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  1. 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

    ... "I tried of course to dispel him of that notion," he added. The portraits are a central part of The Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy, which explores ... Winston Churchill, an avid amateur painter. "And painting, it turns out, would help occupy not only space, but kind of open my mind." Bush, who was the 43rd president, signs his works ...

  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    US defence secretary Chuck Hagel's straight talking in Asia gets results

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 06:00am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Central Military Commission, told Hagel at a meeting, referring to his statements in Japan and Hawaii. Chang made it known that the Chinese armed forces were "ready to assemble at the first ...

  3. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    High hopes for princeling Hu Deping's Tokyo visit

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 11:21pm by JULIAN RYALL AND KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Zhou Yongsheng, a professor from China Foreign Affairs University, said that while Hu was visiting as a private citizen, his direct access to the central leadership underscored Beijing's ...

  4. 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

    ... politician on Friday. They told him that the central government has been "tightening its controls" over the city and voiced fears that only candidates "hand-picked" by Beijing ... with the vice-president, Chan and Lee also expressed concern over press freedom in the city, saying that Beijing was pressuring advertisers to shun media critical of the central government. In response ...

  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China to work with EU on cybersecurity as Xi wraps up Europe tour

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 12:11pm by Zhang Hong

    ... intends to work more closely with the EU over cybersecurity, the central government has announced, a move analysts say is aimed at boosting capabilities at home and easing fears abroad ... a professor specialising in the European economy at Fudan University. The paper encourages Hong Kong and Macau to develop their own ties with the EU. "Such a statement is rare, as the central ...

  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Wartime atrocities still fresh in memory, President Xi Jinping says in Berlin

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:51am by Staff Reporter, AP

    ... the countries' central banks that will allow yuan-denominated payments to be cleared and settled in Germany's financial centre, Frankfurt. Xi also called for a "quantum leap" to boost ...

  7. News - China Insider - DIPLOMACY

    Sanction-hit Russia faces similar problems to China after Tiananmen, says embassy

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 07:48pm by Chris Luo

    ... protesters gather at Tiananmen Square in central Beijing in the summer of 1989. The stand-off was eventually violently crushed by Chinese military forces, sparking fierce denunciation from around ...

  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    I wouldn't be where I am today without education, Michelle Obama tells Chinese students

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 01:01pm by Teddy Ng

    ... referring to the seven-year US mass spying programme exposed by Edward Snowden. Waving to onlookers, Obama visited the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, 70 kilometres northeast of central Beijing, ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Michelle Obama takes her mother to meet China's President Xi Jinping

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 09:18pm by AP

    ... Attached to Beijing Normal University in central Beijing. The elite school has 33 American exchange students, and some of its Chinese students aspire to study in the United States. In a calligraphy ... Imperial Palace in central Beijing. That was to be followed by a private dinner and a performance. On Saturday, the first lady was due to speak at Peking University and on Sunday visit the Great ...

  10. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Park Geun-hye urges Tokyo to stand by apology for 'comfort women'

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 11:59am by AFP

    ... and reconciliation", she said. Hundreds of protestors were killed in a 1919 crackdown on widespread demonstrations by Koreans who were rallying for independence from Japan, which occupied the Korean peninsula ... stoked regional tensions, with South Korea and China insisting Japan face up to its wartime abuse of women from across occupied Asia. On display at the exhibition at the History Museum in Seoul ...




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