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  1. China's role as river master stirs discontent

    Posted Oct 05th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... is its role as Asia's dominant headwater power. Geography has made China the source of some of the most important rivers that flow into South and Southeast Asia. They include two of South Asia's great rivers, the Indus and Brahmaputra, and two of Southeast Asia's- the Salween and Mekong. All have their headwaters on China's Qinghai-Tibetan plateau. These four great ...

  2. Mediator may be enlisted to settle river row

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and its small Muslim neighbour hit new lows as two days of hectic negotiations to resolve differences over India's controversial mega river-linking project ended in failure. 'Water being ... and hydrological data on the highly contentious river-linking project to press for third-party mediation, if needed. On paper, both sides agreed to continue the stalled negotiations in the next round ...

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    Then & now: Chinese silk trade's unbroken thread

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by JASON

    ... to a growth in demand for luxury goods such as silk. The Pearl River Delta never produced much silk for the European market, while Hong Kong produced none at all in pre-British times. Back in the days ...

  4. In search of the Oxus

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan The Oxus is an unusual river. It has no clear beginning or end. For centuries the river, which is also known as the Amu Darya, has served as the border between Afghanistan and Tajikistan. The Oxus is the longest river in Central Asia, but no one knew where exactly in the mountains it originates. After coursing through 2,400 kilometres, it fizzles out downstream in the Kyzyl ...

  5. Business - Money

    Chinese to become biggest spending tourists

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... there in the 1920s. In Cambridge, tourists flock to King's College to see a willow by the river, immortalised in one of the best-known modern Chinese poems, Xu Zhimo's On Leaving Cambridge. Overall, ...

  6. News - Asia


    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cambodia limits fishing to protect river dolphin PHNOM PENH- Cambodia will limit fishing in a zone in the Mekong River to protect critically endangered freshwater dolphins. The Irrawaddy dolphin conservation area will cover a 180-kilometre-long stretch of river from eastern Kratie province to the border with Laos, the government said. Fishing will still be allowed inside the zone but the use ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTISTIC IMPRESSIONS KEVIN KWONG

    Artistic Impressions: John Young exhibit revisits memories of Macau

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... Kevin Kwong kevin.kwong@scmp.com I first met Hong Kong-born Australian artist John Young- with his wife and toddler son in tow- in 2000 when he was exhibiting with the John Batten Gallery. He was already an established artist, and my assignment was to wri ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Buddhist mobs backed by army said to be razing mosques in Myanmar

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by SHEIKH AZIZUR RAHMAN

    ... a mosque and madrassa in Tha Yae Kone Tan village near Maungdaw, on the Naf River bordering Bangladesh. A Bangladesh-based Rohingya activist, Khin Maung Lay, said about 15 mosques in Rakhine state ...

  9. Hong Kong quartet aim to stay ahead of Asian rivals

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa in London kinwa.chan@scmp.com They arrived as the fastest team from Asia and want to return home the same way. Hong Kong's 4x100 metres relay quartet- Tsui Chi-ho, Lai Chun-ho, Tang Yik-chun and Ng Ka-fung- are the first team from the cit ...

  10. News - Asia

    Briefs, September 24, 2012

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... the workers were swept away by the swirling waters of a flooded river in Chungthan, a small town in the mountainous region. The state's chief secretary, Karma Zyatso, said helicopters dropped ...




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