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  1. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Set up regional crisis centre to tackle disasters, Singapore tells Asean

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 12:09pm by Agence France-Presse in Honolulu

    ... Agence France-Presse in Honolulu Defence minister advocates setting up a regional command control centre to step in when Asean governments are 'overwhelmed' by events Singapore ... up [as needed],” he said. At the Asean gathering in Honolulu, defence ministers welcomed Singapore’s proposal to host the crisis centre at Changi naval base, Ng said. The agenda ...

  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China builds influence, one railway at a time

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:32am by Teddy Ng

    ... high-speed rail links with China to be built by 2021- part of Beijing's effort to link Kunming in the southwest with Singapore. But Myanmar's railway ministry director said the 1,215km link ...

  3. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Singapore, Jakarta in diplomatic row over deadly 1965 bombing in city state

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 11:02pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Indonesia dresses twomarines as 1965 bombers A fresh diplomatic row has erupted between Singapore and Indonesia over a 1965 bombing in the city state, after the Indonesian navy dressed two marines as the perpetrators at a defence exhibition. Singapore was "concerned and disappointed" after the two men appeared at the event in Jakarta ...

  4. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Indonesian military snubs Singapore Airshow over ship naming row

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:39am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Indonesia snubs Singapore Airshow over ship row Senior Indonesian military leaders have decided not to attend the Singapore Airshow, Singapore's Ministry of Defence said yesterday, after the eruption of a diplomatic row between the two countries over the naming of a Indonesian naval ship. Singapore's government has been angered by Jakarta's ...

  5. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Singapore riled by Indonesian plan to name ship after 1965 bombers

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore riled by plan to name ship after bombers Singapore has voiced concerns over Indonesia's reported plans to name a naval ship after marines who were executed for bombing an office complex in the city-state during a period of tense relations in the 1960s. Singapore's foreign ministry said in a statement that Foreign Minister ...

  6. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Asean ministers want legally binding code of conduct for South China Sea

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 10:51pm by KYODO

    ... and reduce the risk of unintended conflict there needed to be "substantive" progress on crafting the code, Singapore Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam said after the one-day meeting ...

  7. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Foes China and Japan finally headed for talks during Asean: sources

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 03:52pm by AP, AFP

    ... with its two main military allies in the region barely on speaking terms. The Asean is composed of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand ...

  8. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Any progress at Asean forum will be backstage, analysts say

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:49pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... into the Sino-US rivalry for dominance in the Asia-Pacific." Oh Ei Sun, an analyst at the S.Rajartnam School of International Studies in Singapore, said efforts to rein in China would also be undercut ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China wants to avoid court over maritime disputes, says Vietnam official

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 04:42am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok in Singapore kristine.kwok@scmp.com Official claims Beijing made several requests not to take maritime dispute to arbitration China keen to avoid court, says Vietnam China ... on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Deputy Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh said the country had yet to decide when to seek international arbitration but the decision hinged ...

  10. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing accuses Shinzo Abe of using tensions as pretext for changing military policy

    Posted May 30th 2014, 11:29pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok in Singapore kristine.kwok@scmp.com Chinese official says premier sees territorial dispute as way to amend Japan's security policy Abe accused of using sea tensions ... in Singapore that Abe's denial of Japan's history would intensify concerns at the direction in which he was taking the country. "My observation is that after he came to office he ...




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