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  1. The new Great Game- this time at sea

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Take a glance at maps showing various military holdings across the Indian Ocean and you are confronted by an overlapping patchwork quilt of interests and rivalries- ... Arabian crude) as well the need to buttress its deepening involvement in Africa. Yet for all that, Beijing is coming relatively late to the party. The traditional Indian Ocean powers of the US, ...

  2. 'Prophet of doom' warns to prepare

    Posted Sep 30th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis in Singapore Tensions between China and the United States could escalate as the mainland becomes the world's largest economy and the US struggles to adapt to the new order, according to the man known as the 'prophet of doom', Dr Marc Faber. Faber said that the US had a strategic advantage because it had access to two oceans, but a problem for Asia ...

  3. Expanding navy role good for China and world

    Posted Mar 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... mainland and Taiwanese ships 17 months ago, to their tour of duty in the Indian Ocean three months later, the Chinese involvement has won praise from companies and governments. Beijing is also ... several extra vessels. The pirates' ever-widening reach into the Indian Ocean may mean even more deployments. Suspicions about China's international ambitions have eased as a result ...

  4. Pendulum keeps swinging, but Sha Tin is Whyte's domain

    Posted Jul 01st 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The empire well and truly struck back when Douglas Whyte landed his five-timer at Sha Tin last Sunday as all and sundry were declaring the championship over. The clock is ticking with the last five meetings and 48 races to run and the Durban D ...

  5. Caroliners' Chan in race to get fit

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

    ... Chan Kin-wa South China striker Chan Siu-ki, recovering from a right ankle ligament injury, had his first workout in a month yesterday, but is still not sure he will be fit in time for their AFC Cup group match against VB of the Maldives next week. The Caroliners will leave for the Indian Ocean club on Saturday to take on a team they defeated twice at the same stage last year. ...

  6. Life in the sun

    Posted Dec 15th 2010, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... beach and with magnificent views of the Indian Ocean. Agents are citing up to 20 per cent annual appreciation, and rental returns from 179 per cent. There is no capital gains tax, and only 1 per ...

  7. India's pearls?

    Posted Oct 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... fringes just as its naval strategists watch with concern China's deployments in the Indian Ocean. China has been active in developing ports, or forging port access, in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, ... with anti-piracy efforts off the Horn of Africa to further develop its Indian Ocean interests, which in part reflect the fact that its sea lanes are the gateway to China's growing economic involvement ...

  8. Regional rivals wary of China's role in Somalia

    Posted Apr 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent As China confronts technical difficulties thwarting the expansion of its historic deployment to fight pirates in the Indian Ocean, regional rivals ... Shade grouping in Bahrain this week said China's push late last year for a greater role in the effort to protect Indian Ocean shipping lanes appeared to have sparked a reaction from other ...

  9. China to lead anti-piracy patrols

    Posted Jan 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... historic deployment of warships to the Indian Ocean. The effort will also see China send its warships to permanently patrol a sector of the special transit corridor through the most dangerous part ... of the year. The move is expected to force India and Russia to seek a greater role, as they try to match a growing Chinese presence in the Indian Ocean. Captain Chris Chambers, director of operations ...

  10. All the write moves

    Posted Oct 01st 2010, 12:00am by Karen Ma

    ... Karen Ma Indian writer Advaita Kala has a knack for reinventing herself, and each time she just gets better at it. She found fame as a pioneering Indian chick-lit author and is now ... Manimugdha Sharma, an editor at The Indian Express. 'But now, film directors are experimenting with new ideas and are actively looking for success-story novels written in the common man's ...




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