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  1. Positive change

    Posted Dec 15th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung The wisdom of hindsight suggests that the war on terrorism may have brought China and the United States closer together. Taiwan president Chen Shui-bian's gamble on 'creeping independence' may have awoken Washington to the danger of 'strategic ambiguity', while rising rhetorical heat over a trade war may have alerted policymakers from both sides ...

  2. The real enemy was inflation

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In our series looking at the legacy of the massacre, Allen T. Cheng hears how economic and urban instability fuelled the pro-democracy protests There has been no official apology, but the lessons learned from June 4, 1989, are on the minds of the mainland ...

  3. Time for America to head for the exit

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Doug Bandow

    ... Moreover, Kim is evil, not stupid. He knows that the United States could wipe his nation off the map. He wants his virgins in this life, not the next, and wouldn't waste his time attempting ...

  4. LSE woos state-owned mainland companies

    Posted Feb 01st 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... 'I would like to see all the mainland large state-owned enterprises, including the Big Four state-owned banks, consider listing their shares in London,' said Jane Zhu, the head ... of financial statements- a move that threatens management with litigation or a three-year jail term for false statements. 'Many of the state-owned enterprises heads are current or former ...

  5. Security expert named to head US consulate

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Kong next month. Before being named to his new post, Mr Cunningham was the United States' deputy representative to the United Nations. Mr Cunningham was chief of staff to the Nato secretary-general in the late 1980s and is an expert on the unification of Germany and the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact and the Soviet Union. From 1993 to 1995, he served as director of the State ...

  6. Panel head plays down Legco role in selecting next chief justice

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Joyce Ng

    ... the candidates themselves. Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying said: 'Endorsement is not equivalent to vetting power. When there is vetting power, the Basic Law states it very clearly.' ...

  7. Downfall of head of US 'embassy' on island was self-inflicted, say analysts

    Posted Apr 10th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... policies... Her problem was discipline, not Beijing.' On Thursday, US State Department spokesman Adam Ereli confirmed media reports that Ms Shaheen had submitted her resignation as the head ... in the National Security Council and the State Department, particularly her counterpart Douglas Paal, director of the institute's Taiwan office. The analysts said these officials had long been ...

  8. Enemy of the state

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am

    ... as he talks about his feelings for the Dalai Lama. 'For the Dalai Lama to come back is my greatest wish and dream,' he weeps, his body crumpled and his head bowed. 'I only have ... serious allegations,' says Gyaljong Tsetrin. 'I'm worried what they will accuse him of... maybe something to do with stealing state secrets or splitting the motherland.' ...

  9. State of recrimination

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mr Liu works in a small museum housed in the former Manchukuo State Council building modelled on the Diet in Tokyo, one of seven large government buildings constructed in the 1930s ... Nowhere did Japan leave a stronger mark than on Changchun, which it proclaimed as the capital of its puppet state of Manchukuo in 1934, renaming it Shinkyo or 'new capital', ...

  10. EU steps in to head off trade row over Chinese garlic

    Posted Mar 31st 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Fischler to promote European food products, EU officials said yesterday. This marks the second time garlic has reared its head in a dispute between the mainland and a major trading partner. South ... are now pushing for larger quotas on garlic and mushrooms after the European Union adds 10 new member states on May 1. These quotas have remained at current levels since before 1995, even though ...




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