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  1. Bombings in Thai south take a sinister new turn

    Posted Sep 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode It is hard to underestimate the cold calculation at work behind the ongoing bombings and killings in Thailand's troubled Muslim south. Given the steady death toll- ... a secure and lasting peace in the south- one of Thailand's poorest regions- would help bridge those divides. Nobody, after all, doubts the underlying threat behind the bombings in the south. ...

  2. Chance to visit South Africa

    Posted May 18th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... You may have the chance to go to South Africa with young people from other Asian countries this summer. Cathay Pacific Airways is inviting applications for the Cathay Pacific International Wilderness Experience 2006, in which young people from around the Asia-Pacific region will join an educational safari in South Africa from August 22 to 30. The trip, jointly organised by Cathay ...

  3. HK brands are Asia's poor relations

    Posted Apr 26th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Even city's shoppers have no time for homegrown products Companies have been warned to step up efforts in brand building outside the city or lose competitiveness in the region. A regional consumer study showed most city brands lacked high recognition in the Asia-Pacific region. The survey, which analysed answers from 7,000 'upmarket' consumers in Hong Kong, ...

  4. Suspect was seeking work in East Asia, resume shows

    Posted Aug 18th 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford The suspect in the killing of JonBenet Ramsey posted his resume on the website of an agency that claims to place teachers in posts in China, South Korea and Japan. On the site, www.job4teacher.com/Candidates/Candidates.html, John Mark Karr claims to have travelled extensively. In Asia, he says he has visited Sydney, Singapore, South Korea and Osaka. In South ...

  5. South Korea wants a multinational defence grouping

    Posted Sep 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul President will use European summit to push regional agency South Korea, still guarding the world's last cold war frontier with the communist North, will push its proposal for a multilateral security system for Northeast Asia at an upcoming Asia-Europe Meeting (Asem) summit, officials say. President Roh Moo-hyun, now in Europe on his way to join ...

  6. Orchestra's actions enriches all of Asia

    Posted Apr 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the opportunity to play in the region's finest orchestra, under world-renowned conductor Edo de Waart. One of the benefits of this new programme must surely be that, rather than deserting Asia ... in the South China Morning Post of a disabled young man in Beijing offering his kidney for sale ('The last harvest', March 29), is saddening; the article, on the sale of the organs ...

  7. Close encounters with nature in South Africa

    Posted Aug 24th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... and 18, together with 34 young people from South Asia, will take part in a wide range of activities during the tour. These will include attending workshops on conservation, going on a wildlife ... Eight Hong Kong students left for South Africa on Tuesday on an eight-day trip that will offer a unique cultural and educational experience in the sprawling wilderness. The International ...

  8. City a focal point for human rights organisations in Asia

    Posted Jun 09th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... in Hong Kong- 'the very heart of human rights in Asia'. Following him on the podium was The Frontier lawmaker Emily Lau Wai-hing, who raised serious questions about self-censorship ... Resource Centre set up an East Asia research position in Hong Kong- its first outpost in Asia- to promote corporate social responsibility among local and multinational businesses in the region. ...

  9. Long overdue recognition of Asia

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... Tom Plate Had it not been for former US president Bill Clinton's trip to both Pakistan and India in 2000, the visit to South Asia by the current American president would have had to be labelled both necessary and historic. But, in fact, George W. Bush's trip is neither. The American revaluation of South Asia's importance actually began towards the end of the last ...

  10. US peacekeeping role still needed in Asia

    Posted May 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The US military presence in East Asia may not be appreciated by China or those Japanese and South Koreans living near American bases, but there can be no dispute that Washington's forces are keeping the peace in the region. Remove them, and the likelihood of rows between mainland China and Taiwan and Japan and South Korea escalating into armed conflict rises considerably. ...




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