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  1. Treasure Island

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong's odyssey from a fishing village to a global finance centre began in Victoria City, now Central, where British merchants started trading with China and the rest of the world. With its political and commercial power base, Hong Kong Island has always been the area of choice for the rich and powerful, and luxury homes at prestigious addresses are as precious ...

  2. Island mentality ignores history

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Philippine attempts to arrest Chinese vessels fishing in the area of what is known in English as the Scarborough Shoal, to China as Huangyan Island, and to the Philippines as Panatag Shoal. ... reads: 'It is China who first discovered Huangyan Island' and 'drew into China's map in China's Yuan dynasty (1271-1368AD)'. This is like Europeans claiming ...

  3. HK Island home prices hit record

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito and Paggie Leung Prices of second-hand flats on Hong Kong Island have hit a record high, bolstered by improved sentiment and limited supply. But some analysts predict the steady climb may not continue. The Centa-City Leading Index, a weekly measure of home prices from Centaline Property Agency, shows home prices on Hong Kong Island edged up 1.37 per cent week on week ...

  4. Island lifestyle oozes appeal

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The upcoming residential seafront development, Andaman at Quayside, on Malaysia's Penang island has raised the benchmark of high-quality living in Asia. 'Quayside is known ... communities, including the Palms in Dubai, Australia's Sovereign Island and Sentosa Cove in Singapore. Malaysian prestige property developer Eastern & Oriental Berhad, developer of Andaman ...

  5. Man-made islands

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... ambitions: boosting tourism and solidifying its image as a financial powerhouse. The most well-known reclamation in Dubai is the Palm Islands project by Nakheel, a local real estate developer. It consists of three palm-shaped islands. With Palm Jumeirah already built and Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira on the way, the three artificial islands will possess an array of luxury villas, hotels ...

  6. Island taps tourism potential

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... charms were recognised in the 16th century by Portuguese explorers who called it Ilha Formosa or 'beautiful island'. But it has taken a while for the message to reach the modern-day ... arrivals have increased 58 per cent. Last year, the number of visitors reached more than 6 million for the first time. New tourism facilities are springing up all across the island. The changing ...

  7. Beijing calls for co-operation with Taipei on islands

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com The mainland has urged cross-strait co-operation in protecting the sovereignty of disputed islands in the South China Sea, amid rising ... archipelagos. 'China has indisputable sovereignty over the South China Sea islands and their surrounding waters,' Yang told a news conference in Beijing. 'People from both sides ...

  8. Beijing to hand over 14 fraud suspects to island

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the island, lodged a strong protest against Manila and retaliated by briefly suspending the issuance of work permits for Filipino workers. Taiwanese authorities later sent officials to the mainland ... officials said they expected the suspects to be returned early next month. They said the ministry had asked the mainland authorities to send the suspects and their findings to the island. Taking ...

  9. Wen to attend summit in Japan amid caution on islands dispute

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Premier Wen Jiabao will attend the China-Japan-Korea summit in Japan in May, according to Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, who emphasises that the Diaoyu Islands issue remains 'highly sensitive' and must be carefully handled. 'We have repeatedly demanded that Japan take concrete steps to prevent future incidents like the one that happened last year, in order ...

  10. The Diaoyu archipelago is no place for patriot games

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lau Nai-keung Like many other fellow post-war babies, the Diaoyu Islands is an issue close to my heart. When the Defend Diaoyu Islands campaign first started in the early 1970s, ... the demonstrations. Just before the handover, one of my students, Chan Yuk-cheung, drowned while swimming ashore one of the Diaoyu Islands. These memories were sad, but sadder was the knowledge ...




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