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  1. Charter flights might be sent for Hongkongers

    Posted Apr 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of people had already flown out of Hong Kong earlier in the day, as travel operators had not cancelled their tours and said refunds would not be given for passengers who refused to go. Mr Lee ... on tour operators and individuals to scrap their plans for Thailand because of the political unrest. He said several tour operators had already cancelled their package tours and he hoped more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676714/charter-flights-might-be-sent-hongkongers
  2. Sino-US ties top agenda of Obama's Asian tour

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Obama made his first stop in Japan, America's most important ally in Asia. Singapore and South Korea will also merit a 24-hour stay. His attendance at the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698287/sino-us-ties-top-agenda-obamas-asian-tour
  3. Agencies in HK scrap all tours to Bangkok

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Travel operators in Hong Kong yesterday cancelled all tours to Bangkok until next Wednesday after the government issued its first travel warning since the 1997 handover, ... developments there closely and issue updated information as and when required.' The Travel Industry Council yesterday met travel operators and decided to cancel all package tours to Bangkok until ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676855/agencies-hk-scrap-all-tours-bangkok
  4. Australian accent on US role in Asia-Pacific

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... of power.' It pointed particularly to the rise of China, India, and 'the continuing strategic engagement of the United States' in the Asia-Pacific region. Today, 'Australia ... and resilient military posture in the Asia-Pacific, and access to facilities and training areas in Australia has become more important'. For the US, Australia's strategic location is vital. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002660/australian-accent-us-role-asia-pacific
  5. Japan's security concerns are those of the Asia-Pacific

    Posted Jul 28th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... Tom Plate With all eyes on a rising India, an awakened China and a roiling Islam, we tend to take good old solid Japan (still the world's second-largest economy) as a given. But it's a mistake: these are times that try Japan's soul. This br ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688073/japans-security-concerns-are-those-asia-pacific
  6. Travellers back from Bangkok cheer return

    Posted Nov 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... two airports. But some criticised the government for being late to help them. One man, whose tour group had been stranded in Bangkok since Wednesday, a day after protesters invaded ... Kong visitors stranded at the airport. They were not on package tours and did not know what to do. The government should offer more help.' A government spokesman said 500 Hongkongers were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661866/travellers-back-bangkok-cheer-return
  7. Travellers need to be allowed to opt out

    Posted Apr 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... penalised. This is clearly not a satisfactory arrangement. Travellers, especially those on package tours, should have the legal right to opt out of their plans if the security situation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676754/travellers-need-be-allowed-opt-out
  8. Tourism hopes high, but accommodation is at a premium

    Posted Jun 21st 2006, 12:00am by David Marsh

    ... W. Bush's entourage might be forced to share low-rent hotel rooms with backpackers. Authorities insist they will have the accommodation problem sorted out by the time the Asia-Pacific ... that several high-profile Asian business groups had to be turned away last year owing to a lack of accommodation. Meanwhile, tourist information remains scarce, scams are common and some tour operators ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/553576/tourism-hopes-high-accommodation-premium
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US regional presence acts as a needed counterweight to China

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Manik Mehta

    ... defence secretary Ashton Carter recently outlined at the Asia Society in New York the contours of the US "rebalance strategy" in the Asia-Pacific region. Although the strategy is, ... it was aimed against any country. "The rebalance is not about China or the United States. It's about a peaceful Asia-Pacific region, where sovereign states can enjoy the benefit of security ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1014792/us-regional-presence-acts-needed-counterweight-china
  10. US must come to terms with global power shift

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in power towards the Asia-Pacific region, of which China is at the centre. It is probably the closest statement he has made to endorse a global agenda that has long been advocated by the rising ... to the ears of many Apec leaders, especially regulators in Asia. Mr Bush acknowledges that many view the rise of Asia-Pacific with suspicion and fear, but insists the US is not among them. We wish ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661253/us-must-come-terms-global-power-shift

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