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  1. Land of wood and water

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of wood and water' and 'the land of springs'. It is the home of reggae, ska, mento and rocksteady music. The island's history When Christopher Columbus, the European explorer ... sunshine and the country's natural resources; green means hope and the nation's dependence on agriculture. A colourful parade is held in the capital, Kingston, on Independence Day. ...

  2. Tibetan mineral water firm seeks HK$1.6b IPO

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lhasa-based mineral water company Tibet 5100 Water Resources is braving an ebbing stock market to raise up to HK$1.6 billion in an initial public offering in Hong Kong. The first Tibetan ... Water Resources is often called China's Evian, with its bottles priced five to six times other domestic mineral water products on the mainland. It says the water is sourced from a unique ...

  3. On shaky ground in disputed waters

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... talks to demarcate the so-called Mouth of the Gulf of Tonkin also confirmed that Hanoi is still pushing Beijing over the resource-rich Paracels, known as the Xisha Islands in Chinese and Hoang ... said. 'In the spirit that solution of easier issues will take priority over that of more difficult issues... the two sides will focus on discussing the waters off the bay mouth ...

  4. Testing the waters in the East China Sea

    Posted Apr 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... their row over territorial and energy rights in the East China Sea based on sharing resources in the area. A deal would enable both sides to back away from a dispute that could lead to a military ... on April 8 by Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang. He noted that China had proposed shelving the dispute and working together on developing the area's resources. The East China Sea dispute ...

  5. Troubled waters

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be beguiled by the balmy waters of the South China Sea. Watching clouds drift across a sun-lit horizon, it is, to paraphrase the poet W.H. Auden, hard to imagine anything serious happening here. ... is only going to become more dependent on such shipments. As you stroll along the water's edge, you might also notice tangles of fishing nets and football-sized glass floats- signs the South ...

  6. Water cannons, tear gas hit villagers resisting eviction

    Posted Dec 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Shenzhen authorities want to raze homes for new rail link Shenzhen authorities used high-pressure water cannons and tear gas yesterday to evict several property owners- some ... said. Mr Huang said one of the officials had produced a document from the Shenzhen Land and Resources Bureau at about 7am, saying the houses had to be torn down under urban housing demolition ...


    Taiwanese fishing vessels enter disputed waters near Diaoyu islands

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Taiwanese fishing boats enter the fray Dozens of Taiwanese fishing boats entered waters near the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea yesterday before leaving at about noon after Taiwanese coastguard vessels exchanged water cannon blasts with the Japanese coastguard. "We have made contact with the Taiwanese authorities, and told them ...

  8. Crucial for forum to calm the waters

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... China does not want the South China Sea dominating discussion at the Asean Regional Forum, which opens in Phnom Penh today. It would prefer that Southeast Asian nations and their dialogue partners not put the territorial disputes on the agenda and instead ...

  9. Engineers finish marking of sea borders

    Posted Feb 10th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... to establish China's right to territorial waters and maritime resources, Xinhua reported yesterday. The team had completed work on a lighthouse on Waikejiao- about 70 kilometres off Jiangsu- ... into China's internal waters, and extend its territorial waters and resources claims. Beijing has disputed similar attempts by Tokyo to extend Japan's maritime rights southwards through structures ...

  10. Population boom putting pressure on land resources

    Posted Aug 29th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... in the next two decades. A surge in residents, driven by its casino boom, is putting increasing pressure on Macau's infrastructure and land resources, analysts say. The city has 551,900 ... and land resources,' said Professor Zeng, of the Macau Polytechnic Institute. 'Many locals are already unhappy with the city becoming ever more crowded.' The population of 551,900 ...




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