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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing official in Hong Kong hits back at US diplomats' comments on 2017 reform

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 01:09pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Beijing will not tolerate external interference, national officialin Hong Kong says New rebuke for US on reform after Rice visit Beijing has hit back at US government officials who say democratic development in Hong Kong h ...

  2. News - China - SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

    Gay wedding of British diplomat in China draws online support

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 06:56pm by Chen Yifei

    ... Chen Yifei yifei.chen@scmp.com Chinese web users applauded a rare same-sex marriage on Chinese soil as a British diplomat announced his wedding online. Brian Davidson, the UK consul-general in Shanghai, posted wedding photos of himself and his same-sex partner Scott Chang on Weibo on Saturday. “We can finally exchange vows in the presence of my family and friends (British, ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Top N Korean official heads to Europe in apparent diplomatic gesture

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:18am by KYODO, AP

    ... adopting a more active diplomatic approach. Kang Sok-ju, a secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, who for a long time has played a pivotal role in dealing with Pyongyang's relations with the rest of the world, is scheduled to visit Belgium, Switzerland and other European countries, according to diplomatic sources. Kang could also make contact with Chinese ...

  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Chinese diplomat formerly in Japan missing, amid reports of probe

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 02:19am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Tang Benyuan reportedly being questioned over the passing of sensitive information to Tokyo Mystery over missing diplomat A former diplomat at the Chinese embassy in Tokyo who returned home in the second half of last year is reportedly being questioned over the disclosure of sensitive information to contacts in Japan. The diplomat has been identified as Tang ...

  5. News - China Insider - ESPIONAGE

    ‘No need to over-interpret’ spy probe on Canadian couple, says Chinese diplomat

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 11:46am by Patrick Boehler

    ... pushing their activities further underground. Charles Burton, a professor of political science at Brock University and former Canadian diplomat in Beijing, said he believed the probe was related ...

  6. News - China

    Mainland restrictions to be lifted on Line and KakaoTalk, South Korean diplomat says

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 01:29pm

    ... soon lift the restrictions it placed on the mobile messaging services Line and KakaoTalk, according to a Korean diplomat, but did not specify exactly when. Access to them and other popular ... have not lifted the blockage of KakaoTalk and Line, saying the situation is not resolved yet,” the diplomat was quoted as saying today by the Yonhap news agency. Kakao and Naver, the two South ...

  7. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Venezuelan diplomat held in Aruba on US drug charges freed

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:39pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Bogota, Colombia Aruba releases diplomat held on US drug charges Aruba has released a former Venezuelan spy chief who was detained on US drug charges when he arrived ... that he did in fact have immunity. He also declared Carvajal "persona non grata"- a term used by governments to remove foreign diplomats. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - WORLD CUP

    What, no beef? FCC averts diplomatic food fight over World Cup menu with German slant

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 04:26pm by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Fast footwork prevents beef over Cup menu The Foreign Correspondents' Club (FCC) has averted a diplomatic food fight over the World Cup final, less than 24 hours before Germany and Argentina kick off in Brazil. On Friday, the private members' club sent out a pre-match menu that had an overwhelmingly German flavour, offering cold cuts, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Faculties should be 'diplomatic', says HKU's new law dean Michael Hor Yew Meng

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Stuart Lau

    ... of academics here- diplomatic academics, blunt academics. Academically, each academic has to establish his own style. I think there's a place for bluntness, there's a place for diplomacy. But as a faculty, I think you have to play more diplomatically. We have to step carefully because we don't want people to shut us up." Hor is an avid traveller, and says the mainland also appeals ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Diplomatic manoeuvring makes for strange bedfellows in Northeast Asia

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 03:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... diplomatic and economic ties with North Korea; the threat of a flood of refugees pouring into Chinese territory should the nation collapse is too worrying a prospect. Exerting pressure through ... together is there a hope of stability replacing the present uncertainty and diplomatic gloom. ...




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