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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A GOOD WEEK FOR ...

    A Good Week for..., August 24, 2014

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by STAFF

    ... was allowed to overfly China both going to Seoul and returning to the Vatican. He sent greetings to President Xi Jinping and expressed the hope that he could visit China as soon as possible. Pope ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A GOOD WEEK FOR ...

    A Good Week for..., August 17, 2014

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 04:25am by STAFF

    ... to win the prestigious Fields Medal at the congress of the International Mathematical Union in Seoul. The medal, which was first awarded nearly 80 years ago, is considered the Nobel prize ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Signs of a thaw in Sino-Vatican relations after pope's gesture

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:05am by SCMP Editorial

    ... not explicitly addressed the pope's latest message, it allowed his plane to enter Chinese airspace en route to Seoul, knowing that Catholic diplomatic protocol requires that he send greetings ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pope's visit to Korea raises questions about plight of Christians

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 12:11pm by Donald Kirk

    ... 124 Korean martyrs of the Catholic Church in a ceremonial mass to be attended by tens of thousands in Gwanghwamun in central Seoul. While Francis honours the brave souls who died ... at Myeongdong Cathedral in Seoul before leaving on Monday, many will remember the cathedral's place as a centre of protest against dictatorship in South Korea. He may mention human rights ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    To repair Sino-Japan ties, it's up to Shinzo Abe to show sincerity

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... right make for uncertainties; he went to Yasukuni last December with dozens of other politicians, outraging Beijing and Seoul and displeasing ally Washington. Offence will be caused even if he ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:19am by STAFF

    ... month met President Xi Jinping when the latter paid an official visit to the Caribbean island.   Mathematicians talk numbers in Seoul The International Congress of Mathematicians starts ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:39am by STAFF

    ...   Seoul considers rice market liberalisation The South Korean government decides on whether to liberalise its rice industry. Local farmers fear that opening up the rice market will result in fierce competition from overseas. Seoul was able to postpone rice market liberalisation for 10 years under an agreement made with the World Trade Organisation. The accord is set to expire ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Huawei, Lenovo smartphones surge, ZTE fades

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 05:40pm by Doug Young

    ... to the new data from IDC, longtime industry leaders Samsung (Seoul: 005930) and Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) continued to lead the global smartphone market in the second quarter, taking 25.2 per cent ... share rose by more than a percentage point to 5.4 percent. Korea's LG (Seoul: 066570) rounded out the top 5, with sales up nearly 20 per cent as it took 4.9 per cent of the market. Among ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Diplomatic manoeuvring makes for strange bedfellows in Northeast Asia

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 03:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to conclude a free-trade pact this year. North Korea proved how out of step it is with sentiments in Beijing and Seoul by firing missiles ahead of Xi's trip. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo ... by his cabinet's reinterpretation of the pacifist constitution to allow Japanese troops to fight overseas. Beijing and Seoul responded angrily, while Xi and Park reportedly discussed ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Japan needs to mend fences

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 04:32am by SCMP Editorial

    ... imperial troops are bound to be worried. Regional geopolitics are shifting and Beijing and Seoul are now likely to jointly commemorate the 70th anniversary next year of Japan's second world ...




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