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  1. Border city draws mourners

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui in Dandong pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com To many outside North Korea, Kim Jong-il was a dictator who starved his people and ruled with an iron fist. To the hundreds of ethnic Chinese who flocked to pay their respects in the border city of Dandong, however, he was a great leader whose death on Monday has left them devastated. 'We grew up in North Korea and stayed ...

  2. Cross-border rallies for Cantonese dialect

    Posted Aug 01st 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu Hundreds of protesters are expected to attend rallies in Hong Kong and Guangzhou this afternoon in a rare joint campaign to defend the Cantonese dialect. If the rallies go ahead, they will be the first to bring Cantonese speakers in Hong Kong and ...

  3. Myanmar's border towns gasp for economic life

    Posted Oct 15th 2007, 12:00am by Christopher Johnson

    ... and even government officers- who won't discuss politics for fear of joining an estimated 2,000 political prisoners- speak openly about their economic hardships. They say border towns are suffering more than the commercial capital, Yangon. Since most merchandise comes from outside Myanmar, the cost of living in border towns is often higher than in Thailand. Yet workers in Myanmar ...

  4. Pythons dumped across border

    Posted Sep 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fears for Hong Kong's biodiversity as snakes released on mainland A hundred pythons captured in Hong Kong each year are being taken over the border and released into the wild in a policy that experts warn may be upsetting the city's biodiversity. Burmese pythons found troubling residents or animals are taken to a government-managed animal centre for temporary keeping ...

  5. Swine fever crosses border

    Posted Jun 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Animator Alice Mak Ka-bik is taking her cartoon character McDull out of kindergarten. In her next movie, McDull Wudang, the loveable chubby pig explores traditional Chinese martial arts in the Wudang mountains. In the film, McDull's mother is in search of a better job across the border and leaves her son alone to learn martial arts in Wudang, where he later meets an ancestor who ...

  6. Pakistani smugglers thrive on Afghan border's trade routes

    Posted Nov 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to sneak by government patrols on both sides of the nearby Pakistan-Afghan border has become a major concern for US-led forces in Afghanistan. Taleban and al-Qaeda remnants have been pursuing ... the Pakistani border, where it is believed they are sheltering with tribesmen. Thriving cross-border trade began with the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, when tribesmen started supplying Afghans ...

  7. Pakistan working to pacify Afghan border area

    Posted Aug 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pakistan is on the offensive at home and abroad to address mounting concerns that its northwestern border regions have become a sanctuary from which Taleban and al-Qaeda forces ... in Afghanistan has increased in the past two months. In a single day last week a suspected Taleban bomb killed 15 people on a bus, while Afghan border forces killed 13 suspected Taleban fighters ...

  8. US will be threat to borders, says report

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai The US' increased military presence in Asia and its consolidated alliance with Japan will pose a long-term threat to the security of China's borders, a leading mainland think-tank said. The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) explicitly referred to security risks from the US and Japan in its Global Political and Security Report issued on Thursday, a day ahead ...

  9. PLA massing troops near North Korean border, says Seoul media

    Posted Nov 25th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul and Josephine Ma in Beijing Reports that China is massing thousands of soldiers at its border with North Korea have raised concerns that Beijing is preparing ... division was building barracks on the border in preparation for a prolonged deployment in the area. 'What was first thought to be a move to block a massive influx of North Korean defectors ...

  10. Cross-border experience

    Posted Aug 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing graduate is impressed by the flexibility of Hong Kong teenagers, writes Jessie Hui Hong Kong students are not always outclassed by their mainland counterparts, says a Tsinghua University graduate who is working in Hong Kong as a management trainee ...




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