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  1. News - Asia - Pacific

    Clinton in South Pacific with China in focus

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 03:15pm by Associated Press in Papeete

    ... will be the first secretary of state to visit the South Pacific island chain that’s home to just 10,000 people. On the main island of Rarotonga, she will attend an annual gathering of officials from ... from Pacific Rim countries in Vladivostok, Russia. Clinton will be the first secretary of state to travel to East Timor when she makes a brief stop in Dili, the capital. In another US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1026981/clinton-south-pacific-china-focus
  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian PM cuts Pacific trip after troop deaths

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Avarua

    ... announced Australia was launching a major programme to promote gender equality in the Pacific region but acknowledged it would take generations to achieve significant progress. Australia’s first ... Agence France-Presse in Avarua Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard cut short her trip to a major Pacific summit on Wednesday after five of the nation’s troops were killed in two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1026236/australian-pm-cuts-pacific-trip-after-troop-deaths
  3. US stresses ties with old and new Asia-Pacific allies

    Posted Apr 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of 'G2' isolation would have been in for a shock on Monday night as the assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs first rattled through strategic relations with, and between, ... was that the relationship was probably not as good as some thought during the first year, and certainly not as bad as some diagnosed during the first part of this year,' he said. For all the challenges, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/712730/us-stresses-ties-old-and-new-asia-pacific-allies
  4. Sino-US military chiefs to hold first talks in months

    Posted May 25th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Kristine Kwok in Beijing, Minnie Chan and Greg Torode China and the United States will hold their first high-level military talks in months today against the backdrop of a looming security crisis on the Korean Peninsula. US Pacific Command chief Admiral Robert Willard would meet General Ma Xiaotian, the deputy head of the People's Liberation Army general staff in Beijing, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/715234/sino-us-military-chiefs-hold-first-talks-months
  5. Performance comes first for Asian clients

    Posted Apr 18th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Chapel

    ... Chris Chapel European investors place priority on structuring for tax purposes, while this is less of a concern in the region The typical Asian private banking client requires a different approach from that taken by bankers in Europe, according to Daniel Truchi, chief executive of SG Private Bank (Asia Pacific). Mr Truchi said the main difference arose from the blurred distinction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/452469/performance-comes-first-asian-clients
  6. Cathay's transatlantic service remains in limbo

    Posted Sep 25th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... The uncertainty over Cathay Pacific Airways' proposed launch of services between London and New York will continue for a bit longer, with the first meeting of the European Commission ... of a number of bilateral agreements made by individual European member states with third countries, including a pact signed between Hong Kong and Britain late last year. The first meeting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/471786/cathays-transatlantic-service-remains-limbo
  7. Optimism remains over new air pact with Australia

    Posted Nov 20th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... agreement that would have allowed Cathay Pacific Airways to expand services to Australia and for Dragonair to launch flights on routes there for the first time. An official involved in the meetings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/435251/optimism-remains-over-new-air-pact-australia
  8. Don't stretch truth in glamorising gambling

    Posted Apr 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... skies, by Cathay Pacific's chief operating officer Tony Tyler, sounded more like restrictive practices than anything that might benefit passengers. He argued for 'progressive liberalisation', which is code for the status quo, and keeping Cathay Pacific's monopoly. Part of Mr Tyler's argument consisted of what he considered to be good for Hong Kong. He seemed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/498082/dont-stretch-truth-glamorising-gambling
  9. Unmanned module to perform first space docking manoeuvre

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter China plans to launch an unmanned space module, Tiangong-1, in the second half of the year to perform the nation's first space docking manoeuvre, Xinhua reported ... Shenzhou-9 and Shenzhou-10. 'If the first space docking goes well, Shenzhou-9 will probably be carrying astronauts for manned space docking procedures,' Qi said. Space docking is one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/739596/unmanned-module-perform-first-space-docking-manoeuvre
  10. Increasing imports point to trade deficit in first three months

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... grow 18 per cent in the first three months of this year, lagging behind an estimated 25 per cent rise in imports because of a stronger yuan, ballooning oil and commodity prices and escalating ... the value of the yuan. Washington has accused Beijing of suppressing the currency to favour Chinese exporters. In March last year China recorded a trade deficit for the first time in six years, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736996/increasing-imports-point-trade-deficit-first-three-months

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