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  1. News - Hong Kong - CORRUPTION

    Hong Kong's graft-busters a model for Asia Pacific, says US official

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com Senior US officials says regional economic bloc could learn from city's top-notch graft-busters ICAC 'a model for Apec members' Hong Kong's 40-year-old anti-graft agency can be a model for members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, a visiting US senior official says. But it was also vital for the city to uphold ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592008/hong-kongs-graft-busters-model-asia-pacific-says-us-official
  2. News - Asia - AVIATION

    More than 350 new airports planned across Asia-Pacific as tourism booms

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:16pm by AFP

    ... in the region. From China and India to the Philippines and Indonesia, the fast-growing middle classes are looking to spend their cash by spreading their wings, leading to a boom in the Asia-Pacific ... or simply build new airports. "Through the next 10 years, we see more than 350 new airports in the Asia-Pacific and the investment cost will be well over US$100 billion," said Chris De ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1562931/more-350-new-airports-planned-across-asia-pacific-tourism-booms
  3. News - China

    Beijing making a counterplay to Washington's Asia-Pacific pivot

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 04:02am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing China appears to be responding to US muscle-flexing in Asia, with moves including its own development bank and a bid to reopen the Silk Road Peace arc versus pivot ... Beijing appeared set on shaping Asia's security and financial architecture more to its liking. "China is trying to work out its own counterbalance strategy," said Sun Zhe, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1546966/beijing-making-counterplay-washingtons-asia-pacific-pivot
  4. News - World - Private wealth

    Asia-Pacific to overtake Europe in private wealth 'by the end of the year'

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:30am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Hong Kong has highest percentage of billionaire households, according to Boston Consulting Group The amount of private wealth in the booming Asia-Pacific ... by 14.6 per cent last year to US$152.0 trillion helped by rebounding stock markets, with the Asia-Pacific region seeing a 30.5 per cent jump, the BCG report said. That translated into the number ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1529864/asia-pacific-overtake-europe-private-wealth-year
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s Pacific claims fuelled by search for resources, Chinese expansionism

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 01:29pm by Julian Ryall

    ... a staggering 300 trillion yen (HK$21.75 trillion) are believed to lie on or below the seabed in the vast tracts of the Pacific Ocean that Japan will incorporate into its exclusive economic zone from ... – in large part due to objections raised by China and North Korea – preliminary research in the Pacific suggests that the region holds a treasure trove of resources, including vast amounts of rare ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1590823/japan-pacific-claims-fuelled-natural-resources-hunt-and-china-navy-expansion
  6. News - Asia - ANALYSIS: DIPLOMACY

    Obama faces headwinds on Trans-Pacific Partnership in East Asia trip

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 11:21pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... pact facing headwinds As US President Barack Obama embarks on a four-nation Asian tour, his effort to push the economic side of the US "rebalancing" towards the Asia-Pacific faces ... the Asia-Pacific- a strategy that aims to increase its presence in the region as China's clout grows. Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo has hailed the pact as an important element in his plan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1494681/obama-faces-headwinds-trans-pacific-partnership-east-asia-trip
  7. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Pacific fisheries body proposes cut in juvenile bluefin tuna catch

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 11:43pm by AP

    ... that monitors most of the Pacific Ocean has recommended cutting the catch of juvenile bluefin tuna to half of its average level in 2002-2004, a move that conservationists say is only an initial step towards saving the endangered species. The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission announced the decision yesterday following an annual meeting in Fukuoka in western Japan. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1585381/pacific-fisheries-body-proposes-cut-juvenile-bluefin-tuna-catch
  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    US Pacific fleet chief says North Korea is top security concern in Asia

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 04:58pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... identification zone North Korea remains Washington’s “number one security concern” in Asia, the US Pacific Fleet commander said on Wednesday, despite simmering territorial disputes elsewhere ... US-hosted naval drills for the first time in June off Hawaii. The biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise, or RIMPAC, is billed as the world’s largest international maritime war games and will feature ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1411100/us-pacific-fleet-chief-says-north-korea-top-security-concern-asia
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan 'strongly protests' Russian military exercises on disputed Pacific islands

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 06:39pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Exercises put pressure on Tokyo, which is seeking energy from its giant neighbour Japan slams Russian drills on seized isles Japan "strongly protested" yesterday against Russian military exercises on northern Pacific islands that it also claims and which have been at the root of strained relations between the two countries since the end of the second world ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1572923/japan-strongly-protests-against-russian-exercises-disputed-isles
  10. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Cathay Pacific and Dragonair staff awarded for making skies friendlier

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by Jessie Lau

    ... to about 150 employees since they began in 2005. Last month, Cathay Pacific was named "world's best airline" and "best airline in Asia" in the latest World Airline Survey ... Pacific customer services officer. In March last year, after the flight landed, she went with the woman to hospital in Hong Kong and stayed with her for more than 10 hours, showing her family ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1566470/cathay-pacific-and-dragonair-staff-awarded-making-skies-friendlier

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