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  1. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Set up regional crisis centre to tackle disasters, Singapore tells Asean

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 12:09pm by Agence France-Presse in Honolulu

    ... Agence France-Presse in Honolulu Defence minister advocates setting up a regional command control centre to step in when Asean governments are 'overwhelmed' by events Singapore has proposed hosting a regional crisis command centre that would help co-ordinate governments’ efforts after major natural disasters, the city-state’s defence minister said on Thursday. “We ...

  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    US defence secretary Chuck Hagel's straight talking in Asia gets results

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 06:00am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... said Bonnie Glaser, a senior adviser for Asia at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies based in Washington DC. "It's important to engage and narrow differences on where ... out, but this will not change the course that will see a rising nation clashing with the existing hegemony," said Ni Lexiong, director of a defence policy centre at the Shanghai University ...

  3. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Wartime atrocities still fresh in memory, President Xi Jinping says in Berlin

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:51am by Staff Reporter, AP

    ... the countries' central banks that will allow yuan-denominated payments to be cleared and settled in Germany's financial centre, Frankfurt. Xi also called for a "quantum leap" to boost ... But when it comes to our sovereignty and territorial integrity we will firmly safeguard our interests." Business ties took centre stage at Xi's meeting with German Chancellor Angela ...

  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Germany won't be dragged into row between China and Japan, envoy says

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 05:00pm by Teddy Ng

    ... of bilateral trade and financial co-operation will be discussed during Xi's visit. Companies of both nations, including carmakers, are set to sign a series of agreements, and a deal to make Frankfurt a centre for offshore trade in yuan was signed yesterday. Chinese companies have invested €1.2 billion (HK$12.85 billion) in Germany and Clauss expected the figure to grow. "We ...

  5. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    US ambassador to India Nancy Powell resigns after arrest, strip-search row

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 10:26pm by Reuters

    ... Persis Khambatta of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies think tank said it was clear Washington had underestimated the depth of feeling in India over the Khobragade affair. ...

  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    France and China should take the lead in forging Sino-EU relations, says Xi Jinping during tour

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 12:04pm by Andrea Chen, AFP, Reuters

    ... the French leg of their trip in the eastern city of Lyons, a former silk centre that forged enduring links with China from the 16th century. "My visit to France … will allow me to work ...

  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping raises reports of NSA spying on Huawei in meeting with Obama

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 03:56am by Teddy Ng, KRISTINE KWOK, AGENCIES

    ... China's position- that the nuclear issue should be resolved through negotiations- at the summit, said Zhuang Jianzhong, deputy director of Jiaotong University's Centre for National Strategy ...

  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Fashion contest the focus of 'first lady diplomacy' during Michelle Obama's China visit

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 10:38am by Li Jing

    ... not because of their spouses but for who they are," it said. "Each woman has created a 'power centre'- a kind of soft power- from a combination of femininity ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Michelle Obama comes face-to-face with Terracotta Warriors

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:11pm by AFP

    ... University's Stanford Centre that was otherwise devoted to encouraging American students to study in China. "When it comes to expressing yourself freely and worshipping as you choose and having ...

  10. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Freedom of expression is 'birth right,' Michelle Obama tells Peking University students

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 01:57pm by WU NAN, Amy Li

    ... at the university's Stanford Centre included about 200 Chinese and American students, new US ambassador Max Baucus, Peking University dean Wang Enge and the directors of top American university programmes ...




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