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    Japanese Prime Minister Noda admits 'miscalculation' over Diaoyus

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by TEDDY NG IN BEIJING, Keith Zhai

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing and Keith Zhai Noda says Beijing's reaction to Tokyo's deal to buy islands was more intense than he expected as he softens country's tone in diplomatic row Japan PM admits to'mistake' on Diaoyus Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has admitted he miscalculated Beijing's reaction to his government's purchase ...

  2. Freed workers due in Beijing after hostage ordeal

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com The 29 Chinese workers freed by Sudanese rebels are expected to arrive in Beijing today. Their employer, the state-owned hydropower engineering ... Chinese worker died but 17 managed to escape. Xinhua said the release was the result of efforts by Beijing, the Sudanese government and other parties. It is not known if a ransom was paid. ...

  3. Beijing likely to ease housing policy next year

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Beijing will likely ease its housing policy in the second quarter of next year to prevent a wave of real-estate bankruptcies, Standard Chartered Bank analysts say yesterday. The forecasts follow Beijing's reiteration last week that it would maintain its 'unswerving stance' on regulation of the property market to make housing prices ...

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    Clinton urges Asean unity on sea disputes ahead of Beijing visit

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Recipe for tensions on Clinton visit to Beijing as US secretary of state intends to bring up maritime disputes with Chinese leaders U.S. urges Asean unity on South China Sea issues US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has called on Southeast Asian nations to present a united front to Beijing in dealing with increasingly tense ...

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    Nationalist tide over disputed territories a test for Beijing

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by ZHENGXU WANG

    ... Zhengxu Wang says growing nationalism among Chinese communities- not just on the mainland- has inevitably complicated Beijing's efforts to resolve its territorial disputes ... of the disputed islands in an effort to proclaim China's sovereignty. They were arrested but quickly released after pressure from the government and public in Beijing, Hong Kong and Taiwan. ...


    Beijing under pressure to get tough on Tokyo over Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com South Korea and Russia have made strong gestures in their island disputes with Japan, prompting calls for China to take similar action Pressure on China in islands row South Korean President Lee Myung-bak's strong action against Japan in a territorial dispute has triggered calls on the mainland for Beijing to get tougher in defending ...


    Beijing warns US-Japan military drills will stoke tensions amid dispute

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, JULIAN RYAL

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing and Julian Ryall in Tokyo China warns US of 'stoking tensions' in alliance with Japan, which insists exercises are routine Beijing bristles as US-Japan begin military drills Beijing called on Washington to stop "stoking tension" over the disputed Diaoyu Islands yesterday as the US and Japan began a month-long military drill. Japanese officials ...

  8. News - China - DISPUTED TERRITORY

    Diaoyu activists from Hong Kong played Beijing's game, analysts say

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Hongkongers who made a journey to the disputed Diaoyus had 'tacit support' of central government, acting as a risk-free outlet for mainland nationalism Island activists played Beijing's game: analysts As Japan agreed to deport the Hong Kong Diaoyu activists, many analysts said they believed their actions had been tacitly approved ...

  9. Donations fall 80pc in wake of scandals

    Posted Aug 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing and Laura Zhou Donations to charitable foundations on the mainland dropped by more than 80 per cent in the wake of a series of scandals at charity groups in the past ... of the Chinese Red Cross Foundation- which is managed by the Red Cross Society of China- told The Beijing News that donations to the Angel Fund for leukaemia patients totalled just 7,000 yuan between ...

  10. 'Toothless' code seen as victory for Beijing

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... and analysts say represents a potential diplomatic victory for Beijing. For months, China's envoys have courted individual states within the Association of South East Asian Nations to limit the grouping's role in South China Sea disputes, which Beijing insists should be handled via one-to-one talks with claimants. Asean's draft of its Code of Conduct was completed this week and handed ...




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