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  1. Let the wounds of war close

    Posted Aug 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is not acceptable to keep wounds open by demanding that top Japanese officials apologise for war atrocities inflicted on China some 60 years ago. Columnist Philip Yeung ('Why Japan shouldn't criticise Chinese fans', August 10) thinks the wounds should be kept open. Unlike Germany, Japan has never apologised for the war, but when it comes to the bottom line of 21st-century ...

  2. Hong Kong's winning attitude

    Posted Aug 11th 2004, 12:00am by Edith Terry

    ... from Japan's current reality, the history of war reparations, and Sino-Japanese relations, let alone the role of the J-League as a globalising force in Japanese culture. Hong Kong should ... or not the mainland takes note. Sports are about creating bridges and opportunities, not war and peace. Let the Games begin, and when they are over, forget defeats and look ahead to the next triumph. Edith ...

  3. 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

    ... a fast-rising maritime power, and the United States, the dominant naval power in the Pacific region since the second world war," said Ni Lexiong, an expert in military and maritime affairs ...

  4. United front in war on rhino trade

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com The South African government has identified Hong Kong as a partner to help stop wildlife smuggling and illegal killing after one of the world's largest seizures of rhino horn was made in the city. A South African delegation is ...

  5. Learn to harness water from typhoons

    Posted Aug 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... global interventions have come to an end. Reduce the military budget by at least 90 per cent and use the savings to pay reparations to the victims'. It is quite obvious. If America would ... before the end of the second world war in Europe, my father was liberated from three months' incarceration in a German camp. He then started training for the invasion of Japan which, ...

  6. 'Wage war in South China Sea'

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com There is logic, benefit and good reason for China to wage a war in the South China Sea, with the Philippines and Vietnam being the two key targets, ... battlefield' for China to wage small-scale wars with rival claimants to territory in the area. The article, headlined 'The Time to Use Force Has Arrived in the South China Sea', was written ...

  7. Cold shoulder for cold war sensitivities

    Posted May 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Some days it really does seem the cold war has merely shifted, rather than ended. Beijing officials are whistling in the wind if they think they can easily alter the thinking of former ... swiftly referred to his years in Moscow as he spoke of the importance of 'generational change' when Mikhail Gorbachev emerged in the mid-1980s. The cold war surfaced again as he spoke ...

  8. News - China

    Philippines vows to defend territory against China

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 05:01pm by AFP

    ... Second Thomas Shoal is guarded by a handful of Philippine marines aboard a second world war-era ship that was deliberately grounded there in the late 1990s to serve as a base. It is about 41 ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Association states clearly that 'to date, there has been no scientifically adequate research to show that therapy aimed at changing sexual orientation (sometimes called reparative or conversion ...

  10. News - China

    Chinese officials fill up first Sansha cruise in disputed seas

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 03:28pm by Chris Luo, AFP

    ... they would open up the islands to tourism. China has occupied the Paracels since a brief war with South Vietnam in 1974. It is a cluster of about 40 islets, sandbanks and reefs. Taiwan, ...




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