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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US exporting turmoil with its record arms sales

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and three times the previous year's figure. To those advocating an international arms trade treaty to regulate the industry, such sales are nothing short of exporting turmoil. Most ... a month of talks at the UN, to agree on a framework for a landmark pact that would regulate trade in conventional arms to stop them "contributing to human suffering". Hours before ...

  2. News - World - ARMS TRADE

    US weapons sales hit record US$66b in 2011 on back of massive Saudi deal

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the global arms trade market," said the report by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service, calling US$66.3 billion "a clear outlier figure". While Washington remained ... recordUS$66 b last year US weapons sales tripled last year to a record US$66.3 billion, pumped up by $33.4 billion in sales to Saudi Arabia. The US sales accounted for 78 per cent of all global arms ...

  3. News - World - 9/11 ANNIVERSARY

    Obama honours emergency services and armed forces on 9/11 anniversary

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... served and sacrificed, sometimes far from home, to keep our country safe." Memories remain raw of the day when al-Qaeda hijackers slammed two passenger planes into the World Trade Centre ... the US had now decimated al-Qaeda's leadership and put the terror network on a path to defeat. "And thanks to the courage and skill of our intelligence personnel and armed forces, Osama ...

  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. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Firm's US arm fits mainland strategy

    Posted May 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Josie Liu

    ... Parks, president of Haier's refrigerator arm in Camden, South Carolina, said Haier had shown that a mainland company can establish a successful business in the US, and that 'you can ... is going into natural resources in places like Africa and Latin America. Even though it is possible that more Chinese investment will come to the US, Dr Lardy said the tension over the huge trade ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Barbs fly after US criticises arms budget

    Posted Sep 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... into a 'political football'. They also traded barbs on who should take responsibility for the failure of the NT$380 billion ($89.3 billion) special budget to get approval from the legislature. ... defences. 'Rather, it is merely using the arms procurement budget to placate the United States so that it can make its own political gains,' Mr Su said. The opposition has said it supports ...




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