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  1. Shutter island secrets

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by Maggie Chen

    ... Maggie Chen Photography is Joseph Fung Hon-kee's all-consuming life-long passion. 'To me it is like a drug,' says the 72-year-old photographer, teacher and curator. 'Once you touch it, you get addicted for life.' So it comes as no ...

  2. Thwarted activists may try for islands again

    Posted Sep 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W.Y.Fung Hong Kong activists may try to sail to the Diaoyu Islands from the city after their plan to sail from Taiwan was blocked by authorities on the island. If they do try to sail from Hong Kong, they will keep a low profile in the hope of eluding Marine Department and marine police patrols. Seven members of the Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands boarded ...

  3. Islands in dispute

    Posted Sep 16th 2010, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... Susan Ramsay Who? China and Japan are in a heated clash over Japan's arrest of a fishing boat near a disputed area of the East China Sea near the Diaoyu islands. Taiwan has also ... remains in custody. Activists who believe the area belongs to China have once again set sail to 'claim' the Daioyu islands. When? The incident took place on September 7, since ...

  4. Beijing stresses goal of peaceful ties with island

    Posted Mar 04th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... with Taiwan, despite recent tensions over US arms sales to the island. Jia Qinglin, the No4 leader in the ruling hierarchy, also left out a routine statement that Beijing 'opposes Taiwanese ... independence'. For more than a decade, Beijing had been bothered by a growing sense of independence on the island, particularly under the presidency of Chen Shui-bian of the Democratic Progressive Party ...

  5. Island's 'sovereign status' to be enshrined in textbooks

    Posted May 21st 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has said he would ensure facts about the island's status were in local textbooks for future generations to remember. 'Taiwan is a part of the Republic of China, and the sovereignty of the Republic of China is rested in those treaties,' Mr Ma said yesterday, referring to the 1943 Cairo Declaration and the 1945 Potsdam ...

  6. Protesters' ship stopped on its way to Diaoyu Islands for second time in two days

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung A local ship full of activists heading for the Diaoyu Islands in an effort to declare Chinese sovereignty over them has been stopped by the Marine Department and police for the second time in two days. The incidents on Saturday and yesterday were the first time Hong Kong authorities have blocked protest trips by the Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands ...

  7. Photos show army on refugee island

    Posted Jan 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Post show a Thai army colonel processing Rohingya refugees on Koh Sai Daeng- the island used to secretly hold migrants before abandoning them to their deaths on the high seas. The photos were ... and Nicobar Islands told authorities there of starvation, brutality and summary executions. The photos confirm the involvement of Colonel Manat Khongpan. He previously denied that the army ...

  8. The Island that Dared: Journeys in Cuba

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Tom Fawthrop

    ... or academic. The first part of The Island that Dared: Journeys in Cuba, is a fun chronicle of an unusual holiday with daughter and three young grandchildren, straying far from the tourist track. ... to sleep on the beach under the stars. In part two Murphy resumes her odyssey minus the family. This intrepid lone adventurer- 76 years old- traverses the island by bus, train and horse ...

  9. Envoy's visit highlights island's divide

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... (Arats), which represents the mainland in talks with the island- signed four agreements with his Taiwanese counterpart, Chiang Pin-kung, in Taipei on Tuesday. The deals pave the way for full ...

  10. Malaysian sultan vows to take tiny island granted to Singapore

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur The Sultan of Johore, the only ruler among Malaysia's nine monarchs with his own private army, has vowed to take the once-disputed tiny island ... to Pulau Batu Puteh, or White Rock Island. 'I will take it back by whatever means, and it does not matter how long it takes,' Sultan Iskandar Ismail said on Thursday in a speech ...




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