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  1. Talkback

    Posted Jun 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of 'car jockeys';. Sai Kung is very congested with traffic, especially on weekends and holidays. People are driving their cars on the few roads in Sai Kung town, trying to park their cars ...

  2. Balancing act for great schmoozer

    Posted Jan 04th 2011, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... schmoozing skills, which he does so well, and to collect all the international headlines as the man at the centre of the world- which he hopes will aid his campaign for re-election as French ... beyond the immediate financial crisis. The promises of Gleneagles to bring greater aid to Africa lasted as long as the international spotlight was on the meeting. One of the lessons of 2010 ...

  3. Welcome to the G-Zero world

    Posted Feb 12th 2011, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... consequences for international relations and the lives of this fragile planet's seven billion people. Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, and New York University professor Nouriel Roubini declare the G-Zero means that 'no single country or bloc of countries has the political and economic leverage- or the will- to drive a truly international agenda. The result ...

  4. G20 must not let chance for change slip by

    Posted Sep 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for greater representation in the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. In the end, they secured a commitment in the joint statement to give developing countries a greater say in global ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Mar 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HK at forefront of fight against protectionism Tom Holland's Monitor column ('Hong Kong to suffer most from G20 trade hypocrisy', March 17), raises issues of great pertinence to Hong Kong. Hong Kong thrives on free trade. It is our lifebloo ...

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

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

    ... with the University of Hong Kong. In recent years, thanks to China's rapid economic growth and rising international influence, the G8 grouping of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia ... the topic broached at the summit. Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the Chinese central bank, launched the reserve currency debate in March when he said the SDR, the International Monetary Fund's ...

  7. New reserve currency on BRIC talks agenda

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

    ... by the financial crisis, including the need for an alternative international reserve currency as the US dollar continues its bumpy ride. Four meetings totalling about five hours have been scheduled ... share very similar viewpoints on a lot of international issues,' said Mr He. '[Strengthening communication and co-operation] is beneficial towards the development of emerging markets ...

  8. We'll keep our house in order, says Wen

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... financial crisis had had a 'limited and controllable' impact on China, because the country's exposure to the international financial market was still minor. 'As long as we keep ... He said international co-operation was needed to tackle the crisis and China would continue to play a responsible and positive role. Mr Wen said China would enact flexible and prudent ...

  9. G8 no longer the body to tackle global problems

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The agenda for the annual summit of leaders of the world's eight most industrialised nations is, as usual, ambitious. Among the topics set by the host, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, are the financial crisis, climate change, terrorism, nuc ...

  10. Help in nation-building needed to sink pirates

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Naval forces from about 40 nations, including China, failed to prevent a hijacked mainland ship with 25 crew from reaching a pirates' haven in Somalia. In its efforts to rescue the ship's crew, China's formidable influence in Africa through ...




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