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  China - Famous Women   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
China is the world's oldest continuous civilization, with a history characterized by repeated divisions and reunifications amid alternating periods of peace and war, and violent dynastic change.
China proper is traditionally thought of as further comprising North China (北方) and South China (南方), the geographic boundary between which north and south is largely generalized as Huai River(淮河) and Qin Mountain(秦岭).
In the east, along the shores of the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea are found extensive and densely populated alluvial plains; the shore of the South China Sea is more mountainous and southern China is dominated by hill country and lower mountain ranges.
www.famous.tc /China.html   (2639 words)

 South China Sea Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Republic of China founded in 1911 claimed the islands as part of the province of Canton (Guangdong), and later of the Hainan special administrative region.
The islands are located on a shallow humite-layer continental shelf with an average of 200 metres deep.
List of islands of the Republic of China
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/South_China_Sea_Islands   (871 words)

 Remote Monitoring in the South China Sea: Claims and Conflicts
The Philippines occupies eight islands or cays in an area it refers to as the Kalayaan region, or "Freedomland." Malaysia claims all six islands within a continental shelf limit defined in 1979, and occupies three of these; the other three are occupied by Vietnam and the Philippines.
In early 1995, China began construction of several buildings on Mischief Reef that the Philippines described as "military structures." The Philippines reacted by removing Chinese markers from the island and bringing journalists to the reef to observe China’s activities.
China began construction on this reef in early March 1988.
www.gwu.edu /~spi/claims.htm   (1854 words)

 The South China Sea Dispute by Scott Snyder: Special Reports: U.S. Institute of Peace
The importance of the South China Sea as a strategic passageway is unquestioned.
Safety of navigation and overflight and the freedom of sea lanes of communication are critical strategic interests of the United States, which uses the South China Sea as a transit point and operating area for the U.S. Navy and Air Force between military bases in Asia and the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf areas.
China's ambiguity on the extent and nature of its claims is regarded as a tactical ploy to stall or defer any attempt to achieve a negotiated settlement until China is prepared to get what it wants through military strength.
www.usip.org /pubs/specialreports/early/snyder/South_China_Sea1.html   (5533 words)

 CPAmedia.com: China's South Sea Claims -- Fact or Fiction?
This, of course, begs the question "if the Paracels and the Spratlys have belonged to China for untold centuries, why were they not mapped and described until their mid-19th century survey by the British?" It is indeed strange--analogous, perhaps, to Chinese vessels being the first to chart the Faeroes or the Shetland Islands.
China's prestige throughout the region was paramount, and countries as diverse as Siam and Sri Lanka, Java and Bengal vied in sending tribute to the Dragon Throne.
More importantly, a detailed analysis of all known Chinese knowledge relating to the South China Seas during the 15th century--that is, during the one period when Chinese shipping traversed the region on a regular basis and made systematic surveys of the seaways--reveals no mention whatsoever of the Spratly Islands.
www.cpamedia.com /politics/china_soulth_sea_claims   (1740 words)

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China and South Korea also maintain strong trade relations and have begun to move beyond this to the areas of politics and security.
China’s main interest here is the status quo, due to the fact that any rapid change could lead to an unacceptable instability along the border shared by the two nations.
China is made up of largely one ethnic group, the Han Chinese, which fosters a greater idea of unity and nationalistic thought with this idea of in ethnicity.
www.u.arizona.edu /~volgy/china.doc   (4589 words)

 Remote Monitoring in the South China Sea: Introduction
China, Taiwan, and Vietnam claim the entire archipelago as their own while Brunei, Malaysia, and the Philippines lay claim to parts of it.
Unilateral efforts to patrol or otherwise locally monitor the islands are sporadic, made difficult by the sparse distribution of the islands and by the limited naval strength that most of the countries in the area have at their disposal.
If changes could be seen remotely on islands and the information readily shared between the interested countries, the naval skirmishes and reprisals that have occurred in the past might be avoided or reduced in frequency.
www.gwu.edu /~spi/intro.htm   (692 words)

 China's Offshore Claims
China claims the potential for oil discovery in the South China Sea could be as high as 213 billion barrels.
As the sea floor was accurately mapped out, the US took the lead in extending this zone to the average length of the continental shelf as it extends from the shoreline to the outer edge of the continental margin.
Specifically, it would damage China's position with regard to the Spratly and Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, and with regard to the Xihu Trough in the East China Sea.
www.copvcia.com /free/ww3/032105_china_claims.shtml   (1331 words)

 ICE Cases: Spratly Islands Dispute
The Spratly Islands consist of 100 - 230 islets, coral reefs and sea mounts (tablemounts).(4) Despite the fact that the archipelago is spread over 250,000 sq km of sea space, the total land mass of the Spratly Islands is a mere 5 sq km.
China disregards territorial claims by South Vietnam, and occupies the Paracel Islands lying north of the Spratly Islands.
Exploration endeavors undertaken by China in March 1997 increase the uncertainty surrounding China's willingness to cooperate on sovereignty disputes in the South China Sea and raise the question of what are China's larger, regional intentions.
www.american.edu /TED/ice/spratly.htm   (3556 words)

