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President Xi on Protecting Maritime Rights: Sovereignty Residing with Us, Shelving Disputes and Seeking Joint Development Page 1 EVENTS
The Second International Workshop on Cooperation and Development in South China Sea Page 2

President Xi on Protecting Maritime Rights: Sovereignty Residing with Us, Shelving Disputes and Seeking Joint Development
On the afternoon of 30 July 2013, the eighth group study session on the development of a maritime power was held by the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee. CPC General Secretary Xi Jinping, who presided over the study session, stressed that to develop the marine sector is an important part in Chinas efforts to construct a socialist country with Chinese characteristics. To protect our nations maritime rights and interests, we should take a more balanced approach. We love

The 6th SOM and the 9th JWG on the implementation of the DOC to be held in September 2013 in China

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peace and will adhere to the path of peaceful development,

US trains Philippines on how to use drones amid China fears

but that doesnt mean that the country will abandon its legitimate rights and interests, in particular with regards to the nations core interests. Safeguarding state sovereignty and security is consistent with the interests of

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development, and enforcement should be enhanced to match the improvement of comprehensive national strength.

We should settle dispute peacefully through negotiations, and strive to maintain peace and stability. Meanwhile, we should be prepared to cope with complicated issues, and improve our capabilities to resolutely maintain the nations maritime rights and interests. China will continue to follow the principle of sovereignty residing with us, shelving disputes and seeking joint development for areas over which China owns sovereign rights, promote friendly cooperation for mutual benefits, while pursuing and expanding common converging interests with other countries. The Chinese government has been consistently upholding the principle of sovereignty residing with us, shelving disputes and seeking joint development for areas over which China owns sovereign rights.

Events The Second International Workshop on Cooperation and Development in South China
Sea Held on 19 July 2013. Foreign representatives from nearly ten countries and more than 60 domestic
representatives attended the workshop. Prof. Kuen-chen Fu, dean of South China Sea Institute, Xiamen University attended the workshop, made a presentation and chaired a session.

The Seminar on the Current Legal Challenges of South China Sea and Cross-Strait Cooperation Held on 9 July 2013 in Beijing Branch of National Institute for South China Sea Studies.

The 14th Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of ASEAN and the Peoples Republic of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) Held on 30 June 2013 in Bandar Seri Begawan,
Brunei Darussalam. The South China Sea Dispute was the focus of this meeting. 0apt%20foreign%20ministers%20meeting%20-%20final.pdf

The 5th Cross-Strait Coral Reef Conference Held on 5 July 2013 in National Taiwan University.

The 27th Session of the IOC Assembly Held on 26 June to 5 July 2013 in Paris, France. general_opens_the_intergovernmental_oceanographic_commission_assembly/

The Third JCOMM Marine Instrument Workshop for the Asia-Pacific Region Held on
22-25 July 2013 in Tianjin, China.

The Second International Workshop to Develop an Ocean Acidification Observing Network of Ship Surveys, Mooring, Floats and Gliders
Scotland, UK. Held on 24-24 July 2013 in St. Andrews,

Upcoming Events
The 6th SOM and the 9th JWG on the implementation of the DOC to be held in September
2013 in China

The 16th ASEAN-China Summit to be held in October 2013 in Brunei Darussalam

Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers Meeting to be held in August 2013 in China

The 2nd International Conference on Hydrology & Ground Water Expo to be held on 26
August 2013 at Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.

The 4th China-South Korea Marine Technology and Ocean Science Seminar to be held on
29 August 2013 in Qingdao, China. It will discuss the effects of climate change on ocean processes and other topics.

Marine Development and Command and Control Forum to be held in October 2013 in
Yantai, China.

2013 Annual Conference of China Society for The Law of The Sea to be held on 15-16
August 2013 in Tengchong, Yunnan Province, China.

2013 Annual Meeting of Shanghai Society of Oceanology and Limnology to be held on 2

September 2013 in Shanghai, China.

Ocean Monitoring and Platform Construction Seminar to be held on 1 September 2013 in

Qingdao, China.

The 8th Oceanic Data Assimilation Seminar and 2nd Argo Science Seminar to be held on 1
October 2013 in Zhoushan, China.

The 9th IFAC Conference on Computer Applications in Marine Systems to be held on 18

September 2013 in Minoh, Osaka, Japan.

Pacific 2013 International Maritime Conference to be held on 7 October 2013 at Sydney

Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

Philippines Port Development Summit to be held on 13 August 2013 in Manila, Philippines.

2013 International Seminar and Workshop on Hydrography to be held on 27 August 2013 in

Batam, Indonesia.

