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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Barack Obama passes on UN meetings to focus on re-election

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... In an election in which the sluggish economy is the prime issue, despite the emergence of foreign policy challenges in Libya, Egypt and the Middle East, Obama's focus is clearly on his domestic ...

  2. Wen, Erdogan focus on trade, N-plants

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the Chinese Association for Middle East Studies, said Turkey has long focused its diplomatic efforts on strengthening ties with countries in the Middle East and South Asia, as well as Russia ...

  3. Differences set aside to focus on 'economic issues'

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... meeting with China's Vice-Premier Li Keqiang on the sidelines of the Boao Forum for Asia yesterday, urging both sides to focus on economic issues first. Wu said at the meeting, in a 16-word ... political controversy and to focus on developing common economic grounds,' said Professor Jin Canrong, associate dean with the school of international studies at Renmin University in Beijing. ...

  4. Kim's death shifts focus of S Korean leader's visit

    Posted Jan 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and establishing regular contact. The talks might also focus on building mutual political trust and introducing free-trade agreements, as both countries seek to create a positive atmosphere ahead ...

  5. Leaders not immune to a focus on quick fixes, populist policy

    Posted Dec 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to short-term demands from fickle voters and can sacrifice civil and political rights to focus on development and to achieve long-term benefits. Indeed, Chinese leaders like to boast ... to the electorate, the institutionalised leadership succession means that leaders on the mainland, be they at the central government or local level, may focus during their terms of office on short-term ...

  6. Zhejiang official is focus of graft probe

    Posted Jul 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Priscilla Jiao priscilla.jiao@scmp.com The party chief of the Zhejiang Food and Drug Administration is being investigated by anti-graft authorities, reports say. Huang Meng, 51, has allegedly been tied to the embezzlement of state-owned enterprise assets ...

  7. Games chiefs put focus on human rights

    Posted May 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter Simpson Chinese government officials planning to attend next year's London Olympics can expect a frosty reception from UK Games chiefs if the erosion of Beijing's Olympic legacy continues. The chief executive of the London Olympics organis ...

  8. Obama needs to focus on the domestic front

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... back support so that America and, by association through global-embracing connections, the world, can again have certainty about where it is heading. For that to happen he needs to focus ...

  9. Focus on politics and the pace of growth

    Posted Oct 04th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei While ordinary mainlanders enjoy a week of leisure and sightseeing over the National Day holidays, there's no rest for the country's political elite. All eyes will be on the Communist Party's annual plenum of Central Committee ...

  10. The big debate all a matter of focus

    Posted Jun 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... immediately after his opening remarks, Tsang reverted to focusing on an empty space- neither at the camera nor at his debating opponent, in the few and short intervals when he was not looking at his ...




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