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    Tensions over disputed islands threaten China-Japan celebrations

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, Julian Ryall

    ... CRISIS THREATENS CHINA-JAPAN CELEBRATIONS Escalating tensions between China and Japan over disputed islands in the East China Sea threaten to scupper celebrations of the 40th anniversary ... Liberal Democratic Party secretary general Hiromu Nonaka, have called off a trip to Beijing to attend a state function on September 27 celebrating the anniversary. Senior leaders from both ...

  2. Moral outrage misdirected in celebrity internet photo saga

    Posted Feb 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hong Kong government and legislators seem confused about what action to take over the recent spate of compromising pictures, purportedly of local celebrities. I am surprised at the shock these pictures have caused, especially as such images of stars are not uncommon in Asia. I feel great sympathy for those involved, yet storing such personal information electronically ...

  3. Saudi envoy ready for 'home sweet home' after consulate's biggest celebrations

    Posted Sep 12th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Kimberly Chou

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak, Kimberly Chou and Phoebe Cheng. After hosting Saudi Arabia's biggest birthday party in Hong Kong last Thursday, Consul-General Alaudeen Alaskary is ready for a short holiday back home. He'll be ...

  4. Cambodia has much to celebrate on anniversary

    Posted Nov 09th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer, Foreign Editor Peace and stability reign in Cambodia today on the country's 50th anniversary of independence. The despair of a tragic past has been replaced by a cautious optimism. That is not to say that all is well with the country ...

  5. A time to celebrate, and to consider life after the king

    Posted Jun 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... intact. Little wonder that today, from Bangkok to remote villages, Thailand is a sea of bright yellow, the colour of its royalty, as his people celebrate his reign. His portrait hangs in pride ... for a monarch is to be found in the celebrations a few years ago of the 50th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's reign over Britain. But there the comparison ends. When the queen's reign is over, ...

  6. Celebrity's message to Korea: Embrace my race

    Posted Apr 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The 30-year-old Pittsburgh Steeler has become one of South Korea's best-known celebrities in the three months since winning the title of most valuable player at this year's Super Bowl. Since ... using Ward's celebrity to push products or prove their non-discriminatory credentials. The country's two national carriers battled to fly the sportsman and his mother to South Korea ...

  7. A day to celebrate common bond

    Posted Oct 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they reflect on and celebrate what they have in common. There is a bond between Chinese people that extends beyond national boundaries and transcends politics. It is to be found in their shared ...

  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Gillard leads delegation to Beijing in bid to put Australia at centre of Asia

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... at the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan and will have talks in Beijing with Premier Li Keqiang . Gillard said she wanted not only "to celebrate our existing strong relationship and its underpinnings ...

  9. Talking points

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in response to an earlier clampdown by Egypt's interim military leaders on pro-democracy groups. Taiwan celebrates its democracy moment Taiwan tomorrow commemorates the lifting of martial law 25 ... of arms as France marks Bastille Day French President Francois Hollande (left) and his government celebrate their first Bastille Day in power. Hollande will not dare resurrect the traditional July ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 20, 2012

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... threatens China-Japan celebrations", September 14). Because of this crisis, events to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the normalisation of Sino-Japanese relations are threatened. ... government let them go ahead. Differences will not be healed just by the leaders of Japan and China celebrating this anniversary. Tensions can be eased by both sides trying to end mutual resentment ...




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