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  1. Warming relations bring about benefits

    Posted Dec 05th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... in relations is unprecedented in the post-1949 era. But shadows linger- early last month, Taiwan's Defence Ministry said it had arrested a military intelligence colonel suspected of spying ... such issues even during a second term; the next presidential election is in 2012. So, while cross-strait relations have greatly improved in the past 21/2 years, reunification or independence remains ...

  2. News - China - SINO-JAPANESE TIES

    Low-key reception to mark China-Japan diplomatic anniversary

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... former Japanese chief cabinet secretary Yohei Kono and other "friends of China" to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. Jia, chairman of the Chinese ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Row over the islands in the East China Sea casts a cloud over a scaled-down reception in Beijing amid a deterioration in Sino-Japanese relations ...

  3. Sino-Korean relations forged over ages

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... better relations with Korea than other neighbours such as Russia, Japan and Vietnam. During the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), diplomats and merchants from Korea were the most frequent foreign ... by the Ministry of Rituals, which supervised relations with non-Han peoples. The visitors acknowledged China's cultural and political prestige by making the ritual kowtow when they met the emperor ...

  4. China on track in Mid-East but US losing its way, envoy says

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Beijing's top envoy to the Middle East says he is confident China will be able to maintain friendly relations with all countries in the troubled region, whereas US policies ... Libya is still a member of the UN.' Wu said China was liaising with Libyan authorities through their embassy in Beijing and China's in Tripoli, where about 20 diplomats and staff were ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Respect is key to Chinese way of parenting Amy Chua is, I hope, only trying to cash in on a controversy of her own making ('Tough-love Chinese mother draws shock and awe', January 13). I assume that, as an academic, she is more open, thoughtful ...

  6. Hedging its bets

    Posted Dec 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... no foreign military bases in Vietnam, no use of Vietnamese soil to attack another nation and no joining of a military alliance. It's a reminder that while Hanoi may want diverse relations ... While such exchanges promote co-operation and understanding, they also lead to influence and, at times, pressure. A case in point: Chinese diplomats in Hanoi have never been afraid to complain ...

  7. Military drama

    Posted Jun 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the midst of another diplomatic performance, the plot is certainly darkening and has yet to unfold. And the audience- East Asian nations caught between an increasingly assertive Beijing ...

  8. Big-spending Saudis seek to boost ties as pavilion pulls crowds

    Posted Jun 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the most important thing was to have good relations with China. He hoped the pavilion would stay in China forever. Dr Mohammad Allissan al-Ghandi, executive director of the pavilion, would ... to the nature of the relationship between Saudi Arabia and China, as well as the significance of this historical expo,' Ghandi said. The Sino-Saudi relationship has been rosy since diplomatic ties ...

  9. Not a Korean war, but no longer business as usual

    Posted May 01st 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... is seething. So read the headlines. But the lack of a 'smoking gun' constrains policy options, be they military, economic or diplomatic. And even if forensic evidence implicating Pyongyang ... 'It will contribute to the undermining of their system.' On the diplomatic front, Seoul has floated the idea of going to the UN Security Council if evidence against North Korea turns up. ...

  10. For all our sakes, the only way is up for the yuan

    Posted Nov 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The economies of China and the United States are joined at the hip. So it is not surprising their central banks have issued similar statements on the value of their currencies in the past fortnight. With Barack Obama concluding his first state visit in Ch ...




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