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  1. A tight ship

    Posted May 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode Loose Lips Sink Ships. It is worth remembering this US refrain from the second world war to help explain the disciplined silence from the 7,000-odd US sailors now visiting Hong ... on down, the crew of the Carl Vinson and its support ships have been giving nothing of note away during their stops in Manila and, now, Hong Kong- their first days of freedom since the May 2 drama. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968618/tight-ship
  2. Pirate attacks wane but Somalis still key culprits

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the International Maritime Bureau's global piracy report released yesterday. In all, 45 ships were hijacked last year, including 28 by Somali pirates, while 176 vessels were boarded and 113 ships were fired upon. Some 802 seamen were held hostage in 2011- down from 1,181 in 2010- and eight crew were killed, the same number as in 2010. By comparison, 53 ships were seized in 2010, including 49 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990655/pirate-attacks-wane-somalis-still-key-culprits
  3. Shipowners want U.N. protection

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Asian shipowners will lobby the global shipping industry to back a proposal for the deployment of United Nations troops on merchant ships in order ... Intertanko, which represents tanker owners, Bimco, and the International Chamber of Shipping. The forum's members include shipowning groups in Hong Kong, China and Taiwan. Tim Wilkins, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994982/shipowners-want-un-protection
  4. Seized Patriot missiles meant for South Korea

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com A consignment of 69 Patriot surface-to-air missiles discovered on board an Isle of Man-flagged cargo ship at a Finnish port was destined for the South Korean armed forces under a legitimate United States military equipment sale, it emerged last night. It was initially thought the missiles could be bound for China because the ship's next ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988467/seized-patriot-missiles-meant-south-korea
  5. Naval contemplation

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson mriht@pacific.net.sg Two Chinese destroyers and a supply ship are on their way to join other foreign warships on anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden and waters off ... to the US Congress last month said that, since the early 1990s, China has bought four Sovremenny-class destroyers armed with supersonic anti-ship missiles from Russia and deployed nine new classes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665183/naval-contemplation
  6. Robbers hit building site for subway, delaying opening

    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen The opening of a Shenzhen subway station has been postponed after the construction site was raided by a gang of armed robbers. The Gouwugongyuan station, outside ... and six steel pillars,' one construction worker said. The robbers went back the site twice in the afternoon to continue their looting. The Southern Metropolis News said it would take at least ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/480631/robbers-hit-building-site-subway-delaying-opening
  7. No immediate plan for aircraft carriers

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... financial strength is greater than 10 years ago and our military spending is growing every year. We have world-class ship-building technology and facilities. It's not difficult for China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/602709/no-immediate-plan-aircraft-carriers
  8. Beijing should focus on economic soft power

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... should focus less on building aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines and fighter jets and more on building trading ships, ports and airports. China's economic soft power appears ... to be completed in 2012, will accommodate huge ships called Chinamaxes that will transport iron ore to feed the mainland's insatiable appetite for commodities. Facilities in Acu such as steel mills ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/727244/beijing-should-focus-economic-soft-power
  9. Only security for most firms a few local guards

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... east-west arterial road. The section, called the M4, is part of a 525-kilometre stretch that was financed by China's Citic Group and is being built by the China Railway Construction Corp, which ... to Algeria's coastline, and then by ship to mainland China to fuel its fast- expanding economy. Statistics posted on the website of the Chinese embassy in Algiers showed that China's biggest oil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686921/only-security-most-firms-few-local-guards
  10. Petitioners demand Japan apologise for gas leak

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... accidentally opened on a construction site in Qiqihar city in Heilongjiang province last month. One man died as a result of the leak and 42 people were injured. Lu Yunfei, who runs the Patriotic ... done as a result of the chemical weapons,' he said. 'And all the weapons that were left on the mainland should be shipped back to Japan.' Mainland authorities claim Japan left ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/426960/petitioners-demand-japan-apologise-gas-leak

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