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  1. WikiLeaks reveals secret 'star wars' with US

    Posted Feb 05th 2011, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... action against Beijing, according to US diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks. Documents released by WikiLeaks on Wednesday said the war began on January 11, 2007 when Beijing shocked the White ... in January, targeting a missile at 250 kilometres above the earth. The US believes that to be another test of space weapons, British newspaper the Daily Telegraph reported. The Obama administration ...

  2. Leaks reveal US frustration at more assertive China

    Posted Dec 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei US embassy cables released by WikiLeaks yesterday revealed growing frustration felt by the United States and some other major economies when dealing with a China ... in March, according to a US State Department cable obtained by the British newspaper The Guardian. In another cable, the US ambassador to Beijing, Jon Huntsman, warned of a rough year with China, ...

  3. Taiwan gears up to face leaks on cross-strait ties

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam, Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Fiona Tam Taiwan has set up a special task force to try to control possible damage over some highly sensitive documents that may be released by WikiLeaks ... Institute in Taiwan, the de facto US embassy on the island. The cables could reveal secrets concerning military and political issues involving Taipei, Beijing and Washington. Cables from the US ...

  4. Defence spending rise 'a warning to island'

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Mulvenon of the US-based Rand Corporation think-tank. According to leaked budget information, Finance Minister Jin Renqing will announce an 11.6 per cent rise in defence spending this year. ... with the island, Beijing decided it was more important to send a warning this year that the PLA was no 'paper tiger'. Therefore it is pushing the budget increase above the 10 per cent threshold. ...

  5. Shutter island secrets

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by Maggie Chen

    ... for compradors (Chinese merchants who worked with foreigners), and documentation of social changes since Hong Kong was ceded to the British. Examples of the latter include early photos of Happy Valley ...

  6. AIG sees US$180m paper profit on Iran-linked stake

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong-registered Join State, which is controlled by a British Virgin Islands firm called Ideal Star Holdings. Richard Li Tzar-kai's privately held PineBridge Investments has a minority stake in Ideal ...

  7. A long history of commercial and political misunderstanding

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... misunderstandings. Consider the US offer to host talks between Beijing and Japan over the disputed Daioyu/Senkaku islands, a cluster of uninhabited and inhospitable rocks in the East China Sea that may ... the islands to Japan back in 1972 along with Okinawa, and last week Clinton declared that they are covered by the 1960 US-Japan security treaty. Maritime disputes are not the only fertile grounds ...

  8. Military might and sailors' smiles impress naval gazers

    Posted May 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... on Stonecutter's Island where two destroyers, four frigates and two submarines of the People's Liberation Army are docked during their six-day call in Hong Kong. The two submarines are not allowed ... in the officers' mess of the former British navy in the colonial days. He said he was glad to see the modernised warships as they testified to the growing strength of the nation. Marco Kwan, 25, shared ...

  9. Troubling whiff in WikiLeaks crackdown

    Posted Dec 19th 2010, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring The WikiLeaks affair says a lot that is good about the United States and the conduct of its diplomacy. But US reaction to the release of so much internal correspondence has ... of nuance in good political reporting. But given all this, why has the US made such an issue of trying to silence WikiLeaks? By all means prosecute those responsible for illegally leaking documents. ...

  10. Performance comes first for Asian clients

    Posted Apr 18th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Chapel

    ... or British Virgin Islands companies. This is in order to enhance confidentiality, to protect him against an acquisition and allow him to transmit those assets to his heirs in total security.' ...




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