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  1. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing upset after Martin Lee and Anson Chan meet Joe Biden at the White House

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Beijing upset over pan-democrats' White House visit Beijing's Foreign Ministry representative in Hong Kong has accused the United States ... Sino-American relations." The White House meeting came a day after the pair met the Democratic Party leader of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, in Washington. During their discussion ...

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    Iran to take up with UN the US' denial of visa for envoy Hamid Aboutalebi

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 06:00am by Bloomberg, WASHINGTON POST, AFP

    ... over the Islamic Republic's nuclear development programme. Neither White House spokesman Jay Carney nor the State Department directly put the decision not to give Aboutalebi a visa down ...

  3. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    China's new ambassador to Philippines finally meets President Aquino

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 01:51am by AFP

    ... was hopeful its ties with China could move forward despite the dispute. In recent weeks, Chinese vessels have used water cannon on Filipino fishermen and blocked a ship taking supplies to Philippine ...

  4. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Portrait of Putin as a tense man: George W. Bush unveils his artistic streak with paintings of world leaders

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:39am by AFP, AP

    ... portrays tense relations with Putin Former US president George W. Bush said relations with Vladimir Putin grew "increasingly tense" during his White House years, as he unveiled his ... eight years in the White House- from 2001 to 2009, a period that included the US-led invasion of Iraq- "became more tense as time went on". "Vladimir's a person who in many ...

  5. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Eyes front, Kate! Britain's royals greeted by Maori warriors on start of NZ tour

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 12:07pm by AFP

    ... including a Maori dance and inspection of a guard of honour. Prince George could have some playmates on Wednesday when William and Catherine attend a reception at the Government House in Wellington ...

  6. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    White House bars media from Dalai Lama meeting

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 09:53am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... Associated Press in Washington Obama’s meeting with the Dalai Lama drew harsh criticism from China even before the meeting took place The White House defended its decision on Friday to bar ... Obama’s meeting with the Dalai Lama drew harsh criticism from China even before the meeting took place, and the White House appeared to be taking steps to keep it low-key to avoid further ...

  7. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Release of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard back on agenda as Mideast talks falter

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 08:49pm by AP

    ... in Jewish settlements in the West Bank as the Palestinians have demanded but would envisage Israel committing to show "great restraint" and not issue new housing tenders. The remarks were ... is convicted of espionage and is serving his sentence. I don't have any updates on his situation," White House spokesman Jay Carney said. Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, a lawyer for Pollard, said ...

  8. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    US ambassador to India Nancy Powell resigns after arrest, strip-search row

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 10:26pm by Reuters

    ... close to the White House. In an interview in January, one official close to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh described Powell as a "lemon". The US sees India as a natural ally ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    First lady Michelle Obama praises civil rights movement- and tai chi- during China tour

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:05am by AFP

    ... peace laureate, the Dalai Lama. Obama, who is travelling with her mother and daughters, is scheduled to eat at a Tibetan restaurant in Chengdu today, according to a White House itinerary. ...

  10. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping raises reports of NSA spying on Huawei in meeting with Obama

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 03:56am by Teddy Ng, KRISTINE KWOK, AGENCIES

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing, Kristine Kwok, Chief Asia Correspondent and Agencies in The Hague President brought up weekend media reports of NSA breach of Huawei servers Xi raises issue of US spying with Obama President Xi Jinping raised reports about US cyberspying in his conversations with President Barack Obama yesterday, White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes ...




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