 China (04/06)
Whenever China was conquered by nomadic tribes, as it was by the Mongols in the 13th century, the conquerors sooner or later adopted the ways of the "higher" Chinese civilization and staffed the bureaucracy with Chinese.
China is now one of the leading recipients of FDI in the world, receiving $60 billion in 2005, for a cumulative total of $623.8 billion.
China is not a member of the Australia Group, an informal and voluntary arrangement made in 1985 to monitor developments in the proliferation of dual-use chemicals and to coordinate export controls on key dual-use chemicals and equipment with weapons applications.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/18902.htm   (13106 words)

 Japan's Islands and China's Illicit Claims
As a campaign of government-condoned anti-Japanese violence continues for the third weekend in China’s cities, Chinese naval and research vessels continue their “survey and exploration” activities in the waters of Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) around the Senkaku islands (which China calls “Diaoyutai”) in the western end of the Ryukyu chain.
China’s aggressiveness in the area is no longer about energy because more recent surveys cast doubt on the size of the deposits.
China and Taiwan have expressed interest in the islands since only 1968, when a United Nations Economic Commission For Asia development report was released that suggested there may be large seabed hydrocarbon deposits near the islands.
www.heritage.org /Research/AsiaandthePacific/wm723.cfm   (842 words)

 1015 Diving the South China Sea - in Pulau Redang Malaysia
Dotting the South China Sea 45 kilometres off the long Terengganu coastline of the Malaysian peninsula, Pulau Redang and its neighbouring islands, Pulau Pinang, Pulau Lima, Pulau Ekor Tebu, Pulau Lang Tengah, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Pulau Susu Dara, and Pulau Kapas, were officially declared a Marine National Park in 1991.
I also hear the theory that the calm seas and long periods of sunshine, which are characteristic here in April and May, occasionally produce rich blooms of plankton which limit visibility.
The premier property on the island is the 152-room Berjaya Redang Beach Resort, set in the idyllic setting of powder white beaches, turquoise waters, windswept palms, and tropical rainforest.
www.travellady.com /Issues/October04/1015DivingSouthChinaSea.htm   (1220 words)

 List of islands in the South China Sea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Islands in the South China Sea includes the South China Sea Islands (Spratly Islands, Pratas Islands, Paracel Islands and Macclesfield Bank), islands on the China coast, on the Vietnam coast, on the Borneo coast, and the peripheral islands of Taiwan, the Philippines, etc.
List of islands in the East China Sea
List of islands of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_islands_in_the_South_China_Sea   (229 words)

 globalinfo.org - Apr 20, CHINA (#43300)
In the 1990s, "China made a conscious effort to make Southeast Asia a closer part of its sphere of influence," Carandang said at a recent seminar in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA and the Asia Society.
One sign of what Carandang terms China's "charm offensive" has been its policy toward the Spratlys, a group of islands in the South China Sea claimed by China and wholly or partly by Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines and Brunei.
China's influence on Southeast Asia depends to a certain degree on the trajectory of domestic change.
www.globalinfo.org /eng/reader.asp?ArticleId=43300   (1011 words)

 CIA - The World Factbook 2002 -- Spratly Islands
This archipelago - surrounded by rich fishing grounds and potentially by gas and oil deposits - is claimed in its entirety by China, Taiwan, and Vietnam, while portions are claimed by Malaysia and the Philippines.
The proximity to nearby oil- and gas-producing sedimentary basins suggests the potential for oil and gas deposits, but the region is largely unexplored, and there are no reliable estimates of potential reserves; commercial exploitation has yet to be developed.
Spratly Islands consist of more than 100 small islands or reefs, of which about 45 are claimed and occupied by China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam
www.umsl.edu /services/govdocs/wofact2002/print/pg.html   (241 words)

 China List : South China Sea
China history, geography, climate, culture, arts, education with pages on springfestival, autumn festival, latern festival, and dragon dance.
Simulated constitutional secular republic with a multiparty parliamentary democracylocated in the Spratly Islands.
China List excludes all liability of any kind (including negligence) in respect of any third party information or other material made available on, or which can be accessed using, this Website.
china-list.com /southchinasea/index.php   (779 words)

 CIA - The World Factbook -- Spratly Islands
The Spratly Islands consist of more than 100 small islands or reefs.
They are claimed in their entirety by China, Taiwan, and Vietnam, while portions are claimed by Malaysia and the Philippines.
About 45 islands are occupied by relatively small numbers of military forces from China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
www.umsl.edu /services/govdocs/wofact2005/print/pg.html   (287 words)

 ZNet China Watch
China has become an increasingly important location for production and capitalist expansion over the years, and is now a major center of corporate globalization.
For much of the 19th century and particularly since 1949, China has been a prominent watch area for elite planners in the West.
China Watch is experimenting with a translation project, bringing you articles translated to English from Chinese and vice versa.
www.zmag.org /asiawatch/chinawatch.cfm   (729 words)

 Amazon.com: Sea Islands of the South: Books: Diana C Gleasner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
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www.amazon.com /Sea-Islands-South-Diana-Gleasner/dp/0914788213   (647 words)

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