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  1. News - Asia


    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Neighbours consider joint marine patrols MANILA- The Philippine defence chief says his country and neighbouring Indonesia and Malaysia are considering joint patrols of their sea borders to combat piracy, smuggling and movement of al-Qaeda-linked militants. Defence Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said yesterday that he discussed the proposal with his Indonesian and Malaysian counterparts ...

  2. South China Sea becomes safer

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... figures from a Singapore-based anti-piracy agency show. The Regional Co-operation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia, which comprises 17 states, also said ... at an agency conference on piracy and sea robbery yesterday. The figures prompted Yuichi Sonoda, secretary general of the Asian Shipowners' Forum, to say that the situation in Asia had ...

  3. Fishermen fear for cash due from 2010 pirate ordeal

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Two Chinese fishermen released by Somali pirates early last year after a nine-month hostage ordeal still have not received the compensation promised them- and they say Beijing's representatives in Sri Lanka are not protect ...

  4. Proactive author aims to encourage Nepali writers

    Posted Aug 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and Singapore. However, out of fear of piracy, it has not been distributed in Nepal or India. Joshi finds herself in a curious situation as a publisher being unable to sell in her own country for fear ...

  5. Yemen's security challenge tests China's foreign policy

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... tankers, pass annually as they travel between Asia and Europe. But the straits and its surrounding waters have become more recently famous for acts of piracy. Somali pirates have been responsible for a rise in hijackings since 2006, which continue in spite of a multilateral naval force in the region. The risk is that violent upheaval in Yemen would only worsen the risk of piracy or terrorist ...

  6. Events

    Posted May 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Today: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Maritime piracy, kidnapping, product contamination: Positioning Hong Kong as the 'special risk' service and insurance hub for Asia'. Hong Kong Club. Monday, May 9: American Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Growing your business with the latest Web tools and techniques: An example from the world of stem cell ...

  7. Calling the toons

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the exhibition the highlight of the festival. But all that is past glory. The comic book business has been struggling over the past decade for a variety of reasons, including piracy, rising publishing ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... copyright owners could pursue such cases only through civil action. The government has published a 'Guidance Note on Prevention of End-User Piracy in Business' as well as a list ...

  9. PLA Navy ships enter Gulf for the first time

    Posted Mar 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The historic mission follows the end of their three-month rotation on anti-piracy patrols further south off the Horn of Africa and is being closely watched by foreign naval analysts observing ... perfectly with their strategy of using this anti-piracy work for broader goals of quietly building new strategic relationships,' he said. 'We can see a gradual but steady engagement ...

  10. A military role now for one-time aggressors

    Posted Aug 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Japan, Germany and Italy are being pressured to become more involved. Piracy, the threat of nuclear proliferation and extremism are taxing the resources of the world's self-proclaimed ...




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