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  1. Russia eyes closer ties on Korean Peninsula

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Donald Kirk Vladimir Putin's resurgence as president of Russia evokes uneasy memories of the era of Soviet rule when Russia was the dominant element in an empire that encompassed much of eastern Europe and central Asia. Since the fall of communist ru ...

  2. A chance to transform the Korean peninsula

    Posted Feb 11th 2008, 12:00am by Doug Bandow

    ... Doug Bandow The Bush administration's attention is focused on the Middle East, but the Korean peninsula also requires attention. The impending inauguration of conservative Lee ... is not interested in a confrontation on the peninsula. He is no more likely to risk war- or support a US-policy that risks war- than the current government. Washington should incorporate a more aggressive ...

  3. Cool of the Wild

    Posted May 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Jennifer Cardenas

    ... Jennifer Cardenas Adventure seekers who have 'done it all' should consider one of Swan Hellenic's award-winning Antarctic expeditions. A number of itineraries are on offer from voyages through South Georgia and the Falklands, to the South Shetland Islands through to the Antarctic Peninsula. Prices start at GBP4,975 (HK$76,000) for 16 days. For more information ...

  4. Shanghai gets top Harry Winston store

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a smaller salon inside the lobby of the Peninsula Shanghai hotel on the city's popular Bund. 'These stores are to open before January or February,' Frederic de Narp (pictured), ... mainland locations include salons inside the Peninsula Beijing Palace Hotel and The Peninsula in Tsim Sha Tsui. In December last year, the company said it was keen to establish a subsidiary ...

  5. Pizza the action

    Posted Feb 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Italian label Patrizia Pepe recently made its debut in Hong Kong with the opening of a boutique at the IFC Mall, Central. Designed by Patrizia Bambi, it offers a range of cool club gear and versatile day wear. It has proved a steady favourite in Europe, and the company is already making Asian inroads with shops in Japan and on the mainland. A flagship store will open at The Peninsula ...

  6. Quick guide- Singapore

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... There are plenty of gyms and spas. Local interest Many people visit Singapore on business, but it also caters to leisure pursuits and makes a good jumping-off point to the Malaysian peninsula ...

  7. The hills are alive

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... be built into 8,730 sq ft. There are also reports that the developers of Redhill Peninsula, Chinachem and Sino Land, are planning to sell 51 houses and 120 luxury apartment units, with an estimated ... Hill Road, Redhill Peninsula, Repulse Bay, Deep Water Bay, Stanley and Shek O. The range may sound large, but big projects are few and far between,' says Kenneth Chiu, sales director ...

  8. Travellers' checks

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... for travel around the Kanto area, which comprises greater Tokyo and the surrounding region, including the Izu Peninsula, the Fuji Five Lakes and the mountains and onsen hot-spring resorts of Gunma ... and www.jreast.co.jp/e/kantoareapass . Adults only P&O Cruises, from the Peninsula and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, has just finished a multimillion-pound refurbishment of its oldest ship, the Oriana (above), ...

  9. China protests to N Korea after 3 shot dead at border

    Posted Jun 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Friday's shooting follows a sharp rise in tensions on the Korean Peninsula after a South Korean warship, the Cheonan, was sunk in April, with an international investigation finding it was torpedoed ... to exercise restraint. Liu Ming, director of Korean Peninsula studies at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, said the Dandong shooting would have a limited impact on China's stance ...

  10. Asian powers skirt N Korea issue

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... officials, Kyodo News reported that Hu, Noda and Lee confirmed the importance of the three countries' close co-operation to avoid an escalation of tensions in the Korean Peninsula. Hu promised ...




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