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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:31pm by Adam Nebbs

    ... on Hainan Island's southern tip. Shangri-La's Sanya Resort & Spa (below) faces the ocean from behind a 300-metre-long, white-sand beach, and has 340 guestrooms, a signature Chi Spa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1581654/travellers-checks
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo seeks US military guarantee to protect unspecified ‘remote islands’

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:34pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Japanese government seeks specific guarantees over protection for remote islands- thought to be the disputed Senkaku or Diaoyus chain Tokyo presses U.S. over islands ... calls its "remote islands", as the two nations revise their defence pact. Japan and the US have started the process of rewriting their guidelines for Japan-US defence cooperation. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554274/diaoyus-their-minds-tokyo-seeks-us-military-guarantee-protect-remote
  3. Business - Economy - JOBS

    US economy beats estimate with 4.2pc growth

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 09:27am by AP

    ... Sung Won Sohn, an economics professor at California State University, Channel Islands. Economists worry that any of several political hotspots, from Ukraine to Israel to Iraq, could erupt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1581635/us-economy-beats-estimate-42pc-growth
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:54am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Cross-cultural conference starts in Bali UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon attends the Sixth United Nations Alliance of Civilisations conference on the Indonesian island of Bali. Representatives of 114 countries and 28 international organisations are attending the two-day summit, including 11 state leaders invited ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581550/talking-points
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Testing times for Sino-US military relations

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Testing times for military relations Every South China Sea story has two sides, it seems. In the latest, the US Navy claims a Chinese J-11B fighter jet engaged in "Top Gun" antics as one of its P-8 Poseidon surveillance planes was on a routine mission 220km east of Hainan Island. The American version is that the J-11B's "dangerous" manoeuvres ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581273/near-collision-evidence-testing-times-sino-us-military
  6. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY: ANALYSIS

    China sure to be high on agenda of Indian leader's talks in Japan

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 11:29pm by Julian Ryall

    ... a long-standing territorial dispute with China in the Himalayas, while Tokyo and Beijing continue to disagree on the question of the sovereignty of the Senkaku islands, which China knows as the Diaoyus. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581855/china-sure-be-high-agenda-indian-leaders-talks-japan
  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Haruna Yukawa's strange path to being a hostage of Islamic State

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 06:02am by Reuters

    ... Gambare Nippon (Stand Firm, Japan) which has made several trips to islands at the heart of a territorial dispute between China and Japan. Yukawa posted photos posing with Toshio Tamogami, a former ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581991/haruna-yukawas-strange-path-being-hostage-islamic-state
  8. Sport - Hong Kong - SWIMMING

    Hong Kong's Geoff Cheah feels at home with Michael Phelps

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 09:04pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... life here since he was one. But after finishing his studies at West Island School, he decided that to realise his dream of becoming the first local swimmer to make it to an Olympic final, he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1581982/hong-kongs-geoff-cheah-feels-home-michael-phelps
  9. News - China - MACAU

    Ties between Chui family and Macau's business elite grow stronger

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:49am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... A monthly salary for most was about 3,000 patacas, there were fewer than 10 casinos, and just one bridge connected the main peninsula to Taipa Island. Fast forward to 2014, and the average salary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1582052/ties-between-chui-family-and-macaus-business-elite-grow-stronger
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MACROSCOPE

    Our minds are preoccupied with tiny risks, ignoring the real challenges

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 02:51pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... of hyperemotional responses to tragedies like Three Mile Island in 1979 and Fukushima in 2011- and the victim has been global energy security. No nuclear plant has been built in the United States since Three Mile Island despite the reality that the worst radioactive exposure was less than that from an average dental X-ray. People were worried about radioactive fallout from Fukushima without ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581134/our-minds-are-preoccupied-tiny-risks-ignoring-real

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