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  1. Top adviser urges state to stay out of rights row with US

    Posted Mar 07th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The State Council should stop issuing an annual report on the United States' human rights situation in retaliation for Washington's criticism ... first reports on human rights in the United States were issued by the society before the National People's Congress's Foreign Affairs Committee took over the role. Only in recent years ...

  2. United front is best path of persuasion on Iran

    Posted Jun 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the United States and the UN Security Council. Instead he appeared at the World Expo to smooth over Tehran's initial anger at Beijing's failure to use its power of veto to block fresh ... Iran's President Mahmood Ahmadinejad went to Shanghai last week to praise China, not to pour scorn on it for backing the latest round of United Nations sanctions on his country. He ...

  3. Parties unite over beating of journalists

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said he had 'reflected the strong concerns' expressed by the Hong Kong media over the incident to the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau ... People's Political Consultative Conference, said he would express his concern about the incident when the committee meets this month. Ma Fung-kwok, a Hong Kong deputy to the National People's ...

  4. Pakistan seen as a rogue state in all but name

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Institute, name Pakistan as the 'most dangerous rogue country in the world'. Others, former United States ambassador to Islamabad William Milam among them, consider such views are exaggerated. Anti-Musharraf sentiment abounds in the Islamic state as a result of the president allying with the US in its war on terrorism. For its support, poverty-stricken Pakistan has won economic ...

  5. Obama likely to set minds at rest in Asia

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for example, many people hope that he will be able to bring the change that he has promised, given eight years of a failed presidency and a bitterly divided political arena. Across East Asia, however, ... a habit of being pragmatic on this score, too). News of the first major appointments by his new secretary of state, former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, is also putting some minds at rest. ...

  6. State leader calls for rational debate on political reform

    Posted Mar 05th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... when he met local Beijing loyalists yesterday. The state leader also heard complaints against the term 'uprising' in connection with the de facto referendum, pushed forward by the Civic Party and the League of Social Democrats, during his two-hour meeting with Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference delegates from Hong Kong and Macau. The delegates were ...

  7. State fund urges Washington to ease curbs

    Posted Jan 21st 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng China Investment Corp has urged Washington to relax scrutiny of mainland government entities investing in the United States to speed up deals that will help create jobs ... strategic value. Notable cases included mainland offshore oil firm CNOOC's withdrawal from an US$18.5 billion acquisition of US rival Unocal in 2005 because of political opposition, ...

  8. What now for church and state?

    Posted Nov 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stand on the war in Iraq. Evangelical Christians are in no doubt, though- it was religion. Lawyer Jay Sekulow, a well-known figure on Christian radio in the United States, told the Sunday ... trend. Rob Boston, spokesman for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, said taxpayer funding of religion was a major concern. The US Constitution says there should be a wall ...

  9. Trust, not sanctions, will break deadlock

    Posted Jun 14th 2010, 12:00am by Cesar Chelala

    ... of international crisis is the Iranian regime's only remaining resource for legitimising its despotic power.' Moreover, at the time that the United States was working for harsher sanctions, Ali ... stated the danger represented by nuclear weapons falling into terrorists' hands, thus suggesting the need to curb Iran's development of a nuclear weapon. However, Pakistan is a far more ...

  10. Enemy of the state

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am

    ... Choephel said by phone from the United States, where he now lives. 'China controls the climate of Tibetan people's life. Sometime it's cold, sometimes it's hot, sometime ... Dhondup Wangchen knew he was taking a huge risk making a political film in Tibet, but he did it anyway, writes Dinah Gardner Lhamo Tso knew something was wrong when her husband told her ...




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