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  1. News - Asia

    Superpowers turn up the heat in their struggle for the upper hand in Asia

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 11:26pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com Smaller nations may be forced to take sides as Washington, Tokyo and Beijing turn up the heat in their struggle for the upper hand in region Regional powers rock the boat It was an annual event that was supposed to bri ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536463/superpowers-turn-heat-their-struggle-upper-hand-asia
  2. News - World

    US economist Lee Badgett shows the costs of homophobia

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:57pm by BLOOM

    ... Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, which focuses on sexual orientation and gender-identity law and public policy. "There was no one in economics who was really thinking ... state laws did, she found. The World Bank also has a new initiative focusing on social inclusion, to help end extreme poverty. As part of this, Badgett created an economic model that she applied ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537108/us-economist-lee-badgett-shows-costs-homophobia
  3. News - World

    Obama to sign executive order banning federal contractors from sexual bias

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:57pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Obama to act against sexual bias US President Barack Obama will sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against workers for their sexual orientation or gender identity, the White House has sai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537109/obama-sign-executive-order-banning-federal-contractors-sexual-bias
  4. News - Asia

    United States, Philippines hold exercises close to disputed South China Sea shoal

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 11:26pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Manila US, Philippines hold exercises near disputed shoal Philippine and American troops are set to hold naval exercises this month near a disputed shoal that will almost certainly anger China with tension already high in the South China Sea. C ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536464/united-states-philippines-hold-exercises-close-disputed-south-china-sea
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Hong Kong split over whether to import more power from mainland China

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Hong Kong is split over whether to import more electricity from an overburdened mainland grid or generate more at home Getting energised over power At a recent forum on future sources of energy for Hong Kong, industri ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535230/hong-kong-split-over-whether-import-more-power-mainland-china
  6. News - Asia

    Thai ruler Prayuth Chan-ocha vows to keep democracy under control

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 09:23pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok Thai elite thinks the people keep electing the wrong party. Now military ruler Prayuth Chan-ocha is vowing 'reforms' to make sure they get it right A harmonised democracy From the day of Thailand's military coup ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1534225/thai-ruler-prayuth-chan-ocha-vows-keep-democracy-under-control
  7. News - China

    China adopts a more hands-on approach to the conflict in South Sudan

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:35am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Juba China is taking a hands-on approach to the conflict in South Sudan given its significant involvement in the new country's oil industry Diplomatic offensive China is swapping its reserved diplomacy for a hands-on approach to help resol ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1528859/china-adopts-more-hands-approach-conflict-south-sudan
  8. News - China

    Macau protests that halted pension plan seen as political awakening

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:15am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam in Macau jeffie.lam@scmp.com Protests that led to scrapping of a plan to reward outgoing officials could be a watershed moment Macau's political awakening The strong May sunlight almost hurt. Despite the heat, 20,000 sweaty Macau residents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1528174/macau-protests-over-pension-plan-seen-political-awakening
  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Rafael Hui declared fruit but not bribes in his official declarations, court told

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 11:00pm by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Prosecutor says Rafael Hui's declarations of official gifts included festive delicacies and fruit, but not a trace of massive bribes Mooncakes, mangoes … no millions Pakistani mangoes, mid-autumn mooncakes and fruit bas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1526996/rafael-hui-declared-fruit-not-bribes-his-official-declarations-court
  10. News - China - CYBERSECURITY

    US cyberspying case against Chinese military officials is all talk, no action

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 04:20am by AP

    ... Associated Press Five Chinese military officials charged with hacking into US companies to steal trade secrets are virtually assured of never having to face a court Chinese cyberspying case is all talk, no action Two weeks after the Obama administration a ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1524707/us-cyberspying-case-against-chinese-military-officials-all-talk-no-action

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