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  1. Foreign formula pours in

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Soaring demand from middle-class mainland parents hoping to pay less for imported infant formula is boosting cross-border milk-powder shipping from Hong Kong into the Pearl River ... in Australia, Japan, the Netherlands and the US offered to send milk powder to parents for 12 yuan per tin. Food processors were also flying off the shelves as parents headed to supermarkets ...

  2. 12 dead in hijacking of Chinese ships

    Posted Oct 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter At least 12 Chinese crew members were killed and the remaining one was still missing in Thailand yesterday after two Chinese-flagged cargo ships they were onboard were ... Chinese-flagged cargo ships, named the Hua Ping and the Yu Xing 8, when they were hijacked by two unknown armed vessels. Guo Zhiqiang, a shareholder of the Yu Xing 8, confirmed yesterday afternoon ...

  3. Mainland court may rehear ship crash case

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com A dispute over a ship collision that was the first of its kind to be heard in Hong Kong's Admiralty Court could be reheard on the mainland. This emerged after Hong Kong's admiralty judge Anselmo Reyes said the mainland-registered ship He Da 98 was 'held wholly responsible for the collision' with the Cyprus-flagged dry bulk ...

  4. U.S. combat ships sail into troubled seas

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... move that analysts in China believe will target the territorial dispute in the South China Sea. The Singapore basing of so-called littoral combat ships- among the fastest and most versatile ... of America's continuing 'operational engagement'. 'We are excited about the decision to deploy [the littoral combat ships],' Commander Leslie Hull-Ryde said in a statement ...

  5. PLA likely to send more ships for UN food aid escorts

    Posted Mar 13th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... operation, are authorised by the UN. They aim to protect merchant ships and aid vessels as well as their crews from pirates off the Somali coast,' Zhang said. A Beijing-based retired PLA major ... naval forces spokesman Commander John Harbour said they were looking forward to hearing more from Beijing on a detailed proposal to help escort World Food Programme ships. 'We are all ...

  6. US ship repair in Vietnam confirms ties

    Posted Apr 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode, chief Asia correspondent A US naval supply ship has completed extensive repairs near Vietnam's coveted Cam Ranh Bay- a fresh sign of quiet co-operation between the two ... and Washington. It is only the second US ship to be repaired in Vietnam. The 40,000-tonne civilian-manned ship was handled by the state-backed Cam Ranh Shipyard in nearby Van Phong Bay, close ...

  7. PLA troops on HK ships in pirate waters

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So, Minnie Chan

    ... Greg Torode, Charlotte So and Minnie Chan PLA special forces soldiers are routinely serving aboard Hong Kong-registered ships during China's anti-pirate convoys around the Horn of Africa. Confirmation of their use on local shipping comes amid a rising debate about the need for arms aboard merchant ships as an international naval effort struggles to contain the reach ...

  8. First US ship allowed in since Kitty Hawk barred

    Posted Jan 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... triggered a diplomatic spat between the two countries. The USS Blue Ridge arrived in the morning, with its commander, Captain David Lausman, saying the ship and more than 700 sailors would stay ... a long-planned Thanksgiving visit to Hong Kong. Hong Kong authorities said the carrier had not been cleared by Beijing. The central government later changed its mind and gave permission for the US ships ...

  9. 'Taiwan the real reason' US ships sent away

    Posted Dec 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Ng Tze Wei

    ... Ng Tze Wei Taiwan is the main cause behind Beijing's refusal to let another US Navy ship make a port call in Hong Kong, a source close to the situation has said. The Pentagon ... had turned away a US Navy ship from Hong Kong. 'It planned to go through the Taiwan Strait on its way to Hong Kong. Beijing wouldn't allow such a sensitive move during the period ...

  10. Hi-tech ship heads this way

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Terminal, Harbour City, for a four-day visit, starting August 10. The crew and the ship are visiting at the invitation of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The Dayang Yihao is fitted out with the latest technology for deep-sea research and exploration, and state-of-the-art navigation and monitoring systems. The ship is also used for sampling and dredging operations. ...




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