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Premier Li Keqiang: Forging Ahead along the Course of China-ASEAN Strategic Cooperation and Pursuing the Policy of Good-neighborly Friendship Page 1 EVENTS
ASPI Conference on Maritime Confidence held on 12 August 2013 in Sydney Page 2

Premier Li Keqiang: Forging Ahead along the Course of China-ASEAN Strategic Cooperation and Pursuing the Policy of Good-neighborly Friendship
On the afternoon of Aug. 29, 2013, Premier Li Keqiang held a group meeting at the Great Hall of the People with the Foreign Ministers of the 10 ASEAN countries and ASEAN Secretary-General Le Luong Minh, who all came to China for the Special China-ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. Li Keqiang extended congratulations on the success of the Special China-ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. Li said that the development of China-ASEAN relations has effectively contributed to regional stability and prosperity. China adheres to the path of peaceful development, prioritizes the relations with ASEAN in its

UPCOMING EVENTS
Cross-Strait Conference on Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Cairo Declaration to be held at Xiamen University South China Sea Institute, China.

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regional diplomacy, while pursuing the policy of good-neighborly friendship. China will continue to consolidate and deepen the strategic partnership with ASEAN, support ASEAN’s integration, and be glad to see ASEAN playing a leading role in regional cooperation. China will stick to the principle of mutual respect, enhance

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mutual trust, and handle disputes with relevant countries through friendly consultation to maintain long-term friendship and realize win-win situations. Li Keqiang pointed out that the primary task of the region is to develop the economy and to improve people’s livelihood. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul of Thailand and Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Brunei Darussalam, on behalf of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers, expressed that over the 10 years since the establishment of China-ASEAN strategic partnership, both sides have contributed to regional stability, development and prosperity. China’s development brings opportunities to the neighboring countries. ASEAN is willing to join hands with China to strengthen communication and coordination, to innovate the mode of cooperation, to further 您可以放置主题 expand exchanges and cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, people-to-people and cultural exchanges, non-traditional security and maritime issues, and to properly manage differences. They also pledged to ensure the full success of the ASEAN-China Summit scheduled within the year, and to keep consolidating the ASEAN-China strategic partnership. http://www.gov.cn/ldhd/2013-08/29/content_2477188.htm

Events
ASPI Conference on Maritime Confidence Building Measures in the South China Sea
held on 12 August 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Bob Carr stated Australia’s position at the outset: We do not take a position on any of the competing claims, but our interest in their peaceful settlement could hardly be more direct. http://foreignminister.gov.au/speeches/2013/bc_sp_130812.html

Delegation of Xiamen University South China Sea Institute successfully visited academic
institutions of Southeast Asia on 26-28 August 2013. http://scsi.xmu.edu.cn/ReferShow.asp?id=1431

2013 China Academic Annual Conference on the Law of the Sea held on 14-18 August 2013
in Tengchong, Yunnan, China. It mainly focused on the development of the Law of the Sea, the protection of maritime rights and interests, and the settlement of South China Sea disputes through “international litigation”. Prof. Kuen-chen Fu, dean of South China Sea Institute, Xiamen University attended the meeting. http://news.sol.com.cn/html/2013-08-21/AD92063DCD3D59E8A.shtml

Xiamen University and Fujian Provincial Department of Ocean and Fisheries started to
jointly establish the South-east Base on Marine Affairs on 23 August 2013. http://news.xmu.edu.cn/s/13/t/542/1c/fa/info138490.htm
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The 16th Conference on China Ocean (Coastal) Engineering held on 5-7 August 2013 in
Dalian, China. http://hlha.nhri.cn/hlha/zhxw/20130819164001d3e555.aspx

The Gordon Research Conference on Marine Molecular Ecology held on 11-16 August 2013
in Hong Kong, China. http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2013&program=marinemol

The Gordon Research Conference on Chemical Geography of the Sea held on 4-9 August
2013 in University of New England, Australia. http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2013&program=chemocean

The 4th China Offshore Engineering Summit held on 20-21 August 2013 in Shanghai, China.
The summit theme is “Realizing the Deepwater Dream”. http://offshore.zhenweievents.com/en/

The 6th International Conference on Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Change held on the
campus of CUHK during August 19-21, 2013 in Hong Kong, China. http://www.coaaweb.org/COAA2013/hongkongconference_Poster.pdf

