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  1. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Asia's Cauldron, the South China Sea and the End to a Stable Pacific

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57pm by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End to a Stable Pacific by Robert Kaplan Random House 4 stars Mark O'Neill In Asia's Cauldron, Robert Kaplan ... of the South China Sea, through which more than half of the world's merchant tonnage and the bulk of East Asia's supplies pass, will emerge as the primary line of conflict in the coming ...

  2. News - Asia - POLITICS

    Many Asian leaders are currently the scions of political dynasties

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 11:04pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... ANDREW O’NEIL Political scientists are reluctant to proclaim that dynastic succession is becoming a trend in Asia. After all, in July Widodo defeated Prabowo Subianto, the former son-in-law ... political capital with a famous family name or nostalgia for past heroes during uncertain times. In modern northeast Asia, where governments are either democratic or socialist, dynastic succession ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Protesters accuse police of being 'unreasonable' during reform demonstrations

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:13am by Timmy Sung and Lai Ying-kit

    ... where Li was staying, and pepper spray was deployed as he spoke at a forum at AsiaWorld-Expo on Monday. Among those arrested was performance artist Au Yeung Tung, who protested against what he ... and the force reserved the right to charge him, she added. Four men, aged 18 to 21, were also arrested at Asia World-Expo on Monday and yesterday, and three were released on bail. Separately, 19 people ...

  4. News - Asia - POLITICS

    Australian mining mogul Clive Palmer rebuked for tirade against China

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 11:45am by AFP

    ... firm Citic Pacific over cost blowouts and disputed royalty payments at an iron ore port in Cape Preston, Western Australia. When asked about the case while appearing on the Australian ... for it. I don't mind standing up against the Chinese bastards." Earlier this year, Citic Pacific president Zhang Jijing warned that legal issues with Palmer could have broader ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong election rules could be here to stay, says top mainland official Li Fei

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:11pm by Joyce Ng, Peter So, Jeffie Lam and Ng Kang-chung

    ... be amended" when responding to concerns over whether the present proposal was the ultimate destiny of Hong Kong. In the morning session with some 800 representatives at AsiaWorld-Expo, Li said ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pepper spray, angry chants and naked fury greet Li Fei's visit

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:42pm by STAFF

    ... the 2017 electoral framework set by Beijing. "Shame on the central government, Beijing has lost credibility" the protesters at AsiaWorld Expo chanted, holding up signs reading ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Policy, protests dominate media coverage of 2017 election decision

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:20pm by NG KANG-CHUNG, Tony Cheung

    ... have seen Hong Kong as a potential incubator for change in China," it added. The Wall Street Journal splashed with a story headlined, "China rules out free vote" in its Asia ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Deng Xiaoping's guiding principles are still in play today

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Teddy Ng

    ... said for China to establish a leadership role, it would need to minimise the impact of the US in the Asia Pacific region, and be willing to pay a huge cost, such as stationing troops abroad. ... Asia's security must be handled by Asians. Yet that suggestion came after a number of moves seen as provoking less-powerful nations, as well as the US. Last November, Beijing created an air ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Are you ready for Occupy Central? HKMA to check on Hong Kong's banks

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:31pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... institutions, such as HSBC, Bank of China (Hong Kong), Standard Chartered, Bank of East Asia and Hang Seng Bank have their headquarters and thousands of staff in Central. Occupy Central activists plan ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central 'may hurt Beijing's confidence in Hong Kong as financial centre'

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:21am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... on electoral reform. Last year Beijing moved a meeting of Asia-Pacific finance ministers from Hong Kong to the capital, widely seen as an attempt to avoid protests. State leaders want to establish ...




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