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  1. Why we need America

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of irreversible climate change and the perception that America has lost its way since the 9/11 attacks in New York. The interesting part is Friedman's belief that the two issues are linked. Its ... resources of every kind from energy to food, and he believes that the rest of world will need to embrace America if it wants to survive. A worthy successor to his No 1 best-seller, The World ...

  2. Bank of America lifts stake in CCB

    Posted May 28th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu and Jonathan Yang US lender exercises option to buy 6b shares Bank of America Corp will exercise call options next week to buy 6 billion H shares of China Construction Bank Corp ... because it could sell existing shares later to raise capital and yet still retain a significant stake in the mainland's second-largest bank. 'Bank of America is one of the US lenders ...

  3. Seize the opportunity, America

    Posted Jan 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... a major book Beyond the Age of Innocence: Rebuilding Trust Between America and the World, by Kishore Mahbubani, the highly regarded former Singaporean ambassador to the UN. 'Before ... posture was anything but exemplary. But, in fact, America needs to set the example of the exemplary nation, not a normal, narrow one. Mr Mahbubani is by no means anti-American. On the contrary, he ...

  4. China and America- mirror images?

    Posted Aug 07th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Pyongyang calls America's 'hostile policy', but rather North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons. Similarly, Beijing says that the issue in the cross-strait situation ...

  5. Taiwan freezes aid to Latin America amid scandals

    Posted Oct 21st 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei A foreign aid budget of NT$1.4 billion (HK$322 million) for 13 Latin American countries was frozen by the Taiwanese legislature's foreign relations committee yesterday amid snowballing political contribution scandals. The aid was ...

  6. A pedigree sailing tour that still has eyes on Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Vuitton Trophy after teams decided to skip the event to compete in America's Cup-related events next year and in 2012. Gilmour believes that in Hong Kong, with its stunning harbour and outstanding facilities, the WMRT would have a dramatic impact, both for the sport and the local economy. Using the same format as in the America's Cup, and with racing taking place in identical ...

  7. Developer's book celebrates joys of coastal living

    Posted Feb 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the waterfront including the famous yacht race, the America's Cup. The history of the competition dates back to 1851 when, in a bid to demonstrate the shipbuilding prowess of the United States, the New York Yacht Club formed a syndicate to compete in regattas and races in England. That year, the schooner America beat 15 entries from the Royal Yacht Squadron to win a 53-mile race around ...

  8. Decline in US popularity a salient lesson for China

    Posted Jun 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... these countries are America's allies. The US has only itself to blame for its unpopularity abroad. It was President George W. Bush's unilateral and belligerent foreign policy that poisoned the wellspring of global sympathy for America after the September 11 terrorist attacks. True, Mr Bush has adopted a more sensitive approach in his second term, launching a diplomatic push to promote ...

  9. Obama's speech spelled a new era in American foreign policy

    Posted Nov 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... countries resented this arrogance, not necessarily because they disliked Americans or American values, but because they found being dictated to unacceptable. America encountered disaster with its invasion of Iraq. I have asked my American friends, while America jails and sometimes kills those who it perceives to be terrorists, how it can expect to kill the hatred felt by some for its ...

  10. No time for another botched US presidency

    Posted Jan 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... difficulties. Moreover, the new president's task will be hard because only 33 per cent of the eligible voters in America cast their ballots for him. Mr Obama cannot claim a mandate to ram through his proposals. Nevertheless, all Americans should wish Mr Obama well and hope that his presidency is successful, if for no other reason that America cannot afford another four or eight years ...




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