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  1. First anti-terror draft now under NPC scrutiny

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei in Beijing tzewei.ng@scmp.com The legislature will this week consider a thorny question: what is terrorism? The mainland's first anti-terrorism legislation will provide detailed definitions of terrorist acts, and designate an organisation to release terror watch lists. The proposed Decision on Certain Questions Concerning Anti-Terrorism Work will be scrutinised ...

  2. HK police launch anti-terror task force

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Chen discussed co-operation on counter-terrorism, among other issues, the police said. Anti-terrorism is among the commissioner's operational priorities this year. Last month's budget saw the creation of 104 posts for anti-terrorism work. But the Hong Kong government insists the city does not face any higher risk of terrorism. Tsang- who took up the post as head ...

  3. Public needs reassuring over anti-terrorism unit

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... prepared for the worst. Nonetheless, the recent decision to create 104 more posts for anti-terrorism work, including a 60-strong team to protect 'critical infrastructure,' requires ...

  4. Turkestan terrorists feared back inside China

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The officials made the revelation after conducting an anti-terror drill on Friday in Kashgar, Xinjiang province, with Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, member states of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO). 'The drill was conducted considering the present anti-terror condition. There are signs that terrorists belonging to the East Turkestan movement have returned, and it is highly likely ...

  5. Taiwan tests its readiness for wide range of disasters

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwan staged a large anti-terrorism and disaster-response drill at Taipei's port yesterday, simulating various kinds of terrorist attack, a radiation leak and contamination by poisonous chemicals. Codenamed the 2011 Chinhua Exercise, it was the largest anti-terrorism and anti-disaster drill held in Taiwan, testing ...

  6. Security chief talks tough on Xinjiang

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Turkic-speaking Uygurs make up nearly half the population. Xinhua quoted Public Security Minister Meng Jianzhu as telling delegates to a national anti-terrorism work conference in Urumqi, the capital ... with more adamant determination and stronger measures,' Meng said. The hardline stand taken by Meng, who is also the head of a national anti-terrorism taskforce, comes in the wake of at least ...

  7. Talking points

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on the central government's efforts to slow the economy while avoiding a hard landing. Hu Jintao on way to anti-terror summit President Hu Jintao, who is now visiting Kazakhstan, will attend the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation Summit tomorrow. Anti-terrorism will be the theme for the summit. Beijing warned earlier of signs that terrorists belonging to the East Turkestan independence ...

  8. Key promotions in PLA signal recognition of technocrats

    Posted Feb 06th 2011, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... and both have outstanding merits and achievements. They took part in Sino-Russia anti-terrorism exercises in 2005 and 2009. Zhang became, at 27, the youngest People's Liberation Army ... like Zhang and Yi, but it was rare for them to get a chance at promotion in the past,' Wong said. 'Since both men took part in anti-terrorism drills with Russia, their promotions ...

  9. Revisions will make lawsuits easier to file

    Posted Oct 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... safety. The Standing Committee also considered the first draft of the Mental Health Law, amendments to the Resident Identity Card Law, and a special legal document on anti-terrorism work. ...

  10. E-mail threat to attack buildings seen as a hoax

    Posted Sep 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Harbour Bureau yesterday staged an annual anti-terror drill at one of its wharfs. ...




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