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  1. Old maps aid Beijing's claim, collector says

    Posted Sep 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung A Hong Kong-based map collector has offered to lend his 100 antique maps to help China prove to the international community the Diaoyu Islands have long been its territory. Marcopolo Tam Siu-cheong, who owns more than 100,000 antique maps ...

  2. A prayer for the dying- but will the junta listen?

    Posted May 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cyclone Nargis struck, it is estimated that up to 100,000 people are dead or missing. Up to 1.5 million survivors are facing dire prospects unless aid relief reaches them soon. Incredibly, the generals have declared they only want aid, not aid workers. Their decision is shocking and callous; it is only matched by their utter cynicism by going ahead with a referendum on a draft ...

  3. Haiti to get 18m yuan of new aid

    Posted Jan 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The Ministry of Commerce said yesterday that China would provide medical supplies worth 18 million yuan (HK$20.5 million) in additional aid to quake-ravaged Haiti. ... cent of them had taken part in previous UN peacekeeping missions, the ministry's statement said. With the 18 million yuan of additional aid, Beijing has so far provided humanitarian aid ...

  4. Beijing facing pressure over aid to rogue states

    Posted Jul 29th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... It is the first time the powers have discussed the topic, despite growing criticism of Beijing's aid policy. US negotiators made an 11th-hour request to their Chinese counterparts to include ... developing countries. Professor Jin said Washington wanted Beijing to observe international norms in its aid and aimed to press Beijing to change what Chinese leaders call ...

  5. Myanmar approves all remaining visa requests for UN aid workers

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a cyclone left more than 2 million people in need of aid. Greater numbers of foreign aid staffers were also entering the Irrawaddy delta, the low-lying region that took the brunt of the May 2-3 ... that direct foreign participation in the aid operation could undermine its security, slapped a cordon around the delta for weeks. It allowed foreign aid workers in only after UN Secretary General Ban ...

  6. End of food aid heralds new role for China

    Posted Dec 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A milestone has been reached with the United Nations-backed World Food Programme's announcement that it will stop sending aid to China within two years. More than two decades ... The hope is that China will go quickly from being on the receiving end of food aid to becoming a donor country. The need for such a transition to happen rapidly was underscored by the WFP's ...

  7. Aid body plays a crucial part in reaching out to developing world

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Developing countries must be given a greater say in how the world is run, says Germany's Minister for Economic Co-operation and Development, Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul. She made her comments while praising the work of the government's aid organisation the German Development Service (DED), which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. The minister called for political ...

  8. Aides confident Wen will win over US hosts

    Posted Dec 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Allen T. Cheng in Beijing 'Noise' over trade will disappear once the premier arrives, say economists Despite the aggressive tone coming out of Washington of late, the Foreign Ministry in Beijing remains optimistic Premier Wen Jiabao's first ...

  9. Sudan pleads for more aid to stem crisis

    Posted Jul 10th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Kong, Sudan's ambassador to Beijing, Mirghani Mohamed Salih, denied claims by aid agencies that his government was involved in ethnic cleansing in the troubled Darfur region. 'We ... in combined assault with helicopter gunships and bomber aircraft,' said Mr Verney, an aid worker in Darfur in the mid-1980s who has since monitored events in the country. 'There's ...

  10. Haiti

    Posted Aug 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... live below the poverty line, while the richest 1 per cent control half the country's wealth. Foreign aid comprises 30 to 40 per cent of the government's budget. Since the rule ... of poor law enforcement. Despite substantial US aid and the presence of a United Nations peacekeeping force, Haiti is a major transshipment point for drug dealers taking their wares from South ...




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