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  1. HK Airlines sacks nine pilots objecting to salary cuts

    Posted Apr 12th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... who were mostly expatriates from Australasia and South America, had been sacked. The move comes amid severe cost-cutting at the start-up airline, which operates Boeing 737 aircraft on regional flights in competition with airlines including Dragonair. Earlier this year, it asked all cockpit crew to take a week's unpaid leave. A copy of the new contract seen by the Sunday Morning ...

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    Hanoi draws on wartime rival's stance to bolster South China Sea claim

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... propaganda battle over the disputed South China Sea could yet produce an intriguing victor- the former regime of South Vietnam that it defeated in 1975 after years of war. The stance- both rhetorical ... sovereignty against challenges from China in the 1950s and in 1974, when Chinese forces attacked a crumbling South Vietnamese navy to take over their holdings in the western Paracels, completing ...

  3. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Estee Lauder eyes big Asian expansion as mainland China sales roar

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... The company has 38,500 staff worldwide. "Hong Kong and mainland China are very important markets to us," Lauder told the South China Morning Post, adding the mainland market was showing the strongest growth of any around the world. "Chinese shoppers are not only buying in China, but they shop in Hong Kong, Paris, London and at airports whenever they travel. Chinese customers like ...

  4. Tougher line urged on South China Sea

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... (Asean) talks in Phnom Penh today, where the South China Sea dispute is expected to dominate meetings. The mainland speakers at yesterday's forum suggested that existing security mechanisms in Asia were ineffective, resulting in uncertainty over regional stability. 'The situation in the South China Sea does not look optimistic,' said Luo Yuan, a retired People's ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No one nation, whether America or China, can rule Asia

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... that China has grown more assertive recently about its claims over the South China Sea. Similarly, tensions over disputed islands further north have prompted Japan to embrace its alliance ... Simon Tay Simon Tay says more are seeing China, rather than the US, in that role While Asia won't be ruled, it is in need of leadership At their California summit, President Xi ...

  6. Quick approval for new Beijing envoy

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... in a country where appointments often become dragged-out political fights. In an interview with South China Morning Post, Congressman Roilo Golez, the CA's vice-chairman, said that Brady's ... Alan Robles in Manila In a major step towards defusing the tensions in the South China Sea, the Philippines has rushed the confirmation of its ambassador to China. The powerful bicameral ...

  7. 100 years at the heart of HK

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The histories of Hong Kong and the South China Morning Post are inextricably entwined. As the following pages show, this is a newspaper that has come through the best and the worst ... financially. From grand early aspirations to promote the cause of republicanism in China, through the strife of the war years, and beyond the boom times of the 80s and 90s, the Post has become part ...

  8. South China Sea becomes safer

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis in Singapore keith.wallis@scmp.com The South China Sea has become safer for merchant vessels with no reported hijackings or attacks in the first three months of this year, ... in the South China Sea from six last year to zero this year was due to increased patrols and surveillance by coastguard and naval personnel. At the same conference, Torben Skaanild, secretary general ...

  9. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China digest, August 13

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... such as fraud, extortion and trafficking guns and drugs, the Beijing Morning Post reports. More than 200,000 pieces of information associated with the illicit actions were deleted. FUJIAN Child-loss ... the Beijing Times reports, citing the South China Sea Rescue Bureau. It was unclear when the fishermen would be returned to Vietnam. The Paracels, called the Hoang Sa Islands by Vietnam and the Xisha ...

  10. Points of dispute in South China Sea become clearer

    Posted Jul 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... If weeks of diplomacy surrounding the disputed South China Sea have yet to calm tensions fully, they have at least shown the region's strategic fault-lines in ever-sharper relief. When People's Liberation Army chief Chen Bingde met his US counterpart Admiral Mike Mullen in China last week, the South China Sea surfaced in their private and public discussions ...




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