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  1. China's rights report on US 'valid, but political'

    Posted Feb 28th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... said the content of China's report was legitimate and similar to what human rights organisations in the US had been lobbying for, but he added that the political use of the report ... Josephine Ma For 10 years they have been engaged in the same annual ritual. The United States condemns China's in its annual report on human rights around the world and pinpoints ...

  2. US-China trade: a political thriller

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching More than 30 years ago, when the US-China relationship was first forged, its rationale rested on geopolitics. Trade was an afterthought, a not terribly significant adjunct. In fact, when president Richard Nixon first visited Beijing, it was against the law for Americans to do business with China. In the three decades since then, trade has moved to the front and centre ...

  3. Arms embargo 'is political discrimination against China'

    Posted Mar 07th 2005, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing said yesterday China does not need 'expensive' and 'useless' weapons from the European Union, but stressed the need for an end to the arms embargo imposed after the 1989 Tiananmen incident. The arms embargo continued a 'political discrimination' against Beijing, which was not compatible ...

  4. The politics of change

    Posted Jun 15th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... ties with Beijing while looking to maintain its traditional political and military relationship with Washington. It also illustrates that China's rise will inevitably pose problems ... countries. According to Mr Chen, China has large numbers of agents in Australia whose job is to monitor the activities of members of the Falun Gong and political dissidents. This is yet another sign ...

  5. A long history of commercial and political misunderstanding

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... misunderstandings. Consider the US offer to host talks between Beijing and Japan over the disputed Daioyu/Senkaku islands, a cluster of uninhabited and inhospitable rocks in the East China Sea that may ... And while there may be fewer instances of constructive co-operation in political relations, they do exist. Perhaps the most obvious is the Joint Declaration between Beijing and Britain over ...

  6. State leader calls for rational debate on political reform

    Posted Mar 05th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... by the Civic Party and the League of Social Democrats, during his two-hour meeting with Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference delegates from Hong Kong and Macau. The delegates were ... political system will move forward in 2012, on the basis of the Basic Law and the relevant decision made by the National People's Congress Standing Committee.' In 2007, the committee made ...

  7. Political Animal

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... For example, it says Hong Kong people should unite to resist the Communist Party. While Mr Lau's webpage carries the number of a Bank of China account for campaign contributors, the 'traitors' appeal for funds to be paid into a bank account belonging to the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China. Not all plain sailing with new logo It might have ...

  8. A polite dressing down for US on textile quotas

    Posted Nov 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... temporary quotas on knit fabrics, dressing gowns and robes and bras imported from China, a trade estimated to be worth US$500 million. The central government reacted cautiously to Mr Evans' announcement, criticising the move but using very polite language. 'The Chinese government expresses the deepest regret over this action,' Chong Quan of the Ministry of Commerce said ...

  9. Former Beijing teacher learns his political craft in the west

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Wency Leung

    ... newcomers largely from mainland China. Now, he has the chance to put his political ambitions to the test. Mr Chen, 49, who now works as a property agent, is vying for a parliamentary seat in next ... lots, before rushing to his second job, operating a table saw at a factory in the Vancouver area. Life wasn't what he envisioned when he left China. 'I was dreaming for the freedom ...

  10. Political reforms critical to social stability, says EC chief

    Posted Jul 16th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... record. But he said the EU had been supportive of China's transition and opening up and stood ready to assist in further political and economic reforms. In welcoming remarks before a meeting ... Cary Huang in Beijing European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has urged Beijing to introduce political reforms, saying democracy and civil liberties are the key to sustained ...




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