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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

    ... Associated Press in Papeete US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has arrived in the South Pacific at the top of a six-nation Asia tour during which she aims to reassert American interests in the face of China’s growing influence and calm rising te ...

  2. Beijing should focus on economic soft power

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... should focus less on building aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines and fighter jets and more on building trading ships, ports and airports. China's economic soft power appears ...

  3. Focus on region's security urged amid Thai strife

    Posted Apr 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Thailand's bloody clash over the weekend prompted a comment from China that it was 'deeply concerned' about the political situation in its neighbour. That concern came as a top Chinese think tank advised the central government to ...

  4. 'We are focusing on domestic development... we need a peaceful and safe environment'

    Posted Mar 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on a 'just and fair political and economic new order. We are focusing on domestic development. We need favourable external conditions and a peaceful and safe environment'. But when it came ...

  5. Focus back on currencies after stock turmoil

    Posted Feb 28th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... Amanda Lee This year, currency investment is back in favour after last year's stock market turmoil. Central banks are also widely expected to raise rates, further fuelling activity. Analysts reckon currencies such as the Australian dollar, the New Ze ...

  6. HK urged to focus on maritime industry to become trade hub

    Posted Apr 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The government must take a more active role in developing Hong Kong's maritime industry into an Asian trade hub or it would lose out to Shanghai and Singapore, an influential think-tank warned yesterday. The One Country Two Systems Research ...

  7. Vice-president's visit begins with cross-border focus

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... government to map out 'detailed and fresh measures' to help floundering Hong Kong companies. He said the services sector should be the focus of cross-border co-operation, which should ...

  8. Minsheng case 'focuses on auction proceeds'

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bei Hu and Hui Yuk-min The clarification comes after Qianjin seeks to withhold approval for the bank's listing, pending a final ruling The Supreme People's Court is not ruling on who owns shares in China Minsheng Banking Corp, but is only trying ...

  9. Focus on economy is Hu's advice

    Posted Apr 24th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung President Hu Jintao said last night the most pressing priority for Hong Kong was to stand united to improve the economy. Mr Hu last December expressed serious concerns over Hong Kong's political reform debate. He did not comment on the i ...

  10. Focus on business relations, says Soong

    Posted May 09th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Independence is a short cut to disaster- build factories instead, he urges Taiwanese opposition politician James Soong Chu-yu told Taiwan's business community in Shanghai yesterday the island faced war and disaster if it opt ...




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