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  1. News - China - TIBET

    Watching cautiously amid signs of shift towards Tibet

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL

    ... Lhasa's old city from Beijing's "modernisation" drive collected its 100,000th signature. Meanwhile, two Tibetan folk singers were jailed for allegedly supporting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1272616/watching-cautiously-amid-signs-shift-towards-tibet
  2. News - World - THE VATICAN

    Vatican says conclave for next pope may come early

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 11:56am by Associated Press in Vatican City

    ... Associated Press in Vatican City The Vatican raised the possibility Saturday that the conclave to elect the next pope might start sooner than March 15, the earliest date possible under ... of Rome immediately after his abdication, to allow enough time for renovations to be completed on his retirement home — a converted monastery inside the Vatican walls. That means Benedict would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1152273/vatican-says-conclave-next-pope-may-come-early
  3. News - China

    Assault on equality: China's obsolete legal culture exposed

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL

    ... Kim Wall kim.wall@scmp.com A mainland professor's tactless comments about rape reflect a social and legal culture where female victims are not equal before the law Assault on equality Is raping a bar girl less harmful than assaulting a "good" girl? A legal scholar at one of Beijing's elite universities says the answer is yes. And for all the media and online outcry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1290711/assault-equality
  4. News - China - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korean president puts China ahead of Japan in visiting Beijing

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL

    ... Kim Wall kim.wall@scmp.com North Korea's nuclear programme and trade relations will be high on the agenda during a three-day state visit that signals Seoul's new priorities President to seek common ground over Pyongyang Pyongyang's nuclear programme is set to top the agenda when South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrives in Beijing tomorrow for a three-day ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1268882/south-korean-president-puts-china-ahead-japan-visiting-beijing
  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Egyptian crisis may spur China leaders to tighten grip on power

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL, Teddy Ng

    ... Party leaders view the latest upheaval in the Middle East as a vindication of their policy of gradual reform and opening up to maintain stability As demonstrations and street clashes again rock Egypt, many in China are watching closely to see what that wi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1276961/egyptian-crisis-may-spur-china-leaders-tighten-grip-power
  6. News - China

    Whistle-blower's flight from Hong Kong 'may strain Sino-US ties'

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing, KIM WALL

    ... Analysts suggest fallout on relations will be minimal despite Washington's obvious anger The dramatic flight of US intelligence whistle-blower Edward Snowden from Hong Kong may put the Sino-US relationship under strain in the near term, but is unlike ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1268957/whistle-blowers-flight-hong-kong-may-strain-sino-us-ties
  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    President Xi hints at more assertive foreign policy

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng and Kim Wall

    ... President advises Ban Ki-moon that China, as a permanent member of the Security Council, should wield more influence in global affairs When President Xi Jinping held talks with UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon in Beijing on Wednesday he urged the United N ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1265397/president-xi-hints-more-assertive-foreign-policy
  8. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Xi Jinping seeks political solution to solve maritime dispute with Vietnam

    Posted Jun 20th 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL, Reuters, AP

    ... President reiterates China's stance that conflicts in the South China Sea should be resolved by the claimants without outside involvement President Xi Jinping told his Vietnamese counterpart, Truong Tan Sang, that both sides should demonstrate their ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1264595/xi-jinping-seeks-political-solution-solve-maritime-dispute-vietnam
  9. News - World

    Gaza Strip attacked by Israeli air force after rocket fire

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 01:29pm by Agence France-Presse in Gaza City

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gaza City Attack followed rocket fire from Palestinian territory into southern Israel The Israeli air force (IAF) attacked targets in the Gaza Strip overnight Sunday, following rocket fire from the Palestinian territory into southern Israel, sources from both sides of the conflict said. “In response to the numerous rockets launched at Israel in the past ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1267825/gaza-strip-attacked-israeli-air-force-after-rocket-fire
  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Gaza strikes kill 4 militants as 68 rockets hit Israel

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 03:23pm by Agence France-Presse in Gaza City

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gaza City Tensions soared around Gaza on Wednesday after Israeli air raids killed four militants and Palestinian armed groups fired 68 rockets at southern Israel, ... early on Wednesday killed a third militant and injured another near the southern city of Rafah, medics said. During the morning, Gaza’s Hamas-run health ministry also said another militant who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1068695/gaza-militants-fire-40-rockets-israel-3-hurt-police

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