March 11, 2009 |
China blamed the United States on Tuesday for a naval confrontation in the South China Sea over the weekend, contending that an American surveillance vessel was illegally conducting activities in China's special economic zone. The U.S. Defense Department had complained that five Chinese ships surrounded and harassed the Impeccable, a submarine-surveillance ship, in international waters on Sunday.
November 28, 2004
"Naming the Waters" [Letters, Nov. 7] was outrageous. Should the Gulf of Mexico be changed to the Gulf of America? How about the South China Sea, East China Sea, the Gulf of Guinea? Did anyone seek the consent of the countries that border those bodies of water? In fact, let's just rename the Indian Ocean. Andrew Pedersen Tujunga The Travel section welcomes letters. Letters may be edited. Send them to Travel, L.A. Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012; fax (213)
November 2, 2002 |
Hoping to avoid armed conflict in the South China Sea, officials of Southeast Asian countries have agreed with China on a pact that paves the way for a binding "code of conduct" for state behavior in contested areas. The initial nonbinding agreement was reached by working groups of the Assn. of Southeast Asian Nations on Friday evening before the organization's annual summit Monday and Tuesday, Cambodia's Foreign Ministry said.
April 13, 2001 |
For most Americans, freedom for the crew of a U.S. spy plane marooned in China marked the end of a long, tense diplomatic standoff between Beijing and Washington. For most Chinese, the work is just beginning. That's how the Chinese government Thursday cast the outcome of the 11-day dispute that strained already brittle ties between the world's sole superpower and its foremost rising power.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2001 |
The Sunday morning collision between a U.S. EP-3 surveillance aircraft and a Chinese navy fighter jet over the South China Sea continues to roil the Sino-American diplomatic waters, with no evident end in sight. Senior officials posted to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing have now met with the crew of the damaged U.S. aircraft, thereby alleviating mounting concerns about the well-being and safety of U.S. personnel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1999 |
It may well be that below the level of secretary of State or Defense the most critical U.S. position for Asia sits not in a stuffy office in Washington but on a windswept hilltop command in Honolulu. There the commander in chief of all U.S. forces in the Pacific has the job of worrying about our security alliances with Japan and South Korea--and about the military capabilities of China and North Korea. For three-plus years this assignment has belonged to Adm. Joseph Prueher.
December 15, 1998 |
China's recent construction of "fishermen shelters" in the Spratly Islands off the Philippine coast has heightened regional tensions and raised concerns in Southeast Asia that Beijing is seeking to expand its military influence. The increased Chinese activity in the strategic island chain was detected last month by Philippine reconnaissance planes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1998
He won by knowing that Germany is the European Union's most populous country, with more than 80 million people. With that, Petko Peev, 13, of Grand Rapids, Mich., defeated J.B. Kizer of Portsmouth, Ohio, to become the 1998 winner of the National Geography Bee. Peev, who was born in Bulgaria, will receive a $25,000 scholarship from the National Geographic Society and a trip to Hong Kong from Sylvan Learning Centers.
October 29, 1996 |
On the Caribbean coast of Panama, at the head of a snug oval harbor guarded on each side by the ruins of two forts, lies what is left of the ancient city of Portobelo: a church with a famous "Black Christ," some old cannons, a few sheds on which in the heavy sultry air watchful vultures perch. Portobelo was once the terminus to which pack animals carried gold and silver from Peru and Bolivia for shipment to Spain. In 1688 the British buccaneer Henry Morgan fell upon the forts from the landward side, forced the town to surrender and made off with great treasure.