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  1. Manila stuns the world by standing up to Beijing

    Posted Apr 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to an all-time low with armed vessels from both states staking out Scarborough Shoal- a tiny atoll in the South China Sea that sinks at high tide except for one rocky outcrop- which both say is theirs. ... a retired Philippine permanent representative to the United Nations. 'We failed to take what I call aggressive action then,' Baja told the Post as he expressed regret over what had ...

  2. 40pc rise in value of US arms package for Taiwan

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com The latest US arms sales package for Taiwan, which includes sophisticated radar gear for F-16 fighter jets, will be valued at up to US$5.85 billion, about 40 per cent higher than earlier estimates, the top official of ...

  3. U.S. combat ships sail into troubled seas

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent The US and Singapore are in the advanced stages of talks to finalise the deployment of highly advanced new warships to the city state- an unprecedented move that analysts in China believe will target the territorial dispute in the South China Sea. The Singapore basing of so-called littoral combat ships- among the fastest and most versatile ...

  4. Costs in city set to soar

    Posted Mar 26th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... Alex Frew McMillan Hong Kong will have the fastest rate of growth in the world over the next four years in terms of how much it costs to rent the amount of office space each employee in the city gets, with costs growing at close to a double-digit rate per ...

  5. A sting in the tail?

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Steven Xu

    ... are on their way out. And certain moves taken by the United States- such as the Dalai Lama receiving an award from the US Congress during the Communist Party's 17th National Congress- raised the level ... of the People's Bank of China and the head of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange, argued eloquently that using foreign capital more efficiently and easing controls on overseas investment would ...

  6. Leaders talk diplomacy as military build-ups continue

    Posted Apr 20th 2006, 12:00am by Steven Knipp

    ... officials were enflamed by the publication of the US Defence Department's Quadrennial Defence Review. The long-term strategy review stated: 'Of the major and emerging powers, China has the greatest potential to compete militarily with the United States and field disruptive military technologies that could over time offset traditional US military advantages.' Chinese embassy ...

  7. Unrealistic to expect quick fix from talks

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The inaugural round of Sino-US economic dialogue in Beijing has ended with no agreement on a major bone of contention- accelerating exchange rate reform for the yuan. That is to be expected, as the mainland has no reason to yield in round one of what is g ...

  8. Best foot forward

    Posted Apr 25th 2006, 12:00am by Tom Parfitt

    ... diplomatic academy established a Centre of the State Image to map out strategy for the makeover. RIA Novosti, the official state information agency which is also charged with public diplomacy ... and Australia- is kitted out with state-of-the art technology and a US$40 million annual budget. It churns out feel-good features about the country's diverse culture and ethnic minorities, and news ...

  9. Why only eight Bali Nine?- one executed

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with Robin Kwong and Judy Nago Creative rugby fans have always come in costumes that go with the times. Last year (and this year) there were guys in Sars-proof wear. This year we found the Bali Nine. The group of Australians donning black and white stripp ...

  10. Classic Clinton

    Posted Aug 16th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... to the inner-most layer.' He was the governor of the US state of Arkansas when he first visited, 33 years old and on the political ascendancy. Just over 13 years later, he would defeat US President ... United Nations approval, Mr Bush had done more reaching out for co-operation with other nations. 'They've got their aid programme running, their Aids campaign going, they've worked ...




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