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  1. The ice breakers

    Posted Oct 24th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Japan in almost seven years when he embarked on what he called his 'ice-melting' trip. Some analysts dismissed the visit as symbolic, giving a perception of warming ties rather than helping resolve bilateral disputes over historical events or the exploration of resources such as natural gas in the East China Sea. But Mr Wen's publicity stunts- jogging in public parks, ...

  2. Beijing pressure intense in South China Sea row

    Posted Sep 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode chief Asia correspondent China's protests against international oil firms signing exploration deals with Vietnam in the disputed South China Sea were more extensive- ... and Chevron- as well as smaller firms such as Petronas of Malaysia, coming under pressure after striking deals with Hanoi. Some pulled out or put their exploration plans off southern Vietnam on ice ...

  3. News - China

    Obama warns China against ‘coercion’ at sea

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 09:48am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... claim over sparsely populated islands managed by Tokyo in the East China Sea. The Philippines and Vietnam have also charged that China has used assertive means to exert claims in the conflict-riven South China Sea, although tensions have abated slightly with Hanoi in recent weeks. State Councilor Yang Jiechi, addressing a press event at the end of the two days of talks, said ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong man caught with 300 grams of Ice

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 02:16pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit A Hong Kong man was arrested after trying to smuggle 330 grams of the party drug Ice, or crystal meth, from the mainland, police said on Thursday. The man, 49, was stopped by police and customs officers at the immigration hall at the Lo Wu border control point, while returning from Shenzhen on Wednesday afternoon. A search of his bag revealed the 330 grams of the drug ...

  5. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Beijing looks like a 'bully' by rejecting arbitration on South China Sea issue

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... bad' Beijing's rejection of international arbitration to resolve disputes over its claim to most of the South China Sea makes it look like a "bully" in the world community, a leading US expert on Chinese law said this week. In January, the Philippines challenged the validity of China's nine-dash line- which defines its claim to a sea area that stretches hundreds ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Australian minister Tony Burke will pitch Antarctic ice plan in Beijing

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Australia sends minister to break ice with China Australia wants to help the Chinese government turn its water into cash, and join forces with Beijing to find million-year-old ice in Antarctica, says Tony Burke, the country's environment minister. Visiting Hong Kong before an official visit to the mainland, Burke said he would meet his counterpart on water, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    South China Sea code of conduct between Asean and China in peril

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... negotiations with Asean over worsening tensions in the South China Sea, the Philippines' actions in the past week may have provided them with one. Manila's move to use the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea to force a ruling on China's controversial claim to virtually the entire South China Sea is as bold as it is intriguing, setting the stage for several years of legal ...

  8. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Manila's action over South China Sea could risk aggravating disputes

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Sea dispute battle A single act in Manila this week shifted the diplomatic and legal battle lines in the intensifying South China Sea dispute. When Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del ... line", through which it stakes a claim to virtually the entire South China Sea. It could also further imperil troubled diplomatic efforts by China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon makes a rare intervention in South China Sea row

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode and Agencies Ban Ki-moon makes rare comment on territorial dispute, urging an amicable settlement but offering technical assistance if required U.N. chief intervenes in sea row UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon made a rare intervention yesterday in the deepening South China Sea sovereignty dispute, urging an "amicable" settlement but offering assistance ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China sounds clear warning over South China Sea

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode Greg Torode says there's no doubting China's newfound assertiveness in pressing its South China Sea claims- and it is alarming others Clear warning In the evolving story of the South China Sea- now an issue with broadening international dimensions- the events of the past few days are potentially highly significant. The importance of reports from Hainan ...




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