The 2013 International Conference on Oceanography held on 21-23 August 2013 in Orlando,
Florida, United States of America. http://www.benthamscience.com/conferences/conffiles/Oceanography-2013_brochure.pdf

Upcoming Events
Cross-Strait Conference on Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Cairo Declaration to be held between 27 September and 28 September 2013 at Xiamen University South
China Sea Institute, China. http://scsi.xmu.edu.cn/ReferShow.asp?id=1423

17th Seminar of Phycology Branch of Chinese Society of Oceanology and Limnology to be
held on 17 November 2013 in Wuhan, China. http://159.226.158.2/html/20130701151246.html

2013 Marintec China to be held on 3 December 2013 in Shanghai, China. The theme of the Forum is
“Green Technology, Transformation, Breakthrough”. http://www.marintecchina.com/SeniorMaritimeForum/SeniorMaritimeForum/tabid/1985/langua ge/zh-CN/Default.aspx
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Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) - Advisory Board Meeting to be held on 23
September 2013 in Callao, Peru. http://www.fao.org/fishery/nems/40430/en

CoC Working group on VMS and related control systems in the GFCM Area to be held
between 30 September and 1 October 2013 in Tunis, Tunisia. http://151.1.154.86/GfcmWebSite/CoC/2013/VMS/docs.html

COFI - Sub-Committee on Aquaculture - 7th Session (FI-702-7) to be held on 7 October 2013
in St. Petersburg, Russian Fed. http://www.fao.org/fishery/nems/40310/en

Expert Workshop to Develop Implementation Strategies for the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries to be held on 28 October, 2013 in Rome, Italy.
http://www.fao.org/fishery/nems/40423/en

GFCM - First Regional Symposium on Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Mediterranean and Black Sea to be held on 27 November 2013 in Rome, Italy.
http://www.fao.org/fishery/nems/40417/en

Commission for Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture of Latin America and the Caribbean (COPESCAALC) - 13th Session (RLC-758-13) to be held on 2 December 2013 in Buenos Aires,
Argentina. http://www.fao.org/fishery/nems/40309/en

Rigs-to-Reefs Workshop: Prospects for Large Scale Artificial Reefs in Tropical Southeast Asian Seas to be held on 12 November 2013 in Singapore.
http://cil.nus.edu.sg/programmes-and-activities/upcoming-events/rigs-to-reefs-workshop/

2013 Academic Forum for Chinese Doctoral Candidates on Frequent Oceanic Ecological Disasters in Coastal Waters of China to be held on 12 November 2013 in Qingdao, China.
http://www.cas.cn/hy/hyyg/201306/t20130627_3887460.shtml

AGU Fall Meeting to be held on 9 December 2013 in San Francisco, California, USA. There will be a
session on Geodynamic, Sedimentary, and Oceanographic Processes of the South China Sea. http://www.joyocean.org/bbs/viewthread.php?tid=3278&extra=page%3D1

2013 Annual Autumn Meeting of The Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers to be held on 21 November 2013 in Osaka, Japan.
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Engineers to be held on 21 November 2013 in Osaka, Japan.
http://www.jasnaoe.or.jp/en/conference/symp/lec_aut2013.html

Estuary and Coast Seminar to be held on 1 November 2013 in Yantai, China.
http://159.226.158.2/html/20130418140252.html

3rd Continental Margin and Resources Seminar to be held on 1 October 2013 in Guangzhou,
China. http://159.226.158.2/html/20130418135725.html

2013 International Conference on Marine Environmental Governance to be held on 26
October 2013 in Jinan, China. http://202.194.14.112:8080/child/sea/guojihuodong/2013-05/3679.html

The Northern European Shipping CSR Symposium to be held on 12 November 2013 at World
Maritime University in Malmo, Sweden. http://wmu.se/csr2013

Resumed Session of the Technical Consultation on International Guidelines on Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries to be held on 3 February 2014 in Rome, Italy.
http://www.fao.org/fishery/nems/40424/en

COFI - Sub-Committee on Fish Trade - 14th Session (FI-709-14) to be held on 24 February
2014 in Bergen, Norway. http://www.fao.org/fishery/nems/40425/en

