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  1. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Annual trilateral summit 'at risk' amid strained relations

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 05:39am by Teddy Ng, Minnie Chan

    ... progress through such diplomatic exchanges." In a related development, Abe donated a symbolic gift to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine, a sign that he will avoid a visit that would have ... Teddy Ng and Minnie Chan Annual meeting of Beijing, Tokyo and Seoul reportedly could be put off as territorial disputes continue to hamper diplomatic efforts Summit 'at risk' ...

  2. Will Beijing be aggressive or diplomatic?

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to appreciate further and concerns over recent Chinese assertiveness in the disputed South China and East China seas are expected to dominate in what has been a bruising diplomatic year ... said one Japanese diplomat familiar with arrangements. Foreign Ministry spokesman Dr Ma Zhaoxu said in Beijing on Tuesday: 'We hope the Japanese side will take concrete action to create ...

  3. Japan's top diplomat blamed for arousing Beijing's ire

    Posted Oct 31st 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... at the cost of Japan's diplomatic ties with China.' Media reports quoted Maehara on Friday as saying a Wen-Kan summit was likely and that Beijing had agreed to resume talks on the gas field, ... a professor of international relations at Renmin University, said Beijing made a serious mistake by meeting Maehara in Hanoi. 'Maehara's attitude to China has never been friendly since ...

  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    With diplomatic 'partnerships', Beijing seeks global ties that can bend

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 04:08am by Teddy Ng

    ... arrangements"- a diplomatic tool that carries its own strengths and disadvantages, experts say. These arrangements, which are in place with 54 out of the 172 nations with which China has diplomatic ties, ... be taken to improve bilateral ties," Jia said. The tool has steadily gained prominence since the 1990s, when China began to step up its diplomatic efforts as it grew more economically ...

  5. News - China - Flight MH370

    Relatives of Chinese MH370 passengers say police detained and beat them

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 09:39pm by WU NAN

    ... 8 Relatives of Flight 370 say police beat them Chinese relatives of passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 claim they were detained by Beijing police for nearly 24 hours after demanding to see the carrier's official video footage showing people boarding the doomed flight. Two other woman relatives of passengers alleged they were punched and beaten by about six police ...

  6. News - World

    First MH17 victims identified as grieving relatives defy safety worries to visit crash site

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 11:25am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Grabove, Ukraine Forensic experts have identified the first of 298 people killed in the MH17 disaster, the Dutch government said, as grieving relatives defied safety concerns to pay an emotional visit to the crash site in eastern Ukraine. A truce has been called in the immediate area around the site by both the Kiev forces and pro-Russian separatists, ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Taiwanese diplomats in Gambia to rescue ties

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 08:59pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Taiwanese envoys in Gambia to rescue ties Taiwan has sent senior diplomats to the Gambia in a last-ditch effort to restore diplomatic relations after ... announced on Thursday that "in strategic national interest" his government had broken off diplomatic ties with Taiwan after 18 years, catching Taipei unprepared. While Taipei expressed ...

  9. News - World - SURVEILLANCE

    German security agents recorded Hillary Clinton's conversation

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 09:05pm by Reuters

    ... government sources saying the conversation had been picked up "by accident" and was not part of any plan to spy on Washington's top diplomat. The fact the recording had not been ... on the reports on Friday. Relations between the United States and Germany were hit last year by revelations by former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden that Washington spied ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    Patten lacked long-term perspective, ex-diplomat writes

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Colonial diplomat's memoir lifts the lid on the priorities of Hong Kong's last governor Of all the things on Patten's plate, lunch came first Hong Kong's last governor, Chris Patten, did not develop a long-term perspective on Sino-British relations, a former senior British diplomat says. That's because, as a politician his strategy ...




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