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  1. U.S. diplomat backs consulate's HK role

    Posted Oct 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs accused the US of contravening the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, which forbids diplomats from interfering in the internal affairs of host ... and appreciated' by Beijing, a top US diplomat said yesterday. The comments by Dr Kurt Campbell, US assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, come two weeks after Beijing warned ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Japan pursues diplomatic offensive in Philippines visit

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Japan pursues diplomatic offensive A two-day visit by Japan's foreign minister to the Philippines appears to be part of a well-coordinated diplomatic offensive ... largest economy. But Beijing may view such diplomatic overtures with suspicion, considering what emerged from Kishida's Manila meetings. There were pledges for loans on a railway project ...

  3. Results of HK test on bullets fired in bus hostage siege '3 weeks away'

    Posted Sep 13th 2010, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Defensor-Santiago said the 'insulting' letter from the Hong Kong government to Philippine President Benigno Aquino had damaged relations between the two places, Philippine broadcaster GMA-7 ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Aug 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It's time to honour Muslims with a public holiday There have been calls for the day that marks the end of Ramadan to be declared a public holiday in Hong Kong ('Be fair and make Muslims' Eid festival a public holiday, HK's chief imam u ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Force the hand of bus firms to update fleets I refer to the report 'Roadside air quality worse in first half', (July 5). I believe there can be no dispute about the worsening air pollution problem in Hong Kong. It is annoying and frustrating tha ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    South China Sea issue tests relations between China and Asean

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... Simon Tay says the real test of relations between China and Asean will be whether they can solve the South China Sea issue on their own Clues about the character of the new Chinese leadership are emerging from its interactions with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Following the Asean summit, China's new foreign minister, Wang Yi , visited the region ...

  7. New ministry section to handle border affairs

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the China News Service reported yesterday. Mr Ning's deputies, Wang Zonglai and Ouyang Yujing, are veteran diplomats in charge of land and maritime border issues, the report said. Countries ... Relations' Asia and Africa Centre, said the ministry's new department pulled together official resources and would facilitate negotiation and the handling of territorial disputes. 'In ...

  8. Urge for vindication getting stronger: Szeto

    Posted Apr 27th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The more time that passes since the 1989 pro-democracy movement in Beijing, the more people want to vindicate those who were killed in the Tiananmen Square crackdown, Szeto Wah says. Mr Szeto returned last week from an official tour of the U ...

  9. News - Asia

    Philippines names ambassador to China amid sea row

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 04:16pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Philippine President Benigno Aquino named a senior diplomat as ambassador to Beijing on Wednesday, saying it showed Manila was serious about resolving a tense stand-off over territory in the South China Sea. Erlinda Basilio, 68, who as a foreign department undersecretary helped draft national diplomatic policy, will take over a post ...


    Spratly Islands dispute defines China-Vietnam relations 25 years after naval clash

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode, Chief Asia correspondent 25 years after China's naval clash with Vietnam at Johnson Reef, a second military battle is seen as unlikely- but Beijing's ambitions are growing Spratly island tensions persist The 25th anniversary this pa ...




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