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  1. Hong Kong tourist, 67, dies in Guangxi

    Posted Sep 15th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A tourist from Hong Kong has died after falling from a road at the famous Longji rice terraces in Guangxi. Yu Chi-wo, 67, was found lying near the road at Dazhaicun, 80km northwest of Guilin, with a bleeding forehead. He was confirmed dead at th ...

  2. Naval war games 'send message to US'

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... in the northwest corner of the South China Sea across the Gulf of Tonkin from Vietnam. Beijing says the entire sea and its island groups are China's sovereign territory, but Vietnam and several other ...

  3. China refuses to yield on Paracels

    Posted Dec 12th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... The 1400-kilometre land border has been settled and marked in recent years and the sea borders of the Tonkin Gulf agreed, leaving only the mouth of the gulf and broader South China Sea disputes to be finalised. Separate discussions are under way over the mouth of the gulf, while the navies of the two sides staged a recent joint patrol in the gulf itself as a confidence-building measure, despite ...

  4. High stakes

    Posted Nov 24th 2010, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... to the southern part of the South China Sea. Later, communist-era maps eliminated the two lines in the Gulf of Tonkin, but the other nine lines have appeared repeatedly in a tongue-like configuration ... that approximately divided jurisdiction over the adjacent Gulf of Tonkin. Other contending states, finding security and bargaining power in numbers, prefer a collective negotiation. Although many have ...

  5. Oman: Jewel of the Arabian Gulf

    Posted Jul 04th 2010, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Oman: Jewel of the Arabian Gulf by Georg Popp with Juma Al-Maskari Odyssey, HK$224 If you are travelling to the sultanate and want more than lists and short descriptions, Oman: Jewel of the Arabian Gulf is worth its weight in your luggage. As author Georg Popp says in the foreword, his preparation for his first trip to Oman, in 1992, failed because of a complete ...

  6. PLA Navy ships enter Gulf for the first time

    Posted Mar 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent Chinese warships are this weekend anchored in Abu Dhabi- the first time the People's Liberation Army Navy has entered the oil-rich Persian Gulf ... with valuable support and co-operation on international and regional affairs,' he said. With the Gulf states of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman now the largest suppliers of crude oil to China, ...

  7. Dream still alive for HK despite loss in Gulf

    Posted May 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong head coach Dai Rees remains upbeat about grabbing second place in the HSBC Asian Five Nations Top Five competition despite a 16-9 defeat by the Arabian Gulf ... by the Arabian Gulf denied Hong Kong a second successive win in the tournament- having defeated Korea 32-8 last weekend. Hong Kong just could not make any headway against the stifling defence of the home ...

  8. A lesson from the disaster in the gulf

    Posted May 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck One month ago the Deepwater Horizon oil well in the Gulf of Mexico exploded, killing 11 workers and sinking the drilling rig they had been working on. Since then the well has ... on their annual migration, while the roads and pipelines on the land disrupt the lives of caribou and other animals. But more importantly, as the incident in the Gulf of Mexico has shown us, drilling ...

  9. Hanoi-Washington ties send a signal to Beijing

    Posted Aug 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in some quarters in Beijing. Long-simmering disputes involving the 1,400-kilometre land border and Tonkin Gulf have been settled. But, as recent events have shown, any closeness will be matched ...

  10. Finding its sea legs

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... It has successfully negotiated a maritime boundary with Vietnam in the Gulf of Tonkin, which essentially divides the body of water between them equally. China's claim that the large Gulf ...




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