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  1. UK was escape hatch for New Territories' poor

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'At the time, the British government didn't see fit to improve the conditions for the people living in the New Territories,' she said. 'There was a lack of incentive to develop it compared to Hong Kong Island, so people there felt they were being left behind and it brought resentment. It was very primitive, and they could not compete for jobs with people in other areas ...

  2. Importer sued over missing vintage wine

    Posted Feb 12th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A company that operates a Tsuen Wan warehouse where a consignment of wine was said to have been stolen in 2009 was sued yesterday for failing to deliver 19 cases of a 1982 vintage. Advance Gain International, registered in the British Virgin Islands, filed a claim against Saveurs International (Asia) at the High Court this week. It is seeking the delivery of the 19 ...

  3. Tortured Libyan sues HK

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 2004, with the help of British and US secret agents. Saadi was sent to Libya, jailed for three years, and tortured. ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Blame geopolitical jostling for island rows

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Hooman Peimani

    ... Hooman Peimani Hooman Peimani points to rise of China and Korea, relative to Japan Geopolitical jostling pushes island disputes to the surface The Asia-Pacific region is no stranger to territorial disputes. In fact, the ownership of certain islands in the South China Sea, the East China Sea and the Sea of Japan have been disputed for decades. So the war of words between China ...


    Beijing gives UN baselines for Diaoyu Islands, spurring tension with Japan

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Official move signals shift in policy of negotiation with Japan over sharing resources Beijing files Daioyu Island baselines with UN Beijing has submitted its baselines for the Diaoyu Islands to the United Nations - a significant step that puts its territorial dispute with Japan firmly on the international stage - as it sent six surveillance ...

  6. News - China

    Japanese embassy issues alert over Diaoyu Islands protests

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Zhai, Fiona Tam, LOUISE HO, CHAN KIN-WA

    ... that Japan leave the disputed Diaoyu Islands continued in Beijing and other major mainland cities yesterday, with Japanese consulates issuing safety advisories to its citizens in China. Safety concerns have arisen at rallies planned for the weekend. The eight uninhabited islands, in the East China Sea, are claimed by the mainland, Taiwan and Japan - which calls them the Senkaku Islands ...


    Tensions over disputed islands threaten China-Japan celebrations

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, Julian Ryall

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing and Julian Ryall in Tokyo Beijing event to mark 40th anniversary of normalising relations with Tokyo in doubt as diplomatic tensions mount over island claims DIAOYUS CRISIS THREATENS CHINA-JAPAN CELEBRATIONS Escalating tensions between China and Japan over disputed islands in the East China Sea threaten to scupper celebrations of the 40th anniversary ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    New head of Taiwan's office in Hong Kong aims to promote island's culture

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Head of island's cultural office in Hong Kong wants to widen its reach in the community 'Super saleswoman' pitches Taiwan Hongkongers will get a chance to embrace "Taiwanese-style Chinese culture" in a big way, says a top industry professional who will head the island's cultural office in the city. Katherine Lee ...


    Beijing under pressure to get tough on Tokyo over Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com South Korea and Russia have made strong gestures in their island disputes with Japan, prompting calls for China to take similar action Pressure on China in islands row South Korean President Lee Myung-bak's strong action against Japan in a territorial dispute has triggered calls on the mainland for Beijing to get tougher in defending ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Powerful typhoon lashes Japan’s Okinawa island

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 03:42pm

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo More than 75,000 households lacked power on Monday after a powerful typhoon lashed the southern Japanese island of Okinawa, injuring four people but doing less ... as predicted. Disaster authorities reported no major damage as of early on Monday aside from the blackouts. Roughly 75,000 households were without power on Okinawa and the nearby Amami islands as heavy ...




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