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  1. News - China - UNITED NATIONS

    Clinton calls for restraint in dispute over Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 08:36am by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York US emphasises dialogue as China, Japan tensions rise US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged China and Japan on Thursday to let “cool heads” prevail in a festering ... UN General Assembly meeting in New York and said it was important to ratchet down tensions over the islands, known as the Diaoyu Islands in China and the Senkakus in Japan, a senior State ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1049217/clinton-calls-restraint-dispute-over-diaoyu-islands
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New Territories villagers must play by the rules

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in the New Territories. They are worried that the restrictions will curb their right to build homes on their land. To pre-empt the restriction, they tried to wipe out the mangrove habitat. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580942/new-territories-villagers-must-play-rules
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New town in northeast New Territories threatens businesses and jobs

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Olga Wong

    ... in the northeast New Territories, bulldozers will not just raze hundreds of metal and concrete squatter homes. They will also destroy businesses and factories, including one run by James Pong Yuen-shin. ... the northeastern New Territories and Tung Chung- including sites to be rezoned in the next few years. That area would be 30 times the size of Taikoo Shing, and provide industrial space 73 times the size ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548174/new-town-northeast-new-territories-threatens-businesses-and-jobs
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan extends its sea territory by 177,000 sq km in line with UN ruling

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:09pm by Julian Ryall

    ... territory Tokyo has acted on a decision by a United Nations commission to approve a 177,000 sq km extension of its sovereignty claims to its continental shelf. The newly claimed areas are identified ... the right to file a new request for control over the area with the UN committee, it has no plans to do so immediately. A further two regions, the Ogasawara Plateau and the Minami-Iwo Island region ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1589572/japan-extends-its-sea-territory-177000-sq-km-line-un-ruling
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Why New Territories new-towns plan makes a lot of sense

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 04:03am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com New-towns plan makes a lot of sense Amid all the fire and brimstone in and outside of the legislature over initial funding for two proposed New Territories towns, ... such eventualities. Since they have extensive land banks across the New Territories, no new town development will be possible if we must exclude private developers from building on their own land. Second, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1543184/why-new-territories-new-towns-plan-makes-lot-sense
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Chaos as initial funding for new towns in New Territories approved by Legco panel

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 02:36pm by Tony Cheung, SAMUEL CHAN, Ada Lee

    ... Tony Cheung, Samuel Chan and Ada Lee Pan-democrats, protesters cry foul but HK$340 million funding passes Chaos as new-towns cash approved Lawmakers last night finally approved the government's request for preliminary funding for work on controversial new towns amid chaotic scenes and vows of legal action from pan-democrats, who said the vote was illegitimate. Members ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541610/battle-over-new-territories-towns-plan-enters-seventh-round-lawmakers
  7. News - China - MACAU

    Macau casino workers join protests for higher wages as labour unrest sweeps territory

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:44pm by Bloomberg

    ... to US$91,376 in 2013, making it among the richest territories globally after Luxembourg, Norway and Qatar, according to the World Bank. Macau's casinos are counting on more growth with all six of the city's operators opening new resorts. "We'll see the bargaining power of the casino worker union strengthen because of the limited number of labour," said Elio Yu, an associate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1584558/macau-casino-workers-join-protests-higher-wages-labour-unrest-sweeps
  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    It's our right, say New Territories leaders fighting to keep small-house policy

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 12:38am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Unflattering portrayals of New Territories leaders in the film Overheard 3 has not deflected powerbrokers Leung Fuk-yuen and Hau Chi-keung from a mission ... residents (so-called ding), tenants, and property developers. And the film doesn't shy from the fact it's loosely based on real events, with several characters resembling New Territories ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1545665/its-our-right-say-new-territories-leaders-fighting-keep-small
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Benefits outweigh costs of northeast New Territories development

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 12:56pm by Bernard Chan

    ... Council in force today for the third week running, as the Finance Committee continues discussions on funding for development in the northeast New Territories. This plan has become another battle ... redevelopments, like Lee Tung Street in Wan Chai, produced only luxury homes. But the northeast New Territories plan is about homes for ordinary people. Opponents also say that development will raise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1540856/benefits-outweigh-costs-northeast-new-territories-development
  10. Sport - Rugby

    Coach Anna Richards leads Hong Kong into unknown territory

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 08:15pm

    ... is coach Anna Richards who, as a four-time winner of the Women’s Rugby World Cup with New Zealand’s Black Ferns, is no stranger to the pressures of top-level rugby. If we can post some good results ... New Zealand to victory in the WRWC and coaching relative minnows Hong Kong in a series qualifier. “This will be a massive challenge. The likes of Netherlands, Brazil, France, Japan and China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1577063/coach-anna-richards-leads-hong-kong-unknown-territory

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