Monday, October 23, 2017

Island Issues

Asia: China Stakes its Claim by Opening Disputed Islands to Tourism

Small disputed islands in Asia-Pacific are being promoted as exciting new tourism destinations, solidifying China’s growing influence over the region.

(Disputed Yongxing Island in the Paracels)

In past centuries, countries seeking to establish dominion over a territory had to build and maintain a costly military base. …Read More: Asia: China Stakes its Claim by Opening Disputed Islands to Tourism

Environment

Chinese Marine Surveillance Forces Complete Patrol of Disputed Paracel Island Archipelago

Not famed for a great track record when it comes to environmental concerns, the People’s Republic of China embarked on an unlikely environmental mission earlier this week, in a plan to bolster the sensitive ecology of the disputed Paracel Islands.

Chinese Marine Surveillance (CMS) troops were deployed to the region in order to complete …Read More: Chinese Marine Surveillance Forces Complete Patrol of Disputed Paracel Island Archipelago

Island Issues

Asia: Borneo Moves to Restrict Private Island Sales

(Mengalum Island Image from wikisabah.com)

Concerned citizens groups in Malaysia’s popular resort area of Sabah are pushing the government to prevent the sale of certain private island lands to foreign investors.

(Mengalum Island Image from wikisabah.com)

Sabah, a spectacular resort district in Malaysia’s northern portion of Borneo, is a place of dramatic extremes. The high …Read More: Asia: Borneo Moves to Restrict Private Island Sales

Island Market

China government offers uninhabited islands for lease

Chinese Island

With the number of wealthy people growing at a fast pace and a change in lifestyle trends, free-time pursuits and individuals’ spending power, Chinese authorities are expecting an increasing interest in island investments.

China – great potential for the private island market

Up until now, the private island market has not been developed in …Read More: China government offers uninhabited islands for lease