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  1. A buffalo soldier fights for animals' return to Lantau

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Marcus Tancock hopes to gather 5,000 signatures in a petition to officials The leader of the activists fighting for the return of 15 detained water buffalo to Lantau says he ... was a child. He is the founder and chairman of the Lantau Buffalo Association. His first memory of the water buffalo was when he was three, watching them with his family on a beach. 'I love ...


    Tensions over disputed islands threaten China-Japan celebrations

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, Julian Ryall

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing and Julian Ryall in Tokyo Beijing event to mark 40th anniversary of normalising relations with Tokyo in doubt as diplomatic tensions mount over island claims DIAOYUS CRISIS THREATENS CHINA-JAPAN CELEBRATIONS Escalating tensions between China and Japan over disputed islands in the East China Sea threaten to scupper celebrations of the 40th anniversary ...

  3. News - China

    Japanese embassy issues alert over Diaoyu Islands protests

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Zhai, Fiona Tam, LOUISE HO, CHAN KIN-WA

    ... that Japan leave the disputed Diaoyu Islands continued in Beijing and other major mainland cities yesterday, with Japanese consulates issuing safety advisories to its citizens in China. Safety concerns have arisen at rallies planned for the weekend. The eight uninhabited islands, in the East China Sea, are claimed by the mainland, Taiwan and Japan - which calls them the Senkaku Islands ...


    Beijing gives UN baselines for Diaoyu Islands, spurring tension with Japan

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Official move signals shift in policy of negotiation with Japan over sharing resources Beijing files Daioyu Island baselines with UN Beijing has submitted its baselines for the Diaoyu Islands to the United Nations - a significant step that puts its territorial dispute with Japan firmly on the international stage - as it sent six surveillance ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Blame geopolitical jostling for island rows

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Hooman Peimani

    ... Hooman Peimani Hooman Peimani points to rise of China and Korea, relative to Japan Geopolitical jostling pushes island disputes to the surface The Asia-Pacific region is no stranger to territorial disputes. In fact, the ownership of certain islands in the South China Sea, the East China Sea and the Sea of Japan have been disputed for decades. So the war of words between China ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    New head of Taiwan's office in Hong Kong aims to promote island's culture

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Head of island's cultural office in Hong Kong wants to widen its reach in the community 'Super saleswoman' pitches Taiwan Hongkongers will get a chance to embrace "Taiwanese-style Chinese culture" in a big way, says a top industry professional who will head the island's cultural office in the city. Katherine Lee ...


    Beijing under pressure to get tough on Tokyo over Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com South Korea and Russia have made strong gestures in their island disputes with Japan, prompting calls for China to take similar action Pressure on China in islands row South Korean President Lee Myung-bak's strong action against Japan in a territorial dispute has triggered calls on the mainland for Beijing to get tougher in defending ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Powerful typhoon lashes Japan’s Okinawa island

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 03:42pm

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo More than 75,000 households lacked power on Monday after a powerful typhoon lashed the southern Japanese island of Okinawa, injuring four people but doing less ... as predicted. Disaster authorities reported no major damage as of early on Monday aside from the blackouts. Roughly 75,000 households were without power on Okinawa and the nearby Amami islands as heavy ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. A happy island of remote isolation where old ways thrive

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan Money, an old saying goes, can't buy happiness. But that doesn't stop many people from looking for happiness by buying lavish apartments, brand-name fashion items and fancy cars. Not in Bhutan, though. Bhutan is one of the world' ...




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