They were steaming up the China Sea
when the idea first suggested itself, and as he sat idly during the long, hot days the thought grew upon him, expanding into a thousand wonderful possibilities, until it became crystalized into what was a little short of an obsession.
service in the good old days when mail-boats were square-rigged at least on two masts, and used to come down the China Sea
before a fair monsoon with stun'-sails set alow and aloft.
The varied landscape afforded by the Andaman Islands was soon passed, however, and the Rangoon rapidly approached the Straits of Malacca, which gave access to the China seas
Sigg liked a man of few words, and one that "you could be sure would not try to improve upon his instructions." MacWhirr satisfying these requirements, was continued in command of the Nan-Shan, and applied himself to the careful navigation of his ship in the China seas
. She had come out on a British register, but after some time Messrs.
The frigate passed at some distance from the Marquesas and the Sandwich Islands, crossed the tropic of Cancer, and made for the China Seas
. We were on the theatre of the last diversions of the monster: and, to say truth, we no longer LIVED on board.
Because, an interval of three hundred and sixty-five days and nights was before him; an interval which, instead of impatiently enduring ashore, he would spend in a miscellaneous hunt; if by chance the White Whale, spending his vacation in seas far remote from his periodical feeding-grounds, should turn up his wrinkled brow off the Persian Gulf, or in the Bengal Bay, or China Seas
, or in any other waters haunted by his race.
By the straits of Sunda, chiefly, vessels bound to China from the west, emerge into the China seas
. Those narrow straits of Sunda divide Sumatra from Java; and standing midway in that vast rampart of islands, buttressed by that bold green promontory, known to seamen as Java Head; they not a little correspond to the central gateway opening into some vast walled empire: and considering the inexhaustible wealth of spices, and silks, and jewels, and gold, and ivory, with which the thousand islands of that oriental sea are enriched, it seems a significant provision of nature, that such treasures, by the very formation of the land, should at least bear the appearance, however ineffectual, of being guarded from the all-grasping western world.
London [UK], Aug 30 (ANI): Britain, Germany and France on Thursday expressed concern over the tense situation in the South China Sea
, a day after US Navy sailed a warship within 12 nautical miles of two contested islands in the region.
The scheduled meeting between President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping may expedite the signing of the code of conduct on the South China Sea
, a former diplomat said.
Wang Mingliang, a military expert, was quoted in the statement as saying that the exercise in the South China Sea
will help the Chinese air force "strengthen its combat capability to deal with maritime security threats."
Two US bombershave flown over the disputed South China Sea
, the US Air Force said on Friday, asserting the right to treat the region as international territory despite China's claim to virtually all of the waterway.
Manila: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has backed Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's upholding of the July ruling of the Hague-based Permanent Arbitration Court that nullified China's claim of the entire South China Sea
and its enlargement of rocks and shoals into islands there.