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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Rights activists scoff at 'Uygur terrorist' claims over group of 410 held in Thailand

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 11:09pm by Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian

    ... ethnicity. Some say they are seeking to migrate to Australia. Other say Turkey is their destination. Turkish officials have sent some of the group's documents to Turkey for assessment. ... are fleeing from in their Xinjiang homeland." The 115 men in the group are being held by Thai immigration officials near the Thai-Malaysia border in Pedang Besar and Sadao. The 295 women ...

  2. News - Asia

    Sri Lankans still dream of new life in Australia despite new rules to halt asylum seekers

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

    ... of starting over in Australia is still alive. "Even if you are held at an immigration detention centre, the food and clothing you get will be much better than what you have at home," ... Agence France-Presse in Udappuwa Sri Lankans still dream of a new life As Australia's new government launches tough measures to halt asylum seekers arriving on boats, some dirt-poor ...

  3. Business - Money - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong has more millionaires than ever – but one in 10 are considering leaving the city

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 02:57pm by KANIS LI

    ... the desire to leave the city. Australia, Canada and the United States are the preferred destinations. The number of people with HK$1 million or more in liquid assets- in the form of deposits ... for their children," said Eddie Kwan King-hung, chairman of EK Immigration Consulting. "Some are also looking at another nationality status with better retirement benefits." The political and social ...

  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia adamant boatpeople policy working

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 11:37am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... announcement was to frighten people off setting to sea in leaky boats to seek asylum in Australia, so as to restore immigration control and stop deaths at sea,” said the Rupert Murdoch-owned ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia remained adamant its asylum-seeker policy was working despite another boat sinking and nearly 3,000 arrivals since the ruling Labor party announced ...

  5. News - World - IMMIGRATION

    Chinese investor immigrants no long-term benefit, says Vancouverite

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 09:21pm by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young in Vancouver ian.young@scmp.com Rich Chinese 'more trouble than they're worth' Joy Mo is a mainland immigrant, living in the Vancouver satellite of Port Moody with her Canadian-born husband. She counts among her friends wealthy Chinese who entered Canada under the investor immigrant programme. When she heard on Tuesday that the scheme was being scrapped, ...

  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia’s Abbott plans military solution to boatpeople

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 03:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia’s conservative opposition unveiled plans on Thursday for a military-led response to repel boatpeople, branding the problem a “national emergency” after the government declared a radical new policy aimed at crippling people-smuggling. With tens of thousands of asylum-seekers risking their lives on leaky boats to reach Australia, the Tony ...

  7. News - Asia - IMMIGRATION

    Indonesia, Australia in asylum stand-off after 60 refugees picked up at sea

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 10:34pm by AFP

    ... seekers inflame refugee row Indonesia and Australia were locked in a high seas stand-off yesterday after Jakarta rejected attempts by an Australian warship to return scores of asylum seekers ... and reach Australia, on Thursday after a distress call, according to Indonesian officials. Attempts to transfer them to Indonesian custody were rebuffed. Under Abbott's tough refugee policies, ...

  8. News - World - MUSIC

    AC/DC to keep on playing despite guitarist Malcolm Young's ill health

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 10:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney AC/DC will rock on without Malcolm Young Australia's pre-eminent hard rock band AC/DC announced yesterday it would carry on making music without ailing ... and support." The statement added: "The band will continue to make music." Formed in Australia in 1973 by Malcolm and brother Angus Young, AC/DC is famed for rock anthems Let There Be Rock, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Asylum plea in Australia extradition case

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 04:32am by JULIE CHIU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Asylum plea in Australia extradition case A businessman who is fighting extradition to Australia, where he is accused of being involved in one ... Group, is accused of being involved in 104 offences related to Hanlong's takeover bids for Australia's Sundance Resources and Bannerman Resources in 2011. His lawyer Robert Tibbo asked ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 10, 2014

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 05:16am by LETTERS

    ... at the cruise terminal by 8.30am"? Graham Davis, Scarborough, Australia   Putonghuaa barrier to global goals Despite its economic might, China's soft-power permeation will continue ... hindrance to China's ambitions. Dr Joseph Y.S. Ting, Brisbane, Australia   Tourism fails to accentuate the positive I read with interest the letter by Clive Noffke ("Net benefit of tourism ...




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