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  1. Demand to bar Bangladeshi soldiers from peacekeeping role

    Posted Aug 25th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Bangladesh has so far offered more troops than any other Muslim nation for a UN peacekeeping force for Lebanon, but a Hong Kong-based human rights group wants them barred ... in peacekeeping operations, stop more being sent and eject the country from the new Human Rights Council until concerns have been dealt with. Bangladesh has offered to send 2,000 troops to Lebanon. ...

  2. News - China - INDIA

    Chinese defence minster makes peace-keeping trip to New Delhi

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com While Beijing battles territorial disputes with Japan, Defence Minister Liang Guanglie makes landmark peace-keeping trip to India China to seek calm on Indian border Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie will signal Beijing's desire to maintain calm on the disputed Sino-Indian border in the Himalayas by including the PLA's Tibet ...

  3. Cambodians and Thais must let Asean mediate

    Posted Feb 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Association of South East Asian Nations presents itself as a united organisation, one so close that in just four years it intends to be a fully-fledged regional community. ... is to be truly integrated. Neither side is pressing for Asean mediation. Thailand considers the dispute a bilateral matter, while Cambodia has been trying to get the United Nations involved, either ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asia must resist pull of nationalism

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty fears the dangerous escalation of tensions over territorial rows in regional seas Asian leaders must resist the pull of nationalism to seek practical solutions The recent ... from Tokyo, in 1895 in the case of Senkaku/Diaoyu and 1905 for Takeshima/Dokdo. As Emeritus Professor Peter Drysdale of the Australian National University notes, neither territory "was ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. A nation desperate to absolve itself of blame

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... Koreans are constantly saying that the incident was isolated and not representative of the country, while on another, they are wondering if foreigners will ever believe them. The national sense of shame goes to the heart of the homogeneous but fractured nature of Korean society. South Korea is deeply divided along regional, economic, class, political and religious lines, but united ...

  7. US envoy paints rosy view of Beijing ties

    Posted Aug 05th 2006, 12:00am by Joshua Kucera

    ... programme, its deployment of soldiers for the peacekeeping mission in Sudan and co-operation with Washington's 'war on terror'. But the US is less satisfied with human rights ... soldiers in the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon had deliberately helped Hezbollah and looked the other way as operatives dug tunnels for use in operations against Israel. 'I haven't ...

  8. Course opens new Korea path

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... and democratisation,' she says. 'Its government has placed a lot of emphasis on education, nation building and supporting cultural industries. Korea's international profile has increased significantly with Ban Ki-moon's appointment to the position of secretary-general of the United Nations and the country's participation in international peace-keeping efforts and other UN bodies ...

  9. In China's defence

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... either; last month, the frigate Maanshan escorted a World Food Programme aid ship along Somalia's coast. Of course, China's ability to project force is also used for its own national interests. Thus, a frigate was deployed during the evacuation of Chinese nationals from Libya. But this was primarily a humanitarian mission and should on its own provoke no fears in the hearts ...

  10. Beijing finds pitfalls on the road to African adventures

    Posted May 19th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... diplomatic relations with seven African countries and Taipei is battling to retain its contacts. Beijing's drive could also put it into conflict with the United States, which is pursuing ... Chinese nationals have been killed in some African countries, most recently in Ethiopia, where a rebel attack on an oil installation killed nine Chinese and 64 other people. China has also drawn ...




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