Spratly Islands - China's precious pearls in the South Sea!
The Nansha Islands (南沙群岛, Nansha Qundao,
Spratlys, Spratly Islands), is a group of more than 100 islets,
reefs, shoals and sand banks scattered over a large area in the
southern part of South China Sea. The archipelago stretches for
more than 500 nautical miles from north to south to China's southernmost
territory of Zengmu
Ansha (曾母暗沙, James Shoal). More
information about the Nansha
China Opposes Malaysia-Vietnam Continental
Shelf Submission [2009-05-09]
China has urged a UN commission not to review a submission
from Vietnam and a joint submission from Malaysia and Vietnam
that question the location of the outer limits of the continental
.....According to the CLCS Rules of Procedure, "in cases
where a land or maritime dispute exists, the commission shall
not consider and qualify a submission made by any of the states
concerned in the dispute".
With the opposition from China, the CLCS will not consider
the joint submission in line with the rules of procedure,
a spokesman told Xinhua.
Companies of China, the Philippines and Vietnam signed Agreement
on South China Sea Cooperation
||On 14 March 2005, representatives from national oil companies
of China, the Philippines and Vietnam signed a Tripartite Agreement
for Joint Marine Seismic Undertaking in the Agreement Area in
the South China Sea in Manila.
China Joined ASEAN Treaty on Cooperation
China joined ASEAN Treaty on Cooperation Chinese Foreign Ministry
Spokesman Reaffirms Sovereignty over Nansha Islands.
April 2004 News Archive: Vietnam
Wants to Start Tourism in the Nansha Islands
Tours, Bird-watching Trigger New Row over Spratlys
13 Two Vietnamese
made composite ships launched
irks over Vietnam's opening of Nansha tourist route
storm brews over Spratly Islands with Vietnam boat tour
indignant about Vietnam's tourism to Nansha islands
reaffirms claim to Spratly Islands
opposes Vietnam's tourism to Nansha islands: FM spokesman
Spratly trip triggers row
Malaysia leaders hold talks on building economic ties
envory summoned over Spratlys boat tours
signals intention to continue with Spratly tours
talks bear fruit on Spratly Island Nansha Islands News
Spratly Islands Analysis
The Biased Filipino Media Towards China: Ideology, Spratlys etc
Why the Nansha Islands belongs to China?
A lot of historical materials proves China's sovereignty over the Nansha Islands (Spratlys or the Spraty Islands). China assures her sovereignty over the Nansha Islands also according the the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. *UNCLOS)1981.
Is Joint Development a Possible way out for the disputed Nansha Islands?
China has been calling for a joint development of the South China Sea for many years, while the other parties of the dispute has been reluctant......
Turning the Flashpoints into a Peace Keeping Sea?
Is it really possible to turn the South China Sea from a Flashpoint into a Peace Keeping Sea?
The Japanese Occupation
and Withdraw of the Nansha Islands During the World War II,
the Japanese seized China's Nansha Islands and used some of these
Islands as navy base for some strategic attack on the Philippine
and in 1946 they surrendered all rights over these islands. Chinese
navy recovered these territories......
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