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  1. Next stop, East Asia?

    Posted May 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and partnerships in Asia. Don't be surprised to see the president and his team lift their profile in East Asia in the months ahead. Greg Torode is the Post's chief Asia correspondent ... ahead. Does this mark the turning point that will essentially secure a second term for Obama? Will it free him to return to his renewed engagement with the East Asian region with fresh vigour ...

  2. With eye on China, East Asia warms to Obama the listener

    Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode As George W. Bush surveyed the wreckage of his failed US presidency early last year, he considered his dealings with China and East Asia generally to be among the highlights. ... time.' This sentiment is echoed widely across East Asia. It is, of course, no accident. From the earliest stages of his long campaign for the presidency, Obama and his advisers recognised ...

  3. Fresh start in East Asia, or more of the same?

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the need for change, so undoubtedly, Mrs Clinton promises a fresh start to America's engagement with East Asia. On the other hand, he entered office carrying the bipartisan baggage of previous ... Greg Torode The more things change, the more things stay the same. That is a phrase echoing around Asia's diplomatic salons ahead of the first visit to Asia by new US Secretary ...

  4. US double standards ring hollow in East Asia

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... small-government Republicans somewhere to the right of the Bush administration, it has also been noticed across East Asia. From China, South Korea and Japan, through Thailand and Vietnam to Indonesia- all ...

  5. N Korean shadow to haunt East Asia talks

    Posted Dec 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is on for a more robust and meaningful response from next week's fledgling East Asia Summit in the Philippines. An absent North Korea is once again expected to weigh heavily on the summit, at which ... such a meeting has been held to forge a greater sense of an East Asia community along the lines of European or North American blocs, fostering greater economic, social and security ties and integration. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Heated rhetoric over disputed islands serves Asia poorly

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... will be worse for it Losing argument Tensions in Northeast Asia are rising sharply. Small islets- most unable to support human habitation- are the friction points. These are long-standing disputes, ... presence across Asia may need new pillars of support. For these reasons, Beijing is seen by some to gain the chance to develop its own strategic alliances. While we can debate who gains, the first ...

  7. Force no way to foster Middle East democracy

    Posted Feb 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Changing a region takes time, effort and patience, as the example of East Asia proves. Foreign commitment after devastating wars was the key to the economic emergence in the 1960s of Japan ... look to East Asia to see that dominoes do not always fall as they were intended to; democracy remains far away for mainland Chinese, North Koreans, Myanmese, Laotians and Vietnamese, while its ...

  8. Asia views Iran street protests with unease

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... dissent, almost angelic in their innocence. This is probably a global minority view. In many places outside the west- and especially in Asia- the opposition movement in Tehran gets mixed reviews. ... centuries of melancholy have produced too many rotten revolutions. For every liberty, equality and fraternity, there is Lenin, Stalin and Pol Pot. In Asia, perhaps especially, the suspicion ...

  9. The Middle East's parade of sorrows

    Posted Jul 31st 2006, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring The west is very good at accusing Japan of forgetting unsavoury history. But nothing beats the west for forgetfulness when it comes to the history of the Middle East over ... interests and prejudices. The latest example comes from US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, with her statement that the latest war represents the 'birth pangs of a new Middle East ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China will reshape East Asian politics

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by Lau Nai-Keung

    ... and disaster. Such observations and speculation do not stand up to examination. Now that the US is facing renewed troubles in the Middle East as a result of an anti-Muslim movie, its Asia strategy ... Islands. The next few years will mark a new era in regional politics in East Asia. China will gradually gain effective control of the disputed islands and Japan will have to fade from the scene, ...




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