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  1. The arms trade delivers to Lebanon

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... arms trade, and the destabilising impact of weapons that are not effectively controlled by national regulation or international treaties and agreements. Both China and Iran watched ... With the armed wing of Hezbollah threatening to strike ever deeper into Israel, it's worth asking how the C-802 anti-ship cruise missile got into their hands. The supply trail runs from China ...

  2. China should take a lead role in arms trade treaty

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... responsibilities. A good start would be for China to take a lead in efforts at the United Nations for the creation of a treaty regulating the international arms trade. It has given guarded backing ... is necessary have to be kept firmly in mind. The proposed pact- the Arms Trade Treaty- would fill significant gaps in existing weapons agreements. It would be the first legally-binding international ...

  3. Labour union plans political arm

    Posted Apr 11th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The Federation of Trade Unions, Hong Kong's largest labour union group, will set up a political arm this month to take charge of electoral affairs and groom political ... The committee will serve as the political arm of the government-friendly union to spearhead election campaigns and groom its own candidates for the Legislative Council and district council elections. ...

  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. Arms and yuan on the table at US-China talks

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com US and Chinese diplomats met yesterday amid rising tensions between the two powers over currency and Washington's arms sales to Taiwan. ... 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 concerning China's core national ...

  6. Zimbabwe guns bolster case for small-arms pact

    Posted Apr 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The arms trade is older than the gun itself and is not without moral hazard. The buyer may misuse arms for internal repression or external aggression. They may even end up using them ... members have voted for a treaty to curb the illicit cross-border trade in small arms, but not the US, China and other big powers. The Mugabe regime's action in putting guns before the welfare ...

  7. Beijing castigated over Darfur, but Russia supplied five times more arms

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Kristin Jones

    ... Sudan's government had violated an arms embargo by deploying them. Later, a BBC News documentary, China's Secret War, linked the fighter planes to an attack on civilians, including children, in the western Darfur town of Beybey. It was examples like these, along with China's oil trade with Sudan, that built an international campaign against the 'Genocide Olympics' in 2008. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Terrorism and arms control added to agenda of US talks

    Posted Jul 27th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... a discussion on arms control, according to a diplomat. 'Diplomats preparing for the talks from both sides have recently agreed to add the two topics,' the diplomat said. The talks- known ... groups. Beijing sees Uygur groups such as the East Turkestan Islamic Movement as terrorist organisations with links to al-Qaeda. Professor Jin said Washington's raising of arms-control issues ...

  10. Nuclear-armed N Korea is not on, Gates says

    Posted May 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a nuclear-armed North Korea, and a top PLA general saying Beijing was 'resolutely opposed to nuclear proliferation'. They were speaking at an informal defence conference in Singapore, where ... unequivocally reaffirm our commitment to the defence of our allies in the region.' He also warned that North Korea risked sparking a regional arms race. Dr Gates noted that his boss, President ...




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