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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Cool heads on Crimea can avert a new cold war

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Stay cool to avert a new cold war It is as if the cold war never ended. With the stroke of a pen formalising Russia's annexation of the Ukrainian region of Crimea, ... will turn to China and groupings like BRICS and the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation. The world does not have the appetite for conflict that it had during the cold war. EU-Russian economic ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    1962 Sino-Indian war still stirs bitter controversy

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 08:56pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi BJP seeks to make political mileage out of leaked report that New Delhi deems too sensitive to officially release 1962 Sino-indian war still stirs bitter controversy India's defence ministry says a controversial report about the country's defeat by China in a brief, bloody 1962 border war will remain classified due to its ...

  3. News - World - MOVIES

    New Star Wars movie to start filming in Britain in May; R2-D2 in cast

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 11:56pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London New Star Wars movie to start filming in UK in May The first new Star Wars movie in a decade will start filming in Britain in May and the loveable droid R2-D2 is in the cast. Filming will begin at Pinewood Studios outside London, where pre-production has been under way for several months. The movie, currently known only as Star Wars: Episode VII, is being ...

  4. News - World - UKRAINE

    Ukrainian PM accuses Russia of war crime after soldier killed in Crimea

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 05:13pm

    ... in the Crimean peninsula had entered a military phase, and accused Russia of committing a "war crime" after gunfire yesterday fatally wounded a Ukrainian soldier. He was speaking hours after ... a meeting at Ukraine's defence ministry. "Today, Russian soldiers began shooting at Ukrainian servicemen and this is a war crime without any expiry under a statute of limitations." ...

  5. News - China Insider - Cultural Heritage

    Ondol, or Kang? Chinese, Koreans in war of words over who invented the traditional heated bed

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 06:29pm by Chris Luo and Audrey Yoo

    ... Chris Luo and Audrey Yoo The South Korean government is mulling over whether to apply for Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) status for its “ondol,” a traditional underfloor heating architecture, provoking anger from China’s netizens due to a dispute betw ...

  6. News - China Insider - DIPLOMACY

    Is he talking war or peace? Shinzo Abe comments on 'pre-war UK, Germany' irk Chinese netizens

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 04:27pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Japanese Prime Minister compared tensions with Britain and Germany’s relationship prior to the first world war Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s comments during his trip to the World Economic Forum comparing Sino-Japanese tensions with Britain and Germany’s relationship prior to the first world war has sparked heated discussions within the Chinese ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Man famous as ‘kissing sailor’ in second world war-era photo dies

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 02:15pm by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Houston A man who became known for claiming he was the US sailor kissing a woman in Times Square in a famous second world war-era photo taken by a Life magazine ... returned from the second world war, McDuffie’s life became more exciting about six years ago when Houston Police Department forensic artist Lois Gibson was able to identify him as the young man ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Beijing criticised for dragging Japan into a media ‘cold war’

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 03:31pm

    ... The conservative Japanese daily the Yomiuri Shimbun has accused China of dragging Japan into a media "cold war" and trying to alienate it from the international community. The newspaper, ... to look at “the possible challenges lying ahead”. In a story headlined “Japan-China Cold War: Tactics using WWII imagery should not go unanswered”, the Yomiuri identified 73 countries, territories ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Crimean wars

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 12:30am

    ... Australian adventurer Tim Cope travelled the length of the Eurasian steppe on horseback and, in 2006, witnessed first-hand tensions that were simmering in Crimea In 2004, lone Australian adventurer Tim Cope set out from Kharkorin, the ancient capital of M ...

  10. Business - China Business

    CR Gas builds up projects war chest

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 01:06am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Largest city gas firm reports 31 per centincrease in net profit to HK$2.16 billion CR Gas builds up projects war chest China Resources Gas, one of the nation's largest city gas distributors, has set aside HK$3 billion to HK$4 billion this year to acquire city gas projects, after posting a 31 per cent jump in net profit last year. But chairman ...




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