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  1. Beijing silent on joint Russia drill

    Posted Dec 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman declined yesterday to confirm media reports that China and Russia will hold a joint military exercise in the Sea of Japan next year, but praised the role of such drills in safeguarding regional stability. Russian media reported on the weekend that Russia and China would hold the 'Peace Mission 2011' joint drill, involving land, ...

  2. Russians may come to rue loss of human rights

    Posted Dec 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will extend the political imprisonment of a critic of Vladimir Putin's autocratic rule. Any hope that justice would be seen to prevail was extinguished with Putin's public comment ahead ... Putin can legally serve another term, is powerless to honour his pledge to uphold the rule of law. Russia's retreat from democracy is defined by the role reversals of Putin ...

  3. Lai See

    Posted Oct 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... statistics and those used by the UN show that- for example- on the basis of homicides, the Philippines is much safer than countries like Russia. According to the latest available figures, Russia has ... is reported, but it would take a very wide margin of under-reporting to change the Philippines' position relative to other countries. Turning the travel advisory into a political tool ...

  4. Russia's grain ban is just the beginning

    Posted Aug 11th 2010, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer It cannot be proved that the wildfires devastating western Russia are evidence of global warming. But the Russian response is precisely what you would expect when global warming really starts to bite: Moscow has banned all grain exports for the rest of this year. At least 20 per cent of Russia's wheat crop has already been destroyed by the drought, ...

  5. From Russia with love... for the party

    Posted Apr 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... originated; I lived and worked in the free economy of the West. I have experienced both worlds. The Communist Party in Russia today is not the one I joined, believed in, and served for so many years. The country is changing and developing; but rather than modernising it, the Communist Party has destroyed it. When Russia opened up, it turned to the model of the United States, rather than China. ...

  6. The politics of food, and a lesson for China and India

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

    ... supply back at the centre of international politics. The first is short-term disruptions such as a severe drought in Russia and eastern Europe, and weather damage to Australia's crop. ... Russia extends its export ban on grain for 12 months. Food riots break out in Mozambique, leaving 13 dead and hundreds injured. Prices of cereals soar to new highs. Scary headlines like ...

  7. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Apr 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The report, 'From Russia with love... for the party', on page 6 of the Sunday Morning Post on April 18 misquoted Lilia Yanark as saying the Communist Party had destroyed Russia rather than modernising it. It should have quoted her as saying, 'Russian leaders have destroyed the Communist Party instead of modernising it'. ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Nov 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of September. The figures make the city the world's ninth-largest holder of foreign currency reserves, after the mainland, Japan, Russia, Taiwan, India, South Korea, Brazil and Switzerland. ...

  9. Moscow in between

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... will carry crude oil from Russia, the world's largest producer, to China, the world's second-largest consumer behind the United States. The economic and political ramifications ... political and economic relations with the West, Russia will take capital and technology from China if they are not forthcoming from Europe and the US. While Russia straddles Europe and Asia, its ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Sep 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was critical. Tsang and Russian finance chief agree to double taxation study Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and Russia's Minister of Finance Aleksey Kudrin agreed that the two governments ... companies in Russia to promote investment opportunities. Taiwan approves online visas Taiwan's National Immigration Agency approved 4,210 applications for online visas by Hong Kong and Macau ...




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