Taiping Island ideal for a global science peace park

(MENAFN – Asia Times) Itu Aba, also known as Taiping, is an island administered by Taiwan in the Spratly archipelago. It represents an opportunity for the development of a laboratory for science cooperation in a region torn by competing territorial claims and marine governance failures in the disruption of flora, fauna, fish and reefs. Appropriately, the island’s Chinese name, Taiping, translates as ‘peaceful,’ and as such affords a sanctuary for a common-interest approach to the region’s acrimonious disputes. Both the People’s Republic’s and the Republic of China’s (Taiwan’s) claims to…

World War 3: China ramps up presence in South China Sea as a warning to US

The tensions China has with the United States over several issues could lead to a conflict of world war 3 proportions. With tensions rising over the highly-disputed South China Sea, China has recently increased its presence over the waters in a warning to the US. The China Maritime Safety Administration released a notice (via Express) confirming the month-long military drill in a three-mile radius area, west of the Leizhou Peninsula in Guangdong. The notice added that other ships are not allowed to enter the area for the meantime as the…