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  1. News - China - MIDDLE EAST

    Yinchuan, Ningxia, to host China-Arab States Economic and Trade Forum

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Beijing wanted to counterbalance US influence in the region. China has replaced the United States as the primary trading partner of many countries, including American allies. As China chases ... for economic co-operation Sino-Arab forum seen as chance to boost business Trade between China and the Arab world grew 22 per cent in the first half of the year, despite political turmoil ...

  2. ... but state media still takes some shots at Washington

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng State media yesterday accused the United States of ignoring the real causes of its economic woes and faulted US President Barack Obama for 'scapegoating' Beijing with complaints about China's currency and trade policies. A commentary by Xinhua was among the most strongly worded state-media responses to the just-concluded Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation ...

  3. A state of total dependence

    Posted Dec 12th 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... northeastern flank against Japan, and more recently, the United States. Chinese troops fought in Korea in the 16th and 19th centuries, and older South Koreans remember it was Chinese intervention ... do not take care of the well-being of the people, so economic growth is not as important as in other countries.' On the question of political influence, others disagree. Stating his ...

  4. Manila stuns the world by standing up to Beijing

    Posted Apr 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to an all-time low with armed vessels from both states staking out Scarborough Shoal- a tiny atoll in the South China Sea that sinks at high tide except for one rocky outcrop- which both say is theirs. ... Casiple, executive director of the Institute for Political and Electoral Reforms told the South China Morning Post. He noted that last year the US announced that Asia would be the fulcrum or pivot ...

  5. US defence strategy in Korea has time on its side

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that the United States is going to always maintain a military presence in the Pacific.' Yet, evidence abounds that the North Korean army is incapable of invading South Korea with any chance ...

  6. Talking points

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and abortions conducted without medical grounds. The State Council announced a 10-year plan for children's development this week, vowing to end the sex imbalance, which stands at 118 boys born ... for the US presidential nomination. Iowa is important in the presidential campaign because the state holds the first caucuses in the nation in the party-nominating process. Saturday's straw ...

  7. 40pc rise in value of US arms package for Taiwan

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com The latest US arms sales package for Taiwan, which includes sophisticated radar gear for F-16 fighter jets, will be valued at up to US$5.85 billion, about 40 per cent higher than earlier estimates, the top official of ...

  8. Chinese history- a cause that unites the two Koreas

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... talks that Pyongyang had steadfastly rejected, demanding bilateral dialogue with the United States. And China, emerging as South Korea's biggest trading partner, has also worked ... Donald Kirk One topic is certain not to arise in the talks in Beijing on North Korea's nuclear programme. That is the culturally, politically and socially loaded issue of a place ...

  9. U.S. combat ships sail into troubled seas

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent The US and Singapore are in the advanced stages of talks to finalise the deployment of highly advanced new warships to the city state- an unprecedented move that analysts in China believe will target the territorial dispute in the South China Sea. The Singapore basing of so-called littoral combat ships- among the fastest and most versatile ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    China will prevail in Diaoyus dispute

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... United States and Japan should correct historical wrongs The Chinese in Hong Kong, like those on the mainland and overseas, are all supportive of China's sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands. Political propriety and civil etiquette demand that all media in Chinese territories should use Diaoyu and not the Japanese name, Senkaku. It is legally dubious and politically myopic ...




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