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  1. Anger and sadness greet death of hostage

    Posted Oct 15th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the hottest topic on internet chat rooms over the past six days. 'China has stirred up a fire only to burn herself by following the US in its global anti-terrorist war,' said one posting. ... and their hostages if security forces approach. Tuesday: Hundreds of tribesmen join the talks with the kidnappers. The deadlock remains unresolved. Wednesday: Kidnappers refuse to release the hostages, ...

  2. Not all rogue nations are the same

    Posted Jul 30th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... In a speech in Seoul last week, the US Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, John Bolton, said that if North Korean leader Kim Jong-il followed the example ... facilities. But the US does not know where in North Korea's mountainous terrain any nuclear weapons are stored. Libya concluded that it was likely to be more secure and have a stronger economy ...

  3. Oh, what nations will do for oil

    Posted Mar 05th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yasuo Fukuda. Still, the Bush administration seems reluctant to have a diplomatic confrontation with Japan. After all, the US has its own energy security ... on the Iran issue, US Undersecretary of State John Bolton noted that Tokyo was obviously worried that if it did not secure the oil field concession, 'somebody else from Europe or somewhere else ...

  4. Real-estate curbs stall building of CCTV headquarters

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Chan

    ... continued to rise this year after surpassing one trillion yuan last year, according to the Xinhua news agency. The sector accounted for 18.3 per cent of all fixed-asset investments last year. In Beijing's Chaoyang district, where CCTV hopes to build, office rents were US$23.60 per sq m in the first quarter of this year, according to DTZ Debenham Tie Leung. That compared with $34.50 a sq ...

  5. The coming sea change in port security

    Posted Mar 19th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Organisation (IMO), the United Nations agency responsible for safety at sea, is also implementing a series of measures to improve security at ports and on vessels to stop terrorists from taking ... with the new maritime security rules surfaced graphically in the US itself at the end of last year. Nearly half the nation's ships and about 80 per cent of its ports, ferry terminals and fuel ...

  6. Tragedy merits full inquiry before drawing conclusions

    Posted Apr 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and other agencies to reassess their policies for handling domestic violence complaints. This ought to include an examination of the system for tracking spousal abuse cases. Is there adequate ...

  7. Security role is a prime objective

    Posted Apr 20th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... of a council vote. Stephen Schlesinger, author of Act of Creation: The Founding of the United Nations, said that despite its many functions, the UN was set up to deal with security issues. 'People ... Peter Kammerer The UN has been ever-evolving since it was established in the wake of the second world war. Many observers agree that some of its agencies perform excellent work, but reform ...

  8. Security a challenge for small firms

    Posted Aug 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with such security compliance. Meanwhile, the European Union Data Directive requires every member nation of the EU to pass legislation requiring confidentiality and integrity controls for networks, ... increased attention to security, customer privacy and data reliability. So it comes as no surprise, say industry experts, that many companies in those geographical markets are putting more resources ...

  9. Social security fund to play markets

    Posted Apr 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Andrew K. Collier in Beijing Mild lift seen for Hong Kong exchange as the mainland agency gets approval to invest 13 billion yuan more in equities China's National Social Security ... largely been limited to purchases of US treasuries. About 60 per cent of the social security fund's capital is invested in low-yield US treasuries or bank deposits, and a further 36 per cent ...

  10. Fiscal crime doesn't always pay

    Posted May 29th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... more sophisticated. But Mr Hu said law enforcement agencies were making headway in bringing the culprits to justice, particularly those involved in tax evasion, smuggling, securities fraud ... to the Ministry of Public Security. Hu Anfu, head of the ministry's Economic Criminal Investigation Bureau, said yesterday more than 262,000 suspects had been apprehended in the crackdown, Xinhua ...




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