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  1. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Above the Din of War, by Peter Eichstaedt

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... on New York's fiscal heart limps on, finally set to fizzle out in 2014, when the US forces are slated to end their occupation of Afghanistan. Above the Din of War suggests the US campaign ... by Chinese loans, according to Eichstaedt. "China, meanwhile, has not even provided one soldier to help with the war in Afghanistan, yet stands to earn billions in profits from Afghan ...

  2. East-west split over Iraq sours interfaith talks on terrorism

    Posted May 08th 2007, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... with a clear split between east and west. The Inter-Parliamentary Union meeting ended in disharmony when Indonesia, India, Algeria and Iran introduced a contested resolution on Iraq blaming the United ... the boycott. Established in 1889, the Inter-Parliamentary Union has 148 members and claims to be the focal point for worldwide parliamentary dialogue. In a recent interview, its president, Pier ...

  3. China offers hope for Afghanistan

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... help, though, Afghans feel less uncertainty- the co-operation, investment and dialogue that are the hallmarks of Chinese support are sure to carry on. China's approach was summed up last ... stability' through social and economic development. As with Chinese involvement elsewhere, it is about mutual benefit with both sides gaining- Afghanistan through infrastructure, trade ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book: Writing War, by Aaron William Moore

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... of thousands of Chinese civilians and disarmed soldiers were murdered by troops of the Imperial Japanese Army. A soldier named Ouchi Toshimichi was one of the first into Nanking after the surrender and confided in his diary: "The Chinese army has become really despicable to me; I want us to wipe them out as quickly as possible." "The state did not 'brainwash' these people ...

  5. Koizumi's hard sell

    Posted Jan 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... parliamentary session began. Mr Koizumi used his speech as a platform for justifying his actions and to reassure China and South Korea of the troops' peaceful intentions. Chinese Vice-President Zeng Qinghong had voiced concern about the despatch, describing it as 'a sensitive issue for China'. However, most senior Chinese figures have avoided direct comment. Mr ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The reason for North Korea's war talk

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by CHUNG MIN LEE

    ... that Seoul's annual trade with Beijing is expected to top the US$300 billion mark by 2015 whereas Pyongyang continues to be dependent on Chinese aid. Kim rightly believes that, given his rise to power ...

  7. No secret to finding out about Chinese military

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Richard Halloran Ever since the Tiananmen massacre in 1989, US leaders and top military officers have lamented what they contend has been a lack of Chinese transparency in its military ... more about why the Chinese are investing in this very robust and rapid military modernisation programme.' The official acknowledged that the Chinese have become more open than in the past ...

  8. Libya's pragmatic vote for reform

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... that will pick a prime minister and cabinet before preparing for full parliamentary elections next year are reserved for candidates standing as independents. So far it augurs well for Libya's future ...

  9. Chinese Hordes and Human Waves

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mark O'Neill Chinese Hordes and Human Waves by Brigadier Brian Parritt Pen and Sword This is a book about the Korean war by a British soldier who took part as an artillery officer ... 'grotesque' intelligence mistakes- its failure to predict the North Korean invasion in June 1950 and the Chinese intervention in October that year. In the first half of 1950, there were many signs ...

  10. Risk and reward for Chinese firms in Africa

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Chinese state-owned dam builders Gezhouba and Sinohydro have highlighted the enormous risks and huge opportunities facing mainland firms in Africa just ... was attended by senior Chinese officials including Jia Qinglin, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Yesterday, Gezhouba announced it had ...




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