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  1. Chinese diplomacy takes a gamble

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Brad Glosserman

    ... and North Korea to the negotiating table. It is unclear whether this approach marks a new phase of Chinese diplomacy or is merely a one-off, but the high-stakes move is an intriguing departure from the typically cautious behaviour. Last week, Chinese President Hu Jintao dispatched a special envoy, Vice-Foreign Minister Dai Bingguo, to North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-il. He reportedly gave Mr ...

  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. Diplomacy the only way to solve Japan disputes

    Posted Oct 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is hard to escape the conclusion that if there is no official involvement in their creation, they are at least being sanctioned. There is no doubt that Chinese feelings towards Japan run deep, ... and release amid a diplomatic storm of the captain of a trawler involved in a collision near the Japan-claimed Diaoyu Islands has ruptured relations. But the way forward is through measured diplomacy ...

  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. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... China and Japan's dispute over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands HOW THEY SEE IT 2. 3. 1. 1. China Daily The Diaoyu Islands have been China's inherent territory since ancient times, and their surrounding waters are traditional fishing grounds for Chinese fishermen. Each year more than 1,000 Chinese fishing boats enter that area. When China and Japan signed the Treaty of Peace ...

  8. Art of diplomacy

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... in the mid-1950s and involved 50,000 people. So-called ping-pong and panda diplomacy between China and the US, that began in 1973, has not kept the sides from being at loggerheads on key issues. Jazz ... it will also be received warmly. But, while she contends that cultural diplomacy is essential to understanding a country, when it comes to making a difference, politics and diplomacy are what counts. ...

  9. 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 ...

  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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