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  1. US cyclists reign supreme

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... By Miranda Yeung After an intense eight-day competition, the Jelly Belly cycling team from the United States were crowned champions in the second Tour of Hong Kong-Shanghai last Saturday. Hong Kong's Lam Kai-tsu won second place in the individual ove ...

  2. News - China

    Filipinos back Manila's move to confront China over South China Sea

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 11:49pm by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Poll shows popularity of decision to challenge China's claims in UN-backed tribunal Filipinos back court action in sea row A majority of Filipinos back the Philippine government's move to challenge China's territorial claims over the South China Sea before an international arbitration court, according to the results of a poll released ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Planned joint maritime security exercise shows Asean can lead

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 06:35pm by MARK VALENCIA

    ... the details of a code of conduct in the South China Sea. In the bigger picture, members are trying to avoid being split by the US-China contest for their "hearts and minds" and to maintain ... a talk shop. Some predict that US-China rivalry will dominate regional political affairs, increase instability and erode the grouping's political and security centrality. Cracks are already ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. US$122m court battle over floating derrick

    Posted May 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... of the central government's Ministry of Communications. Guangzhou Salvage says it is losing about US$100,000 every day the boat- which is valued at about US$150 million- sits in port. The Court of Appeal will hear argument next Thursday on Intraline's claim that the bail of US$65 million set by the Court of First Instance after a hearing on May 9 is too low, saying it should ...

  6. 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

    ... 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 An official Chinese newspaper yesterday accused the US Navy of harassing a PLA squadron shortly before a near collision that was the most serious sea confrontation between the nations in years. ...

  7. News - China

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

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

    ... over the ownership of islands. Many countries, including the US and Japan, use ADIZs as a form of early warning, allowing them to track aircraft approaching their airspace. Planes entering ... Sea. China demanded all aircraft provide flight plans when traversing the area, give their nationality and maintain two-way radio communication, or face “emergency defensive measures”. The US ...

  8. Talking points

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on Arizona's immigration law The US Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether Arizona has the authority to adopt a law to crack down on illegal immigrants, or whether immigration enforcement ... asked the high court to reinstate the suspended sections. UN steps up drive to eradicate malaria To mark World Malaria Day, the United Nations has announced a drive to raise US$3.2 billion ...


    Philippine president's clash with China over islands divides analysts

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... and gives the government the power to set up what internet law expert Jose Disini said was akin to "the great internet wall of China". In October, the Philippine Supreme Court suspended ... The more prudent behaviour is to hedge between the US and China." The Aquino administration "was too aggressive. It relied on an asset [the US] which it thought ...

  10. Highest court seeks ruling from Beijing

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The Court of Final Appeal has asked Beijing - for the first time - to interpret Hong Kong's constitution in a landmark case on state immunity, raising concerns about the city's ... requested the NPC Standing Committee to interpret the Basic Law on three occasions. But yesterday was the first time that the city's top court had asked for an interpretation. The court found ...




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