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  1. Chinese diplomacy

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... Laurence Brahm laurence@shambhala-ngo.org 'You have been in China 25 years. Tell me, are you able to eat Chinese food?' I can't help smirking; I've been asked that question hundreds of times. Every Chinese journalist who comes to interview me asks this question. You might think somebody in China would deduce that, if I couldn't eat Chinese food, ...

  2. Birth of Sansha city signals death of diplomacy in South China Sea dispute

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... The island is now officially home to a bona fide Chinese prefectural city- albeit an unusually small and isolated one- as well as two military bases. About 1,000 Chinese citizens were already ... little difference, except to the lives of the Chinese troops and officials unlucky enough to be dispatched to this brackish backwater of the Chinese cosmos. Yongxing is just too small and too ...

  3. Panda diplomacy

    Posted Feb 06th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... to assume responsibility for its actions. In the past, Chinese were virtually absent from international organisations but, today, the World Health Organisation is headed by Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, from Hong Kong. And another Chinese, Justin Lin Yifu, has just been named the World Bank's chief economist. China has truly arrived. Under Deng, China had set as its goal the creation ...

  4. Money diplomacy must have limits

    Posted Apr 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anti-Chinese unrest in the Solomon Islands is a rare instance of the downside of the dollar diplomacy that the mainland and Taiwan are practising among small South Pacific nations. ... Zealand and Fiji have arrived to maintain order and prevent a repeat of the ethnic unrest that engulfed the country in 2003. Hong Kong people were among the nearly 300 ethnic Chinese residents who ...

  5. The scourge of chequebook diplomacy

    Posted May 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... Greg Barns The Chinese community of Honiara is surveying the destruction of their lives, rent by mindless hooliganism in the Solomon Islands' capital over the past few weeks. ... the looting and rioting that destroyed the Chinatown area of Honiara. The Chinese community felt the ire of the anti-Rini forces, who think Mr Rini and his government is too heavily influenced ...

  6. Leaders talk diplomacy as military build-ups continue

    Posted Apr 20th 2006, 12:00am by Steven Knipp

    ... W. Bush will be putting the final touches on a long list of requests for the Chinese leader. Topping the list will be an appeal for China to allow the yuan to float- the Americans claim ... the world is no threat to them. Mr Hu's meeting with Mr Bush will be the fifth since May last year. But the Pentagon is not making things easy for either leader. In February, Chinese military ...

  7. Beijing must protect all Chinese from reprisals, experts say

    Posted Jul 14th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... on China's diplomacy and the Chinese people, he added. 'Resentments and sometimes extreme hostilities among Muslims towards the non-Muslim world are likely to be shifted to China,' ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Beijing should take measures to protect Chinese around the world against possible threats from radical Muslim groups in the wake of the Xinjiang riots, mainland ...

  8. Points of dispute in South China Sea become clearer

    Posted Jul 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... If weeks of diplomacy surrounding the disputed South China Sea have yet to calm tensions fully, they have at least shown the region's strategic fault-lines in ever-sharper relief. ... discussions with Vietnam and the Philippines over recent incidents involving Chinese vessels have lowered temperatures, no one is expecting a sudden breakthrough on the broader territorial disputes ...

  9. Beijing can broker Sudanese peace

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and business interests become involved. China is an ally of both Sudanese governments and the biggest foreign investor in their oil industries. Keeping supplies flowing, ensuring the safety of Chinese ... to the negotiating table. But stability will remain elusive without a trusting broker. China is the best placed of all to attain that. By taking the lead and showing the world a new type of Chinese ...

  10. Conductor as much a maestro in diplomacy as in waving the baton

    Posted Jul 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. It seems conductor Richard Pontzious can do what United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon cannot. That is, negotiate the political standoff between the North and South Koreans, at lea ...




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