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  1. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Fury as Chinese paper publishes Japan map with mushroom clouds over Hiroshima, Nagasaki

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 05:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Advert depicting mushroom clouds over cities bombed in second world war dismissed as 'ignorant' by Japanese foreign minister A Chinese newspaper published a map of Japan with mushroom clouds rising above Hiroshima and Nagasaki, provoking outrage today from Tokyo’s foreign minister, who is from the first of the cities to be obliterated. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549658/japans-foreign-chief-fumes-over-chinese-map-showing-bombed-hiroshima
  2. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Shinzo Abe’s talks with New Zealand’s John Key dominated by whaling issue

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 09:57pm by AFP

    ... in a devastating earthquake in 2011. He laid a wreath at the site of the CTV building, which housed an English-language school the Japanese students were attending, which collapsed and burst into flames ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549136/shinzo-abes-talks-new-zealands-john-key-dominated-whaling-issue
  3. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China opens HK$100 billion door to German investors

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 03:38pm by Cary Huang

    ... in the second quarter and the country can keep its economic growth within a reasonable margin. The government has set 7.5 per cent as its GDP growth target for 2014. Li warned against the risks ... on economic cooperation. German investors will be allowed to invest in the bourses in Shanghai and Shenzhen through the Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor scheme. Britain and France, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1548730/china-opens-hk100-billion-door-german-investors
  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping, in Seoul speech, denounces Japan for wartime suffering it inflicted

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 04:02am by Teddy Ng and Agencies

    ... were both critical of Tokyo. They used a lunch meeting to attack Japan for recent attempts to play down atrocities committed during the second world war and for lifting the post-war ban on its armed forces fighting abroad. Xi was speaking on the second and final day of his visit to Seoul, a trip one analyst said both nations had used to firm up an "alliance" on historical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1547063/xi-jinping-seoul-speech-denounces-japan-wartime-suffering-it-inflicted
  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    German chancellor Angela Merkel aims to expand trade ties on visit to China

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 12:07pm by AFP

    ... but said corporate chieftains hoped to sign deals in Beijing's Great Hall of the People that could further cement bilateral business ties. China is the second biggest market for German exports ... or so German exports to China have grown exponentially," said Hans Kundnani, research director at the European Council on Foreign Relations. "The big turning point was the 2008-09 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1546414/german-chancellor-merkel-visit-china-expansion-trade-ties
  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    From one soccer fan to another: Xi gives Merkel tapestry of emperor playing early form of game

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:36am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... But China's foreign ministry said the president was only scheduled to arrive in Brazil for the sixth BRICS summit on Wednesday. Xi has publicly expressed hope that China's national team can one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551509/one-soccer-fan-another-xi-gives-merkel-tapestry-emperor-playing-early
  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    John Kerry warns China about hacking's 'chilling' effect on business

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:36am by AFP, AP, Reuters, Teddy Ng

    ... on Wednesday. The Foreign Ministry spokesman in Beijing yesterday reiterated Beijing's position that it was "resolutely opposed" to internet hacking and said there were people who wanted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551489/john-kerry-warns-china-about-hackings-chilling-effect-business
  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    President Xi Jinping highlights Japan’s ‘barbarous’ militarist past in Seoul speech

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:34am by Teddy Ng, AFP, Reuters

    ... and helped each other with sweat and blood,” he added. Xi’s speech came on the second and last day of his state trip to South Korea which had been flagged as a snub to ally North Korea because of his decision to visit Seoul before Pyongyang. But the hard-hitting language was saved for recalling Japan’s repressive colonial rule and wartime aggression – a message guaranteed to go down well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1546143/china-and-south-korea-oppose-nuclear-weapons-korean-peninsula
  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Facing history can be painful, but is vital, says Merkel, as she ends China trip

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:21am by Teddy Ng

    ... a series of business deals, but her talks with top Chinese leaders on Monday also coincided with China commemorating the 77th anniversary of the Marco Polo Bridge incident that sparked the second ... on what we have done wrong," Merkel said of Germany's handling of the second world war, adding that many young Germans in the 1960s constantly asked their parents about life under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1549990/facing-history-can-be-painful-vital-says-merkel-she-ends-china-trip
  10. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Wen Jiabao makes rare appearance for breakfast meeting with old friend Angela Merkel

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:21am by Cary Huang

    ... Wen, who served from 2003 to 2013, preceded Premier Li Keqiang. As the second- and fourth-largest economies in the world, China and Germany have developed a close trading partnership since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1549875/wen-jiabao-makes-rare-appearance-breakfast-meeting-old-friend-angela

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