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  1. Yuan hits new high before talks

    Posted Dec 12th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller in Beijing and Natalie Chiu The yuan closed at a new high of 7.3797 to the US dollar yesterday, on the eve of the third round of the Sino-US Strategic Economic Dialogue in Beijing, where United States negotiators are expected to renew calls for ...

  2. Economist says give poor rights, not infrastructure

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing Beijing's plan to pour billions of dollars into rural infrastructure is not the answer to China's economic problems, a senior official economist said yesterday. 'The most important thing we should do is strengthen ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Secret group screens films over Saudi ban

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... films have been shown to the public in more than three decades, it is a radical step: a group of filmmakers in Saudi Arabia have launched a secret society showing their own films that explore ... say it's not haram because cinema is not mentioned in the Koran or the Hadith [the sayings and acts of the Prophet Mohammed]." The group decided to set up a secret cinema after ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENTERTAINMENT

    American Metro Vocal Group makes splash with Canto-pop covers

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by LILLY ZHANG

    ... Metro Vocal Group makes a splash by doing songs in Cantonese - even though not all members can speak it When four Americans came to Hong Kong in 2005 to sing at the opening of Disneyland ... the Midwest, the Metro Vocal Group performs a cappella versions of Cantonese and Mandarin pop songs, besides singing in their native English. They will sing in a concert next month featuring Canto-pop ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Cut adrift

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... gypsies [who] saw signs in the waves". Charities and religious groups poured in with free supplies- food, petrol, boats and building materials- at such a velocity that some communities were ... stilt house facing the "church", an empty wooden structure with a simple roof. "All we had to do was follow the gospel and sing songs. But then the church [group] cheated us, ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No one nation, whether America or China, can rule Asia

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... is on consensus, yet behind the scenes bigger economies like Indonesia and others like Singapore quietly have influence. Working in this way, the group has emerged- if not without criticism- as relatively ...

  7. Dangers of a fall

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... argument is historical inevitability. 'Thirty years on the east bank of the river, another thirty years on the west bank', as a popular Chinese saying goes. The Americans are considerably ... of overspending, and deeply entrenched interest groups within this system have proved to be hard nuts to crack. In reality, there is little doubt that America's overall capacity is in decline, ...

  8. News - World - LANGUAGE

    Study finds Europe, Asia shared common language 15,000 years ago

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... "Everybody in Eurasia can trace their linguistic ancestry back to a group or groups … living around 15,000 years ago, probably in southern Europe, as the ice sheets were retreating," Reading ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Filipino rebels won’t stop bid to free hostages

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 06:19pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... or nearby communities in Sulu province’s mountainous Patikul town. The clash killed eight rebels from his group, including a commander, and several gunmen from the Abu Sayyaf, many members of which ... just returned from a foreign trip, said he would fly to Sulu soon to deliver combat uniforms and other supplies to his forces. Misuari’s insurgent group, which signed a landmark autonomy deal ...

  10. India foils attempt to bring China into South Asian group

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... diplomat yesterday confirmed a report in The Telegraph newspaper that Nepal had proposed upgrading China's status from an observer to permanent member of the eight-nation regional group ... to American policies- into Saarc to make it a more 'vibrant' group. India has dominated Saarc, once dubbed the 'poor man's club of aspiring rich men', since its birth in 1985. ...




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