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  1. Game theory and the South China Sea conflict

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of how players decide strategies in different situations in the face of competing strategies acted out by other players. It is essentially a methodology to understand conflict and co-operation. Posing questions in the context of a simplified model reveals the essential features of a conflict, shorn of its confusing real-life complications. In its simplest form, game theory assumes ...

  2. Life and conflict: a dearth of death

    Posted Feb 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Geoffrey Han

    ... statement three years ago is still relevant. The US is embroiled in another foreign conflict, anti-US sentiment is running high, and some critics say too much attention has been paid to politics ... and it's over, but with sketches you have to take time.' According to the British Museum, more than 2,000,000 Vietnamese died in the conflict between 1959 and 1975. 'I just drew what ...

  3. Take Philippines off black travel alert

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... popular with Hong Kong travellers. What sets the Philippines apart in this service, accessible on the bureau's website, is that it is lumped in with Syria as a no-go area for Hong Kong tourists. Syria warrants a black travel alert because it is wracked by civil war, with heavy casualties. Travellers are also warned off Libya and Yemen because of civil unrest. The Philippines ...

  4. News - Asia

    China rejects Philippine UN mediation effort

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 11:28pm by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Beijing said on Tuesday it has rejected the Philippines’ attempt to seek international arbitration over conflicting claims to territory in the South China Sea. ... conflicting claims to a tribunal operating under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. It wants the panel to declare Beijing’s moves in the potentially oil-rich waters unlawful. ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila open to allowing PLA Navy to visit its bases, says defence chief

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by ALAN ROBLES AND AGENCIES

    ... Nations in Brunei. The Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan also claim parts of the sea, and the area has for decades been regarded as a potential trigger for major military conflict ...


    Thai leader Yingluck offers woman’s touch to solve South China Sea dispute

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:49pm by Associated Press in New York

    ... stressing she wasn’t underestimating the challenge, Yingluck said: “Perhaps I can bring a bit of a woman’s touch to addressing this conflict.” Thailand is the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ liaison with China, which claims most of the sea and has conflicting claims with several Asean members. Diplomatic efforts to date to frame a code of conduct have been heavy-going. Yingluck ...

  7. News - Asia - MANILA

    US and Philippines hold joint naval exercises near disputed reef

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Asian countries. The Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan also claim parts of the sea, and the area has for decades been regarded as a potential trigger for major military conflict ...

  8. News - China

    Philippines vows to defend territory against China

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 05:01pm by AFP

    ... for decades been regarded as a potential trigger for major military conflict in the region. Second Thomas Shoal is a tiny group of islets and reefs in the Spratly Islands chain, about 200 kilometres ...


    Malaysian PM echoes Beijing's call for joint development in South China Sea

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Bangkok Malaysian PM says it's better to share prosperity rather than row over South China Sea resources Najib echoes Beijing's call for joint development Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak appeared to side with Beijing as he called for claimants in the South China Sea to jointly develop resources to avoid conflict and prevent "extra-regional ...

  10. Lai See

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Howard Winn Absurd Hong Kong travel alert puts Philippines on par with Syria Since we now have a new administration perhaps it would like to rethink the way the government's outbound ... all travel; red- avoid non-essential travel; and amber- exercise caution. There are two countries carrying a black alert. One, unsurprisingly, is Syria, which was recently dubbed the most ...




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