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  1. Wen targets arms ban, trade in EU mission

    Posted Apr 24th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing HK reform is also likely to be discussed during the premier's five-country visit Trade promotion, the European Union's arms embargo and Hong Kong's ... is expected to hold talks with European Commission President Romano Prodi and EU foreign affairs and security chief Javier Solana. He is expected to praise EU enlargement. Trade pacts and co-operation ...

  2. Cross-strait arms trade thrives

    Posted Jun 12th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Logan

    ... beneficiary of the cross-strait virtual weapons trade has been a Taiwanese player who goes by the handle 'Flash'. The 28-year- old gamer used to earn as much as NT$150,000 (HK$34,750) ... industries, virtual weapons trade is under pressure from automation. Eyeing the profits to be made, software developers have created programs which automatically play. Users then acquire time ...

  3. China comes in from the cold

    Posted Feb 29th 2004, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... nuclear, chemical, and biological materials, ballistic missiles and conventional arms. It has also recently applied for membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group and looks set to join the Missile ... officers, and academics involved in arms control and non-proliferation research and policy-making has helped to sensitise senior leaders to the importance of these issues to the country's ...

  4. Wen to urge lifting of arms sale ban

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... the debate on the arms embargo and human rights issues would not derail the current development of Sino-European relations, particularly trade. The EU is expected to become China's top business ... leaders to end what Beijing sees as an outdated embargo on arms sales to the mainland at an Asia-Europe forum in Vietnam, a senior diplomat said yesterday. The embargo, imposed after the bloody ...

  5. Shui On property arm finds backers

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... property arm. In November last year, Socam indicated the group would spin off its mainland property firm, Shui On Land, at an appropriate time. Other investors committed to take up shares in Shui ... The stock closed at $9.35 last Wednesday before trading was suspended. ...

  6. Arms embargo a 'sign of inequality'

    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as it again urged the EU to lift its decade-old arms embargo. Speaking at a press briefing, Deputy Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui said the mainland had no intention of importing weapons from European Union countries, but maintaining the embargo would affect Sino-EU relations. 'If the EU continues its arms embargo, we think this is a kind of political discrimination. It is a sign ...

  7. Don't arm China, for all our sakes

    Posted Oct 15th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... human rights issues while strengthening trade, commercial and educational links. Part of the human rights stance has been to maintain the joint US-EU arms embargo, introduced following ... Union to end its arms embargo to China. This would send the wrong signal. What we need is a reaffirmation of the status quo. In his latest book, one of America's leading foreign policy ...

  8. Drivers up in arms over proposal for tougher penalties

    Posted Dec 15th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... the motion, asked whether drivers would consider a penalty of five demerit points and a $1,000 fine. But the trade objected to his suggestion. Legislators on the panel agreed to invite trade ...

  9. Red chip dives following trading ban

    Posted May 04th 2004, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Shares of Tianjin Development tumble 12.5pc as its gas arm faces fine for breaking forex regulations Shares at red chip Tianjin Development Holdings were hammered yesterday on news its gas-supply arm, Wah Sang Gas Holdings, faced a 28 million yuan fine for allegedly breaching foreign-exchange rules. After the Securities and Futures Commission lifted a ban on trading ...

  10. Why sell arms to China?

    Posted Jan 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When will the French stop their undesirable military meddling in Asia? I refer to the latest efforts by French politicians to promote arms sales to China as described in the article 'France urges an end to EU arms ban' (January 27). Since 1989, the European Union has banned the sale of weapons to China because the PLA sent its tanks against unarmed civilians in Tiananmen ...




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