Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...
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'China is swapang,' said taxi driver Steve Escoro, 38, using the Tagalog word for 'greedy'.
'They don't own it [Scarborough Shoal]; it's closer to our country than theirs, and they're trying to grab it.'17 May 2012 - 12:00am
Filipinos have been told by the nation's foreign secretary to prepare for sacrifices, in an escalation of rhetoric with China over a month-long maritime dispute.17 May 2012 - 12:00am
The leaders of China, Japan and South Korea issued a post-summit joint declaration yesterday that made no reference to North Korea's nuclear ambitions, and which avoided touchy issues such as territorial and historical disputes.15 May 2012 - 12:00am
A demonstration outside the Chinese embassy in Manila had the potential to inflame a stand-off over territorial claims in the politically sensitive South China Sea. Thankfully it passed uneventfully, except for a foiled attempt by one protester to burn a Chinese flag. That would have been a provocative affront to nationalist sentiment.14 May 2012 - 12:00am
Mainland military experts say Beijing should make use of its deep-sea technology to explore and even start drilling for oil in disputed parts of the South China Sea to reinforce its sovereignty.12 May 2012 - 12:00am
Better job prospects and financial status boosted Hong Kong consumers' confidence in the first quarter, says market research firm Nielsen.
Quarterly consumer confidence rose four points to 103 - a score above 100 is positive - after a decline in two consecutive quarters last year.11 May 2012 - 12:00am
On the surface, Yim Ho seems poles apart from his subject. Yim is a filmmaker from a family of intellectuals, while the latter is a fisherman's son who outgrew his modest roots - he started education when he was 20 - to become a high-flying executive with the Swire Group.11 May 2012 - 12:00am
It may be a tiny cluster of rocks barely visible at high tide, but Scarborough Shoal is exposing some of the region's most dramatic fault lines.
A graveyard for shipping for centuries - including the tea ship that sank with all hands in the 18th century to give the reef its name - Scarborough could yet prove a graveyard for regional stability, some analysts fear.11 May 2012 - 12:00am
Demand for bigger and braver sculptures is rising in Asia, and Hong Kong has become the gateway for Western artists to the region, says British figurative sculptor David Williams-Ellis.11 May 2012 - 12:00am
Taiwanese police said yesterday that their mainland counterparts had arrested an elderly tourist from Heilongjiang province accused of stealing a medal that nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek presented to a hero general during the second world war.10 May 2012 - 12:00am
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.9 May 2012 - 12:00am
We all forget to be polite sometimes
Many people think mainlanders are rude and have bad manners. I agree that some of them have odd habits like jumping queues or squatting on trains. But there are many mainlanders who are very kind.7 May 2012 - 12:00am
Today: Canadian Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Getting engaged: Involving HK employees in social, community and environmental initiatives'. Kinwick Centre.
French Chamber of Commerce event: 'Current payment situation of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan'. French Chamber, Central.7 May 2012 - 12:00am
On his next visit to Hong Kong, a national leader from Beijing may announce fresh incentives to attract local professionals to work in Shenzhen's new commercial hub, an official from the southern city said.7 May 2012 - 12:00am