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  1. US far outstrips China in arms sales to dictators

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Kristin Jones

    ... Kristin Jones in New York When it comes to arming autocrats in Africa, upstart China is no match for the United States, a study of arms exports finds. China's sales of weapons to dictatorial regimes such as Sudan and Zimbabwe have sparked outrage fro ...

  2. Taiwan rules out anti-air missiles on disputed islets

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it controls in the South China Sea. Citing escalating tensions in the region, Taiwanese Deputy Defence Minister Chao Shih-chang said yesterday that it would be inappropriate in the current politically ... without proper care. Instead, the defence ministry would equip Taiping with older high-powered cannons- 40mm self-propelled anti-aircraft guns and 120mm mortar systems. Taiwan stationed marines ...

  3. Lines of control

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode In the corridors of regional power, there is suddenly a lot of hot talk about 'shaping' China's rise. It is becoming a kind of diplomatic shorthand for laying out international norms, expected behaviour and regional responses th ...

  4. 'These guns and roadblocks are making people scared'

    Posted Jun 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... name where daily life has been turned on its head. Playgrounds have been bombed and teachers taken hostage. Nervous young soldiers man machine guns mounted on Humvee vehicles at roadblocks. ... is what we see on TV or hear about around town. 'But all these guns and roadblocks are making people scared, all these soldiers hanging around is going to make things worse.' The Tak Bai ...

  5. Quality control

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... for a lot of lost time. Major problems that plague the mainland scientific community today are analogous to those faced by the larger economy- corruption, nepotism, centralised control and turf wars ...

  6. Southern Thai rebels keen to keep control

    Posted Apr 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of control and that it will only get far worse before it gets better. Even before sundown, streets empty and shops close in towns and villages as people race home to lock themselves safely ... but they remain committed to keeping it local. 'They have shunned outsiders from trying to control the violence or the movement,' he said. ...

  7. Visa controls hit Bangladesh trade

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly The scrapping of visa-free access to Bangladeshis in an effort to stem an influx of asylum seekers has greatly affected trade between the two countries, according to Bangladeshi officials and businessmen. According to Bangladeshi consul-gen ...

  8. Who said it?

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Propaganda workers should insist on telling the truth... so that evil can be evicted and righteousness be supported Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai There were guns all around me and they told me they wouldn't hesitate to use them if I didn't resign Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed Who is the genius, and who is the idiot? Canto-pop star Sam Hui Koon-kit's ...

  9. Changing minds

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... for an oppressed people. They seized the so-called 'political power that comes from a gun barrel' and founded a new China. Sixty years on, not only has democracy failed to arrive, the rights ... authorities to relax censorship controls on media and the arts. And if things did not improve in two or three years, he said, he would stage protests at the annual conferences of the Chinese ...


    What the mainland media say, Sunday Morning Post, August 19, 2012

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Questions asked over why it took police so long to zero in on Zhou Kehua, and what made him cold-blooded Commentaries continue despite gunning down of serial killer The gunning down of Zhou Kehua by Chongqing police on Tuesday capped an eight-year manhunt for one of the most wanted men on the mainland, but the media frenzy shows no sign of abating. ...




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