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  1. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani seeks to improve ties with visit to Pakistan

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 11:10pm by AFP

    ... in relations during Karzai's 13 years in power. The long-running tensions between the two countries were underlined by a US Pentagon report last week that said Pakistan continued to use ... Ghani will hold talks with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The pair are also expected to watch a cricket match between the two countries in a public demonstration of better relations despite ...

  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Li Keqiang to face pressure over South China sea at Asean meetings in Myanmar

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 03:47am by Adrian Wan

    ... Obama, will gather in Naypyidaw for the Asean Summit. Li will also pay a formal visit to the country. An Association of Southeast Asian Nations spokesman said the long-running South China Sea row ... Maritime Silk Road project to improve China's ties with the region. The project is an attempt to revive an ancient trade route running from China through Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean ...

  3. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping calls on Canada to help in battle against graft

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 06:18am by Staff Reporter, Reuters

    ... and the two countries should join forces. "China and Canada should strengthen cooperation in law enforcement, including tracing assets gained through corrupt means," the China News Service quoted him as saying. Xi's remarks came after Apec's member economies agreed to team up to pursue economic criminals, seize assets and combat cross-border corruption. Xi also said ...

  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Shinzo Abe looks to meet Xi Jinping for first time on Apec visit to Beijing

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 04:42am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... with his wife, Akie Abe, to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) leaders' summit, where hopes are running high that he will meet President Xi Jinping on the sidelines. Before ... and China... have responsibilities for peace and stability Prime Minister Shinzo Abe On Friday, the two countries struck an accord that declares they will "squarely face history and look forward ...

  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Afghan president heads to Beijing for talks as Nato troops quit war-torn country

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 01:33pm by AFP

    ... began a four-day visit while Nato combat troops prepare to withdraw from his country. Ghani was sworn in as Afghanistan's head of state last month in the war-torn Asian nation's first ... to have more than US$1 trillion worth of mineral resources, according to studies by the US Geological Survey. At the same time, all Nato combat troops will leave the country by December, leaving ...

  6. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi set to visit China next month, her party says

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 10:48am by Patrick Boehler

    ... president last week to underscore "the need for an inclusive and credible process for conducting the 2015 elections". A constitutional clause barring Suu Kyi from running for president ... the democracy icon, who has visited all other neighbouring countries, the US and several European countries since her house arrest was lifted by the military-led regime in 2010. Nyo Ohn Myint, a former ...

  7. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Protest lodged with Japan over visit by ministers to Yasukuni Shrine

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:27am by AFP, Reuters, KYODO

    ... of a long-running territorial dispute between the countries. The pilgrimage to the shrine by three of Abe's ministers, all well-known for strident nationalist views, will likely do little to curry ... the shrine last December, despite saying that his visit was not to glorify war but to honour those who fought and died for their country. A visit to the shrine on Friday by Japanese lawmakers ...

  8. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Li Keqiang and Shinzo Abe shake hands despite latest war shrine visit

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:50am by AGENCIES

    ... and South Korea as a symbol of Japan's militarist past- and as a cross-party group of 110 lawmakers paid homage there. The visit was made to mark the start of the shrine's four-day autumn ... Korea's foreign ministry spokesman said. Taiwan, a Japanese colony until 1945, also offered a rebuke, saying visits hurt "people's feelings in neighbouring countries". Japan's ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Premier Li Keqiang seals deals with 'strategic partner' Russia

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 05:00am by Teddy Ng, WIRES

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing and Agencies Agreements run gamut from energy to transport and come as relations between Moscow and European Union worsen to post-cold war low Li seals raft of deals ... by Russia's TASS news agency as saying. Li also met Russian State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin and said the strategic partnership between the two countries was expanding. "China is willing ...

  10. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Norway running short of options as it tries to improve ties with China

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 09:43pm by SARAH KARACS

    ... in 2010, and experts say there is little the Scandinavian country can do to appease Beijing. The latest blow to Sino-Norwegian trade came on September 10, when China announced a ban on salmon ... was a punitive one. "The heavy-handed approach and the degree to which Norway has been singled out compared to other countries with equal ILA-related problems seems to carry political ...




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