Oceanology International China 2013 to be held on 3 September 2013 in Shanghai, China.

Cross-strait Young Scientist Forum on Conservation and Joint Development of Fishery Resources to be held on 12 September 2013 in Fuzhou, China.

BITs 4th Annual MarineTech Summit (MTS-2013) to be held on 23 September 2013 in

Hangzhou, China. There will be 5 keynote forums: Forum 1: Green Shipbuilding; Forum 2: Green Shipping; Forum 3: Offshore Engineering; Forum 4: High Performance Materials for Maritime Industry; Forum 5Marine Intelligence-Telecommunication and Modern Navigation Technologies.



US trains Philippines on how to use drones amid China fears

The Borneo Post, 29 June 2013

FM regrets Philippines closure of door to dialogue

Global Times, 18 July 2013

The restructured State Oceanic Administration goes into formal operation, along with China Coast Guard

Xinhua Daily Telegraph, 22 July 2013

Beijing rebukes Manila for occupying disputed shoal

The Straits Times, 28 June 2013 pying-disputed-shoal-20130628

The International Conference Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Cairo Declaration held in Beijing

Ocean Online, 8 July 2013

Taiwan: Sanctions stay until PH agrees to demands

Manila Times, 28 June 2013

Taiwan authorities to invest 3.3 billion pre-New Taiping Island Pier, 30 July 2013 ng-Island-Pier.html

FM responds to Manilas S. China Sea accusations

China Daily Hong Kong, 3 July 2013

China refutes Philippines South China Sea accusation

Xinhua News Agency, 17 July 2013

China hopes for joint efforts to maintain South China Sea peace

Xinhua News Agency, 19 July 2013

Philippines says UN tribunal has convened to look into its territorial dispute with China

New Europe, 21 July 2013 al-dispute-china


Thailand urges China Sea peace

Bangkok Post, 24 July 2013 ns-on-south-china-sea

Chief of Singaporean Navy visits South China Sea Fleet

People Daily, 19 July 2013

CNOOC, BP sign PSC in South China Sea

Oil&GasJournal , 16 July 2013

Experts to help boost Sansha

China Daily, 3 July 2013

More patrol boats for Coast Guard

Philippine Daily Inquirer, 10 July 2013

PH to buy two Maestrale frigates from Italy

Agence France-Presse, 3 July 2013

Welcome Indias stand on South China Sea, says Vietnam

Business Standard, 12 July 2013 ays-vietnam-113071200812_1.html

Spore & US hold maritime drill exercise in South China Sea

Channel News Asia, 15 July 2013

SBY, Sang agree to solve sea dispute peacefully

The Jakarta Post, 28 June 2013 ml

Kerry backs substantive code of conduct for South China Sea

The Straits Times, 2 July 2013

China wants US to help ease territorial tensions

The Straits Times, 6 July 2013 torial-tensions-20130706

U.S. should keep promise on South China Sea disputes: FM spokeswoman

Xinhua News Agency, 12 July 2013



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South China Sea Institute Recruitment Notice

The South China Sea Institute of Xiamen University (XMU-SCSI) was formally established on 2 November 2012. Organized and led by Dr. Kuen-chen FU, the institute is an interdisciplinary research institution concentrating on issues related to the South China Sea and its surrounding marginal seas. Its establishment takes advantage of the interdisciplinary opportunities offered by the International Law, Economics, Oceanography and History departments, the Institute of Southeast Asia Studies and many other related institutes and centers on the campus of Xiamen University which locates at the very northern tip of the South China Sea. Aims of this Institute include to strengthen research concerning the South China Sea, to expand international cooperation and to serve as a think-tank for improving the laws and policies governing this area. The XMU-SCSI strives to become the worlds trustworthy institution and think-tank. To that end, outstanding academic talents are essential. The XMU-SCSI thus extends the following invitation for domestic and international talents to join in our work. Full-time Researchers Recruitment Information 1. Research Areas and Directions International Law, International Relations, History, International Economics, Aquatic and Marine Sciences and other related marine/maritime majors. 2. Requirements 1) PhD from a qualified university or research institute. 2) Professional experience in relevant backgrounds and a strong background in research. 3) Under 45 years old with an interest in marine research; Exceptional applicants may be considered. 3. Salary and Work 1) Salary and welfare are offered according to the relevant regulations of the Xiamen University; Special allowance is offered for research by outstanding candidates. 2) The institute provides excellent research facilities and materials, unique opportunities for international exchange, and career guidance services. 3) All work is full-time. Contact: Miss Zhang Telephone number: 86-592-2187715 E-mail:

XMU SCSI South China Sea Bulletin

Vol.1 No.8, 8-1-2013
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