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Political Geography

Japanese embassy issues alert over Diaoyu Islands protests

Protests demanding that Japan leave the disputed Diaoyu Islands continued in Beijing and other major mainland cities yesterday, with Japanese consulates issuing safety advisories to its citizens in China.

Saturday, 15 September, 2012, 3:45am

Hong Kong workers face positive yet cautious job outlook in fourth quarter

Hong Kong workers are facing a positive yet cautious job outlook in the fourth quarter of this year, a survey shows.

ManpowerGroup polled about 66,000 employers in 42 countries and cities in July, including 808 in Hong Kong.

12 Sep 2012 - 12:22pm

Multinationals choose Greater KualaLumpur and Klang Valley as Asia base

As Southeast Asia experiences significant inflows of global foreign direct investment (FDI), Malaysia aims to turn the attention of the world's largest businesses to the next most promising gateway to Asia. The Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley (GKL/KV) area is a powerful magnet that can pull investors to the diverse investment opportunities in the country and the region.

7 Sep 2012 - 10:59am

Taiwan's leader ramps up island's claim to disputed Diaoyu Islands

Taiwan is taking a more aggressive approach to reinforcing its territorial claims to contested islands in the South China and East China seas, in a move expected to escalate tensions in the region.

5 Sep 2012 - 2:42am

Two men detained for ripping flag off Japanese ambassador's car

Police detained two men suspected of ripping a Japanese flag from a limousine carrying the Japanese ambassador in Beijing.

5 Sep 2012 - 2:41am

Clinton urges Asean unity on sea disputes ahead of Beijing visit

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has called on Southeast Asian nations to present a united front to Beijing in dealing with increasingly tense territorial disputes in the South China Sea, and set a date for diplomatic progress to be made.

4 Sep 2012 - 3:55am

How they see it

1. The Yomiuri Shimbun

2 Sep 2012 - 2:33am

Egypt's Mohammed Mursi makes smart move to woo China first

Revolutions change political landscapes, and they also can alter foreign policy. Egypt's president, Mohammed Mursi, making his first overseas trip outside Africa and the Middle East since the Arab spring protests swept him to office two months ago, surprised some by plumping for China.

1 Sep 2012 - 2:46am

Chinese defence minster makes peace-keeping trip to New Delhi

Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie will signal Beijing's desire to maintain calm on the disputed Sino-Indian border in the Himalayas by including the PLA's Tibet Military Area Command in his delegation to India during a five-day visit beginning on Sunday.

31 Aug 2012 - 3:38am

Letters to the Editor, August 31, 2012

Traders a real nuisance on border trains

As a regular traveller on the East Rail train between Tai Po and Lo Wu over the last few years, I have seen so many changes occur as a result of the granting of multiple visitor permits to residents of Shenzhen.

31 Aug 2012 - 2:18am

Fearmongering over 'red invasion' a poor election campaign strategy

We have long described our city as having 1,100 square kilometres of land, of which some 20per cent has been developed and about 40per cent zoned as country park and can never be developed. Given that, we are supposedly left with 40per cent of land - or about 400 square kilometres - for development. Where has all that gone?

31 Aug 2012 - 2:13am

Central bank blueprint maps out regional growth

As the nation's central bank, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is responsible for promoting monetary and financial stability conducive to the sustainable growth of the Malaysian economy.

31 Aug 2012 - 2:40pm

HK activists no heroes in Diaoyus dispute

"The Bull" must be in seventh heaven. Tsang Kin-shing, who inherited the nickname from his father, has become a national hero as he enters the Legco election race next month. Mainland newspapers have splashed photos of him and his associates earlier this month confronting Japanese coastguards to plant the nation's flag on one of the Diaoyu Islands.

31 Aug 2012 - 10:16pm

Activist says 'thief' China's attitude only strengthens Japanese resolve

A Japanese politician who recently landed on one of the disputed Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea - known as the Senkakus in Japan - accused China yesterday of being "a thief".

He warned that its "insolent and arrogant attitude" will only serve to inspire a new generation of Japanese determined to protect the nation's sovereignty.

29 Aug 2012 - 2:55am

Actions of HK Diaoyu activists have 'harmed China', state paper says

The head of People's Daily's Japan-based partner news website says the actions of the Hong Kong activists who landed on the disputed Diaoyu Islands have "harmed" China by fuelling Sino-Japanese tensions.

29 Aug 2012 - 7:43pm