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  1. China offers hope for Afghanistan

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... stability' through social and economic development. As with Chinese involvement elsewhere, it is about mutual benefit with both sides gaining- Afghanistan through infrastructure, trade ... to focus on ensuring security self-sufficiency and fighting corruption. For economic and infrastructure development, though, the Chinese model of soft power is the best hope. ...

  2. Gillian Chung promises she'll shun real fur

    Posted May 27th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. Gillian Chung Yan-tung says you won't ever see her wearing any real fur. At least, that's what the scandal-plagued entertainer told People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta). According to the animal rights' organisation, Chung's handlers contacted them after Peta sent a letter ...

  3. Ministerial edict warns of nuclear emergencies

    Posted Oct 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and economic development and social stability in China will be compromised,' it said. Every city and county with nuclear facilities will be required to set up an emergency response team and assign ... Stephen Chen The Ministry of Health has issued an edict for local governments to step up preparations in case of nuclear emergencies, because of the rising number of nuclear facilities ...

  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Defence chiefs offers India assurance on China's growing South Asia ties

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... on the island, according to United Nations estimates. To foster closer ties with Sri Lanka, China will reportedly provide US$100 million for Sri Lankan army welfare and infrastructure projects.   ... - around it. But in a speech released by Sri Lanka's military yesterday, Liang said China had only peaceful intentions in South Asia, while stressing that the Indian Ocean was an important ...

  5. Chen offers to reduce troops by 100,000

    Posted Nov 11th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... commit to not developing such weapons, and we hope China will not develop and use those weapons too,' he said. Mr Chen said the two sides should set up a communication mechanism that would ... to 280,000 by 2008 to ease military tensions with the mainland. Taiwan now has 380,000 troops. Mr Chen said Taiwan was willing to commit itself to not developing weapons of mass destruction, ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book: Writing War, by Aaron William Moore

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... a facet of the conflict that has previously been ignored. Originally from Ohio, he was able to study the private diaries of more than 200 combatants from China, the US and Japan written during ... to an undergraduate study programme in Japan, when he met an archery teacher who had fought in China. "His involvement in that terrible conflict had always fascinated me, as he was a very generous, ...

  7. Beijing can broker Sudanese peace

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Half a world separates China from the bickering Sudans, but there is no country better placed to stop the two African nations from going to war. With commercial interests, contacts ... and business interests become involved. China is an ally of both Sudanese governments and the biggest foreign investor in their oil industries. Keeping supplies flowing, ensuring the safety of Chinese ...

  8. US sees bigger role for China in Afghanistan

    Posted Dec 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with China over any planned aid or investments. Crowley said that while the intensifying military commitment was hogging the headlines, the effort of rebuilding Afghanistan infrastructure ... role, the US wanted to explore other ways of co-operating as well to ensure aid and infrastructure work had 'maximum impact'. China's direct investment in its neighbour has been ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The reason for North Korea's war talk

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

    ... Russia and China, and an extremely corrupt and politicised general staff. Moreover, if Kim believes South Korea's new president, Park Geun-hye, is going to buckle under his threats, he ... shown his willingness to take the war on terrorism to a new level, is no pushover. Finally, there is China, in the persona of President Xi Jinping . The worst scenario for Xi and the newly ...

  10. Code blue for China's red army

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com A spy satellite beams a high-definition thermal image to the field command of the Jinan military region's cyberwarfare 'blue unit' via ... missile force, the blue units have developed their own tactics to deal with their perceived enemies, mainland military experts say. Strategically, the blue units apply in cyberspace Mao ...




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