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  1. Talking points

    Posted Dec 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in private housing slows and exports are moderate. Jockeys line up for international championship Fireworks, beer and bragging rights will be on the line at the annual Cathay Pacific International Jockeys' Championship, the biggest night of the season at Happy Valley. The world's best riders- from Britain to New Zealand- will contest a four-race series, with Hong Kong champion Douglas ...

  2. News - World - POLITICS

    French, Dutch far-right leaders to discuss European alliance

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 06:51pm by Agence France-Presse in The Hague

    ... pro-Israel stance to buff-up her own international image, an analyst told then Dutch daily newspaper NRC Next. Le Pen, currently a member of the European Parliament, and Wilders had lunch in Paris ...

  3. More to history than an intern's tale

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com New revelations by a former intern in the John F. Kennedy White House make the cigar antics of Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton look tame. Excerpts from Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath, an account by Mimi Alford of her teenage years at the heart of the administration, read like something from a bad erotic novel. ...

  4. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY: ANALYSIS

    China stance is central to the battle for Asean's soul

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent greg.torode@scmp.com Group's failure to produce a communiqué on South China Sea disputes is raising questions about its unity and the implications for Beijing Debate on Asean's future unfolds Welcome to the b ...

  5. News - China

    Briefs, September 26, 2012

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... Higher fines for erroneous maps Failure to demonstrate the full extent of China's territorial sovereignty when drawing up maps may result in tougher punishment, according to draft regulations. A new law, expected to replace regulations in place since ...

  6. Party offers glimpse of its internal apparatus

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

    ... Staff Reporter The party might have ruled China for more than 60 years, but the operation of its internal apparatus has always been shrouded in mystery. At last, the Communist Party appears to feel the need to reach out to the people. More than 10 party organs, including the Central Party Literature Research Centre, the United Front Work Department and the International ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - POLITICS

    Physicist Stephen Hawking praised and decried for joining academic boycott of Israel

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... of Cambridge, had accepted an invitation to headline the fifth annual president's conference, Facing Tomorrow, in June, which features major international personalities, attracts thousands ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif will inherit a country torn by terror and turmoil

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by SYED FAZL-E-HAIDER

    ... to move to avert the balance of payments crisis. Then it will have to restore confidence of wary foreign investors and international lenders. Sharif's third challenge is to tackle the chronic ...

  9. Holiday row highlights delicate internal affairs

    Posted Mar 27th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Beijing's decision to stop local authorities from reinstalling the May 1 'golden week' holiday came at a 'rather intriguing' time - and highlighted the delicate relations between the central government and leaders in ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Chile shows the power of political consensus

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by MARIO IGNACIO ARTAZA

    ... a continuation of the Pinochet-led government triumphed and bloodshed and international isolation was avoided. Since then, a focus on seeking effective political consensus to construct and put in place ...




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