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  1. News - China

    Positives and negatives affect South China Sea dispute

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 03:59am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok Kristine.kwok@scmp.com Positives, negatives affect South China Sea dispute Waters in the South China Sea could remain calm in the short term as countries focus on hammering ... Academy in Canberra. "Countries would restrain behaviours in order not to upset that focus, because it's a hopeful one coming," Thayer said. For years Asean has been pushing ...

  2. News - Asia - MANILA

    US and Philippines hold joint naval exercises near disputed reef

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... special operations teams. "We will focus on communications, naval surface operations, counter-terrorism and maritime security," he said. ...

  3. News - China - DEFENCE: ANALYSIS

    PLA officers turn on the charm at regional security forum in Singapore

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 01:17pm by Reuters

    ... Washington could reassure Beijing that the US focus on Asia was not an "attempt to counter China's rising influence". "China is not convinced," she said. Hagel replied: ...

  4. News - Asia - MARITIME

    South China Sea strategic complexities sharpen into focus

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode, Chief Asia correspondent greg.torode@scmp.com Stakes are raised in sensitive waters Correction: In the 11th paragraph, the story referred to the US Navy's Submarine Group Seven as "Hawaii-based", according to an Indonesian onli ...

  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    US warship in Southeast Asia gives punch to US Asian ‘pivot’

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 03:00pm by AFP

    ... new strategic focus on Asia. The deployment of the USS Freedom comes at a time of heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula and as China publicly flexes its naval muscle in the South China ... strategic focus on Asia, where China is an emerging power. China is embroiled in a maritime dispute with four Southeast Asian countries – Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam – over ...


    Xi's fishermen visit seen as warning to South China Sea neighbours

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... was held just a few kilometres from Tanmen. Naval expert Li Jie said Beijing should make the South China Sea the primary strategic focus of the country's drive to become a real maritime power. ...

  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA takes higher profile in disputed waters

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... However, Antony Wong Dong, of the Macau-based International Military Association, said China risked its image if it just focused on sending more naval ships to disputed waters. "No one ...

  8. RBS plans focus on 'dim sum' market

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Edinburgh-based RBS, which was rescued by British taxpayers in the 2008 financial crisis and is now 83 per cent government owned, plans to focus on the fast-growing market in yuan-denominated- ...

  9. News - China - BRIEFS

    Briefs, January 27, 2013

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... Domestic agenda comes first for China China's new leadership will focus on modernising the country before it increases Beijing's role in international affairs, a top official told the Davos forum yesterday. Zhang Xiaoqiang, a deputy director of China's National Development and Reform Commission, said at the World Economic Forum meeting panel discussion ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Legal route to resolve South China Sea dispute a political minefield

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... however, set clear priorities in his inaugural address that focus on domestic issues. Moreover, having trumpeted the coming end to a decade of war, Obama should be cautious about engaging ...




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