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Beijing ‘ready to work’ with ASEAN countries on South China Sea code of conduct

Beijing said on Sunday it is “ready to work” with Southeast Asian nations on a code of conduct in the flashpoint South China Sea, where it is accused of building up military installations and bullying fellow claimants. China claims most of the resource-rich waterway, a major global shipping route that has long been a source of tension in […]

COMMENTARY & ANALYSIS

Freedom segregated: China to set up open internet zone on tourist island

By Oiwan Lam Netizens in mainland China are expressing outrage over a proposal of the Hainan government that would enable access to overseas social media platforms that are otherwise censored in China. The policy was met with firm criticism when it was released on June 21, on the provincial government website. Some described it as being “unfair” to […]

FEATURES

Feature: After ‘high seas pursuit’, Sea Shepherd urges Beijing to prosecute illegal fishing fleet

With mountains of plastic gill nets strewn across its aft deck, the M/Y Steve Irwin could be a long-distance trawler at first sight. But the catch for this camouflage-coated ship anchored off northeastern Lantau are the fishing trawlers themselves. The nets it carries are the confiscated weapons of the illegal fishers they have foiled; more spoils of war […]