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Greg Torode

Taiwan courts security ties with bigger friends as Beijing snatches allies

14 Sep 2018

HONG KONG/TAIPEI As Beijing intensifies its effort to further isolate Taiwan diplomatically, Taipei is actively but discreetly broadening security ties with regional powers beyond its long-standing relationship with the United States. | Video

China condemns HK press club over 'separatist' speech by activist

14 Aug 2018

HONG KONG The Chinese and Hong Kong governments condemned one of Asia's leading press clubs on Tuesday for hosting a speech by an independence activist that has sparked debate about the viability of the city's freedoms.

China's state firms cementing lucrative role in South China Sea, new research shows

10 Aug 2018

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI Beijing's giant state-owned enterprises are playing an increasing role in China's build-up in the South China Sea and could seek to cement their dominant position in coming years, according to new research. | Video

China's state firms cementing lucrative role in South China Sea, new research shows

09 Aug 2018

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI Beijing's giant state-owned enterprises are playing an increasing role in China's build-up in the South China Sea and could seek to cement their dominant position in coming years, according to new research. | Video

With khukris and assault rifles, Singapore's Gurkhas to guard Trump-Kim summit

05 Jun 2018

SINGAPORE When U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet for their historic summit in Singapore later this month, they will be protected by men from one of the fiercest warrior tribes in the world - the Gurkhas of Nepal.

U.S. weighs more South China Sea patrols to confront 'new reality' of China

04 Jun 2018

SINGAPORE The United States is considering intensified naval patrols in the South China Sea in a bid to challenge China's growing militarisation of the waterway, actions that could further raise the stakes in one of the world's most volatile areas. | Video

The Singapore hotel where top brass, dealers and spies rub shoulders

03 Jun 2018

SINGAPORE For the region's military officers, diplomats, weapons manufacturers and spies, there are few livelier places than the lobby of Singapore's Shangri-La hotel around mid-year.

Backstory: Using satellites to count buildings in South China Sea

01 Jun 2018

HONG KONG - Shrouded in Chinese military secrecy and hidden from the eyes of journalists, Beijing’s build-up of man-made islands on reefs deep in the maritime heart of Southeast Asia is a vexing story to report. | Video

Concrete and coral: Beijing's South China Sea building boom fuels concerns

24 May 2018

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE At first glance from above it looks like any clean and neatly planned small town, complete with sports grounds, neat roads and large civic buildings.  | Video

Drilling down: Risky hunt for oil in Vietnam's South China Sea blocks

23 May 2018

HANOI/HONG KONG Some oil blocks off Vietnam's sprawling coastline fall within an area of the South China Sea demarcated by China's "nine-dash line", the basis for Beijing's controversial claims to most of the resource-rich waterway.

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