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  1. News - China - WEATHER

    Cold front to bring snow and ice to Beijing and northern provinces

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Temperatures to head towards zero today but chill winds should be over before party congress Northern provinces brace for wintry blast A cold front will bring a blast of early winter weather across much of northern China today, ...

  2. Sea row 'chance to foster new ties'

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Tensions in the South China Sea could provide a chance to forge co-operation across the Taiwan Strait, but political trust between Taipei and Beijing ... of cross-strait political trust, he said. 'On the South China Sea issue, the problem is that Taiwan's navy is incapable of defending the islets we control- such as Taiping- in a large military ...

  3. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Real ale, prohibition cocktails among wealth of new Beijing drinking options

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Mark Graham

    ... was to draw a tasteful crowd. It's a sexy place, a playful place. The idea of the upstairs lounge is that you buy a bottle and we give you a kit and ice to make cocktails. It is not just ... warrior filled with various orange-flavoured liquids, and set in a sea of orange and chocolate. It is likely to be present on all menus. Once the new-look Courtyard has settled in, ...

  4. Olympic torch takes a history tour amid sea of yellow and red

    Posted Aug 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... From the wonder of the Great Wall to the mouth of the 2,400-year-old Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, the Olympic torch relay yesterday showcased modern China's rise against a historical backdrop on the eve of the Games. Doves were flown, confetti raine ...

  5. No need for US ships to ruffle the diplomatic seas

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A US scientific vessel on its way to the South China Sea and Taiwan Strait has caused controversy among green groups and may be in danger of sparking a diplomatic incident with China. ... possible effects on marine life raised by some green groups in Asia. The Langseth aims to map conditions beneath the sea floor and study geological processes that produce earthquakes and tsunamis. ...


    Posted Dec 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kilimanjaro before its ice cap melts and the Artic before it is transformed from an ice sheet into a mutinous sea. Customers for this kind of tourism have a simple way of defining their quest- they want to see important sights that are expected to vanish within a generation. This year saw a record loss of Arctic sea ice, allowing the Northwest Passage to open up for the first time in more ...

  7. News - China - WEATHER

    Snow clears smog but brings travel chaos to China

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Snow clears smog but brings travel chaos Snowfall that swept across northern China over the weekend helped ease pollution that had choked parts of the country last week, but concerns about air quality were replaced with travel woes caused by snow and ice in several regions. Beijing Capital International Airport said on its website that nearly ...

  8. News - China

    Briefs, December 15, 2012

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by WIRE AND STAFF

    ... in about 80 deaths in July. Xinhua   Proposal submitted to UN over East China Sea China has submitted a proposal for boundaries of its continental shelf in the East China Sea to the UN Secretariat, ...

  9. Beijing patrol missions predicted to rise

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Beijing will increase its surveillance of disputed waters in the South China and East China seas to safeguard its territorial sovereignty, a maritime expert says. The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) sent six surveillance ships, including the Haijian 50, its biggest, and the Haijian 66, its fastest, to Diaoyu Island in the East China Sea ...

  10. Beijing buoyed by carrier's second sailing

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com China's first aircraft carrier set sail on its second sea trial yesterday, the Ministry of National Defence said. Analysts said the rare high-profile ... and experiments' on its second sea trial out of Dalian, Liaoning province, a press release posted on the ministry's website said. 'Our aircraft carrier platform has finished all relevant ...




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