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  1. Leaks a valuable way to keep governments honest

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The enormity of the release of classified government information about the war in Afghanistan by the website WikiLeaks is mind-boggling. About 92,000 pages have been shared with three prominent media outlets and 15,000 more are forthcoming. But the fact there has never been a leak of secret documents on such a scale pales beside the implications of the disclosures. Officials have ...

  2. HK dentist joins treasure hunt for pirates' gold

    Posted Apr 04th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    .... Countless adventurers tried and failed to find any treasure on the island over three centuries, many losing their lives during their hunts. But this time, British explorer Mike Thomas-Munroe thinks ... Alex Lo An unlikely team of scientists and adventurers- including one from Hong Kong- is preparing for a hi-tech mission to hunt for pirates' gold on the famous Cocos Island off ...

  3. Uprising put British rule on notice

    Posted Apr 16th 2006, 12:00am by Hazel Parry

    ... Hazel Parry The 1916 Easter Rising that Michael Mallin helped to lead grew from a rising tide of nationalism that, in a few tumultuous years, brought an end to British rule over most of Ireland. An underground revolutionary body called the Irish Republican Brotherhood plotted the rebellion while British and Irish troops were fighting the first world war. Controversially, it sought ...

  4. Troops sent to Solomon Islands after killing of police officer

    Posted Dec 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney An Australian police officer was shot dead by a sniper in the Solomon Islands yesterday, delivering a blow to Australia's self-styled role as the peacekeeper ... after years of banditry and ethnic strife. About 300 Australian police and troops remain, along with police from New Zealand and several South Pacific island states. The killing raised fears ...

  5. 15 years on, P.L.A. garrison still an enigma

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... its garrison in the city has been especially secretive and distant. That remains so today even as memories of British rule fade. The number of PLA troops in Hong Kong remains a mystery and, ... of the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989, an event which deeply affected Hongkongers; to maintain the PLA's image; to avoid military secrets leaking out to the international community through Hong ...

  6. Lost moral high ground in the 'war on terror'

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Iraq war logs' were leaked on 'WikiLeaks', suggesting that US authorities may have been complicit in torture, rape and even murder by Iraqi police and soldiers. A week later, The Guardian newspaper reported the discovery of a British military interrogation manual, which promoted the use of techniques many would consider as falling under the definition of torture. ...

  7. Suspicious welcome

    Posted Apr 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to their presence. As the storming of Big Ben showed, fighting terror is like defending a dyke- just as you plug one hole, it springs another leak. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The reason for North Korea's war talk

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by CHUNG MIN LEE

    ... he is likely to maintain a tighter grip on surveillance of the North Korean army. If Kim unleashes another attack like the 2010 sinking of the Cheonan and bombing of Yeonpyeong Island, Xi ...

  9. Who said it?

    Posted Aug 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tung Chung's air quality This test is assessed to have furthered both Chinese ASAT [anti-satellite weaponry] and ballistic missile defence technologies From a U.S. cable, leaked by the WikiLeaks website of Julian Assange (above) The parliament in Delhi had to bow down to people power, but our fight does not end here Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare, who has ended his 13-day ...

  10. PLA showcases latest weaponry

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com The People's Liberation Army had a chance to display its latest military hardware when it welcomed 15,000 members of the public to its Ngong Shuen Chau naval base on Stonecutters Island yesterday. While the event to mark the 85th anniversary of the PLA's foundation had many of the trappings of previous open days- including marches, ...




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