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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 says the parallels between today's East Asia and volatile 19th-century Europe should persuade leaders to redouble efforts for peace Whether East Asia ... of the key variables influencing East Asia's security environment in the years ahead. America's foreign policy will be another key factor. If it pursues a predominantly confrontational ...

  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. 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 ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Behind China's Mideast peace gesture

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by John Lee

    ... John Lee John Lee says Beijing's offer to be a peace broker on the Palestinian issue reflects not only China's wish for stability in the Middle East but also a desire to be seen ... offer to enter the quagmire of Middle East politics is several steps removed from Deng Xiaoping's advice to keep a low profile. Some might argue that this is evidence that China seeks ...

  8. Bridging the east-west design divide- in London

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that I'm still able, like a Spanish, French or any other nationality architect, to bring a fresh perspective.' The position of this diaspora community between East and West holds promise. ... 'Being trained for a few years in Asia focuses you on how to keep the price minimal. In Europe they often care more about the concept, the humour or the theory behind a design, but can struggle ...

  9. News - China

    Pentagon chief to visit China during Asia tour

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 10:28am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... turmoil in the Middle East, with a deadly attack on the US consulate in Libya on Tuesday by Islamist militants. Panetta’s trip to Asia coincides with mounting friction between China and its ... to shift towards the region despite crises in the Middle East. But it was unclear if Panetta would meet Beijing’s leader-in-waiting, whose whereabouts have been the subject of intense speculation. ...

  10. The birth of the new Asia

    Posted Dec 30th 2003, 12:00am by Xu Xi

    ... Compared to the major capitals and cities in Asia, let alone in the rest of the world, it is still rare for Beijing and China's other booming cities to host an international ... in Asia. China has been behind a series of initiatives for new Asian regional organisations - economic, political and technological; governmental as well as non-governmental. For example, China ...




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