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  1. News - Asia

    Resource deals could end island rows: Australia FM

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 10:26am by Agence France Presse in Washington

    ... Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr on Friday urged Asian nations at odds over disputed islands in the South China and East China seas to find a way to draw up resource-sharing pacts. Australia has remained neutral amid tensions between China and its reg ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1197887/resource-deals-could-end-island-rows-australia-fm
  2. News - China

    Beijing considering new South China Sea air defence zone, says Japanese report

    Posted Jan 31st 2014, 10:30pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo China is considering declaring a new Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the South China Sea, according to a Japanese report on Friday, a move likely to fan tensions in an area riven by territorial disputes. The report comes months after Beijing caused consternation with the sudden declaration of an ADIZ above the East China Sea, covering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1418122/beijing-considering-new-south-china-sea-air-defence-zone-says-japanese
  3. Depressing obsession with what other people think

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... of external endorsement with, say, France's lack of anxiety over whether it is considered to be the world's finest wine-producing nation. When this status is questioned outside France, most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/712910/depressing-obsession-what-other-people-think
  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila envoy set to apologise for shooting of Taiwanese fisherman

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 09:41pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Envoy set to apologise for shooting The Philippines will send a special envoy to Taiwan to apologise for the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman, his daughter said yesterday, signalling a potential breakthrough in a major row. The remarks sparked hopes that the conciliatory move, if realised, could ease the strained relationship between Taipei ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1294467/manila-apologise-taiwan-fishermans-death
  5. News - Asia - MANILA

    US and Philippines hold joint naval exercises near disputed reef

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila US and Philippines hold joint naval exercises The US and the Philippines are to hold joint naval manoeuvres in the South China Sea next week between the main island of Luzon and a reef claimed by both China and Manila, the Filipino navy said yesterday. The exercises, taking place from June 27 to July 2, are to be held about 108 kilometres east ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1265286/us-and-philippines-hold-joint-naval-exercises-near-disputed-reef
  6. News - Asia

    Vietnam detains anti-China protesters

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 11:37am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Vietnam detains anti-China protesters Vietnam yesterday detained about 30 anti-China protesters in Hanoi, amid growing tensions over rival territorial claims in the South China Sea. Security forces moved in to disperse about 100 demonstrators who gathered in the city centre for an hour-long rally, witnesses said. Those detained were taken by bus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1251927/vietnam-quells-anti-china-protests
  7. Setting sights on foreign shores

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Most people will tell you that the French know how to drink, eat and appreciate art, but not many will tell you of the high academic levels in France because this is little known. Every year, the country attracts 260,000 international students, making it the fourth most popular destination for overseas students in the world. France has also become a popular choice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992109/setting-sights-foreign-shores
  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines to buy 12 South Korean fighter jets

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 09:08pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila The Philippines will buy 12 South Korean FA-50 fighter jets to strengthen its poorly-armed military, government spokesmen said on Wednesday, amid increasing ... Spain, Italy, Canada and France. President Aquino discussed acquiring more South Korean military equipment when South Korean President Lee Myung-bak visited the country in November 2011. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1139536/philippines-buy-12-south-korean-fighter-jets
  9. News - China

    Philippines vows to defend territory against China

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 05:01pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Follow @SCMP_News The Philippines vowed on Thursday to “defend what is ours” as part of a stand-off over a Chinese warship circling a South China Sea reef which is occupied by Filipino marines. The Philippines this week protested the “provocative and illegal presence” of the warship near Second Thomas Shoal, but China brushed off the complaint ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1244198/philippines-vows-defend-territory-against-china
  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Chinese poachers’ ship hauled off Philippine reef

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 09:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Puerto Princesa, Philippines A Chinese fishing vessel that ran aground on one of the Philippines’ most famous coral reefs more than a week ago was removed on Friday, the coast guard said. The 48-metre ship was hauled by a tugboat from Tubbataha, a Unesco World Heritage-listed coral reef near the western island of Palawan where its crew are facing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1218612/chinese-poachers-ship-hauled-philippine-reef

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