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International Criminal Law

Professor has done the maths on piracy at sea

It was only a few years ago that armed pirates hijacked a cargo ship just outside Hong Kong waters and cracked open the hold, only to find it full of chicken legs.

Sunday, 24 June, 2012, 12:00am

South China Sea becomes safer

The South China Sea has become safer for merchant vessels with no reported hijackings or attacks in the first three months of this year, figures from a Singapore-based anti-piracy agency show.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Myanmar's Thein Sein attends Mekong summit

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Get the facts before opening your wallet for Kony 2012

I want to make the world a better place - that's what I told myself after watching Kony 2012. It is a fascinating video that has gained more than 78 million views on YouTube. The organisation behind it, Invisible Children, has more than three million 'likes' on its Facebook page.

22 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Click power

I thought I had the internet figured out. Downloads, uploads, live feeds, podcasts, chats and on and on - the terminology and associated programs and applications reveal a rich tapestry of online life over the past 15 or so years. There is always something new to learn and master, but I had believed nothing was left that could surprise me.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am


No excuse for improper behaviour

I am appalled by the disproportionate uproar and condemnation of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen.

While I respect the due process of law, I think that the excessive tarnishing of Tsang's name is unjust and is distracting us from the real, pressing issues that Hong Kong needs to face.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Shipowners want U.N. protection

Asian shipowners will lobby the global shipping industry to back a proposal for the deployment of United Nations troops on merchant ships in order to combat pirate attacks in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean.

10 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

PLA joins forces with rival navies for piracy patrols

The Chinese navy plans to co-operate with its counterparts from India and Japan during escort missions this year in the pirate-infested waters of the western Indian Ocean, the Defence Ministry said yesterday.

24 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Pirate attacks wane but Somalis still key culprits

The number of pirate attacks fell to 439 last year, down from 445 in 2010, but Somali pirates continued to account for most incidents, according to the International Maritime Bureau's global piracy report released yesterday.

20 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Pirate watch extends to ports

European naval anti-piracy officers are warning Hong Kong shipowners and crews to be vigilant in ports across the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea as they brace for an expected violent new piracy season in coming months.

Nato, the European Union and Canadian naval officials staged a briefing yesterday for the Hong Kong shipping community.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am