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  1. Foreign relations

    Posted Jun 25th 2005, 12:00am by Mutsuko Murakami

    ... these books help them identify with friends and relatives married to foreigners, or to understand what their own foreign darin are saying and thinking. ... Mutsuko Murakami Iattended a wedding this month of a middle-aged girlfriend who was marrying an American scholar. It reminded me that Japanese marrying foreigners is no longer a rare ...

  2. Philippines hopes to strike gold with foreign partners

    Posted Feb 07th 2005, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... billion worth of industry-related projects, has put the Philippines back on the foreign investor map. Whether it stays there depends on the government's political will, fiscal and political ... years', he said. 'We're regarded as a much more favourable area for investment now because of the Supreme Court decision allowing 100 per cent foreign participation. Also, the resource ...

  3. Arroyo may not survive 'descent into chaos'

    Posted Jul 21st 2005, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... months ago, Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo delivered a long policy speech at the foundation's headquarters. At that time, Mr Romulo justified Manila's growing ... foreign investment removed. Washington, if asked, should help the Philippines by funding a change in its charter and send its experts in constitutional law. The memo does not say whether or not Mr ...

  4. China a familiar foreign land

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... in the foreign-students office said the numbers were growing larger every year. 'They come from everywhere,' she said- including North America and South America, and Europe as well as Africa and across ... in foreign students in China. Last year, the mainland hosted more than 110,000 foreign students from more than 178 countries, the highest number ever. It might not be surprising that these young ...

  5. $50 salary rise an insult, say foreign maids

    Posted May 19th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... in conjunction with a $400 levy on employers of foreign domestic workers. The $50-a-month increase amounts to a 1.5 per cent pay rise- or about $1.60 a day. Philippine Consul-General Corazon ... Ravina Shamdasani and Mary Ann Benitez Foreign domestic workers have been granted a $50 increase in their minimum monthly wage, but maids' groups have described the amount as a token ...

  6. Some history lessons for China

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... and royalty alike. War crimes are committed by victors as well as vanquished. Or look elsewhere. How many US textbooks describe the occupation of the Philippines as an 'intervention' during ... In the Philippines during Japanese occupation, Korean garrison troops were regarded as much more brutal than their Japanese counterparts. Of course, the Japanese imperialists behaved with great cruelty, ...

  7. Foreigners dig in as court reopens Philippine mining

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Dwyer

    ... Resources- a junior mining company listed on the Australian stock exchange- has been waiting for a court in the Philippines to determine what sort of role foreigners would be allowed to play ... mining sector in limbo since 1997. 'It's been a long time coming,' he said of the court's decision to allow foreign companies back into the Philippine mining industry. ...

  8. Foreign investors itching to enter a stable Philippines

    Posted Mar 15th 2005, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Cebu Foreign companies representing billions of US dollars in potential investment are ready to enter the Philippines. There is just one thing stopping them- ... of doing business in the Philippines. The issue was highlighted by the Philippine Daily Inquirer, which, on the day Mrs Arroyo opened the conference, reported that foreign businessmen ranked ...

  9. Slice of life

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher Excerpts from the South China Morning Post this week in 1963 The day-old Federation of Malaysia severed diplomatic relations with Indonesia and the Philippines ... of Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak- and a statement from the Philippines that it was withholding recognition. Malaysia's decision to sever diplomatic relations ...

  10. Government plans to do more to help plight of foreign maids

    Posted Sep 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Immigration Departments. 'We have built up a close liaison with the Philippine and Indonesian consulates- as the Philippines and Indonesia are the two major foreign domestic helper-exporting ... handover. Mr Cheung urged foreign domestic helpers who are deprived of their rights and benefits by their employers to approach the department's Labour Relations Division offices ...




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