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  1. From Middle Kingdom to maritime power

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... China, to contemplate the country's need to develop maritime strategies. Still, the concept of maritime power remained a low priority for most of the 20th century as the nation reeled from ... followed,' Dr Yoshihara said. 'If one defines maritime power in broader terms, then I think China is in serious contention to becoming a maritime power. China already ranks third after South ...

  2. US inaction on malpractices riles shippers

    Posted Dec 14th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... shipping deals and solve disputes were revealed The number of interviews with cargo owners and shipping lines carried out by the Federal Maritime Commission was: 170 ... alleged malpractice by shipping lines on trans-Pacific routes. But while the lack of action against shipping lines by the Federal Maritime Commission has been criticised by shippers' groups, ...

  3. US naval chief warns of 'winds of change'

    Posted Sep 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... over the disputed South China Sea. While Washington is avoiding taking sides in the old territorial dispute, in which Beijing claims virtually the whole area, it is appearing to support smaller ... maritime partnerships and force posture; engage with our allies and friends.' ...

  4. Diplomacy the only way to solve Japan disputes

    Posted Oct 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but these protests involve Japanese citizens on the mainland being threatened and their businesses and property vandalised, all over disputed islands in the East China Sea. Whatever the merits of the dispute, physically endangering foreigners- guests in the country- is no way to move the issue forward. This is an approach that has been seen before- for example five years ago when Japanese ...

  5. Monks dispute official body count

    Posted Apr 27th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Yushu, Qinghai, and Ng Tze-wei in Beijing Both the government and the Tibetan monasteries in Yushu, Qinghai, stood firm on their earthquake body counts yesterday, underlining a disparity that is more than a matter of numbers. Almost two we ...

  6. Principals dispute official count of schoolchildren killed in quake

    Posted Apr 17th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Qinghai propaganda authorities claimed yesterday that the number of schoolchildren killed or left missing by the powerful earthquake that struck on Wednesday was smaller than originally thought, but principals and rescued students gave much high ...

  7. Abuse of WTO rules blamed for disputes

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Loopholes in World Trade Organisation rules are to blame for intensifying global trade disputes, according to a former official. WTO trade dispute remedies ... imposed by governments was too limited. He said the group had become complacent after dispute settlements in the late 1990s and should review settlement procedures. 'The global economic ...

  8. IMF reform can fix Sino-US disputes

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty American criticism of China has been stilled but not silenced by the decision of US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner not to accuse Beijing of currency manipulation, an expression that would have legal consequences and political fallout. ...

  9. Mediators act to avoid bus strike

    Posted Jun 09th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Two government departments have stepped in to mediate after pay-rise negotiations between New World First Bus and its staff union broke down yesterday. The company had offered a one-off bonus of $1,000 for every employee this year, but the union ...

  10. Prada chief backs China in textiles dispute with Europe

    Posted May 20th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai Luxury goods maker says mainland industry is an opportunity, not a threat Backing Beijing's stand in its textile dispute with the European Union, the chief executive of Prada yesterday said that trade barriers would not work and Europe had no alternative but to integrate with countries such as China and India. Patrizio Bertelli was delivering ...




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