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  1. Welcome endorsement of HK's financial role

    Posted Mar 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The announcement by central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan that Beijing will make every effort to ensure Hong Kong maintains its standing among the world's financial capitals is a welcome vote of confidence for our system. With the 10th anniversary of ...


    Analysts say deterioration in Sino-Japanese ties triggered by betrayal of understanding reached 40 years ago

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... as the Senkakus in Japan. The understanding, reached by late premier Zhou Enlai and his Japanese counterpart Kakuei Tanaka, was endorsed by Mao Zedong in 1971, when both sides started discussing ...

  3. US needs to make up its mind about Taiwan

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... in 2008, has gone to great lengths to cultivate better relations with mainland China and reduce tensions in the Taiwan Strait- measures that US officials clearly endorsed. Although Ma has adopted ...

  4. A studied silence

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... referendum in 1992, but the majority vote to join Russia was not recognised by the international community. A second referendum was held in November 2006, and an overwhelming majority endorsed ... was unwilling publicly to endorse Moscow's move to dismember Georgia. No doubt, that was why a declaration issued late last month by the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation- whose members, besides ...

  5. Corruption takes shine off dazzling growth

    Posted Nov 29th 2010, 12:00am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar An endorsement from the president of the United States for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council, an economy that has lifted millions out of poverty, a growing middle ... the chief minister of Maharashtra, one of the most powerful political positions in the country, lose his seat. All these scandals have put the focus on the elephant in the room which India has been ...

  6. Bhutan takes happy step towards democracy

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A New Year's Day resolution not to talk about politics, just for a day, would be endorsed with relief in most company. An exception is justified today, however, by an extraordinary ... now, politics had never bothered the predominantly Buddhist and reputedly happy people of Bhutan, thought to number less than 1 million subjects ruled by an absolute monarchy. A year ago, ...

  7. Father of the Nation stays silent behind palace walls

    Posted Oct 08th 2004, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... early last month. He made it clear no candidate or party was authorised to use his name to get votes. Several of the 18 candidates would have given anything for an endorsement from the former ...

  8. Chinese railway builders hit by Malaysian politics

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Chinese railway companies shortlisted for big money-spinning contracts to build a trans-Malaysia rail link have become victims of the country's changing political guard. 'The Malaysian project has been delayed for 10 years. It was approved by one Malaysian leader, but then new leaders took over from the old leaders, and the new ...

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    Military the weakest link in US 'pivot' to Asia

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by TREFOR MOSS

    ... with the rise of China as a military power, many Asian countries have enthusiastically endorsed Washington's plans, favouring the US system they know over the Chinese system they don't. ... they argue, while expanding free trade will promote stability and prosperity. The pivot to Asia, it's now clear, is a primarily political and economic exercise. Maybe that's the right ...

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    No one nation, whether America or China, can rule Asia

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... dominance, where America is the sole power setting the agenda. Asians don't endorse the American rebalancing, at least not for the long term and at any price. Take a look at the regional ...




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