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  1. Brothers-in-arms no more as trade falters

    Posted Jul 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... missiles and helicopters. Meanwhile, as Russia's manufacturing capacity falters and its arms and energy exports to China decline, the balance of trade has swung in Beijing's favour. Last ... powers. But beneath the surface, problems over military sales, trade and energy are eroding Sino-Russian relations when they appear to be at an apex. According to the Stockholm International Peace ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Despite all the criticism, Apec talks gave Asia a shot in the arm

    Posted Oct 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... and blocking, Asian governments had created a vacuum- making it easy for Mr Bush, armed with forceful arguments, to set the agenda, Dr Feinberg said. 'If Asian countries proceeded with trade ... to address the region's trade and economic concerns, observers said yesterday. Intent on increasing co-operation to prevent terrorism, US President George W. Bush set an agenda ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. US-China trade: a political thriller

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching More than 30 years ago, when the US-China relationship was first forged, its rationale rested on geopolitics. Trade was an afterthought, a not terribly significant adjunct. In fact, when president Richard Nixon first visited Beijing, it was against the law for Americans to do business with China. In the three decades since then, trade has moved to the front and centre ...

  6. Japan, US foil Beijing push to end EU arms embargo

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Greg Torode and Minnie Chan Japan and the United States appear to have thwarted a fresh push by China to end the European Union's long-standing embargo on arms sales to the PLA- ... warned that regional security could be at risk if the ban was ended, despite both France and current EU president Spain pushing publicly for arms sales. Noriyuki Shikata, a spokesman for Japanese ...

  7. Washington, not unity legislation, blamed for impasse on EU arms

    Posted Mar 25th 2005, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung in Beijing The European Union is unlikely to lift its arms embargo against Beijing this year, according to mainland analysts, who say the delay is due to intense US pressure, ... The European leaders' statements follow media reports quoting EU officials as saying the arms ban would continue. Mainland analysts were not surprised by the resurgence of debate on the embargo, ...

  8. Japan's submarine plan raises arms race fears

    Posted Oct 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Military analysts warned against a stepped-up submarine-building race in Asian waters, after Japan said it was planning to expand its submarine fleet for the first time in 34 years to counter China's naval build-up in the East and South C ...

  9. Arms deal unlikely to hurt cross-strait thaw

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Washington's latest plan to sell US$6.4 million worth of arms to Taiwan will have little impact on warming cross-strait relations, considering that it involves less sensitive weapons, analysts say. Nor will it seriously upset the highly delicate triangle of Sino-US-Taiwan relations, they note. The arms sale plan, announced shortly after Taiwanese ...

  10. Achievement triggers fear of arms race

    Posted Jan 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and could trigger another arms race. China is unique among major powers as it is surrounded by at least four nations that have intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). The anti-missile system ... partly prompted the decision to resume development of the anti-missile system, Wong said. China now finds itself with neighbours armed with, or developing, intercontinental missiles capable ...




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