Summary: Nearly 40 percent of global maritime trade is estimated to pass through the Bab al-Mandab strait
, much of it on its way to and from Suez Canal.
The meeting will also help better protect the common interests of compatriots across the Strait
and consolidate the two sides' joint efforts to deepen mutual relations, Dang wrote in the article.
They formed The Straits
almost three years ago and will be touring again next month, stopping at Birmingham's Town Hall on February 7.
Last night Lin met his counterpart Chen Yunlin, president of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits
(ARATS) at the Great Hall of the People and exchanged views on cross-strait
Forum is the largest platform for mainland-Taiwan exchanges.
Oil traders are dusting off maps of the Strait
of Hormuz and reaching for legal treaties to deal with the crisis in the oil-rich Gulf.
This line-up had the potential to do Dire Straits
Formed out of "the substantial demand to hear the band's much loved catalogue of great songs", The Straits
, as they have christened themselves, have already played a couple of charity gigs, one at the Royal Albert Hall in London in aid of the Lord Taverners, which was preceded by a more intimate affair at Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich's London club.
Chu's aphorism conformed to Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou's campaign promise two years ago to maintain the political ''status quo'' in the Taiwan Strait
-- Taiwan will not enter negotiations on independence or unification and opposes the use of force in any event.
Oil-tanker transportation through the straits
is not sustainable anymore," Environment Minister Veysel Eroglu said Thursday, as cited by the Turkish paper Hurriyet Daily, following the summit during which the government and the companies agreed in principle that precautionary measures must be taken to protect Istanbul's heavily trafficked Bosphorus Strait
from an environmentally disastrous oil spill.
The Turkish Straits
System (TSS), consisting of the Marmara Sea, the Strait
of Istanbul (Bosporus) and the Strait
of Canakkale (Dardanelles), are very complicated and narrow waterways connecting the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea (see Fig.
Sandwiched between the east coast of Sumatra, Indonesia and the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, lies the 500-mile (800 km) Straits
of Malacca, one of the world's most pivotal waterways.