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  1. News - Asia - ARMS TRADE

    Chinese delegates attend India aviation trade show for first time

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangalore Visit to aviation trade event is a first, and follows agreement to resume joint military exercises Chinese delegation at India air show India, the world's leading importer of weaponry, opened one of Asia's biggest aviation trade shows on Wednesday, with Western suppliers eyeing lucrative deals and a Chinese delegation attending ...

  2. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    North Korea accused of smuggling arms to Syria

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Agencies in New York and Tokyo

    ... with material which could be used in a ballistic missile programme and that South Korea would be jointly investigating the case with China. The shipment to Syria was arranged by a North Korean trading company, diplomats said. One diplomat said the Syrian company that was to have received the cylinders may be a subsidiary of the North Korean trading firm. North Korea is barred from trading ...

  3. U.S. warned E.U. to keep arms ban

    Posted Sep 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com US diplomatic cables made public by WikiLeaks show immense American efforts in derailing a potential end to a European arms embargo against China in 2004. ... classified documents at home and for lying about his 'personal relationship' with a Taiwanese intelligence agent, US media reported. The EU slapped the arms embargo on China in 1989 ...

  4. Wrestling with the spectre of an arms race in space

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Deep Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... urged Washington to create a binding international agreement on the prevention of a space arms race. A Sino-Russian working paper published by the UN in 2002 also called for such a ban. ... is bound to trigger off an arms race, thus rendering outer space a new arena for military confrontation.' The US response was the National Space Policy Document, published last August, whose ...

  5. Beijing's protective arms

    Posted Jan 16th 2007, 12:00am by Steven Xu

    ... based on massive investment and exports appears increasingly unsustainable. Apart from the extensive environmental destruction and increasing resentment among trade partners this engenders, ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's influence in Africa will only grow

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power Jonathan Power says it is leaving its rivals in the dust with the scale of its trade in the region China's influence in Africa will only grow Go into the casino ... investments and trade have mushroomed over the past 10 years. If one compares Chinese and US investment in Tanzania, there is no contest. China has been in Africa before. The first time was also ...

  7. News - China - TRADE

    China enlists EU states to counter Brussels on tariffs

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com Beijing counters European Commission's tough trade tactics by setting EU states against it and wooing European states outside 27-nation bloc Two-track strategy to outwit Brussels China, dismayed at the tougher stance Brussels is taking in trade disputes, is seeking to put pressure on the European Commission by engaging EU member states ...

  8. Business - Economy - MR. SHANGKONG

    Have free trade zones become a victim of power struggle in China?

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:23am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Premier's vision for Shanghai to lead the next round of economic reform in the country appears to have fallen foul of power politics Have trade zones become a victim of power struggle? One, two, three … keep going … 12. Now you have reached the magic number the central government has come up with for free-trade zones to support its new round ...

  9. 'Soft power' helps safeguard trade

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... With its trade and investment in Africa rising rapidly in recent years, China has been criticised for overlooking human rights as it pursues 'cheque book' diplomacy. It has also been accused of supplying arms to rebel factions in various African conflict zones. There are concerns Beijing is preying on the continent's resources to feed the Chinese economy, contributing ...

  10. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Can US come to terms with the trade-offs of free trade?

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode in Washington As much as Americans seem to resent cheap Chinese imports, they and their economy can't do without them The free-trade dilemma Walking into a Walmart ... that could lead to tougher US trade policies on China, regardless of who wins, I strolled on Saturday morning into the Walmart branch in Fairfax, a northern suburb in the swing state of Virginia. ...




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