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  1. Hu's return seen as sign Beijing was caught out

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... also serves as the chairman of Central Military Commission, and any decision to deploy troops would need his approval. A government source said the unrest in Xinjiang had already prompted ... region's capital of Urumqi. Poon Siu-to, a Hong Kong-based political commentator, said although it was still unclear how the central government would respond to the volatile situation, Mr Hu's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686242/hus-return-seen-sign-beijing-was-caught-out
  2. Talking points

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... to grade as historic the west wing in the old central government headquarters compound. Historians and concern groups say the building, slated by the government for demolition and redevelopment ... and the figures are often revised. Seoul marks first anniversary of N Korean attack South Korea's military stages land, sea and air exercises near the tense sea border with North Korea to mark ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985672/talking-points
  3. The bad guy never looked better

    Posted Jan 31st 2005, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... US media coverage of the so-called Cox Commission report would have had us believe that a Chinese spy was lurking under every other sofa in Washington. But, according to a major new US poll, ... Commissioned by the Committee of 100, a blue-chip Sino-US organisation based in New York, the poll shows that significantly more Americans today view China positively than 10 years ago, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/487607/bad-guy-never-looked-better
  4. Central bankers caught in a trap of their own making

    Posted May 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... uses at home and invest it all abroad in countries that had much less need of it, mostly in the United States, which just wasted it on military adventurism?' The answer to this question is that conceited finance ministers and central bankers in much of Asia think that they are stronger than the immutable laws of the workings of the balance of payments and can do with money what no-one has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/638648/central-bankers-caught-trap-their-own-making
  5. Shame and scandal on the road to riches

    Posted Aug 07th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... bought senior officials among the police, customs, government and military to conduct smuggling on such a large scale. In Xiamen, he built a pleasure palace with the best food, drink and women ... A market leader in refrigerators, it was held up as a model for other mainland firms to follow. It listed in Shenzhen and Hong Kong. In 2003, central television in Beijing named its chairman Gu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/559407/shame-and-scandal-road-riches
  6. A time for sensitivity, not military posturing

    Posted Aug 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Whatever China and Russia may say, the week-long joint military exercises they launched in Vladivostok yesterday will have a negative impact on stability in East Asia. There can be only one reaction from the United States and its allies Japan, South Korea and Taiwan- a military buildup to counter a perceived greater threat. China and Russia are entitled, as are all sovereign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/512700/time-sensitivity-not-military-posturing
  7. A beef to settle

    Posted Dec 20th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... of the pact, writes Andrew Salmon It is a week night in central Seoul's Wuahanjib restaurant and the fumes of chargrilled beef mix with the heady smells of garlic and kimchi. 'All Korean beef ... of Trade Unions at a recent rally in central Seoul. 'Farmers, urban poor organisations and social movements are with us: around 60 per cent of people are against the FTA, according to opinion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/576034/beef-settle
  8. The Great Game returns to the playgrounds of Central Asia

    Posted Jan 31st 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... military presence in Central Asia is a... very serious element in the regional alignment of forces,' he told the Vremya Novostey newspaper. The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989 forced ... The growing face-off in the former Soviet republics is about oil, gas and influence, writes Peter Kammerer Central Asia rarely features in headlines, yet it has become the focus of what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/442747/great-game-returns-playgrounds-central-asia
  9. Letters

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... influenced by their military-minded leaders, invaded China, Vietnam, Burma, Manchuria and the Philippines. Although Japan was not invaded, it soon adopted the values of the US after Admiral Matthew C. Perry showed American naval might in Tokyo Bay. Later, Britain helped Japan build its aggressive navy. Would women leaders have chosen the same kind of ruthless military domination ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989098/letters
  10. Letters

    Posted Dec 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in facing its past. All Turkish archives of that period, including military ones, are open to the entire international academic community. However, important Armenian archives are not. We eagerly await a positive response from Armenia to our proposal, agreeing to establish a joint research commission. Meanwhile, the ill-conceived agenda of Armenia to promote the adoption ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/620996/letters

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