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  1. US stresses ties with old and new Asia-Pacific allies

    Posted Apr 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... forward in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of China policy is not just engaging China, that good China policy involves engaging others in the region... and there is a strong desire ... can take in the Asia Pacific region is to maintain a strong economy and a sense of confidence about ourselves and about the region going forward,' he said. ...

  2. News - Asia - Pacific

    Clinton in South Pacific with China in focus

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 03:15pm by Associated Press in Papeete

    ... Associated Press in Papeete US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has arrived in the South Pacific at the top of a six-nation Asia tour during which she aims to reassert American ... and Laos. After Brunei, Clinton will move on to Vladivostok to stand in for President Barack Obama at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, which is expected to centre on trade and food ...

  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian PM cuts Pacific trip after troop deaths

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Avarua

    ... Agence France-Presse in Avarua Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard cut short her trip to a major Pacific summit on Wednesday after five of the nation’s troops were killed in two separate incidents in Afghanistan. Gillard cancelled all appointments at the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) in the Cook Islands so she could return to Canberra after Australia’s worst day ...

  4. Despite all the criticism, Apec talks gave Asia a shot in the arm

    Posted Oct 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... at the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum based on security issues. Critics said he had sidelined matters that are at the heart of the organisation's mission. Analysts agreed that trade ... Peter Kammerer Foreign Editor The leaders' summit in Bangkok this week has given a big boost to Asia's international profile, outweighing criticism that the meeting failed ...

  5. Asia overtakes Europe in billionaire table

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... the previous high of 1,125 in 2008. Underscoring the growing economic might of countries in Asia-Pacific, the region had more billionaires than Europe for the first time in more than 10 years- 332 from Asia compared with 300 in Europe. Asia-Pacific also recorded the fastest regional growth in wealth, bringing in 105 newcomers to the list, among the 214 billionaires who made their debut. China ...

  6. US leader achieves his goals on Asia tour, to the surprise of many

    Posted Oct 24th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... the director of research at the US Defence Department-funded Asia-Pacific Centre for Security Studies in Honolulu, believed the Bush administration would be pleased. 'The key priorities ... others initiated with Thailand and Australia, and economic deals struck through the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum. US concerns about the yuan and yen were now open to discussion. ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Jan 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... security has become the most important factor in job satisfaction. Cargo terminal delay approved The Airport Authority has accepted Cathay Pacific Services' proposal to defer completion of its ...

  8. Sea terror threat stirs Asia

    Posted May 16th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer reports Whether the commander of American naval forces in the Pacific, Thomas Fargo, meant to stir a security debate in Southeast Asia when he appeared before a United States ... are compelling. China and many other Asia-Pacific economies depend heavily on seaborne trade. Asia controls and operates more than 40 per cent of the global commercial fleet, supplying most of its crews ...

  9. Deep, immediate impact seen from labour strikes

    Posted Apr 06th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng In the past 20 years or so, unions representing the majority of employees at Cathay Pacific have used industrial action only a handful of times to bargain with the airline. ... and pilots on board, any industrial action can be very disruptive and costly to an airline like Cathay Pacific. Grounded planes and cancelled flights, particularly during peak travel periods, have ...

  10. When Uncle Sam calls East Asia's bluff

    Posted Dec 06th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... profound, signs point to fundamental changes. Asia, in particular, boasts about some of these- a shift in power and wealth to the East- but, in practice, is ill-prepared for their realisation. ... presence in Afghanistan. But huge though these costs are, they are little more than what the US spends every year on its presence in the western Pacific. A cash-strapped nation may reasonably ask: ...




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