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  1. Putting a price on 'yes' votes for political reform

    Posted May 28th 2010, 12:00am by Paul G. Harris

    ... for the democrats among their core followers. If the package fails to pass, the government will blame the democrats for the lack of political progress. Hong Kong's democrats are trying hard to win ... pollution or the minimum wage. If the government concedes in these or similar areas, it would still be important not to give it any more votes than it needs to win passage of the political reform ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/715466/putting-price-yes-votes-political-reform
  2. Should we care about Japan's political turmoil?

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... must be tempted to say: who cares? But caring about Japan's political direction is not a waste of time. It's one of the world's most powerful economies, and its engineering ... and deepen co-operation between our two nations and to create a truly global partnership'. In fact, Mr Fukuda was anything but a total loss. He did much to put Japan-China relations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651411/should-we-care-about-japans-political-turmoil
  3. China looks for signs of change in US relations

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... of administration. When George W. Bush came to power eight years ago, he labelled China a 'strategic competitor', a definition that initially caused serious concerns about bilateral ties. But later ... rights, labour issues, Tibet and the environment, which tend to make Beijing uncomfortable and cause more ups and downs in relations. The Obama administration has already indicated that its China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/669346/china-looks-signs-change-us-relations
  4. China and US must build on Clinton's visit

    Posted Feb 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... lawmakers have in the past rejected this idea for political reasons. The world is in the throes of financial and social upheaval. Mrs Clinton's promises to China were also made to Japan, South ... left China yesterday, the last of four stops, with a pledge from the leadership to co-operate on a host of issues, the economy foremost among them. This is a welcome sign for a relationship ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670916/china-and-us-must-build-clintons-visit
  5. Transparency required on defence spending

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The military's role in the emergency evacuation of foreigners from civil-war-torn Libya demonstrated the increasing operational capacity and reach of China's armed forces. ... exercise of its kind since the People's Republic was founded in 1949. As a practical example of China's need to be able to project power and defend its fast-expanding overseas interests, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740307/transparency-required-defence-spending
  6. Climate caps don't work for China

    Posted Dec 07th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Shi Jiangtao

    ... that China, the world's top carbon emitter, is unwilling to sacrifice economic growth as part of any deal to curb greenhouse gases. China scored political points late last month when it announced ... there's much political sparring over who should and shouldn't be bearing the brunt of cuts, China's position is grounded in simple political and economic reality: caps on emissions would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/700526/climate-caps-dont-work-china
  7. Taiwanese officials get nod for trips to mainland

    Posted Jul 04th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... and county-level exchanges across the strait. More than 750 mainland visitors- comprising 662 tourists, a 31-member delegation led by China National Tourism Administration director Shao Qiwei and 60 ... together to 'impress them with the Taiwanese people's good nature, politeness, passion and hospitality'. In the air Under a landmark deal, direct weekend cross-strait charter flights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/643890/taiwanese-officials-get-nod-trips-mainland
  8. On tour

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok picture perfect Icons carry special meanings in China. To coincide with Kuomintang chairman Lien Chan's visit, Tiananmen Square has found perhaps the most fitting symbol to match- a giant portrait of Sun Yat-sen. Although it is not the first time Sun's portrait has been displayed in Tiananmen Square, its appearance was immediately picked up by mainland media, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/498552/tour
  9. China holds firm on climate change talks

    Posted Oct 05th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Tianjin China is holding firm to its original stance on global climate talks amid intensified United Nations calls yesterday for governments to shelve differences and seek ... on the first day of a week-long meeting that opened in Tianjin and is aimed at laying the groundwork for the negotiating text at a summit starting in Cancun, Mexico, on November 29. China has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/726558/china-holds-firm-climate-change-talks
  10. China, US working on banking deal

    Posted Nov 17th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... in sectors such as traditional banking or energy. In 2005, the China National Offshore Oil Corp's US$18.5 billion investment in the US oil company Unocal failed, largely because of political ... and are hoping to announce the deal during US President Barack Obama's current visit to China, according to mainland bankers who have been briefed about the matter. The memorandum of understanding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698546/china-us-working-banking-deal

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