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  1. Pirate ordeal carries on for two sailors stranded in Colombo

    Posted Mar 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Taiwanese resident Cai Mingxian, the China Youth Daily reported. The fishermen, who landed at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Tuesday afternoon on a flight from Colombo, told media they had ...

  2. Moderate military budget rise tipped

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

    ... came as a surprise as many experts had earlier predicted a big rise this year because Beijing is dealing with internal security challenges in Xinjiang and Tibet, as well as the international ... at the University of California San Diego's School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, predicted Beijing would have a military budget increase of between 15 to 16 per cent this year. ...

  3. TV piracy crackdown

    Posted May 21st 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Peter Michael Private detectives are being sent to bars and clubs across Hong Kong under a crackdown on pay-television piracy in the build-up to tomorrow's live broadcast of the English FA Cup soccer final. About 300 bars have been issued with ' ...

  4. PLA provides first escort of food aid ship off Somalia

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in March last year that PLA officials had surprised international peers by offering to help the EU with escort work. It was an unprecedented act of military diplomacy by a navy that has ... early targets of pirates, but not one attack has been successful since the escorts started. The PLA has used the anti-piracy work to foster a range of international relationships, staging its ...

  5. Warning on pirate threat to Asia route

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... of India. The warning comes as international shipping industry organisations today launch a six-point plan calling on governments to mount a more robust military approach to tackle the piracy ... to avoid attack. Asked if pirates could threaten the Malacca Strait, the key sea route from Asia to Europe, Noel Choong, head of the International Maritime Bureau's piracy reporting centre ...

  6. Piracy on the rise in South China Sea

    Posted Oct 19th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... and property from ships rather than hijacking the ships and crews for ransom. The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said the number of attacks had tripled to 30 in the first nine months of this year, up from 10 in the same period last year. The bureau, part of the International Chamber of Commerce, said in 21 of the 30 attacks pirates boarded vessels. Once on board, the pirates threaten ...

  7. Beijing proposes bigger naval role to curb piracy

    Posted Nov 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode China's proposals to strengthen international anti-piracy escort missions around the Horn of Africa would almost certainly demand expanded naval deployments, according ... that wanted to contribute its navy to the effort... when you consider the volume of merchant ships that flows through the area, it needs considerable international effort to successfully fight ...

  8. Letters

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Somali people deserve better than this. It is surely an indictment of the international community (represented by the United Nations) that the dreadful mess has been allowed to drag on for more ... navies have sent warships to the region. Clearly, the menace of modern-day piracy is not going to disappear of its own volition any time soon. Only the international community (that is, the UN) ...

  9. A Lady's Captivity Among Chinese Pirates

    Posted Oct 12th 2008, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson A Lady's Captivity Among Chinese Pirates by Fanny Loviot National Maritime Museum, HK$136 Some lady. Despite the title of this non-fiction classic, Fanny Loviot, the French narrator heroine, was far from refined. According to the deputy ...

  10. Guangzhou leads anti-piracy drive

    Posted Apr 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou Raids are having an effect, putting pressure on fake goods dealers A campaign in Guangzhou against intellectual property theft is on track despite a readily available supply of pirated music and videos, lawyers and investigators ...




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