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  1. It's dinner diplomacy for Hu in Washington

    Posted Jan 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... important top-level United States-Chinese encounter since Deng Xiaoping's historic trip more than 30 years ago'. He says it should aim to define a relationship that 'does justice ... the relationship cooled dramatically. American arms sales to Taiwan, coupled with a meeting between Obama and the Dalai Lama, drew an unusually harsh response from the Chinese military, severing military ...

  2. Regional security the driving force behind 'campus diplomacy'

    Posted Apr 29th 2010, 12:00am by Joe Cochrane

    ... vice-chairwoman of the Chinese studies centre at the University of Indonesia. 'And this is very much part of the Chinese public diplomacy effort.' As part of this campus diplomacy, China ... for the fees and sympathies of Indonesian students- China. Nearly 8,000 Indonesian students studied in China last year. Just as tellingly, more than 100,000 Indonesian students took a Chinese ...

  3. Hu finds right approach in regional diplomacy

    Posted Nov 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the right formula; the careful diplomacy on show during his visit to Malaysia and Singapore this week is precisely what is needed. Malaysia and China are rivals for the gas and oil reserves believed ... to increase demand for palm oil and timber. Hu ended his visit by symbolically touring Melaka, a historic port with centuries-old Chinese links. The mix of business and soft power is the best way ...

  4. Beautiful diplomacy

    Posted Dec 11th 2003, 12:00am by Robert Keatley

    ... Robert Keatley How times have changed. When the Chinese premier met the American president in Washington, it was Wen Jiabao- from a nominally communist one-party regime that suppresses ... 'wen' means moderation and modesty, and those who have met the Chinese premier say the words are well-suited to him. Mr Bush, by contrast, comes across as a transplanted easterner ...

  5. Summit of giants a success for diplomacy

    Posted May 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The first visit to Japan by a Chinese head of state- former president Jiang Zemin in 1998- was marred by disagreements over Japan's past aggression. Since then, the relationship ... in Tibet in March aroused criticism in Japan, culminating in clashes between Chinese students and Japanese carrying Tibetan flags during the Olympic torch relay there. The two leaders exchanged ...

  6. Taiwanese bolstered by 'funeral diplomacy'

    Posted Apr 08th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... with the Vatican might change in the face of Beijing's all-out war of diplomacy. Accompanied by three Taiwanese religious leaders and Foreign Minister Mark Chen Tan-sun, Mr Chen left for Rome yesterday on a trip the local media have dubbed 'funeral diplomacy'. Mr Chen originally believed it would not be possible for him to personally attend the Pope's funeral- even when he ...

  7. Manila hostage crisis

    Posted Sep 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... You represent Hong Kong only. The request for the Philippine authorities to investigate the hostage crisis has nothing to do with you,' Yuen said. However, Chinese University professor ... states that Beijing deal with Hong Kong's defence and diplomacy, while the city has a high degree of autonomy in external relations. These areas include economy, security, cultural affairs, ...

  8. Chequebook diplomacy shelved for Ma's trip

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... to promote 'workable diplomacy' to achieve a cross-strait diplomatic truce,' he said. Through that strategy, the two sides would be able to achieve not only reconciliation and a truce, but also co-existence and co-prosperity, thus ending the need for 'chequebook diplomacy', he said. Paraguay's Fernando Lugo, whose inauguration Mr Ma will attend on Friday, said ...

  9. Mbeki turns a deaf ear to critics of his 'quiet diplomacy'

    Posted Jul 31st 2005, 12:00am by Gavin Du Venage

    ... of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. In trying to sell his policy of 'quiet diplomacy' to the world, Mr Mbeki has found few are listening, least of all his tyrannical neighbour Mr Mugabe. ... as a result. Many still see him as a hero for standing up first to white Rhodesia and now to former colonial master Britain. For South Africa to abandon its 'quiet diplomacy', however ...

  10. Diplomacy is the best weapon against Iran

    Posted Feb 01st 2005, 12:00am by Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray As war clouds darken over Iran, it is instructive to recall the extent to which realpolitik tempers diplomacy and might still avert another Middle East catastrophe. 'This is a hotbed region already,' German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder warned the US, Israel and Iran. 'The last thing we need is another military conflict.' The US claims ...




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