Australia and East Timor have agreed to begin negotiations on a permanent maritime boundary between the two countries, potentially ending years of dispute over the lucrative oil-rich Timor Gap and closing a chapter of mistrust and enmity between the two neighbours.
China and Japan reached an agreement on speeding up the negotiation process on the air and maritime contact mechanism between the defense ministries of the two countries in the fifth round of high-level consultations on maritime affairs held here on Wednesday and Thursday.
China is committed to solving maritime disputes through dialogue and negotiation with countries directly concerned in line with international laws and on the basis of respecting historical facts, Premier Li Keqiang said Monday.
Under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the jurisdiction of an arbitral tribunal is limited to disputes concerning the interpretation or application of the convention. But the South China Sea case is in essence about territorial sovereignty and maritime delimitation.
Senior officials from China and the ASEAN nations vowed on Thursday to fully and effectively implement the Declaration on Conducts of the Parties in the South China Sea (DOC).
With the launch of a new defense strategy on Tuesday, expectations are high that the Defense Ministry will build a maritime defense system that supports the government’s vision of transforming the country into a global maritime power.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Saturday warned the South Korean military not to intrude into the DPRK waters north of the maritime demarcation line, otherwise they would face direct fire from the DPRK army.
Singapore's Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan on Sunday officially opened the 11th Singapore Maritime Week, which is focused on the theme of "Positioning for Future Growth".
South Korea's navy on Wednesday conducted maritime drills to detect and seize weapons of mass destruction (WMD) carried by ships from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Yonhap news agency reported.
China's ambassador to Japan Cheng Yonghua said during a public speech on Tuesday in Tokyo that the development of artificial islands in the South China Sea are for civic purposes that could benefit the international community.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday called for sharing opportunities and deepening regional cooperation to achieve longstanding peace, stability and prosperity in East
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