Categories

World Politics

Tools

  • Economy & Politics
  • Investing
  • Personal Finance
  • Related Posts


    China’s Censors Have Some Ideas About How To Make The Internet More ‘Fair’
    Notes On Russia
    Terror-related Death Toll On The Rise, Radical Islam Deserves Most Blame
    This Is What Is Really Taking Place Behind The Scenes Of The Second U.S.-Russian Cold War
    Breakfast With A Lord Of War
    Putin’s Big Mistake
    Merkel Is Playing Long Ball With Putin
    The New World Order: Does It All Just Boil Down To A Battle For Your Soul?
    Kurdish Officials Say The U.S. Has Vastly Underestimated ISIS’s Numbers
    Kissinger Warns “We Need A New World Order”; Ukraine Should Forget Crimea & NATO
    Slim Fast Billionaire Fattens Wallet Of Scandal-Plagued Former Israeli Prime Minister
    Russia Arrives At G-20 With Warships
    Russia To Dispatch Long-Range Bomber Patrols Over Gulf Of Mexico, Caribbean
    China’s Military Budget Could Soon Be As Big As America’s
    Putin’s Playful Streak


    A New Kindergarten On A Tiny Island Is Beijing’s Latest South China Sea Incursion

    As public tensions between Beijing and its neighbors over disputed territory in the South China Sea simmer, Chinese authorities made a quiet incursion this weekend: construction began for a kindergarten and primary school on the remote, idyllic island of Yongxing, the largest of the Paracel Islands.

    The island, which China calls “Yongxing” (literally “eternal prosperity”), is less than one square mile in size, but it highlights one of the most contentious aspects of international law regarding who can claim what territory in the world’s oceans. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), signed by most of the Asian claimants involved in the South China Sea disputes, says that a state is entitled to explore and exploit all the natural resources within 200 nautical miles of its islands’ baselines via an “exclusive economic zone.” Unfortunately, the 1982 convention never laid out how to determine sovereignty over an offshore island.

    Click to read the full story

    Discuss this Story:

    Comment Policy: We encourage open discussion. Comments including racist statements, profanity, name calling or spam will be removed at our discretion. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear it is likely because it violates the policy.

    What’s Spanish For ‘Dumb’?
    City’s Proposed Tobacco Sales Ban Goes Up In Smoke, Thanks To Massive Public Outrage — Including Nonsmokers
    Obamacare Enrollment Numbers Padded By… Dental Plans?
    Florida Police Say They Were Fired For Blowing Whistle On Ticket Quotas
    Speaker Boehner’s Response To Obama’s Executive Action
    In Addition To China, Here Is What Other Central-Banks Moved Overnight Markets
    How The Children Of Chinese Oligarchs Live It Up In SoCal
    3 Of The 10 Largest Economies In The World Have Already Fallen Into Recession – Is The U.S. Next?
    China’s Surprise Rate Cut Shows How Freaked Out The Government Is By The Slowdown
    The Biggest Threat to U.S. Jobs: The “Contestability” Nightmare
    Senators: More Has To Be Done On Air Bag Safety
    China’s Central Bank Cuts Interest Rates
    Why The Bank Of Japan Is Wall Street’s New BFF
    Here’s What Obama Didn’t Tell You On Economics Of Immigration
    The Democrats Abandon One Of Their Own
    Obama Appears To Hate Everyone
    The Lie That Is The Gettysburg Address
    DHS: Prepare For Another Immigration Surge
    U.S. Citizens 21st In Personal Freedoms
    U.S. Manufacturing PMI Misses By Most On Record, Lowest Since January
    You Asked For It, And Here It Is: The First GDP Downgrade Due To The Polar Vortex 2.0
    Plunging Energy Prices Drag Down CPI, Offseting Jumping Food Costs
    21 Facts That Prove That Government Dependence Is Out Of Control In America
    The Eurozone’s QE Problem
    Senate Probes Banks’ Commodity Activities
    Fed Minutes Show Debate On Low-rates Pledge
    Single-family Home Building Jumps In October
    U.S. Underlying Inflation Rising; Labor Market Strengthening
    U.S. Jobless Claims Fall; Continuing Claims Lowest Since 2000
    China Factories Stall; Japanese Exports Enjoy Rare Bounce
    Read more from Economy & Politics...

    Liberty Investor Digest

    Get today's most important
    financial headlines all in
    one place by email!



    Sources


    close[X]

    Sign Up For Liberty Investor Digest™!

    Get Liberty Investor Digest FREE By Email!

    Input your name and email address in the fields below and get today's most important financial headlines sent straight to you inbox!

    Privacy PolicyYou can opt-out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.