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  1. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 29, 2012

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... However, the Japanese arrested Chinese nationals on a territory China claims as its own, which is confrontational. If diplomacy drags on for another 50 years, what is likely to change ... as a city where jingoistic hype is dominant. Stephen Anderson, Macau   Diplomacy will not solve islands dispute I disagree with your editorial ("Diplomacy, not nationalism is way forward ...

  2. Soft touch, global reach

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of promoting their cultural influence overseas, through the work of organisations like the British Council and Goethe-Institut. Hong Kong has been making its own efforts at cultural diplomacy ... serving, he says, 'as the conduit for a new, more ambitious diplomacy of influence'. Last year, despite severe pressure to reduce its spending, the French government committed Euro52.6 ...

  3. Gentle diplomacy

    Posted Jun 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Better Hong Kong Foundation is visiting Washington and New York to try and raise the SAR's profile in the US. Should we care what Americans think about Hong Kong? Write to us. ...

  4. View from the north to reveal big picture

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... to see the bigger picture for Hong Kong, William Kong Yeung went to Peking University (Beida) to study international relations. After gaining a degree in Chinese history at Baptist University ... status within China,' Mr Kong said. 'I needed to find out what direction the city and the nation was going in. I wanted to know more about diplomacy and understand China's ...

  5. US consul sees 'negative trend' on human rights

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... and key officials of the two nations, such as the recent human rights and strategic and economic dialogues, but the less visible working-level diplomacy. 'We remain very concerned over recent ... that an increasing number of mainlanders were observing closely Hong Kong's freedoms, and denied the US sought to destabilise Chinese society by interfering in China's internal affairs. 'Quite ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: Chinese silk trade's unbroken thread

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by JASON

    ... century and- despite minor bumps along the way- it has never really stopped. External factors, as ever, played a significant role in demand for Chinese products. Rising prosperity in the West ... of the Chinese silk sold overseas came from the central mainland, as it still does, and was produced in massive quantities in the famed silk-producing areas in the lower Yangtze delta. Soochow ...

  7. News - China - CORRUPTION

    More land bought by Chinese Estates to be voided in Macau graft probe

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... more plots of Macau land bought by property developer Chinese Estates for its planned luxurious residential project La Scala will be declared void by the Macau government, it was revealed ... while Lau and Lo face trial later this month. In March last year, Chinese Estates' subsidiary Moon Ocean paid 642 million patacas to exchange nine small pieces of land it owned for eight ...

  8. Business - Money

    Chinese to become biggest spending tourists

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a surge of Chinese tourists has helped to fill hotel beds and cash registers from South Africa to Italy. The luxury stores of Paris are staffed with Putonghua speakers and hotels in London offer ... more varied. Jiang Yiyi, a researcher at the Chinese Tourism Academy, says Chinese are increasingly keen to take beach or activity holidays rather than simply traipsing round tourist sites. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Hong Kong art critics prize restrict to Chinese language entries

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by VIVIENNECHOW

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Council's language policy attacked after English entries excluded from HK$50,000 award Art critics prize is restricted to Chinese entries Aspiring arts critics are being given the chance to get their hands on a HK$50,000 prize funded by taxpayers- but only if they can write in Chinese. The first ADC Critics Prize, organised by the Arts ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Cross-border sailing expected to start soon between Hong Kong and Chinese waters

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... foreign yacht-owners] should do [if they want to enter Chinese waters]," Fok, chief executive of the Fok Ying Tung Group and former chairman of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, said. ...




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