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  1. 'Wage war in South China Sea'

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com There is logic, benefit and good reason for China to wage a war in the South China Sea, with the Philippines and Vietnam being the two key targets, an energy expert says. A commentary published in the Global Times- a newspaper under the Communist Party's People's Daily- on Tuesday said the South China Sea was the 'ideal ...

  2. Without Beijing's patronage, HK would be just another city

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I read S. W. Lau's letter ('Hong Kong people entitled to basic human right of democracy', December 19), replying to my letter ('Don't wave rights covenant to China ... China's [alleged] breach of an international treaty'. The moral about the 1999 bombing is that even if an action is right, it must be executed with prudence. The US mistook China ...

  3. HK to reassess security after Kashgar attack

    Posted Aug 05th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China and a university student, Christina Chan Hau-man, who staged a pro-Tibet protest during the Olympic torch relay in Hong Kong in May, have said ...

  4. On duty with the PLA

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... It's strict, confined and regimented, but after all, it is a military barracks, part of the People's Liberation Army's Hong Kong Garrison. But it is not a secretive setting. Post photographer May Tse was welcomed onto the PLA's naval b ...

  5. Hu's review puts PLA in plain sight

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Since the handover, it has been state policy to keep the presence of the People's Liberation Army discreetly away from Hong Kong's general populace. So it came as a bit of a shock when President Hu Jintao flew into town ...

  6. Tales from the troops: 15 years of PLA in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com A journalist once tried to trick People's Liberation Army troops in Hong Kong into accepting a cash bribe- but failed. This is among anecdotes related by the PLA in an article about the garrison's experiences durin ...

  7. Take Philippines off black travel alert

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Security Bureau's website says its outbound travel alert system aims to help people better understand the level of risk or threat to personal safety in the 85 countries most popular with Hong Kong travellers. What sets the Philippines apart in th ...

  8. Most back police over protest clashes

    Posted Aug 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Nearly two-thirds of Hongkongers see protesters clashing with police and obstructing traffic as too radical and unacceptable, a university poll found. More than 60 per cent of the 832 adults interviewed for the poll think ...

  9. Merits of the right to serve

    Posted Jun 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... officer's broaching of the subject finally puts it on the table of public discussion. Governments on both sides of the border have, in the almost 14 years since China resumed sovereignty over Hong ... to train and serve in harsh and tough conditions. But above all these is the reality that the PLA upholds the absolute leadership of the Communist Party of China and is constitutionally bound to do ...

  10. Phone scam suspects arrested

    Posted Sep 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Five Hongkongers suspected of involvement in a cross-border phone scam have been arrested in a joint operation conducted by local and mainland police. Hong Kong police said yesterday at least HK$23 million was involved. They said that the s ...




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