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  1. China holds the key to hopes of a combined Korean team in 2008

    Posted Dec 11th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in time for 2008. Unless China, the main sponsor of the Kim Jong-il regime, decides it would be a huge coup for their Olympics if North Korea and South Korea are one. This would be the first ...

  2. Water cannons, tear gas hit villagers resisting eviction

    Posted Dec 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Shenzhen authorities want to raze homes for new rail link Shenzhen authorities used high-pressure water cannons and tear gas yesterday to evict several property owners- some ... trucks that stormed into their community without notice. Armed with hatchets and gas cylinders, Huang Zhiping and 11 angry neighbours- three from Hong Kong- staged the sit-in on the second floor ...

  3. Anti-Japanese protesters assail Beijing's gas pact

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... coastguard ship. A Sino-Japanese deal over oil and gas rights in the East China Sea also angered protesters in the capital and in Changsha, Hunan province, where more than 500 people demonstrated ... the oil-gas deal with Tokyo to enthusiastic passers-by. 'In the pamphlet we explain to the people why China has made a mistake by signing the deal with Japan,' an organiser said. ...

  4. No reason now to hold back on Diaoyu claim

    Posted Oct 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to exert its territorial claims of neighbouring waters. On the one hand, China has overtaken Japan to become the No2 economy in the world, and is widely tipped to be No1 in a decade or two. On the other, the US has recently changed its China policy and begun to play hardball. By taking this rare moment to ally itself with the current hegemonic power to suppress the re-emergence of its ...

  5. Fears gas project will fuel tensions in Papua

    Posted Apr 07th 2008, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... of the operations and claims to have secured contracts with China, South Korea and the US. The fields contain 407 billion cubic metres of gas and should be operational later this year. In a letter to BP ... Fabio Scarpello in Jakarta A coalition of 30 international human rights organisations has warned that a new US$6 billion gas project could worsen the security situation in Papua, ...

  6. Relatives hold ritual for train-crash victims

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... asked that the Taiwanese authorities allow them to ship the bodies back to the mainland for burial, officials from the Travel Agent Association of the Republic of China, Taiwan, said. ...

  7. China's pledges fail to convince security forum

    Posted Jun 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... started discussions over the DOC's requirement to create a legally binding code of conduct to maintain peace until the dispute can be solved. The South China Sea holds oil and gas as well ... Greg Torode in Singapore greg.torode@scmp.com Fresh tensions over the South China Sea emerged on the diplomatic stage yesterday as the defence ministers of Vietnam and the Philippines ...

  8. South China Sea stand-off is just storm in a teacup

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wang Xiangwei Escalating tensions over the disputed South China Sea in recent weeks are showing little sign of abating and have begun to generate worries among some analysts ... through Hanoi for the third consecutive Sunday, chanting slogans such as 'Down with China'. Like Beijing, Hanoi disapproves of public protests, so the fact the demonstrations have ...

  9. Vietnam seeks legal settlement to South China Sea claims

    Posted Jun 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and tourism potential, the seabed is thought to contain rich oil and gas deposits. Vietnam and China claim both island groupings in whole, while the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei claim the Spratlys in part. Taiwan's claim mirrors that of Beijing. While China occupies all of the Paracel Islands, Vietnam has by far the most holdings in the Spratlys. When questioned about Vietnam's ...

  10. Crosscurrents

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... passing through its shipping lanes annually, oil and gas reserves, and a mounting strategic rivalry between China and the US, the growing threat of miscalculation in the South China Sea ... Greg Torode After a bruising Asean meeting that only deepened divisions over the South China Sea, there was barely disguised mirth among some Filipino and Vietnamese envoys last Friday ...




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