Wednesday, 30 November 2011

State Responsibility

An FM spokesman said the Libyan new government "is ready to compensate Chinese companies for their losses" during the country's unrest. China earlier said it had suffered severe economic losses as a result of the political turmoil.

Law of the Sea

The Defense Ministry announced that the PLA navy will conduct "an annual, planned, routine drill" in the international waters in the western Pacific. It said that ""China's freedom of navigation and other legal rights should not be obstructed".

Hong Kong
Human Rights - Torture

The alleged Libyan victim of the 2004 rendition to Libya via Hong Kong Sami al-Saadi lodged a complaint with London's Metropolitan Police and demanded answers from the Hong Kong Government, particularly Stanley Ying Yiu-hong, the then permanent secretary for security, on Hong Kong's role in the rendition.

Territory - South China Sea

Premier Wen Jiabo said the long-standing disputes over the South China Sea "should be settled through friendly consultation and negotiation between the sovereign states directly concerned". He said China "supports Asean in handling disputes in its own way and opposes outside interference in Asean’s internal affairs.”


Amid reports that the WTO would examine whether international trade rules cover efforts by governments to manipulate the value of their currencies, a Chinese trade official voiced objection, saying different international agencies had different tasks and that IMF oversaw exchange-rate issues.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Territory - South China Sea

All of a sudden, everybody is fired up with the South China Sea. Taiwan's security chief said Taiwan should upgrade her defence capabilities at her 130-strong garrison on Taiping, the biggest island in the Spratly Islands. China then warned Exxon Mobil Corp not to "get involved in disputed waters for oil and gas exploration and development" after it claimed to have discovered hydrocarbons off central Vietnam, in an area claimed by Beijing. Meanwhile, a Philippine general, apparently under the influence of steroid of a joint drill with American Marines, threatened war with China, saying, “The mere deployment of missiles or sound of cannons will not scare us from protecting our own territory.”


Chinese police officers went to Angola and, with the cooperation by Angolan authorities, arrested 11 Chinese criminal suspects that engaged in abducting Chinese women to Angola for prostitution.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

International Rivers

in the wake of the killing of 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong River at the "Golden Triangle" area, where the borders of Myanmar, Thailand and Laos meet, China entered into an agreement with Laos, Myanmar and Thailand to take joint action to crack down on cross-border crime and secure transportation along the Mekong River. China will reportedly send five patrol ships to protect cargo ships and even armed officers to police the river.

Law of the Sea

A Chinese fishing boat entered into waters near the Goto islands off Nagasaki in southwestern Japan, which is Japan's territorial sea not under any dispute. The skipper was arrested for refusing a coast guard inspection, but the boat was released quickly after the skipper paid a fine of 300,000 yen.


Chinese legislature adopted a legal definition of terrorism in a Decision on Certain Questions on Strengthening the Anti-Terrorism Work. According to the new legislation, terrorism is defined as "activities that use violence, sabotage and threats to cause social panic, intimidation or coercion of state organs and international organisations, resulting in the injury and death of a large number of people, huge financial loss, damage to public facilities and serious damage to society."