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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The major power shift at play in East Asia must not end in war

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by YOON YOUNG-KWAN

    ... Yoon Young-kwan Yoon Young-kwan says the parallels between today's East Asia and volatile 19th-century Europe should persuade leaders to redouble efforts for peace War games? Whether East Asia's politicians and pundits like it or not, the region's international relations are more akin to 19th-century European balance-of-power politics than to the stable Europe ...

  2. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Lack of trust clouds strategies of China, Japan and the US in East Asia

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by Chow Chung-Yan

    ... Chow Chung-yan chungyan.chow@scmp.com A lack of trust and understanding cloud the diplomatic strategies of the big three players in East Asia – China, Japan and the United States A place ... on international history and politics, said the root of the problem, as it was 100 years ago, is the lack of trust and understanding between the major players. The three key players in East Asia- China, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    With drone plan, China seems to be learning America's unilateral ways

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... was merely an effort to "soften up" East Asia for the future use of Chinese drones. "When I read it, my first thought was simply: welcome to the future," one Southeast Asian envoy ... strikes over Myanmar would have been inconceivable a decade ago. Greg Torode is the Post's chief Asia correspondent. greg.torode@scmp.com ...

  4. News - Asia

    Unruly Asean not playing Beijing's game on territorial disputes

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. First, Qin said, one had to add up Asean's East Asia Summit- "10 plus eight"- the 10 nations of Asean and eight other powers, including China ... Prime Minister Hun Sen- a former Khmer Rouge commander now seen as East Asia's last strongman- is not known for his diplomatic subtlety, after all. As envoys drove up to the meeting venue ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    John Kerry's familiarity in Asia- a plus, or a minus?

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... of failed US presidential candidate John Kerry becoming the next US secretary of state throws up a number of intriguing questions for the East Asian region. One of the key ones is: will familiarity ... is arguably a more known quantity in Asia than any of the secretaries so far. UN Ambassador Susan Rice, the early front runner before pulling out under pressure, would have had the advantage ...

  6. News - Asia - EAST ASIA

    China, Japan and South Korea to meet for free-trade talks

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Phnom Penh Disputes over islands are set aside for discussions vital to an Asia-wide free-trade deal as Wen urges leaders to focus on peace and stability Asia's three big economies aim for trade deal China, Japan and South Korea will hold the first round of meetings early next year on a free-trade agreement vital to an Asia-wide deal, even as they spar over disputed ...

  7. Web users blase about breakthroughs

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com The response by the online community was lukewarm yesterday as China celebrated grand achievements in both space and beneath the sea on the same day, with bitter web users using microblog accounts to criticise the g ...

  8. Libya a reminder that citizens must come first

    Posted Mar 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the wave of pro-democracy protests sweeping North Africa and the Middle East to make them register. Unlike in Tunisia and Egypt, Gaddafi responded with violence, sending in soldiers ...

  9. Be thankful that Chinese think differently

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau Nai-keung The 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic has just been celebrated but, 12 years after the handover, there are still citizens in Hong Kong who don't support the regime. Throughout these years, there have always ...

  10. Entrepreneurs ready to elevate Sino-Israeli ties to the next level

    Posted Mar 27th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... for us because it's one of the most important growth engines for Israel,' Mr Maor said. China ranks as one of Israel's leading trading partners in Asia, along with Japan and India, ...




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