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  1. News - Asia - MEDIA

    Myanmar bucks slide in Asia on press freedom

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 02:44pm by AFP

    ... in the World Press Freedom Index, an improvement of 18 places, according to Reporters Without Borders. “There are no longer any journalists or cyber dissidents in the jails of the old military ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Military co-operation a vital first step for China and India

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... they could surmount challenges faced by their people while working towards the global good. But their relationship has been rocky since a border war 50 years ago, and a territorial dispute ... 4,000-kilometre Himalayan border is at the heart of the matter. Soldiers bristle on either side and China's construction of military infrastructure on the frontier deepens India's concerns. ...


    Preparing for the main event

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent Amid the manoeuvring and megaphone diplomacy between Beijing and Manila over the Scarborough Shoal, a potential legal time-bomb remains for China Amid the manoeuvring and megaphone diplomacy that has surrounded the sta ...

  4. Going it alone

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... to successfully settle their long-disputed borders on land and in the Gulf of Tonkin. The gulf deal involved a straightforward equal split of waters between Hainan Island and northern Vietnam. Mainland ...

  5. Tide turns in dangerous waters

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo China may not like it, but it has little recourse after the UN commission in charge of setting maritime boundaries sided with Japan, approving its application for control over a vast new area of the Pacific Ocean, according to analys ...

  6. News - China

    Border dispute an obstacle to building trust between China and India

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... Debasish Roy Chowdhury debasish.roy@scmp.com Premier Li Keqiang will head to India to boost economic ties, but a long-festering border dispute lingers in the background Distrust still runs ... at Chairman Mao Zedong's cue as they shook hands at a May Day parade on the Tiananmen rostrum in 1970. The wounds of the 1962 border war, in which India suffered a humiliating defeat, were still ...

  7. High stakes

    Posted Nov 24th 2010, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... Jerome A. Cohen and Jon M. Van Dyke Of the many signs of China's increasingly assertive foreign policy, none has troubled its neighbours- and the United States- more than its claim to some form of jurisdiction over much of the South China Sea. Yet th ...

  8. Business - China Business - POINT OF LAW

    Arbitration players across the border in row of their own

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by WARREN GANESH, Gary Yin

    ... Warren Ganesh and Gary Yin Warren Ganesh and Gary Yin of Smyth & Co, in association with RPC, look at the dispute between rival mainland arbitration bodies Arbitration players across the border in row of their own The dispute between, on the one hand, CIETAC (China's oldest and best known institutional arbitration body) and, on the other, SHIAC (the new Shanghai ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    China news round-up: India border stand-off continues, Tibetan self-immolations reported

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 06:46am by Patrick Boehler

    ... to build infrastructure at the border.  The Indian Express India is likely to seek a meeting on the issue this week. Economy Global Post Opportunistic Indians ride China's economic boom. ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    China and Vietnam co-operating despite border disputes

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 03:49pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... an agreement on extraditions in January. The easy to cross 1,350km long border has allowed smuggling and trafficking to flourish and it seems to be increasing. Police in Luoding busted a drug-smuggling ... to Guangdong. As Chinese fugitives seek refuge in Vietnam, more Vietnamese migrant workers seek work in China’s better-paying factories. The border province Guangxi says it arrested some 2,000 illegal ...




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