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  1. Carbon duties: heat rising on developing economies

    Posted Jun 05th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland You probably don't spend much time wondering what Tung Chee-hwa is up to these days, so it's unlikely you noticed in April when Hong Kong's former chief executive cropped up in New York, warning that a proposed United States tax on imports could spark a heated trade dispute with China. If you think his warning was old news, you're wrong. Mr ...

  2. Olympic horses 'could die in HK heat'

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... at that time of year could prove fatal to horses. 'Will horses which come from cooler climes like Europe be able to cope in the hot and humid weather conditions we experience in August? Some ... Alvin Sallay and Chan Kin-wa Equestrian expert Tang Pui-tat has warned that horses could die in the heat if Hong Kong hosts the sport during the Beijing Olympics. The former ...

  3. War of words heats up with US over South China Sea disputes

    Posted Jul 29th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Anger over Washington's renewed expression of a 'national interest' in territorial disputes in the South China Sea is gathering momentum in Beijing, with the military's mouthpiece and army think tanks joining the ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China and Japan must dial down the tension over the Diaoyus

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... intended to take out the heat instead turned into a frosty, informal berating. Washington denies Chinese suspicions of involvement through its alliance with Japan and a reinvigorated interest ...

  5. Exco newcomer states conditions for backing Tung

    Posted Oct 18th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung I'll quit rather than go against my conscience: Bernard Chan Legislator Bernard Chan has hinted that he is prepared to quit Tung Chee-hwa's cabinet if he is forced to go against his conscience to back the government. Mr Chan also vo ...

  6. US-China ties in troubled waters

    Posted Jun 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... vessels converted into fisheries protection vessels, and has staged its most extensive air and sea exercises yet in recent months. US naval officials confirm that US patrols in the area ... waters. General Ma Xiaotian, deputy chief of the PLA General Staff, made clear at the weekend that surveillance by US ships and planes would not be accepted. He listed it as a condition ...

  7. News - Asia - Pacific

    Clinton in South Pacific with China in focus

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 03:15pm by Associated Press in Papeete

    ... not a matter of geo-strategy, it’s a matter of geography,” the official said. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to publicly preview the discussions, said ...

  8. Test of patriotism

    Posted Mar 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for different people to air their views on reform. Veteran democrat Szeto Wah, who asked Mr Lam if there should be a 'patriotism benchmark test' for election candidates, accused Mr Lam ... Staff reporter Constitutional affairs chief Stephen Lam Sui-lung feels the heat yesterday after being accused of echoing Beijing's criticisms like a parrot by Democrat Party leader ...

  9. Chill in the air at summit amid regional tensions

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode, chief Asia correspondent in Singapore Few seem ready to use the phrase 'new cold war' but the atmosphere is decidedly frigid at the region's annual informal security summit in Singapore this weekend. The deepening chill in Sino ...

  10. Beijing and US try to clear air before talks

    Posted Mar 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... analysts said the remarks from both sides were attempts to clear the air for the high-level exchanges. Obama urged a better relationship yesterday after he received credentials from Zhang Yesui, ...




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