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  1. SouthGobi's troubles erode coal orders

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com SouthGobi Resources saw its share price slump 8.4 per cent after it said production had been halted and it failed to get approval from Mongolian environmental authorities for a processing plant. SouthGobi, which mines coal in Mongolia and exports it to the mainland for steel-smelting, said in a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange that its customers ...

  2. SouthGobi not target of graft probe; shares rebound

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com SouthGobi Resources shares rebounded 5.9 per cent yesterday after falling 13 per cent on Tuesday on worries it is being investigated by Mongolia's graft-busters. The firm said it was told the probe was aimed at a third party. SouthGobi admitted sentiment was also affected by news that a bill requiring 51 per cent Mongolian ownership of strategic ...

  3. India foils attempt to bring China into South Asian group

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S.N.M Abdi in Calcutta India has thwarted a bid by smaller neighbours to make China a permanent member of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (Saarc). A senior Indian ... forays into the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' region- considered China's backyard- Beijing wants to give New Delhi a run for its money south of the Himalayas. The moves ...

  4. Business - China Business - RESOURCES

    Chalco tipped to drop SouthGobi takeover

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters Mongolia-focused miner says local opposition making Chinese giant's US$926 million bid impossible Chalco tipped to drop SouthGobi takeover SouthGobi Resources said yesterday ... of SouthGobi's majority shareholder, Turquoise Hill Resources, formerly known as Ivanhoe Mines, but it faced political opposition almost immediately in Mongolia, which is becoming wary about the growing ...

  5. Tougher line urged on South China Sea

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Asia were ineffective, resulting in uncertainty over regional stability. 'The situation in the South China Sea does not look optimistic,' said Luo Yuan, a retired People's ... Teddy Ng in Beijing and Greg Torode The country's leading foreign affairs and military experts yesterday called on Beijing to take a tougher approach to mounting tensions in the South ...

  6. Vietnam seeks legal settlement to South China Sea claims

    Posted Jun 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia Correspondent in Singapore Vietnam's defence chief yesterday revealed that talks were under way to create a legally binding code to ease tensions in the South ... Vietnamese military strategists have expressed alarm about China's build-up. They are particularly concerned about the completion of a large submarine base on Hainan Island. Describing the South ...

  7. South China Sea becomes safer

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis in Singapore keith.wallis@scmp.com The South China Sea has become safer for merchant vessels with no reported hijackings or attacks in the first three months of this year, figures from a Singapore-based anti-piracy agency show. The Regional Co-operation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia, which comprises 17 states, also said ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hanoi draws on wartime rival's stance to bolster South China Sea claim

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... propaganda battle over the disputed South China Sea could yet produce an intriguing victor- the former regime of South Vietnam that it defeated in 1975 after years of war. The stance- both rhetorical ... sovereignty against challenges from China in the 1950s and in 1974, when Chinese forces attacked a crumbling South Vietnamese navy to take over their holdings in the western Paracels, completing ...

  9. Grasping for peace in South Asian summit

    Posted Jan 04th 2004, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... break. South Asia, with a total population of about 1.4 billion, has nearly half the world's poor, with average per capita income hovering at a paltry US$460, against the world average ... Maseeh Rahman in Islamabad As Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee flew into Pakistan yesterday for a summit of South Asian leaders, there were expectations that the two hostile, ...

  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean court grants Chinese woman refugee status

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Seoul court grants woman refugee status A South Korean court has granted refugee status to a woman who fled China after helping escapees from North Korea ... raided her house in March last year. Her husband was arrested but Lee escaped with her daughter. She arrived in South Korea via the Yellow Sea along with other refugees aboard a fishing boat. ...




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