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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Misperceptions dog United States, China regional intentions

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:25am by Alex Lo

    ... maritime disputes may alienate China's neighbours, but they also undermine their confidence that when push comes to shove, the US will always come to the rescue. Point 2: The thinking ... For example, instead of individual maritime fights over, say, the Scarborough Shoal and the Diaoyu Islands, US defence chief Chuck Hagel has turned them into disputes about freedom of navigation. ...

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    China is not displaying contradictory impulses over its major policies

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:48am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com No contradictory impulses from China Many people look back longingly to China's recent past when it minded its own business and was too busy counterfeiting other people's products to worry about asserting sweeping territorial claims in maritime disputes with its neighbours. It was following the famous dictum of Deng Xiaoping: "Keep a cool ...

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    It's Chris Patten against David Cameron on Hong Kong, not Tung Chee-hwa

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:28am by Alex Lo

    ... do is to invite an interrogation of Britain's sense of honour." But does Britain still have a dog in the fight? That's a question to be disputed not between Patten and Beijing, ...

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    No winners as Manila bus hostage row finally ends

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 03:58am by Alex Lo

    ... measures that have public support, only blame when things go wrong. With its maritime disputes with Manila, Beijing opportunistically exploited the hostage crisis to add to the pressure. It has ...

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    Hong Kong protesters, police get all tangled up in the numbers game

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 05:17am by Alex Lo

    ... in their counting on Sunday. Who knows? Still, it's a big difference between 111,000 and 250,000. Such disputes over numbers happen everywhere and may not be terribly meaningful. Usually, ... and others who joined later. There was a similar dispute in April over the size of the protest crowd in Taipei against a trade pact between the mainland and Taiwan, another case of half a million ...

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    China needs to deal with its own backyard rather than taking on Middle Eastern complexities

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 03:44am by Alex Lo

    ... conflict, one of the most intractable territorial disputes on earth. So, failed in the Far East, try the Near East perhaps? No doubt Wang will get a much friendlier reception in that neighbourhood. ... it is strengthening military ties with the US, which will offer US$40 million in aid for its maritime security. We all know what "maritime security" means and which country it is directed against. ...

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    Could cyberspace turn into empty space?

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:08am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Could cyberspace turn into empty space? The way things are going, one shouldn't be surprised if cyberspace ends up as empty space soon. From one end it is leaking like a sieve. Emails and documents are falling off the web into others' laps while a whole set of hackers is prowling around, draining it of all kinds of information. Disputes about ...

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    It may be time for Hong Kong activists to look outwards as good Asians

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 04:00am by Alex Lo

    ... maritime claims in Asian seas, quite relevant. Friedrich Nietzsche talks about the good European who feels at home everywhere across his continent. Perhaps it's time for us to talk about ...

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    Security, not power, is Beijing's goal in air defence zone dispute

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 04:27am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Security, not power, is Beijing's goal "The gains from control over a few uninhabited rocks are vastly outweighed by the risks." Here's a comment by a respected British commentator that perfectly summarises the bafflement of outsiders about China's territorial disputes in the South and East China Seas. Face, nationalism, ...

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    Hong Kong mandarins' fear of legislators

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:01am by Alex Lo

    ... it and he just happened to pick it up. The DAB's Leung accused Long Hair of "unauthorised access" and complained to the panel chairman, but did not dispute the authenticity ...




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