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  1. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Kerry not sure of need for military build-up in Asia

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 03:20am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Washington Senator set to be the new US secretary of state urges ‘fresh thinking’ and says he would seek to broaden America’s relationship with China Senator John Kerry, the nominee to be America’s top diplomat, backs closer ties with China an ...

  2. News - China - DISPUTED TERRITORY

    Taiwan warns of Spratly Islands training drill

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... by a prominent naval force- including Kidd-class destroyers and submarines- on an inspection of the island to assert Taiwan's sovereignty over it. With tensions in the region having escalated ... guns and 81mm mortars. The legislature suggested doing away with the obsolete arms following an inspection by a group of legislators in May. Lin Yu-fang, who led the inspection, said on August ...

  3. Property bubble builds as we price our boom for gloom

    Posted Sep 09th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... expected and building slows. There is no doubting the property boom across Asia. Only in Japan, mired in a slump that started in 1990, are home prices still retreating. Everywhere else, the state ...

  4. Building tension

    Posted Jan 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... any earnest desire to build resort hotels, marinas and airstrips on the typhoon-lashed network of reefs and sandbars. The timing is certainly intriguing, for starters. This month marks ...

  5. Nepalis paid less than local building workers

    Posted Oct 12th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Nepali construction workers work longer and are paid less than locals, a survey by the Nepalese Construction Workers Union has found. Nepali construction workers were commonly paid about HK$500 for a 10-hour day- HK$100 less for two hours' ...

  6. Trust key to burying regional suspicions and building success

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... then the tensions will grow, be sure of that. China seems to be aware of the need to build trust.' Diplomatic insiders are closely watching, for example, how Vietnam manages its relations with Laos ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Move fast when overheating hits, IMF warns Asia

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Financial imbalances and rising asset prices, fuelled by strong credit growth and easy financing conditions, are building in several Asian economies "Financial imbalances and rising asset prices, fuelled by strong credit growth and easy financing conditions, are building in several Asian economies," the IMF said. "Policymakers … face a delicate balancing act in the near ...

  8. News - China - HOUSING

    Too early to loosen curbs on property, says China's Premier Wen Jiabao

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing No relaxation of controls on property Premier Wen Jiabao said yesterday it was too early to loosen curbs on speculative property investment, state media reported, as authorities keep a tight lid on the once red-hot housing sector. Wen, inspecting an affordable housing project, said government efforts to rein in runaway housing prices had been ...

  9. Architectural firm builds on network

    Posted Dec 05th 2008, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... base, where the headquarters team completed designs and took roughly 30 per cent of the total available fee, leaving a local architect to realise the building and supervise its construction. ... to build the company in terms of strengths, talent and markets.' ...

  10. Building bridges

    Posted Jun 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Measures that have or will be adopted by Ma Ying-jeou's government to improve cross-strait ties Senior officials can visit mainland on case-by-case basis Mainland tourists can use credit cards in Taiwan by end of August Mainland tourists can convert ...




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