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  1. News - World - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand poised to lead Asia-Pacific on gay marriage

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Parliamentary vote today expected to approve a law hailed as a milestone for equality NZ set to lead Asia-Pacific on gay marriage New Zealand is poised to become the first Asia-Pacific nation to legalise same-sex marriage in a parliamentary vote that gay rights advocates yesterday hailed as a milestone for equality. A bill that amends the 1955 ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    As Apec host, China can show the world a more open side

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 12:07pm by CURTIS CHIN

    ... including full and robust coverage of all decisions related to the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum. Recent protests in Hong Kong had already drawn attention to eroding press freedoms. ... Curtis Chin Curtis Chin says with growing concern about press freedom in much of Asia, Beijing has a chance, as host of this year's Apec forum, to reveal to the world a more ...

  3. Business - Money - ACQUISITIONS

    Citic Pacific shares fallon asset deal approval

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:17am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Citic Pacific shares fallon asset deal approval Citic Pacific shares fell after it agreed to buy 227 billion yuan (HK$284.9 billion) of assets from its ultimate ... to book value were behind the stock's 3.1 per cent fall to end at HK$13.86 yesterday. On Wednesday, it closed at HK$14.30. "We believe Citic Pacific's share price performance ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ART

    European art museums flock to Asia to exhibit- and attract donations

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 04:46am by Vivienne Chow

    ... chairman of Tate's Asia Pacific acquisitions committee, and Hong Kong collector Lau. Hong Kong's Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation opened a gallery for Buddhist sculpture at the Victoria ... of the artist's post-Impressionist masterpieces to go on tour around China. "The interest in Asia is growing and there's growing tourism from China... [and] Asia. We are very keen to be part ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's relentless push to reduce US influence in the Asia-Pacific region

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by JENNY LIN

    ... with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. China seeks to divide and conquer with its preference for bilateral mechanisms. In the context of the Asia-Pacific security ... "unrelenting strategy", it is unlikely that the US and China can foster a constructive relationship without the party abandoning its strategic intent to reduce US influence in the Asia-Pacific ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Let there be light: Will Caravaggio bring the Asia Society out of the shadows?

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 11:30pm by Fionnuala McHugh

    ... Fionnuala McHugh As Caravaggio's Supper at Emmaus goes on show at the Asia Society, Fionnuala McHugh wonders whether the 1606 masterpiece will help bring the organisation to the fore ... seeing a documentary about the arrival of the Mona Lisa in New York," says Alice Mong, executive director of the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre, one recent afternoon. "How Mrs Kennedy ...

  7. News - World - CRIME

    Arrest of Joaquin Guzman 'won't slow Asia push' of Sinaloa cartel

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 06:06am by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Kingpin's arrest 'won't slow cartel's Asia push' The capture of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is unlikely to halt his cartel's push into Asia, but it could lead to gangland violence in the longer run, observers say. Prior to his arrest in the Mexican resort town of Mazatlan eight days ...

  8. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    US moves closer to reviving bases in Philippines as part of focus on Asia

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 11:18pm by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Pacific Fleet commander in Manila for talks as next phase of American 'pivot' towards Asia takes key step of setting up troops agreement U.S. closer to reviving bases in Philippines The US Pacific Fleet commander arrived in Manila yesterday as momentum gathered to finalise an agreement that would see an expanded US military presence ...

  9. Future Electronics invests in Asia for long-term success

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:05pm by Reports by Laleh Larijani, Michelle Phillips, Emmanuelle Stahler and Jessica Ryan

    ... Y.H. Chin, managing director for Asia-Pacific. "We also aim to build relationships with promising suppliers whose strategies and principles are aligned with our own." Future ... "Future Electronics is investing in the Asia-Pacific marketplace with a view on long-term success," Ruth says. "We are looking for customers, suppliers and other interested parties who ...

  10. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Passenger numbers rise for Asia-Pacific region's air carriers

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by CHATLOTTE SO

    ... carriers Carriers in the Asia-Pacific region will fly higher this year as sustained economic growth in the region buoys passenger and cargo demand, the airlines trade body said yesterday. Some 207 million international passengers were flown by the carriers in the region last year, up 7 per cent year on year, the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) said. International passenger ...




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