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  1. Talking points

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ocean News, a newspaper affiliated with the administration, reported that the North China Sea branch was preparing to sue ConocoPhillips China for damages over the spills. Rugby union breaks ground for Tin Shui Wai pitch The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union will conduct a groundbreaking ceremony for a new HK$10 million rugby pitch in Tin Shui Wai. The ground, complete with artificial ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US interest fading in pivot to Asia

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... Richard Halloran Richard Halloran says with only a year gone, America already appears to be pulling back from its avowed strategic 'rebalancing' towards Asia Pivoting away After a little more than a year of fanfare, President Barack Obama's "pivot" of American political, economic and military attention to Asia and the Pacific seems to be fading. The clues ...

  3. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Lack of trust clouds strategies of China, Japan and the US in East Asia

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by Chow Chung-Yan

    ... and observers, America's new stand is flawed. America's alliance system in Asia-Pacific, forged during the cold war, was built with a clear objective: to counter and contain the Soviet Union ... Chow Chung-yan chungyan.chow@scmp.com A lack of trust and understanding cloud the diplomatic strategies of the big three players in East Asia – China, Japan and the United States A place ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama seeks to renew Asia role with rescheduled trip

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 09:48am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US president to travel to Asia in April seeking to reinforce Washington's 'pivot' to the region President Barack Obama will visit Asia ... would make up with his trip next year, saying: “Our friends in Asia deserve and will continue to get our highest-level attention.” “No matter how many hotspots emerge elsewhere, we will continue ...

  5. Asia seen better bet than US or Europe

    Posted Jan 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of quantitative easing but the chance of a double-dip recession was low, according to Probyn. Meanwhile, the European Union has yet to come up with a conclusive plan to bail out its debt-ridden members. ... currencies against the US dollar this year, said Frances Cheung, a senior strategist for Asia ex Japan for Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank. Hong Kong's banking system is expected ...

  6. Where the hell are the Yanks?

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... to this event from the world's sole superpower and they have to be a force regardless of the lack of an indigenous rugby culture. If this was the pinochle world championship being held in Ulan ... are going to go where the money is and there is no money in rugby domestically,' said Steve Marcopoto, chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. 'There's no feeder ...

  7. Hong Kong push sevens big boys all the way

    Posted Apr 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong proved they are not out of place in the company of the big boys when they pushed core teams Australia and the United States to the limit at a rainy and windswept Japan Sevens in Tokyo yesterday. Despite losing ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No one nation, whether America or China, can rule Asia

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... Simon Tay Simon Tay says more are seeing China, rather than the US, in that role While Asia won't be ruled, it is in need of leadership At their California summit, President Xi ... forward. The key point to come out of the meeting is rapport. The unresolved question of Asia-Pacific relations hovered in the background. Xi touched on this by saying that "the vast Pacific ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Biden to visit China, Japan, South Korea in new US push

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 09:37am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Vice-president plans to consolidate ties and build relationships during December trip as US pivots towards Asia US Vice-President Joe Biden will visit China, Japan and South Korea next month, the White House said on Monday, as it seeks to ease doubts about its commitment to Asia. On the trip in the first week of December, Biden ...

  10. News - World - US DEFENCE

    Nuclear arms stockpile requires overhaul, US officials say

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 11:40am by Reuters in Washington

    ... The modernisation effort has drawn criticism from arms control groups. The independent Union of Concerned Scientists said in a report last week the plans were misguided and violated the spirit of Obama’s ...




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