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  1. Relations take a dive

    Posted Nov 17th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... its way into Chinese waters. Relations between the two countries have been beset by problems lately, as both have turned increasingly nationalistic. Aside from history, both China and Japan ...

  2. Taiwan issue sends Sino-US relations to a low point

    Posted Aug 05th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... relations, and the relentless badgering shows the relations are on a collision course, analysts said. Gone are the days when the US was trying to find common ground with China on the global anti-terrorism battle and co-operation on resolving the North Korean nuclear standoff, which prompted US Secretary of State Colin Powell to say that relations between the two countries were at their best ...

  3. Assault on Sino-US relations

    Posted Aug 17th 2004, 12:00am by I-ching Ng

    ... which begins next month, to seek justice and compensation from the US. The incident has also shed light on the constant diplomatic battle between Beijing and Washington. The Foreign Ministry ... citizens' human rights. The diplomatic row over Ms Zhao's case is similar to China's dramatic reaction following the exposure of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in Iraq. It also gives ...

  4. Tough mission for Albania's diplomat

    Posted Jan 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the labour force works abroad, mainly in Italy and Greece, 15 to 20 per cent of GDP comes from remittences from Albanians working abroad. Tirana and Beijing established diplomatic relations more than ... in the Balkans.' Albania is trying to expand its foothold in Asia by establishing diplomatic missions in Hong Kong and Macau. The official opening ceremony of the Hong Kong consulate at the end of next ...

  5. Myanmar sanctions sour relations

    Posted Jun 16th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Western pressure on the regime sidetracks talks among Asian neighbours and causes disruption, says a former Asean head Fresh pressure by western nations for democratic change in military-ruled Myanmar has soured relations with Asia. The European Union has cancelled two meetings with Asian counterparts over Myanmar's attendance, and pressure came from the United States after ...

  6. The boat is rocked as relations enter choppy waters

    Posted Apr 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing Sino-US relations have been blown off course, with both sides falling out over a host of issues. The third anniversary of the mid-air collision between ... speculation that this new assertiveness could further cloud the outlook for bilateral relations. But analysts have also been quick to note signs of flexibility and measures taken to shore up ties. ...

  7. Diplomatic headway to be made with show of relics

    Posted Jul 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such small, symbolic exchanges that India and China renewed diplomatic contact in recent years. Likewise, the decades-long, heavily fortified rivalry between Pakistan and India is now being dismantled ...

  8. Four nations to open diplomatic missions

    Posted Jan 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sophie Taylor The number of overseas representatives in HK has risen since handover to 109 More than four countries will establish diplomatic missions in Hong Kong this year, the protocol ... the protocol division, which is in charge of liaising with the consular corps in Hong Kong and co-ordinating official visits. It said the number of diplomatic missions in Hong Kong had risen since ...

  9. A diplomatic tour de force

    Posted Jan 28th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... as the central actor in Asia'. As a result, he said, 'countries all around China's periphery are adjusting and adapting their relations with Beijing, as well as with each other. ... two-way trade to US$100 billion by next year, from US$55 billion in 2002. To be sure, this does not mean that there are no problems left. Territorial disputes, especially relating to the Paracel ...

  10. Diplomatic dangers loom with Son of Star Wars push

    Posted Feb 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney President George W. Bush's missile defence shield, for which his administration is seeking extra cash, poses serious diplomatic dangers to its relations ... the US and northern Pacific would be rendered impotent by the system. Such a scenario could lead to a regional arms race and a deterioration of Sino-US relations when suspicions are growing ...




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