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  1. Chinese diplomacy takes a gamble

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Brad Glosserman

    ... and North Korea to the negotiating table. It is unclear whether this approach marks a new phase of Chinese diplomacy or is merely a one-off, but the high-stakes move is an intriguing departure from the typically cautious behaviour. Last week, Chinese President Hu Jintao dispatched a special envoy, Vice-Foreign Minister Dai Bingguo, to North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-il. He reportedly gave Mr ...

  2. Post run at peak of diplomacy

    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... no-man's-land at the summit, and under the watchful eyes of troops from both sides, Indian and Chinese postmen exchange mailbags. For an estimated 100,000 Tibetans who live in Sikkim, and for those living elsewhere in northern India, it is the only means of getting letters to and from their relatives on the Chinese side of the border. Mail has been exchanged in this way since 1995, when ...

  3. Beautiful diplomacy

    Posted Dec 11th 2003, 12:00am by Robert Keatley

    ... Robert Keatley How times have changed. When the Chinese premier met the American president in Washington, it was Wen Jiabao- from a nominally communist one-party regime that suppresses ... 'wen' means moderation and modesty, and those who have met the Chinese premier say the words are well-suited to him. Mr Bush, by contrast, comes across as a transplanted easterner ...

  4. Diplomacy business

    Posted Dec 13th 2003, 12:00am by Edith Terry

    ... ambiguity and opting for a firm 'no' to an independent Taiwan, after meeting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in Washington. The US-China trade war also seemed to undergo a temporary truce. ... to encourage Taiwan independence. One can easily imagine US Secretary of State Colin Powell brooding in his office in Foggy Bottom about the hidden Chinese agenda behind Beijing's news blackout. ...

  5. Teacup diplomacy

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Robin Hutcheon

    ... As passions began to cool, the Post made contact with the official representatives in Hong Kong of the Chinese government, the Xinhua News Agency. Several journalists who had contacts in Xinhua ...

  6. Giving America a lesson in diplomacy

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Joshua Eisenman

    ... and military support. Chinese funds and expertise aided in various projects, including the Nigerian rail system's US$520 million overhaul, more than US$14 million in soft loans and technical ... Nations. But in 1996, after Chinese leaders visited six vote-holding African nations, all sided with China on that year's motion. Not surprisingly, China was not discussed at the few ...

  7. Citizens overseas get greater protection

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Amid public pressure, officials vow to safeguard legal rights of Chinese abroad The Foreign Ministry has strengthened the protection of legal rights for Chinese citizens abroad. The move, ... and experts said. 'Protecting legitimate rights of Chinese citizens is an important task. The Foreign Ministry will not acquiesce to mistreatment for fear of harming bilateral relations,' ...

  8. 50 years on, Korean war still perplexes many Chinese

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... 50 years on, Korean war still perplexes Chinese Mao Zedong's only son, Mao Anying, has been remembered in an article in Guangming Daily in the run-up to the 50th anniversary ... to grips with its role in the first conflict. 'China has never marked the armistice with celebration,' said Ye Zicheng, head of the Diplomacy Department at Peking University. When former ...

  9. Rising to the Chinese challenge

    Posted Dec 11th 2003, 12:00am by Eduardo Lachica

    ... a friendly rivalry, a 'win-win' rather than a 'zero-sum' game, in the tiresome cliches of trade diplomacy. But if history is any guide, it would be hard to believe that both ... this is still a win-win proposition for most of the players, particularly Asean. Some Japanese interests may even be content, for now, with Chinese-led regional growth. Japan's trade surplus ...

  10. Tough sell

    Posted Oct 16th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Culpan

    ... it faces in the vicious diplomatic wars with leaders in Beijing. Officials in Taipei have already been forewarned that the diplomatic war is escalating. In August, the Chinese Foreign Ministry ... diplomatic alliances were strong not because of its fat chequebook, but because its allies share the same diplomatic ideals as their patron. Dollar diplomacy is dead, she announced. Few believe ...




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