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  1. Shenzhen and Lamma hit as red tide spreads

    Posted Jun 07th 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... reported so far, the department said. The previously clear Hung Shing Yeh Beach on Lamma Island was found to be affected at about 10am yesterday. St Stephen's Beach in Stanley was affected ...

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    Fearless HK activists ready to face Japanese navy over Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, Lawrence Chung

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing, Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Ng Kang-chung Fearless HK activists ready to face Japanese navy over Diaoyu Islands Hong Kong activists who are heading to the disputed Diaoyu Islands to support China's claim of sovereignty say they are prepared to confront Japanese navy vessels. They said they would not be deterred despite media reports that Japan- which ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    One man's island, another man's dream

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by Bonny Schoonakker

    ... Bonny Schoonakker bonny.schoonakker@scmp.com One man's island, another man's dream You might know them as the Diaoyu or the Senkaku islands, but my people call them the Bezotteneijlanden, which once sheltered our ancestor Jakobus de Pechvogel, when he lived there as a castaway 500 years ago. In fact, as confirmed by a search of the online databases of the Dutch East India ...

  4. News - China - DISPUTED TERRITORY

    Taiwan warns of Spratly Islands training drill

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Islands Taiwan has risked angering its neighbours by warning that it will stage a five-day live-fire drill in the disputed Spratly Islands. Foreign ministry spokesman Steve Hsia said the training exercise would take place on Taiping Island, in the South China Sea, between September 1 and 5. He said the notification was in line with international practice and was given so that neighbouring ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Mar 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Areas to be designated for scattering of ashes The scattering of ashes in waters east of Tap Mun, east of Tung Lung Chau, southwest of Lamma Island and east of Brothers Islands will be allowed under a proposal by the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau to be discussed by a Legco panel meeting on Tuesday. The plan also seeks to simplify procedures for applying to scatter ashes from ...

  6. Island growth

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Samantha Coomber This year will see substantial MICE business growth and openings of the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center and hotel venues, as Bali prepares to host high-level international conferences. Pivotal to this will be Nusa Dua. This enclave on Bali's southernmost tip boasts luxurious resorts and their MICE facilities, excellent infrastructure, plus the island's most ...

  7. Diaoyus activists set up global alliance, vow 2,000 will sail for disputed islands

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau A global alliance of activists fighting for the return of the disputed Diaoyu Islands to China was formed yesterday. The activists vowed to organise a trip of up to 2,000 people to the disputed islands from Hong Kong via Taiwan as early as May. Recent repeated attempts by groups to reach the islands have been thwarted by mainland and Hong Kong authorities. The latest aborted ...

  8. Patrol boats leave island

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Writer Two Chinese fisheries patrol boats left the waters near the disputed Diaoyu Islands on Wednesday morning. The boats were at the islands because of a dispute between China ... the disputed Paracel Islands. ...

  9. Islands in dispute

    Posted Sep 16th 2010, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... Susan Ramsay Who? China and Japan are in a heated clash over Japan's arrest of a fishing boat near a disputed area of the East China Sea near the Diaoyu islands. Taiwan has also ... remains in custody. Activists who believe the area belongs to China have once again set sail to 'claim' the Daioyu islands. When? The incident took place on September 7, since ...

  10. Hong Kong's unseen environmental disaster

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the contractor. Then, the department bypassed the constitutional process to allow the dredging of marine sand on Po Toi Island, damaging the natural habitat of rare table-like coral. In addition, ... estimate of the cost and efficiency of the scheme. In the end, the East Lamma Channel, opposite Ap Lei Chau, was ruined. More than 3.7 million square meters of marine sand was removed in a week, ...




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