: Historical/Official Documents: https://seasresearch.wordpress.com/category/sovereignty-over-paracel-and-spratly-archipelagoes/historicalofficial-documents/  Sovereignty … Continue reading

Letter Dated 28 January 2016 from the Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations Addressed to the Secretary-General

The following is a letter dated 28 January 2016 from the Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary – General regarding the letter dated 7 January 2016 from the Permanent Representative of Viet Nam. — Related Documents: Letter Dated 7 January 2016 from the Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to the … Continue reading

Letter Dated 7 January 2016 from the Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to the United Nations Addressed to the Secretary-General

The following is a letter dated 7 January 2016 from the Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary – General concerning China’s conduct of test flights to Fiery Cross Reef on 2 January 2016 and on 6 January 2016.

Document: Notice Relating to the Occupation of Certain Islands by French Naval Units (26 July 1933)

The following is the Notice relating to the occupation of certain islands by French naval units in 1933, issued by French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Official Journal of the French Republic (26 July 2933). — Related articles: Sovereignty over Paracel and Spratly Archipelagoes: Historical and official documents: https://seasresearch.wordpress.com/category/sovereignty-over-paracel-and-spratly-archipelagoes/historicalofficial-documents/ Sovereignty over Paracel and Spratly Archipelagoes: Analyses and commentaries:https://seasresearch.wordpress.com/category/sovereignty-over-paracel-and-spratly-archipelagoes/

Document: China’s Indisputable Sovereignty Over the Xisha and Nansha Islands

View the document on Document Cloud: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3009524-China-S-Indisputable-Sovereignty-Over-the-Xisha.html — Related articles: Sovereignty over Paracel and Spratly Archipelagoes: Historical and official documents: https://seasresearch.wordpress.com/category/sovereignty-over-paracel-and-spratly-archipelagoes/historicalofficial-documents/ Sovereignty over Paracel and Spratly Archipelagoes: Analyses and commentaries: https://seasresearch.wordpress.com/category/sovereignty-over-paracel-and-spratly-archipelagoes/

Western Officials Say Vietnam Moves New Rocket Launchers into Disputed S.China Sea, Vietnam Denies

By Reuters 10 August 2016 Vietnam has discreetly fortified several of its islands in the disputed South China Sea with new mobile rocket launchers capable of striking China’s runways and military installations across the vital trade route, according to Western officials. Diplomats and military officers told Reuters that intelligence shows Hanoi has shipped the launchers … Continue reading

New Photos Cast Doubt on China’s Vow Not to Militarize Disputed Islands

By The New York Times, Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative 8 August 2016 When President Xi Jinping of China visited President Obama at the White House last September, he startled many with reassuring words about his intentions for the Spratly Islands, a contested area where the Chinese government has been piling dredged sand and concrete atop reefs … Continue reading

China’s H-6K Bombers and Jet Fighters “Inspect” the South China Sea

6 August 2016 Chinese Air Force aircraft, including several H-6 bombers and Su-30, have inspected the airspace around the Nansha and Huangyan islands in the South China Sea, Senior Colonel Shen Jinke of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force said, according to Xinhua News Agency. The flight is part of actual combat training to … Continue reading

The South China Sea Newsletter: Volume 18 (July 2016)

Compiled by Hao Duy Phan 29 July 2016: Japan risks being more isolated on South China Sea China Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang made the comment in response to Japanese media reports that Japan will continue to work with the international community to urge China to comply with international law and accept the so-called “award” … 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

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