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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. Views on mainland more positive

    Posted Mar 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to mark the nation's 60th anniversary in Beijing this October. 'The national-education curriculum, while effective, should be expanded to cover Chinese diplomacy and military ...

  3. Classic-quoting former foreign minister makes rare blunder

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... questions from reporters around the world yesterday with his trademark Shandong-accented eloquence and sense of humour. In line with Chinese leaders' penchant for classical literature, Mr Li drew on historical anecdotes and traditional sayings to answer some questions. But the former face of Chinese diplomacy made a rare but minor blunder as he misquoted an old saying when ...

  4. Hu's return seen as sign Beijing was caught out

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... escalated to an unexpected level, analysts said yesterday. In a rare move in Chinese diplomacy, Mr Hu had decided not to attend the important international meeting and postpone a state visit ... on the student protests in Tiananmen Square. At least one Han Chinese in Urumqi hailed Mr Hu's return. 'Mr Hu is the head of a family, our parent,' said Wen Yuzhen, 36. 'He should ...

  5. Stop passing the buck to China, Mr Bush

    Posted Mar 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... fence in place of an eccentric-but-proven buffer state. So the Americans are dreaming if they think Chinese diplomacy can serve as a fifth column against North Korea. Losing patience, the US ... Pong-ju, of the importance of returning to the talks- but tellingly withheld any sticks to get it moving faster in that direction. The contrast between Chinese and American attitudes towards ...

  6. Mainland students refused visas for overseas courses

    Posted Jul 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chinese companies to buy American corporations. Here are the double standards I spoke of, and my suggestion that this is reminiscent of the anti-Chinese 'yellow peril' wave in the US ... Zheng He Secretary of Home Affairs Patrick Ho Chi-ping, in writing of the remarkable Chinese explorer Zheng He, may have been a little over-enthusiastic when he suggested- in referring ...

  7. Chinese and English bestseller lists in Da Vinci mode last year

    Posted Jan 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... named by leading bookstore chain Commercial Press as its 2004 bestseller, topping both its Chinese and English lists. Commercial Press said that books on politics also fared surprisingly well last year, with The Last Noble, a memoir by mainland intellectual Zhang Yihe about the anti-rightist movement, ranking as the second-bestselling Chinese book. Commercial Press retail director ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Pandas vie for island diplomatic mission

    Posted Jun 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... diplomacy'. The poll will also ask which giant pandas islanders would like to see in the Taipei zoo and what Chinese names they would like to give the pair, Mr Chang said. Zhang Hemin, director ...

  10. Moderation needed in Sino-US war of words

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The pilot of the Chinese plane was killed in the collision and the American crew was subsequently detained on the island for 11 days. Diplomacy saved the day, but the damage had been done. ... be the case with the confrontation between five Chinese ships and a US navy vessel off Hainan Island on Sunday. Accusations and demands for an apology are being carelessly hurled about, and cool heads ...




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