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  1. Chelsea ensure spotlight stays on Asia Trophy

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... year when this tournament was played in Beijing, when Manchester United were also on their Asian tour at the same time? It won't happen next year,' Paul Kam, chairman of ProEvents Group, the local organisers, said. Kam was referring to the controversy caused by visits to Asia by Manchester United and Liverpool coinciding with the Asia Trophy in Beijing. Tottenham, Hull, ...

  2. United front is best path of persuasion on Iran

    Posted Jun 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Iran's President Mahmood Ahmadinejad went to Shanghai last week to praise China, not to pour scorn on it for backing the latest round of United Nations sanctions on his country. He ... the United States and the UN Security Council. Instead he appeared at the World Expo to smooth over Tehran's initial anger at Beijing's failure to use its power of veto to block fresh ...

  3. Parties unite over beating of journalists

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Eva Wu and Gary Cheung City politicians from across the spectrum put on a rare show of unity yesterday in response to the beating of three Hong Kong journalists by police in Xinjiang last week. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Ho ...

  4. Chinese 'united by manned mission'

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... poverty and address other social ills. 'China spends just over one billion [US dollars] a year on the programme, or just one-tenth of the 15 billion spent by the United States,' he said. ...

  5. Three-nation crack unit needed to fight terrorism, says Ramos

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... available for certain disciplines for such a unit,' Mr Ramos said. The idea received mixed reaction from Southeast Asian counterterrorism experts. Senior fellow with the Asia-Pacific Centre ...

  6. Replay: The Week in Review

    Posted Aug 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... season and he has not heard from the manager since he left Manchester United. Asked when he last spoke to the man who helped shape his career, Beckham initially cannot remember when they last had a conversation. Then he adds: 'I think it was at the Everton game.' That match was on May 11. Stand by for icy winds if Real Madrid and Manchester United meet in the Champions League ...

  7. The schoolteacher warrior of Darfur

    Posted Oct 21st 2004, 12:00am by Katharine Houreld

    ... Katharine Houreld in London Minni Minawi pleads his case for international intervention in his people's battle Minni Minawi does not look like a warlord. The former primary schoolteacher is a slender, softly spoken Sudanese, in a grey pinstripe suit that would blend into any Hong Kong street. One of his aides is wearing Manchester United socks. Yet 34-year-old Minawi ...

  8. Pressure on China to let UN security group grow

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Facing a renewed bid from the so-called G4 countries- India, Japan, Brazil and Germany- for permanent membership on the United Nations Security Council, China is coming under ... the second world war. Five permanent members- wartime victors the United States, France, Britain, Russia and China- enjoy veto rights over all its resolutions, while 10 non-permanent seats rotate ...

  9. Emirates begin to recover after global turmoil

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... Ed Peters As the financial centre of the Gulf and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), it didn't take Dubai long to bounce back from the global financial turmoil. A steadily growing oil price and a strict policy of fiscal prudence soon saw the emirate climbing back to its original prominence. Dubai's economic relationship with Hong Kong has long been healthy. In concert ...

  10. Beijing's maritime goals create waves for Washington

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the East Lamma channel have been conspicuous by their absence. Unusually, the United States did not seek Beijing's permission for even a single visit, even though two carrier strike groups ... analyst Babbage notes that regional security planners are 'reluctantly asking whether the United States will rise to the challenge'. 'Generally in closed-door discussions, ...




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