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  1. Manila moves to defuse stand-off at disputed reef

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Raissa Robles, Greg Torodeand Teddy Ng The Philippines moved yesterday to contain tensions over a stand-off with China at the disputed Scarborough Reef in the South China Sea, replacing ... to that of China,' he said, adding that Chinese patrol ships are sophisticated enough to handle military threat by the Philippines. Scarborough Reef is 124 nautical miles from the main Philippine island ...

  2. '1916 court case shows Manila owned shoal'

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'At that time, China was part of the great Mongol empire. Going by the implied logic, Huangyan Island should rightfully belong to Mongolia,' Batongbacal said. The reef was widely referred ... Raissa Robles in Manila A 1916 Philippines Supreme Court decision over a shipwreck on Scarborough Shoal bolsters Manila's territorial claim to the reef, which China also claims, ...

  3. Heritage zones in Paracels to Protect relics

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Heritage protection zones will be set up along the reefs of the Paracel Islands, Hainan's provincial government said yesterday. The move follows ... authorities said four heritage protection zones will be set up at North Reef, Discovery Reef, Vuladdore Reef and Crescent Reef in the Paracel Islands, also known as the Xisha Islands on the mainland. ...

  4. Troubled waters

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

    ... the brass of the Philippine Western Command gather on warm afternoons to play golf on reef-side links. They have little option but to ponder their helplessness at confronting China, which occupies islands off its coast. A decade ago, a Filipino general told me that a 1,000-pound bomb would be enough to 'sort it all out', referring to China's buildings on Mischief Reef, which ...

  5. Closing down is a great excuse to have a party for Scandinavian luxury lifestyle group Georg Jensen

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen When the Scandinavian luxury lifestyle brand Georg Jensen hosted a cocktail event at its first Asia pop-up store in Kowloon's Elements mall, just for a change, it was a closing party. Chief executive Ulrik Garde Due flew in from Denmark t ...

  6. Clearing all the barriers

    Posted Feb 02nd 2008, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... Written by John Cremer Games' equestrian events chief executive has huge responsibilities Lam Woon-kwong has yet to achieve the qualifying standards and is outside the world's top 50. He is not training three times a day and, as far as one can j ...

  7. Demolishing our barriers to change

    Posted Feb 16th 2007, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... be risky, but stagnation is an infinitely greater risk. If the Berlin Wall could crumble so easily, surely our own little concrete barriers to change can also be demolished. All we need ...

  8. Frigate aground off Spratlys

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... sovereignty claims, China announced a high-profile fishing operation on Thursday involving 30 boats on a 20-day mission to Fiery Cross Reef, known as Yongshu Reef in Chinese. The fleet consists ...

  9. Stalemate in the South China Sea

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... A graveyard for shipping for centuries- including the tea ship that sank with all hands in the 18th century to give the reef its name- Scarborough could yet prove a graveyard for regional stability, ... Administration that were carrying amateur radio enthusiasts to the shoal to make a broadcast from the reef. The Chinese ships called their Philippine counterparts and formally declared China's ...

  10. An adolescent great power

    Posted Dec 11th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... the honour being given to Liu Xiaobo. This demeaning overreaction to Liu's award emphasises the difficulties China appears to have in assuming its status as a great power. Beijing most certainly wants great- power status but is reluctant to accept the responsibility and modes of behaviour that accompany it. As best friend to some of the world's most odious regimes, China says ...




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