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  1. Anti-whaling lobby courts Beijing as conservation vote looms

    Posted Jun 06th 2005, 12:00am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... a military power. Unlike the US and Australia, you may despatch your military power to East Timor. That is not the case of Japan. Japanese means are simply diplomatic communication and overseas ...

  2. Labor leader Crean quits in Australia

    Posted Nov 29th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney The electoral hopes of Australia's left-leaning opposition Labor Party reached a new low yesterday, after the resignation of embattled leader Simon Crean. Mr Crean was forced out after two years in the top job when he lost the support of key Labor power brokers, who were unhappy with his lacklustre performance against the conservative government ...

  3. Towards an Asian or American future?

    Posted Oct 08th 2004, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... Greg Barns Australians will vote tomorrow in the tightest national election in living memory. Most opinion polls have the major political parties- the conservative Liberal-National Party ... consequence than usual, given Australia's high-profile role as a leading US ally in the war on terror and in the Iraq conflict, as well as the rapidly growing economic and strategic importance ...

  4. Australia agrees to extradite HK man

    Posted May 30th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Action lessens sting from refusal to return expats in piling case Australia's justice minister has approved the return of a Chinese man to Hong Kong to face corruption ... Corruption. The decision comes a week after Hong Kong lodged an unprecedented diplomatic protest with Australia over Justice Minister Chris Ellison's refusal to sign orders granted ...

  5. Tung should press Australia over extradition

    Posted Apr 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I have been in almost constant contact with my member of parliament in Australia about the scandal surrounding Federal Minister for Justice Chris Ellison's refusal to allow two alleged criminals to be extradited to Hong Kong. My representative has been pressuring the minister and asking questions in parliament. But Senator Ellison has listened only to the friends ...

  6. PM says report vindicates Australia's role in Iraq

    Posted Jan 30th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... in Australia any more than Tony Blair manipulated this particular piece of intelligence,' Mr Howard said. 'Those who have accused us of taking Australia to war on a lie owe me as much ...

  7. Australia prepares trade push into Libya

    Posted Dec 24th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney It is hoping to realise $5.7b in export deals with the North African nation Australia is preparing to launch an aggressive push for new export deals with Libya, just ... yesterday that trade between Australia and Libya could be worth more than A$1 billion (HK$5.7 billion) within a few years. Australia's present annual exports to Libya amount to only A$40 ...

  8. Hu cautions Australia over Taiwan

    Posted Oct 25th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney President becomes the first Asian leader to address the federal parliament, in a sign of growing ties China will co-operate with Australia to ensure regional ... 'The greatest threat to peace in the Taiwan Strait is from the 'splittist' activities by the Taiwan independence forces. The Chinese government and people look to Australia ...

  9. Optimism remains over new air pact with Australia

    Posted Nov 20th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... with Australia, despite the two sides failing to come to an agreement following two days of meetings in Canberra. The meetings, which broke off yesterday morning, were aimed at reaching an expanded agreement that would have allowed Cathay Pacific Airways to expand services to Australia and for Dragonair to launch flights on routes there for the first time. An official involved in the meetings ...

  10. Hu to sign trade pact with Australia

    Posted Oct 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney Howard hopes to secure contracts in the Olympics buildup Australia and China will sign an historic deal tomorrow to pave the way for a free-trade agreement, ... Australian companies secure contracts in the build-up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. China is Australia's third-largest trading partner, after the US and Japan. Two-way trade has almost tripled ...




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