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  1. Russia comes close second to United States in skilled labour

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... are actively at work. Unsurprisingly, the United States is at the top of the league table with 35 million skilled people out of a population of about 300 million. Surprisingly, Russia is close behind, ... More on Russia. The general election for Russia's parliament- the State Duma of the Federal Assembly- will be held on Sunday. Russian citizens residing or visiting Hong Kong can vote ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/617283/russia-comes-close-second-united-states-skilled-labour
  2. China's rivals seek united front

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... are closely watching the developments, and Chinese scholars and the state media warn against a 'joining of the chorus' by India and Japan, neither of which have claims to the sea- a trend 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983052/chinas-rivals-seek-united-front
  3. Voice views in any way but don't hurt HK: state leader

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan He says all forms of expression are acceptable but stability is paramount Hong Kong people can use all forms of expression to fight for democracy, the state leader in charge ... for the benefit of 'one country, two systems', as well as Hong Kong's prosperity and stability. '[Hong Kong] must not be polarised,' he added. 'We must unite and work ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/460553/voice-views-any-way-dont-hurt-hk-state-leader
  4. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTES

    China warns US not to take sides in territorial disputes

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... "We have noted that the United States has stated many times that it does not take sides," said Hong Lei, the Foreign Ministry spokesman. "We hope that the US will live up to its ... said relations with China were a key aspect of the United States' Asia-Pacific strategy. "We are committed to building a co-operative partnership with China," she told Yang. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1029803/china-warns-us-not-take-sides-territorial-disputes
  5. 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 ... operations'. A 'list of issues' published by the committee asks the states that have ratified the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to fill in what the committee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/465906/united-nations-grills-hong-kong-eoc
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1456157/planned-joint-maritime-security-exercise-shows-asean-can-lead
  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    US navy accused of 'harassing' carrier Liaoning in South China Sea incident

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 11:30pm by Cary Huang, AP

    ... a fast-rising maritime power, and the United States, the dominant naval power in the Pacific region since the second world war," said Ni Lexiong, an expert in military and maritime affairs ... Cary Huang and Associated Press Americans were responsible for near-miss at sea with Chinese fleet, according to state newspaper U.S. navy accused of 'harassing' liaoning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1382875/us-navy-accused-harassing-carrier-liaoning-south-china-sea-incident
  8. Free flow of money but not for crime

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Apart from HSBC's link to Hong Kong, the embarrassing lapse of the bank's US operation in laundering money for Mexican drug cartels seems a long way from home. But it is the tip of the iceberg of drug-running and high finance that is far from re ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1014476/free-flow-money-not-crime
  9. News - China

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

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

    ... requiring foreign fishing vessels to obtain permission to enter its waters, which it defined as the bulk of the sea. In December, US Secretary of State John Kerry warned China against any move ...

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

    US says Chinese fishing rules for South China Sea 'provocative'

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 08:57am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Washington The US says new restrictions by Chinese authorities on other countries’ fishermen in the disputed South China Sea are “provocative and potentially dangerous.” The regulations, which took effect this month, require foreign fishermen to ask China’s permission to operate within most of the vast, strategic waterway. US State Department spokeswoman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1402044/us-says-chinese-fishing-rules-south-china-sea-provocative

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