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  1. Free flow of money but not for crime

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... narcotics agents seized HK$4 billion worth of heroin and crystal methamphetamine, or Ice, involving a syndicate with Hong Kong links. Our officials are understandably sensitive to the claim ... of heroin and Ice, and that the city's modern banking system provides a conduit for the money-laundering essential for drug bosses to reap the full gains to be made from their evil trade. ...

  2. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    US to hold sea drill with South Korea in warning to North

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Three-day exercise by US and South Korean navies featuring a nuclear submarine comes as Pyongyang apparently readies for atomic test Allies' sea drill ... widely expected nuclear test. The three-day exercise will be held in the Sea of Japan, or East Sea, off the South Korean port city of Pohang, the Yonhap news agency reported. Meanwhile North ...

  3. News - World - WEATHER

    Alaskan fisherman survives 24 hours adrift at sea in plastic tub after storm

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy Tribune in Seattle Teenager survives 24 hours adrift in chilly seas after boat capsizes in storm Alaskan fisherman saved by aplastic tub A 19-year-old fisherman whose boat capsized in the chilly waters of southern Alaska floated for more than 24 hours in a 1.2-metre plastic fish tub, singing Row, Row, Row Your Boat to keep his spirits up. Ryan Harris was rescued from ...

  4. News - China

    China, US to form group on climate change

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... concerning "climate change and its worsening impacts". Those included rising global temperatures, rapid melting of Arctic sea ice and "the striking incidence of extreme weather events ...

  5. Death by fire or ice is death nevertheless

    Posted Sep 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Michael Pettis

    ... Michael Pettis 'Some say the world will end in fire,' said American poet Robert Frost, 'Some say in ice.' As bad outcomes go, ending in fire was the more likely ... expansion end either in the fire of inflation or in the ice of deflation. Either outcome reflects the need for the underlying economy to reflect monetary conditions by forcing on to the economy ...

  6. U.S. combat ships sail into troubled seas

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... move that analysts in China believe will target the territorial dispute in the South China Sea. The Singapore basing of so-called littoral combat ships- among the fastest and most versatile ... of the South China Sea issue... it can be seen as one of the concrete measures to contain China. It is an important signal,' Wang said. Officials in China have raised fresh concern about US ...

  7. U.S. shows 'bad timing' in South China Sea: general

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com China's top military officer yesterday criticised the United States for its recent military drills in the South China Sea, calling this 'bad ... The South China Sea remains a sensitive issue between the two superpowers, with Beijing frequently voicing frustration over US military drills in the region with Vietnam, the Philippines, Australia ...

  8. U.S. under pressure over sea dispute

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode As tensions in the South China Sea dispute degenerate into the most serious crisis in years, the 60-year-old security treaty binding the United States to the Philippines, its ... by China as it asserts sovereignty within its controversial nine-dotted line that claims virtually the entire South China Sea. But, so far at least, US officials are stopping short of outlining ...

  9. 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

    ... and security and to US interests”. She urged all sides to “reject coercion and aggression,” and renewed the US call for a code of conduct to govern disputes in the South China Sea. In a potential ...

  10. Piecing together the Pacific pivot

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... China Sea, the move is already serving the ends of the pivot. Professor Carl Thayer, a veteran South China Sea scholar with the Australian Defence Force Academy, noted that the appearance ... the cold war days of large bases such as Subic Bay, it does need increased air and sea port access under its 'places not bases' strategy. That is also expected to see increased use ...




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