Beijing warned yesterday that it was ready to respond to any escalation of a tense, month-long stand-off with the Philippines at Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea in what was its toughest statement to date.Wednesday, 9 May, 2012, 12:00am
There is a clear logic behind Beijing's demand for bilateral talks with the Philippines over the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea.8 May 2012 - 12:00am
Tension in the South and East China seas is likely to escalate as Beijing deploys more patrol vessels to demonstrate its sovereignty in disputed waters also claimed by many Southeast Asian countries.4 May 2012 - 12:00am
The Philippines is sending its biggest warship to a South China Sea shoal also claimed by China as tensions over disputed waters extend into the military sphere.
Officials in Manila announced the move as the People's Liberation Army confirmed military exercises off Hainan - a symbolic show of force that included beach landings.18 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
Australia must populate its undeveloped tropical north or face invasion by Asian refugees driven south by climate change, an outspoken government senator has warned.4 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
An Australian millionaire's financing of television advertisements across Asia urging Indonesia to allow journalists and human rights monitors into Papua may shake the fragile relations between the countries, activists say.1 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
Insurgency 'forces families to hide in forest and live on leaves'
A leading non-governmental organisation has warned of an imminent humanitarian crisis in the remote Puncak Jaya region, in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua, where a low-level insurgency group has been fighting for independence since Jakarta officially annexed it in 1969.26 Feb 2007 - 12:00am
A settlement of the Kashmir question could spark a new era in China-India-Pakistan relations, heralding the emergence of a triangle of different - yet symbiotic - economies around the Himalayas.13 Feb 2007 - 12:00am
Greenpeace volunteer Cathy Chan Hiu-wan is about to begin an adventure of a lifetime: a journey into the ancient forests of Papua New Guinea as part of a campaign to fight illegal logging.
Cathy is one of 20 volunteers from around the world, and Hong Kong's sole representative in the project.4 Apr 2006 - 12:00am
The Indian Defence Ministry has confirmed newspaper reports that soldiers posted in Siachen - the highest battlefield in the world, where Indians and Pakistanis glare at one another across a frozen landscape - have been faking enemy deaths.12 May 2004 - 12:00am