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Letters to the Editor, October 9, 2012

Wall-to-wall holidaymakers on the Great Wall. Photo: Reuters

Ill-advised talk threatens our autonomy

Tuesday, 9 October, 2012, 3:53am 1 comment

Hanoi draws on wartime rival's stance to bolster South China Sea claim

A partially submerged island of the Truong Sa islands or Spratly islands.  Photo: Reuters

Hanoi's intensifying propaganda battle over the disputed South China Sea could yet produce an intriguing victor - the former regime of South Vietnam that it defeated in 1975 after years of war.

9 Oct 2012 - 3:59am

Lisa Genasci: The fund adviser with a drive to help alleviate poverty in Asia

Lisa Genasci's foundation has helped bring education to more than 150,000 children in Asia

Journalists tend to be on the outside of a story, looking in. For Lisa Genasci, it wasn't enough. She wanted to be more involved. So began the switch to philanthropy in 2006. The former Associated Press writer and freelancer founded and heads the ADM Capital Foundation, which manages funds for investors who want to contribute to charitable projects.

9 Oct 2012 - 3:41pm

Women thrive on passion to fuel professional goals

Many women in Hong Kong have developed successful careers and thriving businesses from doing the work they enjoy most.

Emma Reynolds may not always have achieved what she set out to do, but it never stopped her from trying. When she set up her first business at the age of 23, there were many sceptics.

"There were some people who didn't think it was a good idea, or came up with reasons why I shouldn't do it," she explains.

22 May 2014 - 4:08pm

Manila pushes Asean maritime information-sharing

The delegation at the three-day Asean Maritime Forum in Manila. Photo: AFP

The Philippines has proposed an information-sharing system for Southeast Asia to help protect its waters from security challenges such as piracy, illegal fishing and drug trafficking.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Southeast Asian nations tackle maritime security issues

Philippines Vice-President Jejomar Binay (front, right) greets Lao Ambassador Malayvieng Sakonhninhom (left) at the Asean Maritime Forum in Manila on Wednesday. Photo: EPA

Senior Southeast Asian foreign ministry officials met in the Philippines on Wednesday to try to improve maritime co-operation amid sea disputes that threaten regional stability.

Discussions during the three-day Asean Maritime Forum will focus on maritime security, sea piracy and ensuring “freedom of navigation” in the seas they share, the foreign department said in a statement.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Letters to the Editor, October 2, 2012

New Yorkers walk and shop in relatively clean air. Photo: AFP

No unfettered free speech in practice

Andrew Nunn is wrong about Hong Kong's relationship with the mainland and the significance of free speech ("Protesters still proud to be Chinese", September 27).

2 Oct 2012 - 3:01am 8 comments

No major troop escalation in Spratlys, Philippines says

The Philippine military said it had sent fewer than 100 Marines to help guard disputed South China Sea islands, while emphasising it had no plans for a major troop build-up in the area.

Lieutenant General Juancho Sabban, head of the military’s western command which has jurisdiction over the area, said the soldiers arrived on Palawan island facing the South China Sea last Friday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Philippines sends marines to Palawan to defend Spratly Islands

Garrison head Juancho Sabban leads an island tour. Photo: AFP

The Philippines has deployed 800 marines and opened new headquarters to guard its interests in the disputed Spratly islands, which China also claims, a senior military official said yesterday.

1 Oct 2012 - 4:42am

Philippines sends more troops to guard disputed Spratly islands

Lieutenant General Juancho Sabban (right) and Philippine politicians on a Spratly island last year. Photo: AFP

The Philippines has deployed 800 more marines and opened a new headquarters to guard its interests in the disputed Spratlys islands, which China also claims, a senior military official said on Sunday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Briefs, September 28, 2012

Yingluck Shinawatra at the Asia Society, New York. Photo: Reuters

Cult leader hanged for six murders

28 Sep 2012 - 3:51am

Holidaymakers set to rise 20pc to 7.6m in Hong Kong for 'Golden week'

Holidaymakers set to rise 20pc to 7.6m in Hong Kong for 'Golden week'

About 7.6 million people, a 20 per cent increase on last year, are expected to pass through land, sea and air immigration border checkpoints during next week's "golden week" national holiday, government estimates show.

28 Sep 2012 - 3:17am

Thai leader Yingluck offers woman’s touch to solve South China Sea dispute

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Photo: EPA

The broiling territorial disputes in the South China Sea are a diplomatic minefield but Thailand’s prime minister hopes to bring something new to the negotiating table: a woman’s touch.

Yingluck Shinawatra told the Asia Society on Wednesday that as a nonclaimant state on good terms with all the parties involved, Thailand wants to help.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Indonesia seeks rules of road for South China Sea

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono told the UN General Assembly that Asean was engaged in “earnest negotiations” for a legally binding code of conduct in the South China Sea. Photo: AFP

Indonesia is circulating among Southeast Asian nations a draft code of conduct for the South China Sea, hoping for progress before a regional summit in November, its foreign minister said on Tuesday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

China isn't seeking to limit freedom of navigation in South China Sea

The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs issued a statement this month on the freedom of navigation in the so-called "West Philippine Sea". It said that "the freedom of navigation is a customary right under international law" and "its existence does not depend solely on the will or assurance of one or any individual state".

24 Sep 2012 - 1:28am