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  1. Travelling a bumpy road

    Posted Aug 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... deal at the Copenhagen climate-change summit Jan 13, 2010 Search giant Google threatens to pull out of China over internet censorship. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton angers Beijing with a call to investigate cyber-attacks Jan 30 The Pentagon proposes US$6.4 billion arms sale to Taiwan. Beijing announces retaliatory moves Feb 18 Obama hosts the Dalai Lama, drawing angry reaction ...

  2. US asks for more details on missile intercept test

    Posted Jan 13th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Washington asked Beijing yesterday for more information about Monday's rocket test, in which a missile destroyed an incoming warhead while it was still in space. The US said it wanted China to clarify its intentions and plans to develop such technologies. The US Defence Department confirmed it had detected a so-called mid-course test and said Beijing had ...

  3. Economy faces testing times, official says

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The mainland's economic development faces complex internal and international challenges, as increasing costs and a rising currency make it increasingly difficult ... that they are filling. Beijing ended a de facto dollar peg in mid-June and has accelerated the pace of yuan appreciation since September amid rising pressure from main trade partners, especially the United ...

  4. Japanese right lauds US report on China arms

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo The report by the US Defence Department on the military threat posed by China has been applauded by right-wing media and academics in Japan. Criticised by Beijing ... general stated openly that Beijing would respond with nuclear weapons against the US if Washington meddled in Taiwan, but the general was not denounced by the Chinese leadership. 'If that had ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Mar 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nigerian caught with 87kg of marijuana Customs officers at Beijing airport caught a Nigerian man carrying 87kg of marijuana, in the mainland's biggest drug bust so far this year, ... the China Daily said. The man arrived in Beijing on March 2 and checked the suitcase containing the drugs into airport storage. He was detained the next day when he returned to collect it. ...

  6. Egypt's chilling echoes of June 4 for Beijing

    Posted Feb 01st 2011, 12:00am by Michael Martin, Shi Jiangtao

    ... demonstrations in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989 that were crushed in a bloody crackdown. Beijing has apparently taken note, with media coverage of the uprising against President Hosni Mubarak, ... that any spill-over effect for China is likely to be limited, given its robust economic growth. But others say the Egyptian riots come as a wake-up call to Beijing on how unpredictable public anger ...

  7. Beijing stayed out of the fight for fear of setting precedent

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung, Chow Chung-yan Beijing's role in the Ho family fight over Stanley Ho Hung-sun's vast fortune has been passive because it is wary of setting a bad precedent ... empire would stay within Ho's family and not cause instability in Macau. A mainland official who requested anonymity said Beijing had kept a watchful eye on the family dispute but did ...

  8. Beijing appeals for ceasefire in Libya

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... African country. In the past few days, Beijing has harshly criticised the bombings on Libyan air defences and government targets. '[We understand] Libya has already requested its army to stop ...

  9. Beijing tells delegates to brush up on research

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung in Beijing Hong Kong's delegates to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference were told to do more research on national affairs and take a more ... of Hong Kong Association- an unofficial organisation set up by Beijing-loyal forces, including members of the CPPCC and the National People's Congress- to improve the quality of their work. ...

  10. Beijing's maritime goals create waves for Washington

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the East Lamma channel have been conspicuous by their absence. Unusually, the United States did not seek Beijing's permission for even a single visit, even though two carrier strike groups ... across the region wonder whether the reason has had a political element, too- some note that it was hard to believe Beijing would approve a visit, given the just-thawed frost that had fallen ...




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