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  1. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Norway running short of options as it tries to improve ties with China

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 09:43pm by SARAH KARACS

    ... expression- 'kill the chicken in order to scare the monkey'- other Western countries have taken note" Luras added. Though Norway- an oil-rich country of five million with enviable gas ...

  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping calls for closer ties with oil-rich Venezuela

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:20am by STAFF, AFP

    ... with oil-rich Venezuela President Xi Jinping and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro have agreed to upgrade ties between their two countries. Xi was in the Venezuelan capital Caracas on the third ... a "comprehensive strategic partnership". Venezuela has the world's largest proven reserves of oil, according to the international energy company BP. During the nearly 15 years that late president ...

  3. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Japan's Shinzo Abe visits South Asia in bid to counter China's influence

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:18am by Reuters

    ... the next four to five years.For Japan, which has to import most of its energy, the Indian Ocean is a critical sea passage for supplies of oil and liquefied natural gas from the Middle East. Sri ...

  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China builds influence, one railway at a time

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:32am by Teddy Ng

    ... "China is urgently trying to increase its oil reserve capacity," Wang said. "Usually the financing agreements of these overseas railway projects call for China to give capital support ...

  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    US aide Susan Rice heads to China to smooth way for Xi-Obama summit

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 05:10am by Teddy Ng

    ... China's move to deploy an oil rig in the disputed South China Sea as "provocative and unhelpful". China is also increasingly suspicious of the growing US military presence ...

  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    ‘Correct political decisions’ must be made to overcome disputes, Xi tells Vietnam envoy

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:45am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com After fall-out over oil rig, president tells Vietnamese Politburo member disputes can be overcome Get politics right to get over ‘shock’, Xi tells ... deployment of an oil rig to the disputed Paracel Islands, sparking the protests in Vietnam. State Councillor Yang Jiechi went to Hanoi in June to try to ease tensions, but the diplomatic freeze ...

  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    State Councillor Yang Jiechi tells Vietnam to stop 'hyping up' oil rig tensions

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:04pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com Sharp remarks by State Councillor Yang Jiechi suggest little progress was made in resolving oil rig dispute in meetings with Hanoi officials Vietnam told to stop 'hyping up' tensions A senior Chinese official told Hanoi yesterday to stop "hyping up" tensions over an oil rig that Beijing has placed off Vietnam's ...

  8. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    China-Japan disputes spill into BBC studio with ambassadors separated

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 11:08pm by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson in London Interviews with ambassadors to Britain held separately to avoid risk of heated exchanges Sino-Japan disputes spill over into the BBC studios Growing tensions between Japan and China spilled over into a BBC news studio when the countries' British ambassadors were interviewed on live TV. The envoys were kept apart because producers and embassy staff ...

  9. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Leaders of Japan, Brazil call for peaceful settlement of international disputes

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:14am by KYODO, AP, Reuters

    ... the South American nation develop offshore oil production and expand its soybean and corn crops. Japan will lend US$500 million for the construction of eight ship hulls for offshore oil platforms ... for offshore oil production and transport infrastructure, he noted the South American country's domestic market of about 200 million people. "All this has reignited the interest of Japanese ...

  10. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    'You're late!' Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi irked as John Kerry keeps him waiting before bilateral talks

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 10:41pm by AFP

    ... regional maritime relations. Animosity over the South China Sea, a crucial maritime route that is also believed to hold huge oil and gas deposits, is dominating the Asean talks. “The position ...




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