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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hanoi draws on wartime rival's stance to bolster South China Sea claim

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... propaganda battle over the disputed South China Sea could yet produce an intriguing victor- the former regime of South Vietnam that it defeated in 1975 after years of war. The stance- both rhetorical ... While potentially uniting disparate exile and domestic groupings, South China Sea tensions swiftly inflame foreign-based nationalists, and Hanoi remains wary of any claims that it is not doing ...

  2. Good old days

    Posted Jul 27th 2004, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop, Singapore Walking through downtown Singapore, it is hard to image how very different the city was just a few decades ago. Looking at old photos of Orchard Road, the street was lined with beautiful trees (hence its name), while the riverside was a sea of junks, buzzing with activity. Over the years, the city state has banished the sweat, grit and dirt, ...

  3. Tougher line urged on South China Sea

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... China Sea ahead of a key regional summit in Cambodia this week. China should rethink its current policies in handling territorial disputes and act more assertively to strengthen its sovereignty ... (Asean) talks in Phnom Penh today, where the South China Sea dispute is expected to dominate meetings. The mainland speakers at yesterday's forum suggested that existing security mechanisms ...

  4. News isn't good for city's newsstands

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... read and buy newspapers every day. Yet increasingly, the traditional newsstands are under threat. Government red tape and urban renewal are forcing many to relocate or go out of business. ... are available, but have to be renewed every month. Meanwhile, under the guise of urban renewal, more developers and building owners apply to have newsstands removed from the public spaces in front ...

  5. South China Sea becomes safer

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis in Singapore keith.wallis@scmp.com The South China Sea has become safer for merchant vessels with no reported hijackings or attacks in the first three months of this year, ... at an agency conference on piracy and sea robbery yesterday. The figures prompted Yuichi Sonoda, secretary general of the Asian Shipowners' Forum, to say that the situation in Asia had ...

  6. Points of dispute in South China Sea become clearer

    Posted Jul 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... If weeks of diplomacy surrounding the disputed South China Sea have yet to calm tensions fully, they have at least shown the region's strategic fault-lines in ever-sharper relief. When People's Liberation Army chief Chen Bingde met his US counterpart Admiral Mike Mullen in China last week, the South China Sea surfaced in their private and public discussions ...

  7. South China Sea stand-off is just storm in a teacup

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wang Xiangwei Escalating tensions over the disputed South China Sea in recent weeks are showing little sign of abating and have begun to generate worries among some analysts ... Since July, when Hillary Rodham Clinton announced that it was in the interests of the United States to ensure the freedom of navigation and peace in the South China Sea, Beijing has remained ...

  8. Urban growth to boost mortgage market in Asia

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... of Asian countries lived in urban areas, and this would increase to more than 50 per cent by 2030. The increasing number of urban residents would boost the mortgage markets in these countries. ...

  9. China gets Sea of Japan foothold in N Korea

    Posted Mar 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mandy Zuo and Kristine Kwok North Korea has agreed to lease a port on its northeastern coast to Jilin province for 10 years, giving China a directly controlled foothold on the Sea of Japan ... tourists with a special permit can board cruises to countries like Russia, Japan and South Korea from the Rajin port,' Liu said. China lost port access to the Sea of Japan, which Koreans call ...

  10. China not a threat to world, Wen says

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... the goal of becoming a rich country because of its 1.3 billion people and the wide gap between urban and rural areas. 'We may pass Japan to become the second-biggest economy in the world. ... Korea in the Yellow Sea. Beijing said the war games were taking place on the doorstep of 'China's political and economic heartland', but the US and South Korea said the exercises ...




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