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  1. Diplomatic approach needed on Iran

    Posted Mar 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to Baghdad this week put relations firmly back on track. It is good that the nations are again on friendly terms. Such direct engagement is the best way to start mending rifts. The US would do well ...

  2. Diplomatic solution on Iraq must be pursued

    Posted Mar 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... That lies in a comprehensive approach aimed primarily at a diplomatic solution brokered through Iraq's ethnic and religious groups, neighbouring countries and regional and international ... not directly hold talks with long-time adversaries Iran and Syria, its diplomats at future talks must set history aside in the name of working towards bringing stability to Iraq. The Bush ...

  3. Beijing appeals for ceasefire in Libya

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at a regular briefing, citing reports that the bombings had caused civilian casualties and could result in a 'humanitarian disaster'. Yu said: 'We support the continued diplomatic ... zone, with Germany, Brazil, India and Russia. 'We oppose the use of force in international relations and hold reservation towards some of the contents of the resolution,' Jiang, ...

  4. Scuffles as anti-Japanese protesters take to streets

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Scuffles broke out as police tried to stop protesters from damaging Japanese shops in the city of Mianyang in Sichuan, residents said yesterday. A large protest was held yesterday afternoon- a day after thousands of people staged an anti-Japanes ...

  5. Beijing should focus on economic soft power

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... of pearls' was first coined in a US Navy study. A December 2009 report by the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations said: 'As Western countries became increasingly critical of the Sri Lankan ... Bangladeshi economic relations secretary Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan told media. Early this month, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Japan was concerned about China 'strengthening defence ...

  6. Seoul may deploy Patriot missiles

    Posted Jun 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent in Singapore South Korea is considering deploying Patriot anti-missile batteries in the wake of North Korea's sinking of one of its warships- a move that risks angering Beijing by deepening Seoul's involvemen ...

  7. US war deaths- were they worth it?

    Posted May 31st 2010, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... Richard Halloran As Americans honour those who died in their wars this Memorial Day, many will raise the inevitable question: has it been worth it? In stark terms, how many mothers and fathers have asked themselves in the dark of night, their heads on tea ...

  8. Nixon intervention saved China from Soviet nuclear attack

    Posted May 12th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Mao Zedong moves to Wuhan, Lin Biao to Suzhou and the general staff to a nuclear bombproof bunker in the western hills outside Beijing. The country's warplanes are scattered around northern China, runways at the main airports blocke ...

  9. Nuclear frisson

    Posted Apr 28th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching The world should feel a little safer this month, after the nuclear security summit called by US President Barack Obama in Washington, which was attended by representatives from 47 countries. The summit itself was preceded by the signing of a n ...

  10. Scientist called on to ready Beijing for terror gas attack

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen If a terrorist group released anthrax spores in Tiananmen Square, the mainland's most politically important landmark, what would be the best direction for tourists to choose as they ran for their lives? The central government has asked P ...




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