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  1. Piecing together the Pacific pivot

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... surrounding the so-called pivot involve future big-ticket deployments-new US coastal fighting ships to Singapore, 60 per cent of all US naval assets in the Pacific by 2020 and the eventual posting ... was used in a crucial first step to normalise ties with Vietnam in the 1990s, such a mission for second world war remains is already under discussion. With several congressional hurdles ...

  2. Red carpet for Pacific island leader in Taipei

    Posted Apr 11th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... loans to eight of its island allies in the region. Mr Chen went to the airport to welcome Mr Note, the first time he has ever greeted any state leader at the airport. He also ordered a 21-gun salute to be held today in front of the Presidential Office, indicating that he considered the Pacific island leader's visit important, presidential officials said. The officials said ...

  3. Chen plans Pacific tour as demands to quit build

    Posted Aug 15th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Pacific next month rather than stay in Taipei to face further humiliating calls for his resignation. 'I will lead a delegation to attend the first leaders' summit of [Taiwan] and its South Pacific allies in Palau in early September,' the Presidential Office quoted Mr Chen as saying during a meeting with visiting Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare at his ...

  4. Keeping the Pacific peace

    Posted Jul 08th 2006, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... China today and Germany in the decades before the first world war. Despite thundering statements, Beijing probably doesn't yet intend to land troops on the islands or, for that matter, ... went surveying, American forces finished a training exercise from their base on Guam. It was their largest operation in the western Pacific since the Vietnam war. Exercise Valiant Shield ...

  5. Politics first

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Comments made by Gao Siren, director of the central government's Liaison Office, that Hong Kong people should not politicise issues and instead should focus on the economy, reveal a man who is either ignorant or thinks people in Hong Kong are ignoran ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    To win, Romney must first show where he stands

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by RAY ODLUM

    ... the jobless back to work. When he did depart from domestic affairs, Romney did not flesh out his views on America's renewed strategic interest in the Asia-Pacific region, focusing instead ... on the hope and promise inspired by the election of America's first black president. ...

  7. Tahiti elects first pro-independence leader

    Posted Jun 16th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney Voter backlash is blow to France's authority in South Pacific colony One of France's most exotic colonial possessions, French Polynesia, elected its first ... for the South Pacific archipelago generally known as Tahiti. The tension of the past few weeks is at odds with French Polynesia's reputation as the epitome of tranquillity and romance, an image ...

  8. First insider trading charges filed

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Jewellery & Pearls- marking the first prosecution for insider trading. The five defendants- Ma Hon-yeung, Ivy Lo Yuk-wah, Sammy Ma Hon-kit, Cordelia Tso Kin-wah and Ronald Ma Chun-ho- appeared ... Peregrine Capital- now known as BNP Paribas Capital (Asia Pacific)- as a vice-president on June 1, 2006, when BNP was advising on the privatisation deal. The SFC alleged that Ma knew about ...

  9. Henry Fan urged to step down as head of police salary review panel

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Beleaguered Citic Pacific managing director Henry Fan Hung-ling was under pressure yesterday to stand down as head of a police force salary review panel as more than 17,500 ... letters challenging Mr Fan's handling of the first review of the force's pay in 20 years. The heads of the four main staff associations have now separately written to Mr Fan asking him ...

  10. Australian accent on US role in Asia-Pacific

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Richard Halloran Within the Obama administration's plan to 'pivot' towards Asia and the Pacific is a shift in emphasis away from Japan and South Korea in northeast Asia ... of power.' It pointed particularly to the rise of China, India, and 'the continuing strategic engagement of the United States' in the Asia-Pacific region. Today, 'Australia ...




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