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  1. Comment - Letters

    China will prevail in Diaoyus dispute

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... sovereignty over the former island kingdom is bizarre and illegitimate. If these issues should require military resolution, China, a nuclear power, undoubtedly will prevail in the long run. Since ... United States and Japan should correct historical wrongs The Chinese in Hong Kong, like those on the mainland and overseas, are all supportive of China's sovereignty over the Diaoyu ...

  2. Japan Rising: The Resurgence of Japanese Power and Purpose

    Posted May 13th 2007, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Japan Rising: The Resurgence of Japanese Power and Purpose by Kenneth B. Pyle Perseus, HK$240 Marco Polo reported hearing of a mysterious land of the rising sun called ... misgivings, the missionary conceded that the Japanese were cultured and prudent. Analyst Kenneth Pyle agrees, painting them as deeply resourceful and resilient. In the wake of that 'lost ...

  3. News - China

    Scholars divided over historical, geographical and legal claims to the disputed Diaoyus in East China Sea

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am by CARY

    ... resources on the continental shelf of the East China Sea was first raised, that Beijing and Taiwan began to raise questions over the Diaoyus. On questions of international law, Jia Yu , the deputy ... China had used the islands as a navigational aide and exploited its resources for centuries before Japan first laid its claim of terra nullius . American jurist Professor Hungdah Chiu and many ...

  4. News - China

    China poles apart on missions to Arctic and Antarctic

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... If China's huge investment in the Antarctic was driven by its desire for resources, the modest expeditions in the Arctic stemmed out of a fear of climate change, according to Qiao. Former state ... China's Poles apart A Hollywood blockbuster movie might have been responsible for Beijing's partial change of attitude to the North Pole. Hitting cinemas in 2004, the American sci-fi disaster ...

  5. World needs to adjust to China's new power

    Posted Jan 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for another century and in doing so, be a stabilising force against China's rising power. Some neighbouring countries no doubt appreciate the balance of powers in the region. If the US, through diplomacy and careful management of its military bases, can help ease tensions, that will offer China a stable environment to grow into a global power. Having the US engaged in the region can make ...

  6. An adolescent great power

    Posted Dec 11th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... the honour being given to Liu Xiaobo. This demeaning overreaction to Liu's award emphasises the difficulties China appears to have in assuming its status as a great power. Beijing most certainly wants great- power status but is reluctant to accept the responsibility and modes of behaviour that accompany it. As best friend to some of the world's most odious regimes, China says ...

  7. Asian powers skirt N Korea issue

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com The leaders of China, Japan and South Korea issued a post-summit joint declaration yesterday that made no reference to North Korea's ... in the declaration was largely due to disagreements among the Asian powers over the wording on the contentious issue- a strong sign that Beijing was still unwilling to criticise its ally, Pyongyang. However, ...

  8. Negotiations the only way forward

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the Philippines has a defence pact, amid China's growing power and influence. But the stand-off has coincided with a visit to the US by China's defence minister for friendly bilateral talks. ... A demonstration outside the Chinese embassy in Manila had the potential to inflame a stand-off over territorial claims in the politically sensitive South China Sea. Thankfully it passed ...

  9. Beijing draws onnew weapons in sea dispute

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Much attention has been focused on China's military strength in its tussle with the Philippines over disputed territory in the resource-rich South ... neighbours under control. 'If China settles down relations with its neighbours, the US will be forced to admit China's two-tiered status as a global power in Asia and a strong strategic ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China isn't seeking to limit freedom of navigation in South China Sea

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by LUO JIA

    ... Luo Jia Luo Jia questions the Philippines' own motives regarding South China Sea China isn't seeking to interfere with freedom of navigation The Philippine Department of Foreign ... to replace the "South China Sea", a name which has been used globally for centuries. The statement contained yet more errors. Referring to a recent statement by China which said ...




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