Latest South China Sea Stories

2006-05-20 13:16:52

By Ho Binh Minh HANOI (Reuters) - A typhoon that swept through the South China Sea has killed more than 100 people, officials said, as rescuers from Vietnam and China extended their search on Saturday for more than 400 fishermen missing since Wednesday.

2006-05-03 07:55:00

Many of Hong Kong's 7 million people are resigned to the city's bad air. As for tourists, they take home photographs of a Victoria Harbor shrouded in smog -- a choking cocktail of sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, suspended particulates, volatile organic compounds and ozone.

2005-12-23 22:58:47

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has accused the United States of interfering in its internal affairs, criticizing it for comments calling for Hong Kong to speed up political reforms and allow direct elections. "Affairs concerning Hong Kong ...

2005-12-15 03:11:11

By John Ruwitch HONG KONG (Reuters) - Want to learn a thing or two about free trade? Read the works of renowned 18th century economist Adam Smith, or simply visit Hong Kong.

2005-10-15 22:50:59

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Suspected Muslim militants killed a Buddhist monk and two teenage boys and set fire to a temple in Thailand's restive south, police said on Sunday, in separatist violence that has claimed more than 900 lives.

2005-10-12 20:53:07

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has rejected a U.S. report criticizing its repression of human and religious rights as a distorted attack and meddling in the country's internal affairs.

2005-09-30 06:13:03

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The Hong Kong government on Friday appealed a court ruling last month that a law which prohibits sex between consenting males below 21 was a violation of human rights. A spokesman for the territory's judiciary said no date had been fixed yet.

2005-09-15 04:49:24

KUANTAN, Malaysia (Reuters) - Australia, Britain, Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore signaled the growing importance of Asian maritime security on Thursday, starting their annual war-games with a strong focus on naval exercises.

2005-07-18 19:20:48

When faced with a challenging situation, a bicultural person may decide how to respond based on the cultural mindset that is active at the time, researchers have concluded.

2005-07-16 22:08:04

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG (Reuters) - Very few people in Hong Kong recognized depression as an illness until the end of 2003 when popular television actress Victoria Lam openly admitted her condition, which had by then destroyed her career.

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