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  1. Singapore calls off World Challenge

    Posted Apr 18th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... event. But the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) yesterday said it had no plans to step in and host the four-team tournament, which would have featured top English sides Gloucester ... Alvin Sallay Singapore's ambition to become the sporting hub in Asia suffered a blow when the inaugural World Club Challenge tournament to be held in July was cancelled, apparently ...

  2. Worrying wait for sporting bodies

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the company gave up its sponsorship of the Hong Kong Tennis Classic. It has happened in golf, rugby and cricket, too. Terry Smith, former president of the Hong Kong Cricket Association and longtime ...

  3. News - China

    Briefs, September 27, 2012

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... "The failure of the Stalinist model of the former Soviet Union doesn't necessarily mean Leninism has nothing good to learn from," said Yan Jianqi, secretary general ...

  4. Perfect time for Asia to boost economic influence

    Posted Nov 20th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... crisis and the deepening slump. This is an opportunity for Asia to increase its influence in managing the world economy, provided leading players- China, India, Japan and South Korea- can put ... the depth of the downturn. The interests of advanced and emerging economies are reasonably balanced in the G20. Members from the former include the US, European Union, Britain, Canada, France, ...

  5. Talking points

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... six-month presidency of the European Union tomorrow, much to the annoyance of its nemesis, Turkey. Turkey decided last year it would boycott the EU presidency when Cyprus takes over from Denmark, ...

  6. Talking points

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... counterparts from the P5+1 world powers - Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States, and Germany - plus the European Union. Ceremony returns Sunbeam Theatre to opera lovers The Sunbeam Theatre, ...

  7. On shaky ground in disputed waters

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent When China announced last week the creation of Sansha on an island in the Paracels archipelago it highlighted a key sensitivity- and potential ... 11-year Vietnam war that pitted the US-backed regime in Saigon against communist Hanoi, supported by China and the Soviet Union, was by then near its end. Until then, the largely uninhabited ...

  8. A first step to stopping a war, but much still to do

    Posted Aug 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... European Union intervention has, thankfully, pulled Georgia and Russia apart after days of dangerous conflict over the former's breakaway region of South Ossetia, although the peace ... the former Soviet Union in 1991. That the regions are geographically part of Georgia, yet ethnically and linguistically distinct, has fuelled the aspirations of separatist groups. Many ...

  9. Public Eye

    Posted Aug 20th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... declare independence? A. It depends on which breakaway region. If it's Kosovo breaking away from the Russia-friendly Serbia, then yes, the US and the European Union can recognise ...

  10. Global activists join forces and weigh options to reclaim Diaoyus

    Posted Dec 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a resource-rich slice of the Pacific Ocean. Thirty delegates attending a forum in Xiamen, Fujian province, agreed to set up a union of organisations to defend the islands, over which the mainland, Taiwan ... bureaus on the mainland to set up the union. The forum, co-sponsored by the Patriotic Coalition website and www.china918.net, considered ways to gain control of the islands. 'Some proposals ...




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