GFCM - General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean - 16th Session of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) to be held on 17 March 2014 in Rome, Italy.
http://www.fao.org/fishery/nems/40426/en

The Second Global Conference on Land - Ocean Connections (GLOC-2) to be held on 2-4
October 2- 4 2013, in Montego Bay, Jamaica. http://www.gpa.unep.org/index.php/global-partnership-on-nutrient-management/publications-and -resources/second-global-conference-on-land-ocean-connections-gloc-2

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News

Chinese FM: South China Sea disputes could be solved with three ways together

People Daily, 3 August 2013 http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90883/8351321.html
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Philippines given until March next year for submissions against China's nine-dash line claim

Shangbao.com.ph, 29 August 2013 http://www.shangbao.com.ph/fgyw/2013/08-29/21039.shtml
Foreign Ministry Official: China’s refusal of Philippines’s arbitration request meets international law

Chinanews.com, 29 August 2013 http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2013/08-29/5223560.shtml
Cross-strait fishery cooperation in the South China Sea made an important step

Huanqiu.com, 1 August 2013 http://finance.huanqiu.com/data/2013-08/4199827.html
Beijing tells Asean to be realistic in hopes for South China Sea code of conduct

South China Morning Post, 21 August 2013 http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1294453/foreign-minister-wang-yi-says-china-no-hurry -sign-south-china-sea-accord
US Senate calls for peace in West Philippine Sea

Philippine Star, 31 July 2013 http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2013/07/31/1035291/us-senate-calls-peace-west-philippine-s ea
China "strongly" opposes U.S. Senate resolution on maritime disputes: spokeswoman

Xinhua News Agency, 1 August 2013 http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-08/01/c_132594542.htm
China says in no hurry to sign South China Sea accord

Reuters, 5 August 2013 http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/05/us-china-seas-idUSBRE9740C320130805
Philippines, US talk troops amid South China Sea tensions

The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 August 2013 http://www.smh.com.au/world/philippines-us-talk-troops-amid-south-china-sea-tensions-2013081 3-2rtdk.html#ixzz2cadTNMgd
Philippines acquiring French vessel for South China Sea

The Malay Mail, 3 August 2013 http://www.themalaymailonline.com/world/article/philippines-acquiring-french-vessel-for-south-c hina-sea
'Meizhou' ship commissioned to South China Sea Fleet

People Daily, 31 July 2013 http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90786/8347179.html
US ‘pivot’ must not target China, defence minister warns

South China Morning Post, 21 August 2013 http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1298248/us-pivot-must-not-target-china-defence-minis ter-chang-wanquan-warns
Chinese navy launches new patrol route in the S. China Sea

Global Post, 5 August 2013 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130805/chinese-navy-launc hes-new-patrol-route-the-s-china-sea
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Rescuers make tourist safety a priority in South China Sea

China Daily, 26 July 2013 http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-07/26/content_16833078.htm
Asean to ‘speak with one voice’ on South China Sea disputes

The Straits Times, 15 August 2013 http://www.straitstimes.com/the-big-story/asia-report/china/story/asean-speak-one-voice-so uth-china-sea-disputes-20130815
Vietnamese leader rejects China’s claims

South China Morning Post, 27 July 2013 http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1291502/vietnam-reaffirms-opposition-chinas-territ orial-claims
Philippines adds 2nd coast guard cutter to fleet

Associated Press, 6 August 2013 http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/2013/08/06/philippines-adds-major-warship-fleet/ lSg5hxicfQ2Zd6mYbBtwIO/story.html
China will defend its maritime rights: Defence minister

The Straits Times, 20 August 2013 http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/asia/story/china-will-defend-its-maritime-rightsdefence-minister-20130820
Taiwan fishing boat case family reached a compensation agreement with the Philippines

China News Service, 9 August 2013 http://www.chinanews.com/tw/2013/08-09/5143286.shtml
US and Vietnam announced to set up a comprehensive partnership

Huanqiu.com, 26 July 2013 http://mil.huanqiu.com/world/2013-07/4175071.html
Abe spoke to China in Singapore, and talked about the South China Sea and the Diaoyu Islands with countries

Global Times, 27 July 2013 http://world.huanqiu.com/exclusive/2013-07/4178001.html

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