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  1. Hu departure pits India alone against the west

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S. N. M Abdi The sudden departure of President Hu Jintao from the G8 summit is pinching India, an official said yesterday. Speaking to The Times of India, a senior government official called Mr Hu's departure a 'setback' for the common stand that India and China have taken on the democratisation of international financial institutions and climate change. He said ...

  2. Hu arrives in Japan with busy schedule

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei in Sapporo President set for two days of talks at G8 President Hu Jintao arrived amid rain on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido last night for a whirlwind two-day visit packed with bilateral and multilateral meetings with leaders of the G8 and the world's other major economies. Flanked by three top ministers on development, agriculture and commerce, Mr Hu ...

  3. Hu's CO{-2} pledge won't slow China's emissions

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland To judge from media coverage of President Hu Jintao's speech to the United Nations last week, you might think the battle against global warming had been half-won. ... vows to reduce emission levels,' echoed Canada's National Post. Certainly, if Hu really had made a promise to cut China's greenhouse gas emissions, it would have been big news. ...

  4. It's dinner diplomacy for Hu in Washington

    Posted Jan 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei in Washington Dinners could prove more important than formal meetings during President Hu Jintao's four-day visit to the United States this week. Hu was due to arrive ... Obama. The significance of the next day's summit is not lost on observers: the global power structure has seen a major shift since Hu paid his first official visit to the United States ...

  5. President Hu seeks Japanese expertise to build the vision of a cleaner, greener future for China

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei in Tokyo Environmental protection was highlighted again as a key area for Sino-Japanese co-operation by President Hu Jintao yesterday as he visited a state-of-the-art recycling factory near Tokyo. Mr Hu expressed a wish that Japanese technology could be brought to China during his tour of a PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottle recycling factory in the Kawasaki ...

  6. Hu's opportunity to strengthen his leadership

    Posted Jan 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... chairman Hu Jintao to reinforce his leadership. The key lies in whether Mr Hu is willing to de-politicise Zhao's death by showing his humanitarian concern. Mr Hu came to power as the face ... praise. Showing humanitarian concern now would not only consolidate the image of the leadership being close to the people, but further differentiate Mr Hu from his predecessor. Internationally, ...

  7. Travel advice seen as 'reminder' on HK air

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Responding to an Australian travel warning over Hong Kong's air pollution, the environment chief says the city needs to work 'doubly hard' to clean up its air. Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah said yesterday that Hong Kong placed high emphasis on improving its air quality. On the Australian warning, he said: 'We take the travel advice ...

  8. City to host talkfest of Asian power suppliers on climate change

    Posted Aug 01st 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Asia's leading power suppliers will visit Macau in October to discuss climate change. The talks will be held at the city's Venetian resort, which consumes about 8 per cent of its electricity supply. Energy officials, experts and business leaders from the power sector will take part in the 17th Conference of the Electric Power Supply Industry in the last week ...

  9. China's G8 pull-out to have little impact

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing President Hu Jintao's sudden withdrawal from the Group of Eight meeting in Italy to deal with the outbreak of violence in Urumqi would not significantly affect ... and the United States has attached ever greater importance to developing its relations with China. When the 2003 G8 summit was held in Evian, France, Hu Jintao, along with several leaders of other ...

  10. Things they said

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... consumers and emitters of greenhouse gases, the United States and China have a responsibility to combat climate change...' Hu Jintao 'China recognises and also respects the universality ... Barack Obama 'As we look to the future, what's needed, I believe, is a spirit of co-operation that is also friendly competition...' '[On currency,] President Hu ...




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