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  1. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China media warn US ahead of Clinton visit

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 03:18pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... the old saying that no one can have his cake and eat it too,” Xinhua said. The English-language commentary went on to call for the US to “stop its role as a sneaky trouble maker sitting behind ... of Clinton’s visit. China’s emergence as the world’s second-largest economy has also been accompanied by a more more assertive foreign and security policy. That stance has caused anxiety in some Asian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1029344/china-media-warn-us-ahead-clinton-visit
  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    British Prime Minister David Cameron tweets arrival on Weibo

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 11:37am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com British prime minister latest foreign politician to try to win over Chinese public by creating account on popular microblogging platform Cameron makes splash with tweet on Weibo The British Prime Minister David Cameron has become one of the most popular foreign politicians on China's biggest microblogging service, Sina Weibo. Cameron's account ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1370859/british-prime-minister-david-cameron-tweets-arrival-weibo
  3. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Prince William likely to visit China next year, says Buckingham Palace

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 05:04am by DANNY LEE, Teddy Ng

    ... of Cambridge, Prince William, plans to visit China next year- but it's unlikely his pregnant wife Catherine will be with him. The official trip- only the second major visit by a British royal ... quarter of next year." A formal announcement is expected to be made this week. The official did not mention the Duchess of Cambridge, who is due to give birth to the couple's second ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1647239/prince-william-likely-visit-china-next-year-says-buckingham-palace
  4. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Narendra Modi offers humorous apology to Australian MPs in speech

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... the crisis in Ukraine. In the end, the two men were all smiles for the cameras. Modi is the second leader to use the once-obscure term in his speech. Cameron recalled his concern when Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop was purposefully striding towards him at a summit in Italy. "I wondered … whether I was heading for … a 'shirtfronting'," he said, before saying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1643313/narendra-modi-offers-humorous-apology-australian-mps-speech
  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping's Pacific tour to deepen China's regional clout

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 04:27am by Bloomberg

    ... a coup almost eight years ago. The Fiji trip- the first state visit by a Chinese leader- is the final leg of Xi's 11th foreign sojourn since he became president in March 2013, doling out ... a diversification of China's diplomatic links, a more proactive foreign policy and the creation of deeper links beyond the Asian region," said Kerry Brown, director of the University ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1645755/xi-jinpings-pacific-tour-deepen-chinas-regional-clout
  6. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledges role in promoting regional stability

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 10:45pm by KYODO

    ... Kyodo in Brisbane Abe pledges to play role in regional stability Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told his Singapore counterpart yesterday that Japan would play a role in promoting regional stability, explaining his policy of making a "proactive contribution to peace," a Foreign Ministry official said. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said his country ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1642454/japanese-prime-minister-shinzo-abe-pledges-role-promoting-regional
  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    US President Barack Obama defies low expectations for visit to China

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 04:04am by McClatchy Tribune

    ... challenges, then we need to have the world's second-largest economy, and most populous nation on earth, as our partner," Obama told reporters after the meeting. Xi and Obama's news conference took an awkward turn when the only foreign reporter allowed to ask questions peppered Xi with a series of inquiries. The reporter asked Xi about recent examples of anti-American rhetoric ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1640194/us-president-barack-obama-defies-low-expectations-visit-china
  8. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Foreign Minister Wang Yi lobbies Jakarta to back 'maritime Silk Road'

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 10:16pm by KYODO

    ... Kyodo in Jakarta China lobbies Widodo on 'maritime Silk Road' China has sought Indonesia's support for creating its "maritime Silk Road" trade routes by the end of next year. Visiting Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the vision of new Indonesian President Joko Widodo to make Indonesia the world's maritime axis would complement the initiative. "We ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1632067/foreign-minister-wang-yi-lobbies-jakarta-back-maritime-silk-road
  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping and Barack Obama walk down the path of history

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 04:04am by Cary Huang

    ... historic events. Historical records suggest that the second Qing emperor, Kangxi (1654-1722), made the decision there to recover Taiwan from the Ming loyalists. And the young Qing emperor Guangxu ... was sovereignty, due to the country's history of invasion by foreign powers. The Chinese president added that the people cherished national independence, unity and stability. The Zhongnanhai walk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1640193/xi-jinping-and-barack-obama-walk-down-path-history
  10. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    At G20 summit, US and Europe blast Russia over Ukraine

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 03:35pm by Reuters in Brisbane

    ... a ceasefire, or face additional sanctions. Europe’s foreign ministers will meet on Monday to assess the situation in Ukraine and whether further steps including additional sanctions were needed against ... are not involved,” Kremlin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters at the G20 meeting. G20 host Australia had hoped that the two-day summit would focus on global economic growth, not security ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1640598/g20-summit-us-and-europe-blast-russia-over-ukraine

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