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  1. Soccer fans given tips on healthy viewing

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... exercises, deep breathing and drinking water'. What's more, the department would like you to choose drinks with lower alcohol content and not get into drinking rounds. The key, it says, ... in their passion and asked to adopt some stringent, if slightly odd, behaviour patterns. In its latest round of 'nannying', the department says fans should get enough sleep, snack smartly, drink ...


    Taiwanese fishing vessels enter disputed waters near Diaoyu islands

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Taiwanese fishing boats enter the fray Dozens of Taiwanese fishing boats entered waters near the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea yesterday before leaving at about noon after Taiwanese coastguard vessels exchanged water cannon blasts with the Japanese coastguard. "We have made contact with the Taiwanese authorities, and told them ...

  3. Land of wood and water

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Beth Cooper Jamaica is a colourful island nation of 2.8 million people in the Caribbean Sea, east of Mexico. The people living there, when it was discovered, called it 'the land of wood and water' and 'the land of springs'. It is the home of reggae, ska, mento and rocksteady music. The island's history When Christopher Columbus, the European explorer ...

  4. On shaky ground in disputed waters

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... said. 'In the spirit that solution of easier issues will take priority over that of more difficult issues... the two sides will focus on discussing the waters off the bay mouth ... pioneered by Kissinger. Answering a protest from Beijing over incursions of US naval vessels into territorial waters around the Paracels, Kissinger secretly dispatched his aide Winston Lord to New ...

  5. Crucial for forum to calm the waters

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... China does not want the South China Sea dominating discussion at the Asean Regional Forum, which opens in Phnom Penh today. It would prefer that Southeast Asian nations and their dialogue partners not put the territorial disputes on the agenda and instead ...

  6. Tibetan mineral water firm seeks HK$1.6b IPO

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lhasa-based mineral water company Tibet 5100 Water Resources is braving an ebbing stock market to raise up to HK$1.6 billion in an initial public offering in Hong Kong. The first Tibetan ... Water Resources is often called China's Evian, with its bottles priced five to six times other domestic mineral water products on the mainland. It says the water is sourced from a unique ...

  7. Sailing into troubled waters

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sea in the waters off Palawan in the Philippines, Manila has logged some six incursions since February and, like Hanoi's, the administration of President Benigno Aquino is intensifying ... Brunei almost to Indonesian waters. And the trouble is not just mounting at sea. In Singapore last week, what was widely seen as a historic coming-out party for Liang at the Shangri-La Dialogue ...

  8. Troubled waters

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be beguiled by the balmy waters of the South China Sea. Watching clouds drift across a sun-lit horizon, it is, to paraphrase the poet W.H. Auden, hard to imagine anything serious happening here. ... is only going to become more dependent on such shipments. As you stroll along the water's edge, you might also notice tangles of fishing nets and football-sized glass floats- signs the South ...

  9. US-China ties in troubled waters

    Posted Jun 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to China's expanding submarine fleet, with a base at Sanya, Hainan, closer to deep water than any other point on the mainland and a vital access point to the Pacific and Indian oceans. China last ... waters. General Ma Xiaotian, deputy chief of the PLA General Staff, made clear at the weekend that surveillance by US ships and planes would not be accepted. He listed it as a condition ...

  10. PLA troops on HK ships in pirate waters

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So, Minnie Chan

    ... Greg Torode, Charlotte So and Minnie Chan PLA special forces soldiers are routinely serving aboard Hong Kong-registered ships during China's anti-pirate convoys around the Horn of Africa. Confirmation of their use on local shipping comes amid a risin ...




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