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  1. United Nations grills Hong Kong on EOC

    Posted Aug 09th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Committee wants explanation of how watchdog's independence is being protected A United Nations committee has urged the Hong Kong government to explain how it is safeguarding the independence of the Equal Opportunities Commission. In response to the government's regular report to it, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has asked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/465906/united-nations-grills-hong-kong-eoc
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asean's once united purpose appears adrift on South China Sea

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... it was formed 45 years ago. Asean increasingly looks like merely an association, not an alliance with a united purpose and goal. Only by finding a better way to manage rows that affect member nations ... in the South China Sea, that were heatedly raised at annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations talks in preceding days would take centre stage. There is a time and place for discussion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1088554/aseans-once-united-purpose-appears-adrift-south-china-sea
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Planned joint maritime security exercise shows Asean can lead

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 06:35pm by MARK VALENCIA

    ... that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations can still be a player in the security arena. The timing is auspicious. Asean is currently struggling to present a united front vis-à-vis China regarding ... Mark Valencia Mark Valencia hails the maritime initiative, given the rancour among nations on South China Sea Planned joint exercise shows Asean can set aside differences and lead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1456157/planned-joint-maritime-security-exercise-shows-asean-can-lead
  4. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Manila to tackle sea row 'with or without China' at UN

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Arbitration looms under UN convention to settle territorial dispute over Beijing's 'nine-dash line' The Philippines is about to wade into unchartered waters in its relations with China over the South China Sea. Once China ignores - as expec ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1154951/manila-tackle-sea-row-or-without-china-un
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Critical reflection needed on national education

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... "Time and again, our values have been our best national security asset … The United States supports the expansion of democracy and human rights abroad because … their success abroad fosters ... C.K. Yeung says opponents of national education should see past their fear of brainwashing to give Hong Kong's youth a chance to know more about China's history- so they may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1015488/critical-reflection-needed-national-education
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Can Asean unite over South China Sea?

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode Greg Torode considers whether the call for Asean claimants to the South China Sea to settle their own disputes first will in fact work United stand? There is a simple, ... of Southeast Asian Nations, it is hardly likely to welcome any fresh sign that the grouping is ganging up against it. As recently as three years ago, China had effectively silenced Asean on the South ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1013205/can-asean-unite-over-south-china-sea
  7. China's rivals seek united front

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that comes a year after the United States waded in on the issue. This week, for example, South China Sea issues are expected to dominate talks between Philippine President Benigno Aquino and his ... the Philippines and other members of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Like Sang, Aquino visited Beijing recently- and joint pledges of peace have not ended the contest between his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983052/chinas-rivals-seek-united-front
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How will China deal with region's distrust?

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... of a nervous neighbour of China's reaching out to a re-engaged US, but of nations big and small finding sudden shared interests in their mutual suspicions- a certain safety in numbers, if you ... fashion, and the latter is in turn reaching out to Hanoi. Indonesia is also active in co-operation that reaches beyond the troubled framework of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. While ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1220764/how-will-china-deal-regions-distrust
  9. News - China

    Filipinos back Manila's move to confront China over South China Sea

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 11:49pm by Raissa Robles

    ... before the UN tribunal. Mangahas said respondents had given China a net trust rating of minus 17 per cent, the lowest rating among six nations with whom the Philippines has important dealings. He ... provocative". Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying hit back yesterday, saying that setting up an air defence identification zone was the right of any nation to exercise. "Relevant officials ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1425651/filipinos-back-manilas-move-confront-china-over-south-china-sea
  10. News - China

    Beijing considering new South China Sea air defence zone, says Japanese report

    Posted Jan 31st 2014, 10:30pm by AFP

    ... Sea. China demanded all aircraft provide flight plans when traversing the area, give their nationality and maintain two-way radio communication, or face “emergency defensive measures”. The US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1418122/beijing-considering-new-south-china-sea-air-defence-zone-says-japanese

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