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  1. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 28, 2012

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... of issues, including disputes over territorial and maritime boundaries. Mr Woo presented an excellent historical background of the conflict. If the islands were part of China in 1895, then the Treaty ... on the mainland over the disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands. Even if the conflict cools down and the crisis is laid to rest for a while, next year, we will probably be back to square one and history ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 19, 2012

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... maritime safety. These include requesting ferry and launch companies to adopt immediately feasible measures to ensure the provision of adequate life-saving appliances on board and to enhance safety ...

  3. Cardinal Zen disputes charges of meddling

    Posted Feb 14th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung He criticises Beijing for 'sowing discord' over ordinations Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun yesterday hit back at accusations from Beijing that he had hindered the Vatican's approval of bishop ordinations on the mainland and the n ...

  4. Nuns haunted by attack in land dispute

    Posted May 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... right eye is so poor objects held at arm's length are blurred. It has been that way since she and 16 other nuns were beaten by thugs during a land dispute in Xian last November. Sister ... with a November 27 street protest involving 500 clergy and Catholic worshippers in Xian, brought condemnation from the Vatican. Without the attention, two other nuns said the land dispute would have ...

  5. Fast facts

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Head of State Queen Beatrix Prime Minister Mark Rutte Population: 16.61 million (2010) Capital The Hague Official language Dutch Ethnic groups (2008) Dutch (80.7%), EU varieties (5%), others (14.3%) Religions (2006) Roman Catholic (30%), Protestant (20%), Muslim (5.8%), other (2.2%), none (42%) Currency euro GDP US$858.3 billion (2011) Climate Temperate maritime Natural ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH ASIA

    Chinese project manager accused of abusing Koran in Kashmir

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... doctor after he had refused to vacate his room for relocation. "Dr Sajid had a dispute with the company management about the relocation of his room. He refused to vacate the room and Ping ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Could a non-European be a future pope?

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Europeans and North Americans now only account for about 350 million followers. In the West, church authorities are plagued by sex-abuse scandals and disputes over dogmas against birth control, gay ...

  8. Counting the cost of chaotic development

    Posted Jan 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... and plans to spend another 28.6 billion yuan from last year to 2010. Disputes and wrangling between government agencies and departments, and their inability to co-operate have also seriously hampered Beijing's efforts. The row between the environmental watchdog and the maritime authorities began in 2000 when they competed for the leading role in the Bohai Sea clean-up campaign, ...

  9. Ancient values, customs and morals explored

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the transmission of visual motifs via maritime and overland routes between China and Iran. The phoenix on this tile closely resembles the phoenix in contemporary Chinese art. Like the dragon, the phoenix ...

  10. News - World - OBITUARY

    US secular humanist Paul Kurtz dies at 86

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Geneva

    ... which he had left over a succession dispute in 2010. In Geneva, he was hailed by Roy Brown, chief representative at the United Nations Human Rights Council for the International Humanist ...




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