Falkland Islands

How they see it

Lady Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first woman Prime Minister. Photo: MCT

Margaret Thatcher saw a great divide between freedom and the various forms of tyranny in the world, and she made it clear, always, which side she was on.

Sunday, 14 April, 2013, 2:15am

Argentines kill British 'terrorists' in Falklands online game

Screen grab showing the shooter game Counter-Strike Malvinas

A local company has created a version of the first-person shooter video game Counter-Strike in which Argentine "police" kill British "terrorists" on the Falkland Islands. For centuries, Argentina has claimed the British-controlled, wind-swept South Atlantic archipelago as part of its territory. The islands were at the heart of a bitter 74-day war between the two countries in 1982.

29 Mar 2013 - 3:50am

Who said it?

Outgoing top censor Liu Binjie said his performance was outstanding

To be objective, it's outstanding

14 Mar 2013 - 2:59am

Falkland islanders vote 99.8pc in favour of staying British territory

Andrew Brown Lee, a Falklands islander, wears a Union Jack suit as he attends a vote count on Monday. Photo: Reuters

Falkland islanders on Monday voted overwhelmingly in favour of remaining a British oversees territory in a referendum designed to send a strong message to Argentina, which earlier derided the poll as illegal.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Falklanders aim to send message with referendum

Falkland Islanders promote the referendum. Photo: Xinhua

Residents of the archipelago in the South Atlantic hoisted British and Falklands flags and even created a giant "YES" made of SUVs ahead of the vote. In a move instigated by residents themselves, 1,672 eligible voters are being asked whether they want the Falklands to remain an internally self-governing British overseas territory.

11 Mar 2013 - 6:01am

Falkland Islands vote in referendum with eye on world

A Falkland Islands' flag waves as a "Yes" sign formed with cars is seen on a hill in Stanley. Photo: Reuters

Residents of the windswept archipelago in the South Atlantic have hoisted British and Falklands flags and even created a giant “YES” made of four-wheel drives ahead of the vote.

10 Mar 2013 - 10:42am 1 comment

Talking points

Thousands protest against nuclear power

Thousands of protesters will take to the streets in Tokyo and elsewhere tomorrow to protest against government plans to restart reactors taken offline after the Fukushima nuclear tragedy.

9 Mar 2013 - 2:31am

Give up the Falklands, Argentina’s Kirchner tells UK

Give up the Falklands, Argentina’s Kirchner tells UK

Argentina’s president called on Britain on Thursday to relinquish control of the Falkland Islands, accusing London of taking part in an act of “blatant colonialism” in claiming the wind-swept archipelago.

4 Jan 2013 - 6:13pm

Briefs, January 4, 2013

Singer Patti Page. Photo: Reuters

Australia runs hot while India chills

4 Jan 2013 - 6:04am


We already pay for 'free TV'

In his letter 'Government must do more to support our television industry' (April 10), Robert Chua is not really asking for 'government support' but for public money.

13 Apr 2007 - 12:00am


Argentina tirade is both false and misleading

6 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Argentina should put up or shut up over its claim to the Falklands

For the 25th anniversary of the Falklands war, the South China Morning Post published a series of reports on April 2 and yesterday about Argentina's claims to the islands, which are situated in the remote South Atlantic, far outside its territorial waters.

4 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Diaoyus and the Falklands parallel

Correspondent Thomas Choy, in his letter headlined 'Diaoyus: send a warship' (March 27), seems to make a confusion when he advocates the despatching of Chinese warships to the disputed island chain.

He claims that the handling of the Falklands issue (Malvinas for the Argentinians) by former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher was correct, and that China should follow it.

28 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Forced to remain nation's citizens

Your correspondent Lau Han-tao's letter headlined, 'Tibetans one of many races in China' (South China Morning Post, January 16), raises interesting points.

31 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Falklands reminder

Argentina's Foreign Minister Guido di Tella left after using his handover invitation to urge Britain also to return the Falkland Islands. 'My presence here is a reminder that we do have a dispute,' he said.

3 Jul 1997 - 12:00am