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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA reveals how captain 'stopped submarine from falling into 3,000-metre trench'

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 04:03pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... regions of the Taiwan strait and southern areas from James Shoal including the Paracel Islands, Macclesfield Bank and the disputed Spratly Islands. Wang and his subordinates were given the “First ...

  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing leaders out in force at 1945 war anniversy in pointed message to Japan

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 02:13pm by Teddy Ng

    ... war criminals, which observers saw as tantamount to visiting a Nazi shrine in Germany. China and Japan have also been sparring over sovereignty of the Diaoyu Islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and the Diaoyus in China, in the East China Sea. Xi had criticised Tokyo’s attempt to nationalise the islands as a “farce” when he was still vice-president in 2002. Both nations have regularly sent ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 3, 2014

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 05:06am by LETTERS

    ... meaning and go to the island to buy the famous buns and other souvenirs. I appreciate that commercialisation can help keep these festivals alive, but I think people should always try and remember ... say they care about the land in this part of the island and then raze a mangrove. Such a destructive act makes no sense. How can they do something like that and then expect people to believe ...

  4. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTES

    China deploys new oil rig to drill in East China Sea

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 04:49am by STAFF

    ... China and Japan have engaged in a bitter dispute in the East China Sea over sovereignty of the Diaoyu Islands, known as the Senkakus in Japan. The risk of military confrontation was heightened ... contested areas in the South China Sea. Deadly anti-Chinese protests erupted in Vietnam in May after Beijing deployed an oil rig near the Paracel Islands. The oil rig was removed one month ahead ...

  5. News - China - SINO-JAPANESE TIES

    Month of commemorations of China's 1945 victory over Japan begins

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 04:49am by Li Jing

    ... violent marches if no precautions were taken. Beijing and Tokyo are locked in an acrimonious dispute over a cluster of islands in the East China Sea known as the Diaoyus in China and Senkakus in Japan, which controls the islands. There are fears the commemorations could fuel nationalist sentiment. The commemorations began quietly, with media regulators ordering major broadcasters to show ...

  6. Property - International - DESIGN

    James Cheng creates living spaces that enhances interactivity

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:50am by Kavita Daswani

    ... Tony Ingrao will have completed the first phase of the area into a coastal community that will feature two residential towers set in a walkable neighbourhood with full island and ocean views, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Taiwan backs city's push for democracy

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by Agence France-Presse and Xinhua

    ... territory awaiting reunification, even though the island has ruled itself for more than six decades since their split in 1949 after the civil war. Ma Xiaoguang, of the State Council's Taiwan ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Elderly go hungry to aid homeless children

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by Arthur Chan

    ... Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories.   ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - FOOD

    Time to ditch the shark fins, says Maldives minister

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by Amy Nip

    ... of the world". Dr Mohamed Shainee, the island nation's minister of fisheries and agriculture, called on restaurants and retailers in Hong Kong- where about half the global trade in shark fins takes ... or sashimi," he said. Marni Gunnar Simonsen, of the Faroe Islands, between Norway and Iceland, was another newcomer. "It's 8 degrees Celsius all year round so the seafood is growing a little ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Campaign against Japan’s left-wing daily an effort to rewrite history

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:52pm by Julian Ryall

    ... peninsula based on the testimony of former soldier Seiji Yoshida. Yoshida's "memories" of the Japanese military rounding up women on Jeju Island and forcing them to become sex slaves ...




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