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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am

    ... section.   Figures reveal impact of dock strike A more detailed picture emerges of the impact of the dock strike as the Port Development Council releases the April container volumes for the nine Kwai Tsing container ports. The figure for March was down by 5.9 per cent year on year for March and April's figures are expected to show a further decline. The 40-day strike ended early ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, March 13, 2013

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... in North Korea North Korea has undermined its relations with other countries with its latest threat of a "pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States" ("Pyongyang threatens nuclear strike", March 8). Its leadership has traditionally presented a negative image on the world stage, with the emphasis always on military development and becoming a nuclear power. ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A new nuclear order is upon us

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by PAUL BRACKEN

    ... Paul Bracken Paul Bracken calls for new rules in diplomacy and arms control to manage new nuclear order Birth of minor nuclear states should raise alarm North Korea's launch ... be ignored: the world has entered a second nuclear age. This larger pattern needs to be understood if it is to be managed. The contours are still taking shape. But the next few years ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US making waves over China’s sea-based nuclear deterrent

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 07:53pm by ROBERT KARNIOL

    ... Deterrent patrols provide a second-strike capability intended to forcefully discourage a nuclear attack. They promise a crippling response, with submarines hidden in the depths far more effective ... Robert Karniol says China seems unlikely to have made a big leap inits nuclear deterrent capabilities at sea, despite what the US may think Making waves Admiral Samuel Locklear, who heads ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Iran must move beyond words to solve nuclear issue

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for Iran to start. Concern that the country may be using them to develop nuclear weapons has prompted threats of pre-emptive strikes by the US and its Middle East ally, Israel. North Korea's ... Rowhani made a series of encouraging gestures towards the US about negotiations on his country's nuclear programme. Before boarding his flight home on Friday, he had been phoned by his ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, February 25, 2013

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by CORRESPONDENTS

    ... current contingency plans for war with the North include a first-strike nuclear attack. It says the Obama administration's first-term policy of "strategic patience"- with crippling ... first-strike nuclear weapons doctrine and reverse US plans to spend an additional US$185 billion over the next decade to "modernise" America's nuclear arsenal and nuclear weapons ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Halt the Mideast sabre-rattling over Iranian and Syrian arsenals

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to Syria's chemical weapons and Iran's nuclear programme, they are reading from the same book. Both have expressed concern about perceived threats, to the point of suggesting launching air strikes, should the need arise. With Israeli leaders increasing the pitch of their rhetoric, and Obama struggling to maintain his slim lead in opinion polls as the campaigning for November's ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... to putting a nuclear warhead on a missile than Iran and has threatened to strike the United States and its allies- is the more urgent challenge. The major powers still haven't figured out how ... the country's economy simultaneously with its nuclear arsenal. The regime has been brainwashing its people that nuclear weapons would enable it to channel resources into bolstering the economy without ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China carving a role in Middle Eastern affairs

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 06:35pm by ROBERT LAWRENCE KUHN AND Florence Eid-Oakden

    ... China would be pressured not to deal with Iran for oil and other business. Two, nuclear negotiations succeed. Iran strikes a deal with the West but continues to be broadly hostile to its Sunni ... of the nuclear deal with Iran. Even as an interim arrangement, with a shelf life of six months, it can provide substantial relief to Iran's battered economy and has already affected forward ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing rethinks its North Korea policy priorities

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by Paul Letters

    ... Paul Letters Paul Letters says China is learning to strike a balance between its worry over a nuclear North Korea and displeasure at the US presence in Asia Beijing blues Paradoxically, ... leaders see their nuclear threat as their only deterrent to prevent attack from encircling powers, a view China understands. Although Pyongyang has become more of a liability in recent years, ...




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