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  1. China and US must build on Clinton's visit

    Posted Feb 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's challenge is repairing her country's battered ties with the world. She got off to a good start during her first foreign trip; she ... that for too long has been marred by mistrust. A determined effort now has to be made to strengthen and broaden what has been achieved. This is the stated aim of US President Barack Obama's ...

  2. Mrs Clinton's chance to turn words into action

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... relations with the world; this approach must remain at the core of its diplomatic efforts. That would certainly seem to be the case with Mrs Clinton's maiden trip as secretary of state. Japan is a logical first port of call, being the United States' foremost ally in Asia. Indonesia, Mr Obama's boyhood home and the most populous Muslim nation, will give Washington the opportunity ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Apr 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... poverty and climate change, to encourage and pressure our political leaders, insisting they live up to their promise of the 'inclusive, green and sustainable recovery' that the world so ...

  4. Department floats ideas to cut illegal dumping

    Posted May 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The Environmental Protection Department has pledged greater co-ordination among departments to tackle illegal dumping and suggested tighter legislation to fight the problem. In a paper delivered to lawmakers yesterday, the government said it w ...

  5. China looks for signs of change in US relations

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... they are worried that the US Treasury secretary's remark is a strong indicator of rising protectionist sentiment in the United States, which is mired in its worst economic recession for decades. China ... Wang Xiangwei The first signs of any winds of change in Sino-US relations are expected to emerge from the forthcoming talks between US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chinese ...

  6. Lawmakers unite to urge review of rules on working in bad weather

    Posted May 13th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Lawmakers across the political spectrum have supported a motion demanding the government review health and safety rules affecting people who work during bad weather. 'We need a comprehensive review of the protection to workers, most of which are outdated,' said unionist legislator Li Fung-ying, who initiated the non-binding motion. She said many cleaners ...

  7. Rescue effort unites Tibetans and Han

    Posted Apr 17th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... with the quake dead. The provincial government called for respect to be given to the burial traditions of ethnic minority groups, but also authorised civil affairs departments and state-run funeral ...

  8. Whose side?

    Posted May 12th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... lives. Last December, James Kraska, a professor at the US Naval War College, wrote a piece in Orbis magazine called How the United States Lost the Naval War of 2015. Kraska, a commander in the US ... to pinpoint the exact cause of the explosion. South Korean experts are investigating the sinking with experts from Sweden, Australia and the United States. However, the day after the stern of the ship ...

  9. Sino-US summit will fail to undo years of mistrust

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... the mainland's civilian leadership was in firm control of the country's military. Gates later backtracked a bit, saying that the United States had no doubt Hu was 'in command ... Wang Xiangwei Expectations are running high that President Hu Jintao's trip to Washington this week, already described by some American analysts as the most important state visit ...

  10. Lawmakers try to stop US bill on rights in the North

    Posted Jul 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was passed last week by the US House of Representatives. The move underlines the contrasting approach between South Korea and the United States over how best to promote human rights in the communist state. The South Korean lawmakers say the bill threatens warming inter-Korean relations and could damage the prospects for a peaceful end to Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme. 'We ...




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