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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Kerry ‘determined’ to announce resumed talks, say Palestinians

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 05:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Ramallah, Palestinian Territories

    ... when he meets a delegation from the Arab League. His visit comes amid Israeli anger over new European Union guidelines barring the 28-member bloc from funding projects in Jewish settlements. ...

  2. News - China

    India says China’s new passport maps unacceptable

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 07:51pm by Associated Press in New Delhi

    ... Associated Press in New Delhi New Delhi has responded to China’s newly revised passports that show parts of Indian territory as part of China by issuing visas to Chinese citizens that show ... retaliated Saturday by starting to issue visas to Chinese citizens with a map of India which shows the territories in India. The new Chinese passports have also upset the Philippines and Vietnam ...

  3. News - China - UNITED NATIONS

    Clinton calls for restraint in dispute over Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 08:36am by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York US emphasises dialogue as China, Japan tensions rise US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged China and Japan on Thursday to let “cool heads” prevail in a festering ... UN General Assembly meeting in New York and said it was important to ratchet down tensions over the islands, known as the Diaoyu Islands in China and the Senkakus in Japan, a senior State ...

  4. News - China

    Taiwan wins visa free travel to US

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 08:29am by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Six Taiwanese tourists arrived in New York on Thursday as the first from their disputed island to be allowed to visit the United States without visas, officials said. Taiwan is the first territory of any kind which does not have formal diplomatic relations with the United States to get visa waiver status, said its de facto ambassador in New York, ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - LAND SALES

    SHKP low winning bid points to falling land prices in New Territories

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 07:34am by Yvonne Liu

    ... bought a residential site in Ma On Shan at the lower end of market expectations yesterday, in a sign that land prices in the New Territories may be dropping. The developer outbid 10 others ... director of Greater China at Cushman & Wakefield. SHKP estimates the total investment cost of the project for the new site at HK$5 billion. Meanwhile, a small residential site in Peng Chau ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Luxury site in new Territories fails to excite developers

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 01:23am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Conservative bids on New Territories plot a sign of developer concerns over rising construction costs and softening prices Luxury site fails to excite buyers ... for low-density development only. Developers are less interested in luxury residential sites in New Territories [given the poor market sentiment]. That's why their offers for the Tai Po site have ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Outdated licensing law 'behind New Territories land disputes'

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 02:49am by Ernest Kao

    ... 'behind New Territories disputes' An archaic licensing system that governs at least 15,000 government sites across the city is in urgent need of review to avoid land disputes, observers say. ... government land licensing (GLL) policy, coupled with loose enforcement, have turned parts of the New Territories into lawless hotbeds of land abuses and adverse possession claims. Policy think tank ...

  8. News - Asia - MARITIME INCIDENT

    New Zealand summons Japan envoy over whaling ship's 'annoying' breach of territory

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 10:55am by AFP

    ... the ship did not enter New Zealand’s territorial waters, which extend 12 nautical miles from the coast, but did breach its EEZ, which covers from 12 to 200 nautical miles offshore. While the vessel ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Japanese vessel enters NZ's economic zone despite being warned it was unwelcome New Zealand said on Monday that it was “deeply annoyed” ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Kowloon and New Territories hospitals miss emergency targets

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 04:04am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Hospitals miss emergency targets The accident and emergency departments of all public hospital groups in Kowloon and the New Territories last year failed to meet their pledge of seeing 90 per cent of urgent cases within half an hour. The problem was particularly acute in the Kowloon Central, Kowloon East and New Territories West groupings, where the percentages ...

  10. News - China Insider - Flight MH370

    India rejects China’s request to search territorial waters for missing Malaysia Airlines jet

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 11:12am by Patrick Boehler

    ... President Xi Jinping told India’s new ambassador to the country Ashok K Kantha that he was a proponent of advancing bilateral ties, which have been mired in territorial disputes in the Himalayas ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com India has rejected a Chinese request to enter territorial waters in the Andaman Sea in an effort to search for the missing Malaysian Airlines ...




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