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  1. Rethink foreign policies as interests expand abroad

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for Beijing to conduct a fundamental rethink of its foreign policies, particularly in the areas of bolstering security for its businesses and citizens abroad. The reason is simple enough: ... to those resource-rich, but politically unstable regions in Africa and Middle East that are usually shunned by Western firms. Some foreigners even accuse China of neo-colonialist practices ...

  2. Right approach needed to investing in hot spots

    Posted May 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Thankfully, seven kidnapped workers were released by their captors on Sunday. This is not the first time Chinese have been caught in foreign crossfire, nor will it be the last; among cases in recent ... they face. Equally importantly, however, it needs a balanced approach to investment and humanitarian work. Appearing to be yet another power seeking natural resources in return for little ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Above the Din of War, by Peter Eichstaedt

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... commitment, he writes. Foreign policy know-it-alls may say that, despite his originally intimate take on Afghanistan, they have heard it all before. Still, most readers may be surprised at just how ...

  4. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Australia foreign minister says nation is weary of war in Afghanistan

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia weary of Afghanistan war Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr yesterday acknowledged the nation's weariness with the Afghan conflict after five more troop deaths but warned of "enormous" damage to its image if it pulled out now. Carr said an accelerated Australian withdrawal would also put other coalition nations under ...

  5. Extradition exposes US bias in foreign policy

    Posted Nov 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Pavin Chachavalpongpun

    ... finally extradited Bout amid Russia's strong protest. Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya reasoned that his government's decision complied with the Thai-US extradition treaty and that Bout ... politics. The final decision to extradite Bout also demonstrated the flaws of Thailand's foreign policy- that the much celebrated Thai diplomacy of bending with the prevailing wind has come ...

  6. China offers hope for Afghanistan

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... despite hundreds of billions of dollars spent on aid and military operations. Rampant corruption and a Taliban insurgency that seems certain to continue regardless of foreign troops have led ... help, though, Afghans feel less uncertainty- the co-operation, investment and dialogue that are the hallmarks of Chinese support are sure to carry on. China's approach was summed up last ...

  7. No place for law that targets foreign GPS users

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... world, the Global Positioning System has become indispensable; even the popular iPhone is equipped with it. But for decades, foreigners have been banned from surveying and mapping activities ... and subsequently deported. All his equipment was confiscated. The case was obviously publicised as a warning to foreigners. The regulation dates to the Maoist era of the 1950s. It is not clear how many ...

  8. HK, foreign media in guided tour of Lhasa

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Lhasa Journalists from outside mainland's borders make first visit since deadly Tibet riots The first group of Hong Kong and foreign media to visit Tibet since riots ... journalists to visit the battered city to report on the riots and their aftermath. The 26 reporters were accompanied by officials from the State Information Office, Foreign Ministry, Hong Kong ...

  9. Making a stand against big bear

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with Peter Simpson Did Chelski's billionaire Roman Abramovich fund that huge 'This Is Russia' flag unfurled over three tiers of the National Stadium during the grudge match between Poland and bitter football- and political- rivals Russia? A ...

  10. Time to call to account Iraq's foreign legion

    Posted Sep 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... security firms protect foreign officials, businesspeople, journalists, consignments and equipment. Their conduct has been among the most controversial aspects of Iraq's reconstruction. Some ... until June 2004 stipulated that contractors suspected of wrongdoing were to be prosecuted in their countries of origin. Security work is difficult in Iraq. On numerous occasions foreign ...




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