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  1. News - Asia - POLITICS

    Many Asian leaders are currently the scions of political dynasties

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 11:04pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... is the son of former vice-premier Xi Zhongxun, who is among the leaders who built modern China. Japan's Shinzo Abe is the grandson of Nobusuke Kishi, a nationalist who signed the 1960 security ... by many analysts as a tool to consolidate not just Xi's authority, but also the Chinese Communist Party's power. As part of his ambition to reclaim Japan's waning glory, Abe has won ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    Mao enemy Chiang Kai-shek comes in from the cold

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:36am by AP

    ... there has been a grudging acceptance of Chiang's historical role in fighting Japan following its invasion in the lead-up to the second world war. Chiang later lost to Mao's communists ... politics. Chiang is doubly useful in that sense because the mainland's relations with Taiwan have been warming, while those with Japan are in steep decline. The shift in attitude towards him ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Deng Xiaoping's guiding principles are still in play today

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Teddy Ng

    ... defence identification zone over the East China Sea, which has begun requiring flight plans and two-way radio contact with Chinese authorities. The US and Japan- which claims the East China Sea- ... gross domestic product is now about US$6,800, compared to about US$37,000 in Japan. "We are not becoming a leader and China still needs to focus its strengths on economic development," ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Chinese state media attack Japan over wartime 'smears'

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 05:17pm by Teddy Ng

    ... media attack Japan over wartime 'smears' State media launched a scathing attack against Japan yesterday as the two nations continued their bitter exchanges over territorial disputes and their memories of war. A front-page commentary in the official People's Daily accused Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of attempting to sow confusion internationally by comparing Japan ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central a danger to the Hong Kong property market, Barclays Bank warns

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:52pm by Joyce Ng, Jeanny Yu and Ray Chan

    ... market vulnerable to such shocks. Paul Louie, the bank's head of research for property in Asia ex-Japan, said in a report: "If a shock were to occur, we believe the subsequent recovery ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    HSBC backtracks on Occupy Central as reason for downgrading Hong Kong’s outlook

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 11:22pm by Joyce Ng

    ... in Asia outside Japan that HSBC is downgrading for the third quarter- alongside South Korea and the Philippines. But Fan Cheuk-wan, Asia Pacific managing director for Credit Suisse Private Banking ...

  7. News - World - POLITICS

    How Bill, and now Hillary, Clinton talked their way from 'dead broke' to rich

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:21pm by WASHPOST

    ... slightly more than half of his appearances were in the US, the majority of his speaking income, US$56.3 million, came from foreign speeches, many of them in China, Japan, Canada and Britain. ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    White papers: a window on Beijing's polices since 1991

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 03:42am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... with Japan over territorial disputes in the East China Sea, Beijing published "The Diaoyu Islands, an Inherent Territory of China". Two white papers were published in 2003 and 2009 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Full text: CY Leung’s 2014 Annual Report

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:49pm

    ... Singapore and Japan, and would be expanded to cover Poland as well. Meanwhile, discussions with Russia are progressing well. • Injected $15 billion into the Employees Retraining Board in February ...

  10. News - Asia - POLITICS

    Outspoken Toru Hashimoto may have to quit as Japan Restoration Party leader

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... who's made a hash of politics Rumours have constantly swirled around the life of Toru Hashimoto, the colourful mayor of Osaka and the founder of the nationalist Nippon Ishin no Kai, or the Japan Restoration Party (JRP). There were the whispers about his late father's links to Japan's notorious underworld groups; questions over why his mother subsequently changed their family name; ...




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