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  1. Africa's awakening stirs China and India

    Posted Nov 07th 2007, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power The purchase of a 20 per cent stake in South Africa's highly successful Standard Bank by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) is the biggest foreign direct investment in South Africa since the demise of apartheid. This signifies a degree of engagement way beyond the 'resources grab' that many have accused Beijing of in its recent dealings ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China deserves credit for sending island dispute to UN

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power applauds China's move to send the Diaoyu Islands dispute with Japan to the UN, and says history is on the Chinese side At last someone has done something sensible ... of Japan's history. China is not an aggressive power and has been more put-upon than most countries. Professor Odd Arne Westad of the London School of Economics writes in his new incisive book, ...

  4. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    CRP 'has no plans' to play Hong Kong's power game

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 01:11am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com CRP 'has no plans' to play HK's power game China Resources Power played down a recent call by two of its senior executives for Hong Kong to "nationalise" local power supply assets after it posted a 47 per cent profit rise for last year. President Wang Yujun said the opinion expressed by Li Jinying, deputy general manager of its new energy ...

  5. Business - Companies - COURTS

    Shareholders drop suit against China Resources Power directors but may launch a wider one

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 03:19pm by Eric Ng

    ... bosses Six minority shareholders of China Resources Power have withdrawn their claim of a breach of fiduciary duties by the firm's directors after the High Court judge rejected ... the matter [about the leaked letters]," a CRP source said at the time. "In any case, the general manager of China Resources Coal ultimately responsible for obtaining permits had been ...

  6. Business - China Business - COURTS

    CRP directors accused of lying about joint venture

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 01:46am by Eric Ng

    ... of lying about joint venture Minority shareholders of China Resources Power Holdings (CRP) have accused its directors of lying about the extent of its control over a coal joint venture, which ... per cent stake in China Resources Taiyuan (CR Taiyuan) on behalf of CRP. Another letter supposedly written by Citic Trust to the department also said the stake was held on behalf of CRP, ...

  7. Can we end poverty if it can't even be defined?

    Posted Oct 05th 2009, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power The last century found that, willy-nilly, it had goals aplenty. There was always the social goal of ending unemployment, a purpose that fired people as varied as John ... don't even understand what causes it. John Kenneth Galbraith, in his essay 'The Nature of Mass Poverty', asks if it is because of differences in natural resources. Obviously not, ...

  8. The smile curve

    Posted Oct 10th 2009, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... the education of young girls and the concentration of resources in villages, not cities. That will give them more happiness and it won't cost them very much. Jonathan Power is a London-based ... Jonathan Power High moments aside, do we know what happiness is? Is the world becoming a happier place? Are we happier than our parent's or grandparent's generation? What could ...

  9. Business - Commodities - LEGAL

    China Resources Power bosses deny coal mine-purchase fraud accusation

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com China Resources Power chiefs deny irregularities Senior executives of China Resources Power maintain they are not aware of any irregularities concerning ... quality coal. China Resources Power's investment in them was not in conflict with its goal of enhancing coal self-sufficiency, since it could "swap" output with other coal miners ...

  10. History of world wars unlikely to repeat itself

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power Will historians 100 years hence look at the beginning of the 21st century, much as we look at the end of the 19th, and say: 'Unfortunately the peace and prosperity ... involving the most powerful industrialised countries, capable of destruction far and wide, is much less likely than it has ever been. Unlike in previous ages, neither economic, religious nor ...




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