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  1. Discretion the better part of diplomacy in Chen case

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it will signal an intelligent use of quiet diplomacy to prevent a politically sensitive issue from escalating into a diplomatic crisis. This should not be diminished by the unreasonable Chinese demand ... Steve Tsang Quiet diplomacy has long received short shrift from China when addressing human rights issues. The case of Chen Guangcheng, however, marks a significantly more sophisticated ...

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    Diplomacy, not nationalism is way forward in island disputes

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Nationalism has no place where territorial disputes are concerned. Sovereignty claims have to be resolved through diplomacy. Yet Chinese, Japanese and South Koreans have put common sense to one side in pressing their governments to be more forceful over contested islands in rich fishing grounds that may lie on oil and gas reserves. Landing, planting a flag or putting up ...

  3. News - China - DEFENCE

    Chinese general urges calm amid regional tensions in US visit

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com PLA official Cai Yingting urges 'win-win' relationship with Washington, as visit signals 'maturing' ties despite Pacific tensions U.S., China military ties show 'maturity' PLA deputy chief of general staff Cai Yingting stressed during a visit to Washington the importance of trust and credibility between the Chinese ...

  4. News - China - SYRIA

    China steps up diplomacy in Syria crisis

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Syrian diplomacy China said yesterday that it would host an envoy of the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and consider another visit by members of the opposition, as Beijing steps up its diplomacy to help resolve the crisis gripping the Middle Eastern country. The West and many in the Arab world have scolded China, along with its ally Russia, for vetoing United Nations Security ...

  5. Study says China adding military might to diplomacy

    Posted Apr 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... however, that Chinese military diplomacy will be used to strengthen its hand in negotiating settlements to future disputes. The report, released today, considers the security situations surrounding ... paper examining China's rising influence and power in the region and further afield. 'I believe that the influence of the Chinese military on the party is declining ...

  6. Diplomacy the best way to handle Iran

    Posted Jan 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with the matter top of his agenda, but Chinese leaders were silent on the issue after the talks. Agreeing would have hurt Chinese and Iranians; China gets 22 per cent of its oil from Iran ... and a woeful economy, there is a better-than-ever chance that it will listen. Diplomacy, not sanctions, force or the threat of war offer the best opportunity. ...

  7. Turning a toast into a roast is poor diplomacy

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Don't get me wrong. Abject kowtowing is no way to forge an honest and productive relationship with anyone, including China. The US has differences with Beijing - and Beijing with the US. Covering them up will allow them to fester. The Chinese are unhappy with the US because they view America as having raised the military stakes in the Pacific region. For its part, the US ...

  8. Beijing's open-door diplomacy

    Posted May 05th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... regime. Before such issues are ironed out, it is unlikely that there will be an agreement. It has been a frustrating process for the Chinese, caught in the middle. An incident last year illustrates the lengths to which Chinese diplomats have had to go to keep the talks alive. According to Mr Pritchard, during three-nation talks in April last year- the precursor to the six-party ...

  9. The new gunboat diplomacy

    Posted Dec 25th 2006, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... Richard Halloran Quietly, out of the public eye, the US coastguard has been expanding its exchanges with mainland maritime security agencies. Chinese officers ride coastguard cutters patrolling North Pacific fishing areas. Chinese and American officers scrutinise port security on each other's coasts. Chinese take part in joint training drills. Chinese, along with Canadians, ...

  10. Golf course diplomacy blows hole in army morale

    Posted May 18th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Taiwan Affairs Office, and Jia Qinglin, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Shortly afterwards, the mainland sent a group of retired ...




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