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  1. News - China

    China talks ‘useful’, says Clinton, though divides remain

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 04:01pm by Associated Press in Dili, East Timor

    ... the UN General Assembly and the East Asia Summit. “As was evident yesterday, there is a huge amount going on where the United States and China need to consult,” Clinton said, citing Iran ... Associated Press in Dili, East Timor US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday her visit to China a day earlier was useful, although she left with little to show ...

  2. Business - Economy

    Cooling China expected to put drag on East Asia's economic growth

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 01:08am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Sydney World Bank says recovery in advanced markets and structural reforms key to region's growth Cooling China expected to put drag on East Asia Developing East Asian ... Asia and Pacific Economic Update, released yesterday. Developing East Asia is expected to grow 7.1 per cent this year, down from the 7.2 per cent forecast in October. The region's ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Abe, Park and Xi Jinping display good economics in East Asia, but questionable politics

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 04:32am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Good economics, questionable politics When it comes to economic reform, leaders of Asia's largest economies seem far more rational than with their politics. ... leaders of 21st century Asia have the right diagnoses and right cures for their economies. It becomes a question of whether they have the willpower and ability to carry reform through. ...

  4. News - China Insider - SECURITY

    China replaces South Korea as East Asia’s largest defence equipment importer

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:06pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com China overtook South Korea as East and Southeast Asia’s largest importer of defence equipment last year as imports in the region rose more than ... capabilities are still emerging,” he said. Defence-related imports in East and Southeast Asia reached US$12.2 billion last year, according to IHS, up 24.5 per cent compared to 2012. This compares ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    BEA beats rivals with impressive financial results

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 05:59am by KANIS LI

    ... Kanis Li kanis.li@scmp.com Clean balance sheet and good growth makes BEA the stand-out bank in this results season BEA beats rivals with impressive financial results Bank of East Asia appears to have emerged as the winner in the latest round of results announcements among leading listed banks in Hong Kong, as a clean balance sheet and sound growth momentum impressed investors ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Air defence zone row puts at risk East Asia's peace and prosperity

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 06:12pm by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Kevin Rafferty fears for peace amid Sino-Japanese row over air zone Those who play with fire risk the safety of all in East Asia Beijing's unilateral drawing of a new ... for the stability, peace and prosperity of East Asia, particularly China and Japan. The only possible beneficiaries are those in the Chinese military who want to flex their muscles and right-wing ...

  7. News - World

    Challenges mount for Obama's administration in East Asia

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 09:32pm by AP

    ... for Obama in Asia While the US administration is making diplomatic progress on some of the Middle East's thorniest security issues, problems are piling up in Asia, a region where President Barack Obama had hoped to play a bigger part in American foreign policy. Despite efforts to forge deeper ties with China to make East Asia more stable, Beijing's declaration of a maritime ...

  8. News - Asia - ANALYSIS: DIPLOMACY

    China ‘frustrated’ by what it sees as US efforts to contain it in Asia

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:28pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... disputes in the East China Sea and South China Sea. Beijing has seen Washington's "pivot" back to Asia- a signature foreign policy of US President Barack Obama that seeks to shift focus from the Middle East to Asia- as an attempt to contain China's rise, and a key factor in the escalating tensions over its maritime territorial disputes with Japan and Southeast Asian ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    East Asia likely to face stronger storms in future due to oceanic warming

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 11:09pm by Binglin Chen

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Higher sea temperatures will increase typhoons' energy and prolong the season, scientists warn Region faces stronger storms in future Scientists fear that stronger, more frequent typhoons will pummel East Asia in the coming years, crippling vital power and transport infrastructure in coastal areas. Government officials and scientists ...

  10. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    US defence secretary Chuck Hagel's straight talking in Asia gets results

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 06:00am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com Pentagon chief's straight talking in East Asia probably made military miscalculation less likely, but differences with China won't go away ... from the strife-torn Middle East to Asia was apparent in Hagel's visit, which analysts saw as paving the way for US President Barack Obama's tour of the region this month. The US ...




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