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  1. News - China

    Philippines hoping China ties will improve

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 03:18pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Philippine President Benigno Aquino said on Wednesday he hoped “ultra-nationalist” sentiment in China would ease after a leadership change next month and thereby help to resolve a maritime row. Tensions over competing claims to parts of the South China Sea escalated in April this year when ships from the two countries became locked in a standoff ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China and Japan must dial down the tension over the Diaoyus

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... which is why they have stirred nationalist fervour in China and Japan and sent a shiver through fraught diplomatic relations. Tensions have been escalated by the Japanese government's ... its security treaty with Tokyo. Confrontation and war are never difficult words for avid nationalists to chant. On both sides of the East China Sea, they are egging on their governments ...

  3. News - World


    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... in the half-century of fighting that has killed tens of thousands. President Juan Manuel Santos said the Colombian military and police had been instructed to intensify offensive actions against the rebels. AP ...

  4. News - Asia - Pacific

    Clinton in South Pacific with China in focus

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 03:15pm by Associated Press in Papeete

    ... interests in the face of China’s growing influence and calm rising tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Clinton landed in Tahiti late on Thursday for a brief refuelling stop on the trip that will take her from the Cook Islands to Russia’s Far East. The journey will keep her half a world away from US politics at the height of the presidential conventions. But it will put ...

  5. HK enacts Iran sanctions law after 9 months

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... scrutiny from the West over China's dealings with Iran. The new regulations went into effect late on Friday afternoon. They update Hong Kong's existing sanctions against Iran 'to implement decisions' of the Security Council's fourth round of sanctions, which were passed with the support of China on June 9 last year. Soon after passage of the UN resolution, ...

  6. Uncertain future in HK for Iranian shipping line

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... of the updated sanctions, a spokeswoman for the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau said the regulation 'applies to all Hong Kong persons and entities. We will also continue to exercise ...

  7. Canada harness anger to brush aside Japan

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by James Porteous

    ... they were never in contention. Sean Duke starred with two tries, making it 17-0 and 24-5 either side of half-time. As he consumed some of the sponsor's ale from his prized silver tankard after ... of the tournament- helped to seal it 12-7. In their semi against Wales, they were 17-5 down at the mid-point of the second half, before Hearn and substitute John Moonlight delivered a 24-17 win when ...

  8. Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... emperor at the end of every examination chose the top scholar to marry his daughter. The emperor wanted the royal family to be infused with good genes.' Yet China's history debunks ... of democracy: 'I don't see China having one man, one vote.' Lee backed the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, saying, 'Deng Xiaoping knew that once China breaks up, it's finished. So he ...

  9. Race has no place in diplomatic dealings

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Enthusiasm has greeted the nomination of Gary Locke as the next US ambassador to China. Sending an American of Chinese descent to Beijing will, it is avowed, make dealings with China easier because the mainland will have empathy with someone who looks Chinese, speaks Chinese and whose father was born in China. Frankly, I am worried by the ethnocentricity ...

  10. Responses to quake offer hope of understanding

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... government could avert its gaze. Nearly half the world's governments offered help without giving a thought to Japan's wealth or its past, such was the devastation. China, despite suffering ... nations in a position to give support are now eager to get involved. That's in large part why Japan offered rescue teams to China in the wake of the earthquake in Sichuan province in May ...




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