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  1. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Sochi Games brings back memories, but let's move on

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by George Chen

    ... On arrival, one executive was stopped by a visa control officer and was asked the basic questions encountered by all travellers to America: "Why are you coming to America? What is the purpose ... on becoming more constructive in how we can help to fix the problems around us. That is my little wish for China, Russia and America, too- keep laughing but please also carry on with the bigger tasks ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama seeks to renew Asia role with rescheduled trip

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 09:48am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... of more than 1,000 Marines, represented a “broader pledge” to all of Asia. “America’s commitment won’t expire a few months or a few years from now. The United States of America ... and military. “The United States of America will be there – reliable, constant, strong and steady – for the long haul.” US National Security Adviser Susan Rice But in his second term, Obama has focused ...

  3. News - World - US DEFENCE

    Nuclear arms stockpile requires overhaul, US officials say

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 11:40am by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington Defence chiefs in Washington tell House committee America's nuclear arsenal is in need of an urgent upgrade if the US is maintain its deterrent The US nuclear arsenal needs a multi-billion dollar overhaul in the coming decade to ensure the weapons’ safety and effectiveness, defence officials said on Tuesday, despite warnings from arms control groups ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Key US official faces grilling over Obamacare website fiasco

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 05:35pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... and later as an executive for Hospital Corporation of America. She left HCA after 25 years to become Virginia’s health and human resources secretary. Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No one nation, whether America or China, can rule Asia

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... dominance, where America is the sole power setting the agenda. Asians don't endorse the American rebalancing, at least not for the long term and at any price. Take a look at the regional ... be towards deeper Asian integration, rather than any re-emphasis on the American consumer- notwithstanding the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks. America's security role is more clearly ...

  6. News - World - SECURITY

    Obama orders target list for cyberattacks

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... of America's offensive capability and the drawing up of a target list. The directive's publication came just before the president met his Chinese leader Xi Jinping at a summit in California. Even ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Short-sighted US driving out brightest foreign graduates

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by VICTORIA SUNG

    ... degree. Some even spoke about how immigrants were "stealing" good American jobs. It seems like there is a knee-jerk reaction to migration to America, even if it is legal, and it has been ... towards international students in America is short-sighted. And that is why I chose to leave New York, even though I admire the city and its people. It is the country's policy that I do ...

  8. News - World - NATURE

    Crazy ant invades the US South

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

    ... The Christian Science Monitor Immigrant ant drives the US South crazy The southern United States is being invaded- again. This time it is erratic but troublesome "crazy ants" from South America marching- actually, hitching rides- setting up massive colonies and relieving other occupying ant armies, including fire ants, of their duties. With billions of ants possible ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Wind of change

    Posted May 10th 2013, 02:49am by Philip Cunningham

    ... wrapped in ambiguity ever since. So far, Barack Obama’s Team America has only muddied the waters, modelling US-Asia strategy on a clumsy ball-court move; the problem is the “pivot” has been ... to defending Japanese sovereignty, a hazy, lazy policy that could drag America into a ruinous battle along the fault line of the world’s three largest economies. The ambiguous trilateral arrangement ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    America losing the public opinion war in Asia

    Posted May 10th 2013, 12:00am by Lau Nai-Keung

    ... ditching the issue and insisting that America's noble mission is to uphold human rights in any corner of the earth. As a post-war baby, I grew up during the zenith of Pax Americana ...




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