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  1. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Prince William likely to visit China next year, says Buckingham Palace

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 05:04am by DANNY LEE, Teddy Ng

    ... that would include Beijing and Shanghai. The Chinese proposal will be passed to the British Foreign Office for approval before the end of the year. It is unclear, however, if Hong Kong will be part ... Hong Kong during the handover ceremony marking the end of British colonial rule in 1997. But next year's tour will be the biggest and most anticipated since Queen Elizabeth toured China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1647239/prince-william-likely-visit-china-next-year-says-buckingham-palace
  2. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    Washington backs off from pressing Beijing on Hong Kong political reform

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 11:42pm by Teddy Ng

    ... from HK clash over 2017 Washington has spoken out about its desire to see Hong Kong move forward in its democratic development- but also believes that the issue is an internal affair for China, according to several sources. US National Security Adviser Susan Rice raised the issue of Hong Kong during her visit to Beijing earlier this week, sources said. But it was only a side issue among ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591326/washington-pulls-back-beijing-clash-over-hong-kong-political-reform
  3. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China and US reach historic deal on climate change

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 11:48am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... that the US had "played no role in the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong". But Obama said he also made it clear that the US would encourage the right of people to express themselves and democratic reform in Hong Kong. "These are issues ultimately for the people of Hong Kong and China to decide," he said. The White House said the two leaders also discussed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1638069/china-agrees-co2-peak-2030-us-cut-emissions-quarter
  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    US President Barack Obama defies low expectations for visit to China

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 04:04am by McClatchy Tribune

    ... in any form or fashion," Xi said. For his part, Obama tried to dodge the Hong Kong questions, acknowledging US interests for a freer society in the city but calling them "issues ultimately for the people of Hong Kong and the people of China to decide". He also came back to the potential for China and the US to lead the world on issues it agrees on. The carbon-reduction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1640194/us-president-barack-obama-defies-low-expectations-visit-china
  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Longer visas a boon for Chinese investors in the US

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 04:55am by Angela Meng

    ... for more than US$500 million," Chan said. "The extended visas will help sustain the growth that we have been seeing." Eugene Chow, an immigration lawyer based in Hong Kong, said ... of State, the US issues nearly 2 million non-immigrant visas in China each year. The new visa policy will offer more frequent access to the US. For that reason, it was likely to drive up private ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1639244/longer-visas-boon-chinese-investors-us
  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    John Kerry hosts Yang Jiechi for 'frank' talks at his Boston home

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:09am by Adrian Wan

    ... the issue was none of Washington's business. Jin Canrong, associate dean of Renmin University's school of international studies, said Hong Kong was not likely to take centre stage ... month. "I don't think Hong Kong will be a key issue. "The two sides are working hard towards a new model for their relationship, and we hope the coming high-level meetings between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1619633/john-kerry-hosts-yang-jiechi-frank-talks-his-boston-home
  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    State Councillor Yang Jiechi to visit US ahead of Obama trip

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 03:57am by Angela Meng

    ... not to appear too arrogant Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Hong Kong Baptist University "I expect it will be busy as both sides clarify their stance on sensitive issues," Shi said. "For example, ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Regional tensions, the global economy and protests in Hong Kong are likely to top agenda of state councillor's meetings with US officials Top diplomat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1616523/state-councillor-yang-jiechi-visit-us-ahead-obama-trip
  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China and US to discuss joint action on Islamic State at Beijing summit

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:39am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... demonstrations in Hong Kong- as part of the human rights dialogue- it would be overshadowed by other concerns, Jin said. He said Hong Kong would only be discussed in passing. "Hong Kong does not have any strategic value for the US. What is more important is the stability of the bilateral ties," he said. But Glaser said if the situation deteriorated in Hong Kong, it would take ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1611710/china-and-us-discuss-joint-action-islamic-state-beijing-summit
  9. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    ‘Irresponsible’ British PM Cameron slammed for not standing up for Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:36pm by Patrick Boehler and Jeffie Lam

    ... under fire for avoiding autonomy issue British Prime Minister David Cameron has come under fire for skirting the heated debate over Hong Kong’s autonomy by prioritising Britain’s economic ties with China during Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to London this week. A joint statement released by both governments on Tuesday mentioned Hong Kong only briefly, making no reference to a controversial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535525/irresponsible-cameron-slammed-not-standing-hong-kong
  10. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Hong Kong experience of Beijing’s new ambassador to Vietnam will prove invaluable, experts say

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 01:31pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang Keira.huang@scmp.com Hong Xiaoyong learnt how to deal with difficult and complex issues during his posting here HK experience will serve new Hanoi envoy well Working in Hong Kong will have given China's new ambassador to Vietnam, Hong Xiaoyong, invaluable experience in handling sensitive relations between Beijing and Hanoi at a critical time, experts say. Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1526603/hong-kong-experience-beijings-new-ambassador-vietnam-will-prove

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