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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Let there be light: Will Caravaggio bring the Asia Society out of the shadows?

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 11:30pm by Fionnuala McHugh

    ... "No Country- Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia". In three months, 250,000 people went to see it. The same show was on at the Asia Society Hong Kong between October 30 ... Fionnuala McHugh As Caravaggio's Supper at Emmaus goes on show at the Asia Society, Fionnuala McHugh wonders whether the 1606 masterpiece will help bring the organisation to the fore ...

  2. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea fires four missiles into sea amid US-South Korea drills

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 07:51pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Seoul Pyongyang's launch, likely of short-range rockets, seen as protest against US-South Korean military exercises or UN rights report N Korea fires four missiles amid drills North Korea fired what were believed to be four short-range missiles into waters off its east coast yesterday, South Korean defence officials said. The action appeared ...

  3. News - Asia - KOREA PENINSULA

    South Korea calls the North’s missile tests a ‘calculated provocative act’

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 12:50pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... as 'provocative' South Korea on Friday labelled North Korea’s test firing of four short-range missiles a calculated, provocative act timed to coincide with South-US joint military exercises. North Korea ... spectrum, with an estimated reach of 300-800 kilometres – capable of striking any target in the South. “If the North re-engineers Scuds or tests them, we always undertake a serious analysis ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Abe, Park and Xi Jinping display good economics in East Asia, but questionable politics

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 04:32am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Good economics, questionable politics When it comes to economic reform, leaders of Asia's largest economies seem far more rational than with their politics. After all the recent hoopla about Abenomics in Japan and China's reform under Xi Jinping, South Korea's Park Geun-hye becomes the latest to join the Asian reform club. If these leaders ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    South Korean missionary arrested in North makes ‘confession’

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:38pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul A South Korean missionary arrested in North Korea in October said on Thursday he had sought to establish underground churches while operating under the orders of South Korea’s intelligence agency. At a news conference staged in Pyongyang, Kim Jeong-wook, wearing a dark suit and in apparent good health, read a statement that detailed a number ...

  6. News - China Insider - TENCENT

    South African media group struck gold by taking a chance on Tencent

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 02:46pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com How a once pro-apartheid South African publishing group made a fortune by investing early in the company that is now Asia’s largest Internet ... later, the start-up has turned into Asia’s largest internet company worth an estimated HK$1 trillion. The value of Naspers’ stake in Tencent reached HK$370 billion on Friday, almost 1,500 times ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines condemns Beijing’s use of water cannon on fishermen in South China Sea

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:11pm by Reuters in Manila

    ... 90 per cent of the South China Sea’s 3.5 million square kilometres of water. The sea provides 10 per cent of the global fish catch, carries US$5 trillion in ship-borne trade a year and its ...

  8. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Joint US-South Korea military drills to test inter-Korean detente

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 11:51am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korea kicked off its annual joint military exercises with the United States on Monday, despite vocal opposition from North Korea which could threaten ... hopes of greater North-South co-operation. Pyongyang had initially insisted that the joint exercises be postponed until after the reunion finishes on Tuesday, but Seoul refused and- in a rare ...

  9. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Coach Andy Cheung leaving South China 'on good terms'

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 09:48pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... good terms' Andy Cheung Po-chun said his decision to quit as head coach of South China was not due to the club's failure to qualify for the Asian Champions League- and insisted ... Champions League qualifiers," Cheung insisted. "I'm also leaving on good terms with Mr Lo. He has supported me always." South China in a brief statement on Monday announced ...

  10. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnamese pop stars Thu Minh and Thanh Bui join rhino rescue campaign

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:34pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Port Elizabeth, South Africa Two Vietnamese pop stars have been co-opted into South Africa's campaign to save the rhinoceros so that they can help spread the message in East Asia, where demand for rhino horn is huge. The two, Thu Minh and Thanh Bui, were hosted by the Wilderness Foundation, a conservation group operating from the coastal city of Port ...




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