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  1. Chinese navy in Somali waters far from gunboat diplomacy: experts

    Posted Dec 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Somalia, it would be the first time in modern history the Chinese navy has ventured out of its territorial waters on a military expedition. Beijing has said it would consider sending frigates ... was a far cry from gunboat diplomacy. 'The nature of this operation is akin to a peacekeeping mission at sea, and China sees itself as fulfilling an international responsibility,' said Li ...

  2. Disaster diplomacy a welcome ice-breaker

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Call it disaster diplomacy. The quake-hit province also happened to be one of the most extensively bombed Chinese areas during the Japanese invasion during the second world war. So both ...

  3. A heinous killing of Chinese in Sudan

    Posted Oct 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... investment by its companies and desire to get involved in global diplomacy has correspondingly put its officials, volunteers, workers and tourists at greater exposure to risk. Chinese workers have ... Condemnation can be the only response to the abduction and killing in cold blood of Chinese oil workers in Sudan. Their presence was contributing to that country's economic ...

  4. Hu scores quick coup with panda diplomacy

    Posted May 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing and Tokyo zoos exchanged panda cubs to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Panda diplomacy has witnessed the ups and downs of Sino-Japanese relations. The last time a Chinese president visited Japan, Jiang Zemin in 1998, the trip did not generate a gift of pandas given the tense atmosphere surrounding ...

  5. Hu a success in ping pong diplomacy 2

    Posted May 09th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Japanese table tennis player Ai Fukuhara, drawing rounds of huge cheers- although his repeated wins did surprise some. Then Chinese table tennis queen Wang Nan joined in the game and, despite ... diplomacy' of the 1970s, when exchanges of table tennis players helped thaw ties between Beijing and Washington. Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda stood on the sidelines throughout the game, ...

  6. WHO role for Taiwan will be a step closer under Ma

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Drew Thompson

    ... Drew Thompson The US Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt visited China last week to engage in some timely health diplomacy. His agenda included discussions with Chinese ... the opportunity to express condolences and discuss support for Chinese health authorities dealing with the devastating earthquake in Sichuan. But, while these issues dominated the headlines, an important ...

  7. A coming together

    Posted Sep 01st 2008, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... rights, democracy, western-friendly diplomacy, and so on. Chinese officials, too, contributed to such political plots by pledging progress on human rights and then overreacting to protests. China ... The Olympics should give China confidence to reconcile with both the west and its own past, writes Anthony Cheung For many Chinese, the Beijing Olympics marks the final accomplishment ...

  8. Chinese trade with India remains a one-way street

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by Deep Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... sufferer is the Chinese patient, who is denied inexpensive, world-class medicine. As the 19th-century British politician Richard Cobden wrote: 'Free trade is God's diplomacy ... nationalistic or protectionist sentiment, forced him to decline Chinese requests for a free-trade agreement. Though a quick resolution of the border dispute is complicated by nationalism, this does ...

  9. The Planner

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such as the Bandung Conference and Ping Pong Diplomacy. In Putonghua with Chinese subtitles. Tomorrow, 5pm; Jul 5, 3pm. Night SceneUnderground 62 Featuring Indie folk band Comanches, pop rockers Thinking Out ... Choreographer Daniel Yeung's visual dance theatre applies traditional Chinese body culture to contemporary Chinese dance. Today, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$140, HK$200 ...

  10. 'Disaster diplomacy' helps polish mainland's image

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from not only overseas politicians but from formerly critical international media. Although some observers maintain that the impact of this 'disaster diplomacy' will only ... the torch relay,' said Ilan Kelman, a disaster-diplomacy specialist at the Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research in Oslo. Beijing's diplomatic skills have been put ...




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