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  1. In the firing line

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Brazil and Argentina - did it voluntarily or by negotiation. What about Asian might? But no one can unite the industrial resources of Asia. Even China, as far as the eye can see, will be pouring ... The next US president must rein in America's formidable military-industrial complex, writes Jonathan Power Whoever wins the American presidency in November will come up hard against ...

  2. Democracies on the back foot around the world

    Posted Jan 24th 2008, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power After the surge, are we losing the fight? The fight for democracy, that is. For 15 years I have watched, fascinated, curious and exulted, as the New York-based organisation, ... Sixty-four per cent of the world's population live in countries that are either 'free' or 'partly free'. If we exclude China, only 18 per cent of the world's people live ...

  3. A golden opportunity for President Obama

    Posted Mar 11th 2008, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power Richard Haass, the former US State department official in Republican governments, observes in his recent book, The Opportunity, that the time has never been better for an organisation of great powers to bring peace and stability to the world. For the first time in a very long time, the major nations are not engaged in a struggle for dominance. A Barack Obama presidency ...

  4. Ignorant warmongers retrace the steps of history

    Posted Sep 15th 2008, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power Does America know what a dangerous game its leaders are playing? Does it know its history? And do the leaders of Europe, who should be a brake on American determination, go ... with barely a diplomatic thought. The issues were there: whether or not Austrian power could prevail in Italy; the degree of influence Russia was allowed to enjoy in the Ottoman empire; the balance ...

  5. Market forces

    Posted May 24th 2008, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... The solution to most of the world's current food shortages is just a harvest away, writes Jonathan Power Finally, a voice from the UN is saying something sensible about the world food ... hungry', it is not such a severe event. In terms of real prices, the increase is not as high as it seems; in terms of the rise of consumer buying power over the past 34 years, it is not biting so ...

  6. China Resources to spin off HK unit

    Posted Mar 10th 2008, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... capital spending by the group, controlling shareholder of Hong Kong-listed China Resources Enterprise, China Resources Logic, China Resources Power and China Resources Land, would total HK$20 ... Carol Chan in Beijing State-owned conglomerate China Resources (Holdings) aims to spin off its medical and pharmaceutical operations in Hong Kong over the next three to five years after ...

  7. China Resources may defer listing of cement unit

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li China Resources (Holdings) might postpone an initial public offering for its cement operation until early next year in the face of the soured investment climate, said chairman ... China Resources Enterprise. Without disclosing the amount it planned to raise, he said turnover for the cement operation reached six billion yuan (HK$6.81 billion) last year. Credit Suisse ...

  8. Aboriginal leaders find ready market for timber resources on trade mission to China

    Posted Jul 21st 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... high.' British Columbia's native communities are arguably the most politically powerful in the country. The landmark China mission amounted to the flexing of those muscles. For years, ... to China, did not take long to reach two conclusions: that Chinese industry needs British Columbia's natural resources, and Chinese companies were looking for new suppliers. Russia ...

  9. Sense finally prevails in Pyongyang talks

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power One small step forward by North Korea and the US; one large step for mankind. The political fight to persuade North Korea to halt its nuclear bomb-making activities seems ... has turned, almost back to where Clinton left off. The next US president will have to pick up the baton - and hopefully sprint with it. Jonathan Power is a London-based journalist ...

  10. Does McCain ever lose a night's sleep over war?

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power John McCain, we all know, after being shot out of the sky, was captured by the North Vietnamese, imprisoned and tortured. We know that few of us would have had the guts ... and moral man can. Jonathan Power is a London-based journalist ...




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