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  1. Biggest ever Dutch trade team to visit

    Posted Jan 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin A Dutch trade delegation- the biggest ever- will visit the mainland in two weeks, hinting that a lifting of the arms embargo on Beijing will be back on the agenda. Foreign Trade Minister Karien van Gennip, leading an 80-strong business delegation, will meet Minister of Commerce Bo Xilai and Minister for Science and Technology Xu Guanhua during her visit ...

  2. Beijing won't bite the hand that feeds

    Posted Oct 19th 2007, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... for locals, not outsiders. Since the early 1990s, Beijing has become a leading arms supplier, trade partner and investor in Myanmar, with increasingly important strategic and energy interests ...

  3. PLA hawks seek curbs on US over Taiwan arms

    Posted Jan 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... increasingly assertive on bilateral and international matters, thanks to growing economic clout. Niu said trade frictions could be a bigger issue in bilateral ties this year than the arms sale. Under ... to Taiwan. Beijing immediately hit back at the arms sale with its standard rhetoric. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said yesterday the mainland had lodged a formal complaint with the United ...

  4. US, China envoys meet amid tension over arms

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... continued arms sales to Taiwan. Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Cui Tiankai spoke with US Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell during the second leg of a Sino-US Asia-Pacific forum ... on the currency issue, as the US Senate is to vote on the currency-manipulation bill, [and focus] on the administration's recent decision to sell arms to Taiwan, which Beijing considers an issue ...

  5. Will Beijing pay the price for standing by dictators?

    Posted Oct 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yet, the reality is that Beijing will arm, finance and trade with regimes who can find few other friends and in so doing keep them in business. This is hardly non-interference. This level ... officials are scrambling to find a way of reconciling with the new regimes. As matters stand, it is no easy task. In Libya, for example, many people know that small arms aimed at the population came ...

  6. Beijing urges EU to scrap arms ban

    Posted Sep 07th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Issue raised ahead of premier's trip to the Asia-Europe Meeting in Finland Beijing yesterday called on the European Union to lift its 17-year-old arms embargo ... seeking an increase in arms sales. 'The EU's arms embargo on China is a legacy of the cold war,' he said. 'The EU side has many times confirmed that it would make efforts ...

  7. Japan Rising: The Resurgence of Japanese Power and Purpose

    Posted May 13th 2007, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... Commodore Matthew Perry strong-armed the country into trading with the US in the mid-19th century, to the Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere (a mid-20th century Japanese-led Asian bloc aiming ... written and edited countless books on the country, including The New Generation in Meiji Japan (1969), The Trade Crisis: How Will Japan Respond? (1987), The Making of Modern Japan (1996), and From ...

  8. An opportunity to be business ambassadors

    Posted Jul 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hong Kong Trade Development Council offers a course to groom future managers, writes Susie Gyopos FOR THE PAST nine years, a government organisation that helps drive Hong Kong's international trade has been offering graduates the opportunity to take part in a carefully structured executive training programme. As the marketing arm and provider of support services ...

  9. Warning on pirate threat to Asia route

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis Hong Kong shipowners have warned that heavily armed Somali pirate gangs using large merchant ships as mother vessels could choke global trade between Asia and the Middle East ... dramatically' in the past few months and owners, initially opposed to armed guards onboard, now supported the idea. Several shipowners and managers had urged prosecution and execution of convicted ...

  10. The wisdom to be a gentle giant?

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... relationships and arms supplies to questionable regimes like Sudan and Zimbabwe are more difficult. Beijing can correctly complain about double standards and hypocrisy. After all, the west in general, and the US in particular, have traded with, fed arms to and propped up their share of obnoxious dictators who were not merely oppressing but killing their people. But no one is condoning American ...




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