Talking points

PUBLISHED : Monday, 12 September, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 12 September, 2011, 12:00am


Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Journalists make black statement on police

Journalists are expected to dress in black in a 'Black Monday' campaign organised by the Hong Kong Journalists Association to protest against Police Commissioner Andy Tsang Wai-hung's defence of officers' tactics in handling protesters and the force's arrangements for the media during Vice-Premier Li Keqiang's visit to the city last month.

High-powered delegation attends Caribbean forum

Vice-Premier Wang Qishan leads a government delegation that includes representatives of more than 80 mainland companies to the third China-Caribbean Economic and Trade Co-operation Forum, which takes place in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, today and tomorrow. The leaders and ministers of Caribbean countries will also be attending the forum. Two-way trade has enjoyed rapid growth in recent years, rising from US$2.02 billion in 2004 to US$7.16 billion last year.

First British PM in Moscow since Litvinenko row

British Prime Minister David Cameron meets Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in the first prime ministerial visit since relations were severely strained by the assassination of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko (left) in London in 2006. In a death-bed statement, Litvinenko blamed Vladimir Putin, then president of Russia, for his murder, an accusation the Kremlin called 'absurd'. Russia refused to hand over an ex-KGB bodyguard, Andrei Lugovoi, wanted in Britain for Litvinenko's murder. The dispute sparked the tit-for-tat expulsions of diplomats and Russia's closure of British cultural offices outside Moscow.

Taiwanese presidential candidate tours US

The chairwoman of Taiwan's opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Tsai Ing-wen, starts her 10-day visit to the United States to drum up support for her presidential bid. During her visit, the DPP's nominated candidate for the 2012 presidential election is expected to meet US officials, members of Congress and think tank scholars, as well as dine with Taiwanese expats to brief them on her political vision and raise funds.

UN's top court hears case on Third Reich reparations

Lawyers for Germany and Italy begin argument before the United Nations' highest court over reparation claims for victims of the Third Reich lodged with Italian courts. Germany applied to the International Court of Justice in 2008 for an order stopping Italy from allowing civil claims for Nazi crimes.

Nadal-Djokovic clash promises to be a thriller

Spaniard Rafael Nadal (left) confronts the toughest challenge in men's tennis tonight when he tries to derail red-hot Serb Novak Djokovic's campaign to add a first US Open to the Australian Open and Wimbledon titles he has captured in his landmark year. The season has seen Djokovic win 63 of his 65 matches, take Nadal's world No1 spot, collect two of the three majors played and win five Masters event titles.