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Tang ramps up the accusations

Amid mounting criticism over his breach of government confidentiality, Henry Tang Ying-yen admitted last night his inflammatory accusation that Leung Chun-ying wanted to use riot police and tear gas against demonstrators stemmed from an Executive Council meeting after th

Tuesday, 20 March, 2012, 12:00am

US defence strategy in Korea has time on its side

When US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta was in Hawaii last week, he was asked why the US still has troops in South Korea when North Korea's conventional forces are in a miserable condition, South Korea's soldiers are fully capable of defending their own country and US forces are experiencing serious budget restrictions.

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Taiwan to stage 70 drills this year

Taiwan will stage 70 military drills later this year, including a series of annual war games involving its three services, to strengthen the island's defensive capabilities.

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Nervous hush

If there is an unspeakable c-word at the sharp end of northeast Asian affairs, it is 'contingency'. Delve into security issues bedevilling the Korean Peninsula - the world's last cold war frontier - and it quickly becomes apparent that the issue of how the region's powers would react should North Korea one day implode is exceptionally sensitive.

13 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

N Korea unlikely to give up its atomic arsenal

While the latest deal to deliver aid to North Korea raised hopes for a restart of the six-nation talks on Pyongyang's nuclear programme, that's the extent of the optimism.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Ballad of the Little Soldier

In his five-decade-long career as a filmmaker, Werner Herzog has been called an iconoclast, a humanist, even a madman.

11 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

Manhunt goes global

KAMPALA - Now that Osama bin Laden and Muammar Gaddafi are gone, the world has turned its attention to a new villain, Joseph Kony. A video campaign to hunt him down has gone viral with thousands of people all over the world signing on to call for his arrest.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

We will enhance the armed forces' capacity to accomplish a wide range of military tasks, the most important of which is to win local wars under information-age conditions

Premier Wen Jiabao, presenting his annual work report

Well, yes, they were real - real from the wind

6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Time to sign the UN convention

Hong Kong prides itself on being a fair and caring society. We strive to provide equal opportunities for all and offer protection to those who cannot take care of themselves. But our safety net for the underprivileged and vulnerable has often been criticised as being too narrow, and the plight of refugees stranded in the city is a clear example.

3 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Ten hacked to death in Kashgar rampage

At least 10 people were hacked to death when mobs went on the rampage in the restive Xinjiang region yesterday evening, state media reported.

They attacked at about 6pm on Xingfu Street in Yecheng, Kashgar prefecture, witnesses were quoted as saying by Xinhua, adding that numerous others were injured.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Siege

Siege by Simon Kernick Transworld (e-book)

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Opposition's resort to violence helps Assad

As the Syrian opposition abandons non-violent protest for armed resistance, many people think this means President Bashar al-Assad and his Baathist regime are in even deeper trouble than before. On the contrary, it means that Assad and the Baathists are winning.

13 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

Mainland vehicles, not mainlanders, are the locusts unleashed on Hong Kong

Paul Zimmerman, Head of Designing Hong Kong

[The] match was a big milestone for Afghanistan ... so much so the Taliban sent a message of support

Omar Zakhilwal of Afghanistan's cricket board after the national team lost its first one-day international

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Chinese Hordes and Human Waves

Chinese Hordes and Human Waves by Brigadier Brian Parritt Pen and Sword

This is a book about the Korean war by a British soldier who took part as an artillery officer and went on to serve 37 years in the British Army, culminating in five years as director of the Intelligence Corps.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am