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  1. Asia must strike right balance on oil policy

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Domestic concerns were behind their moves- yet it is global reasons that should be driving their policies. Subsidies increase consumption and this is helping push prices higher. Asia accounts ... determine prices in these nations, and in the absence of concerted government intervention, people are being more careful about oil use. In Asia, the opposite is true; about two-thirds of the annual ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Jun 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and stability to the Taiwan Strait. They conform to the common interests of Asia-Pacific nations and advance the economic development and well-being of peoples on both sides of the strait. ... on to contribute solidly to the international community and co-operate with its members in creating peace and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific and the world. Johnny Chiang, minister of government information ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Asia seeing quick rebound from crisis Asia's impressive recovery from the global downturn, even as output elsewhere remains sluggish, has prompted some observers to revive the notion that the region has 'decoupled' from the rest of the world. The International Monetary Fund's latest 'Regional Economic Outlook for Asia and the Pacific', which was launched ...

  4. Nomadic lifestyle gives way to an industrial boom in Inner Mongolia

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to tell the story of Genghis Khan, who first roamed these hills before galloping west and south to build his kingdom. But these days the grasslands, horses and free-wheeling nomadic lifestyle ...

  5. SouthGobi tries to allay fears on quality of coal

    Posted Nov 12th 2010, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... Naomi Rovnick Mongolia-based coal miner SouthGobi Energy Resources, which dismayed investors in August by admitting the quality of the coal it was mining at its flagship Ovoot Tolgoi project was much lower than previously forecast, has attempted to reassure that the problem is under control. Shares in SouthGobi, which is based in Vancouver, have plunged 29 per cent since ...

  6. Census shows record increase in spoonbills

    Posted Apr 01st 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... in a decade. The endangered bird, which has a spoon-like black bill and a yellow patch beside its eyes, is found mainly along coastlines in East Asia. The conservation group BirdLife International once listed it as a critically endangered species in the 1990s after the worldwide total plunged to 300. The spoonbill, which breeds in the islets near the demilitarised zone between North and South ...

  7. Tussle for oil in the South China Sea

    Posted Jul 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... South China Sea. All the major powers are involved. A rising and resource-hungry China claims much of the area through its historic claim to the Spratlys archipelago in the deep south- it dates ... projecting its influence through the carrier battle groups of the Seventh Fleet, frequent visitors to Hong Kong. Japan receives much of its oil via the South China Sea's shipping lanes, while ...

  8. Events

    Posted Apr 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'UK budget 2010'. Hong Kong Club. Tomorrow: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'The future of governance in Asia'. Hong Kong Club. Tuesday, April 13: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'RMB business in Hong Kong'. Hong Kong Club. British Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Networking: How ...

  9. World attention turns to Asia's carbon emissions

    Posted Jun 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... greenhouse gases in the atmosphere despite the economic slump, and the projections for a further massive rise as growth resumes, particularly in Asia. The top US energy forecaster reported last week ... for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)- most of which are among the richest and most advanced economies in the world- were declining relative to those of non-OECD developing nations. Asia ...

  10. The challenge of creating an Asia-Pacific union

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... Greg Barns Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd thinks big. He wants to turn Asia into another European Union and, last week, he began his campaign to make that concept a reality. ... style? And, even if it is feasible, has Australia the clout to drive such an initiative? Mr Rudd sought to answer some of these fundamental questions in a speech delivered to the Asia Society, ...




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