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  1. Protesters need to occupy their minds

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... The people behind Occupy Central, now apparently expanding to Mong Kok, are in danger of inadvertently mocking themselves. As diverse as the protesters behind the Occupy Wall Street ... with them, but the issues they raise deserve a serious public hearing. The Occupy Central youngsters who call themselves Left21 and fancy themselves as Marxist revolutionaries are merely aping ...

  2. Central Asia expert to head PLA intelligence

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com A highly-educated expert in Russian, eastern European and Central Asian affairs has been named the head of China's military intelligence, state media ... politics, gaining a masters degree at National Defence University followed by a doctorate at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences' Institute of East European, Russian and Central Asian ...

  3. Quotes of the Week

    Posted Feb 27th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... are the ones that the US military is already occupying Jefferson Vanderwolk of Chinese University's law faculty, in a letter to the Financial Times Research without Google would be like life ... with the central government ...

  4. Local police want an end to meddling by occupiers

    Posted Jun 14th 2004, 12:00am by David Enders

    ... David Enders in Baghdad As the June 30 deadline for transfer of some sovereignty to Iraqis approaches, police are looking forward to losing what many of them consider a monkey on their back- the meddling in their work by US forces. The US military has bee ...

  5. Anti-Wall Street protest reaches Asia's capitals

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Violence broke out in Rome, where riot police fired tear gas and water cannons at a small group of violent protesters who set a defence ministry annexe on fire. The 'Occupy Central' crowd ... Asian cities, the turnout in Hong Kong's financial district was high. Some 500 protesters demonstrated on a podium next to Exchange Square in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement ...

  6. Everyday items from 1911 take on rich new meaning

    Posted Sep 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the province. One depicts a fire in Hankou that was started by cannonballs. Others feature French and Japanese soldiers in their countries' concessions- the territories occupied by foreign powers ... exhibition at the Central Library. Details of the show have yet to be finalised. ...

  7. The Great Game returns to the playgrounds of Central Asia

    Posted Jan 31st 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... The growing face-off in the former Soviet republics is about oil, gas and influence, writes Peter Kammerer Central Asia rarely features in headlines, yet it has become the focus of what ... and India. With Afghanistan's reconstruction as the pretext, all have intensified their presence in Central Asia. But some experts have suggested that the US presence has also fuelled ...

  8. Activists demand equal treatment

    Posted Jun 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a demonstration against the government's budget blocked the junction of Des Voeux Road Central and Ice House Street for hours. They were first required to report to the police between today ... Saturday night's rally and a force community relations officer agreed they could occupy one of the lanes of King's Road to stage their protest. But when the crowd reached a section ...

  9. War games a manoeuvre towards Central Asia

    Posted Aug 28th 2005, 12:00am by Fred Weir

    ... heart: the deteriorating situation in former Soviet Central Asia. Some analysts believe Moscow and Beijing hope to transform the SCO, hitherto a Central Asian talking shop, into a Nato-style security alliance to keep order in their increasingly troubled neighbourhood. 'Shared security concerns in the Far East and Central Asia are driving Russia and China into much closer security ...

  10. A new Central Asian turf war?

    Posted Jul 15th 2005, 12:00am by Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray We may be witnessing the beginnings of a new turf war in Central Asia. China and Russia are leading the four other members of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation ... the US to seek strategies that do not offend Central Asian sensitivities. History has shown time and again that American interests are best protected by co-operation- not confrontation- ...




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