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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rationality is no safeguard against another world war

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 05:03am by ANDREAS HERBERG-ROTHE

    ... that prevented the escalation of that crisis into a world war. In the 1983 nuclear war scare, the world needed more than great fortune to avoid disaster. In our times, all great powers use military means ... helps to develop policies and strategies to avoid the escalation of conflicts and competition in Asia into a new 1914. Thomas Hobbes once famously noted that the natural stage of mankind ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1541897/rationality-no-safeguard-against-another-world-war
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Vulnerability to climate change must persuade Asia to act fast

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 04:34pm by NESSIM AHMAD, KAVEH ZAHEDI

    ... profound is happening. The region has accounted for 91 per cent of the world's total deaths and 49 per cent of the world's total damage due to natural disasters in the past century. Most ... priorities unless they reduce pollution, increase resilience to disasters, promote cleaner energy, better manage forests and natural capital, create liveable cities and increase food security. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1525272/vulnerability-climate-change-must-persuade-asia-act-fast
  3. Effects of disasters could upset supply chains for a year

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... Ed Zhang in Beijing Chinese businesses from sovereign wealth funds to small processing factories are bracing for the long-term fallout from the disasters in Japan. Japan is one ... the fund's Australia-based investment arm. That was before the disasters battered Tepco's Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant, triggering a nuclear crisis. The 21st Economic Herald reported ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741519/effects-disasters-could-upset-supply-chains-year
  4. Business - Commodities - ANALYSIS

    Saudi Arabia's reliance on high oil prices courts disaster

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:17am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Numerous risks face the kingdom's finances, with a collapse in the oil price a real possibility Saudi Arabia's reliance on high oil prices courts disaster Saudi ... per cent at present, the IMF said. Finally, in common with other crude producers, Saudi Arabia faces a challenge from cheap natural gas. Train companies, truckers, ship owners, logistics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1354720/saudi-arabias-reliance-high-oil-prices-courts-disaster
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    When disaster strikes, politics should yield to relief work

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 04:37am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says in a time of disaster, we should all honour our humanity by setting aside political differences to heed the cries for help Higher calling The devastation left ... either. Mother Nature doesn't discriminate; we're in this together. Our hearts and prayers go out to those who suffer. And so I applaud you- all of you heroes who have held on to your ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1356827/when-disaster-strikes-politics-should-yield-relief-work
  6. Mori Trust empowers sustainable urban developments, investments

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 12:39pm by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... disaster preparedness through projects such as the Sendai Trust City, whose fortified construction sheltered about 11,000 people when it was struck by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake in 2011. ... developments in time for the 2020 Summer Olympics. "Balancing growth, profitability and stability, Mori Trust is committed to forming disaster-resilient, eco-friendly sustainable cities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1550252/mori-trust-empowers-sustainable-urban-developments-investments
  7. News - China

    Xi Jinping urges US, China to reconsider their attitudes towards each other

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 12:13pm

    ... disaster for both countries and for the world' President Xi Jinping called on China and the United States to make a correct judgment on their strategic intentions in today’s kick-off speech for an annual high-level dialogue between the two powers. “If we are in confrontation, it will surely spell disaster for both countries and for the world,” he said. The two-day Strategic and Economic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1550223/xi-jinping-urges-us-china-reconsider-their-attitudes-towards-each-other
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Positive signs emerge from Sino-US talks

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... managing differences. The comments reflect the understanding, expressed by Xi on the first day of talks, that confrontation would be a disaster for the nations and the world. The dialogue has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552407/positive-signs-emerge-sino-us-talks
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    If Occupy prompts Beijing to intervene, 'one country, two systems' would take a hit, adviser says

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by Gary Cheung

    ... the central government for assistance from the Hong Kong garrison of the PLA in the maintenance of public order and in disaster relief. Lau, a former head of the Central Policy Unit, the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1552391/if-occupy-prompts-beijing-intervene-one-country-two-systems-would
  10. OYO delivers comprehensive surveying and instrumentation solutions

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 12:14pm by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... of engineering and information system towards Asian markets. OYO seeks like-minded partners for collaboration opportunities in Southeast Asia, with focus on disaster preparedness projects such as urban ... "We do not treat the assessed individual areas or problems separately- we combine construction-related issues, disaster damage mitigation, advanced instrumentation and the environmental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1550224/oyo-delivers-comprehensive-surveying-and-instrumentation-solutions

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