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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Joseph Nye's soft power concept is lame

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Soft power is just a lame concept China and Russia, two of the world's pre-eminent authoritarian states, just don't get soft power. That, at least, ... China also has successes. What other state, I ask, has turned Asian authoritarianism and state-run capitalism into political brands that appeal to non-democratic states and rulers the world ...

  2. Politics at play in China's energy race

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Russia seen using delays in projects to get more concessions The mainland's wish to secure long-term oil and gas supply from resource-rich neighbour Russia through pipelines may not be realised as fast as it wants due to wider political considerations, according to a Standard & Poor's research report. During Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's ...

  3. Talking points

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... this weekend could decide to refer Syria to the UN Security Council, despite the veto of a resolution on the country by Russia and China last month. The European powers say they are waiting to see how the Arab League advances with its sanctions clampdown on Syria before deciding whether to ask again for UN action against Damascus. Russia will be the president of the Security Council ...

  4. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia paroles physicist jailed for spying

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Moscow

    ... the satellite technology data he passed to China was declassified and the case was politically motivated. "Danilov has already served two-thirds of his term and behaved well," said Maria ...

  5. News - China

    Xi prepares to meet Russia’s Putin on first foreign trip

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 08:33am by Reuters in Moscow

    ... cent year-on-year growth. “Economically, Russia is very concerned about the balance ... but it hasn’t shown up on a political level yet,” said Fyodor Lukyanov, editor of the journal Russia ... arrives on Friday in Russia for his first overseas trip. Just off the traffic-choked highway ringing Moscow, a jumble of Chinese and Russian firms, a 400-room hotel and conference venues sprawl ...

  6. China, Russia state support for Iran, Syria

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com In high-level talks yesterday, leaders of China and Russia jointly opposed imposing unilateral sanctions on Iran, while expressing opposition ... for Syria presented by the UN-Arab League's special envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan. Putin, on the second day of his Beijing trip, pledged in his meeting with Xi that Russia would continue ...

  7. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Sochi Games brings back memories, but let's move on

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by George Chen

    ... of hilarious stories at the time as well as a few bad jokes about the Beijing Games. But just six years on, China is the most talked about topic for global business, and for politics, too. Here are two ... on becoming more constructive in how we can help to fix the problems around us. That is my little wish for China, Russia and America, too- keep laughing but please also carry on with the bigger tasks ...

  8. Where energy and politics collide

    Posted Mar 24th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Nations Security Council, as leading powers tried to reconcile differences over how to handle Iran's suspected programme to make nuclear weapons. Both fronts are interrelated. If Russia (the ... to see the security council take tough action to prevent Iran from developing nuclear arms. Russia and China have been holding out against moves by other security council members that could lead ...

  9. Beijing and Moscow agree to deepen trust and links

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Beijing and Moscow vowed yesterday to deepen mutual political trust and enhance strategic partnerships, signalling that the two powers may get closer ... in his meetings with President Hu Jintao and National People's Congress chairman Wu Bangguo yesterday that developing ties with China was the priority for Russia's foreign affairs. ...

  10. Energy 'to fuel warmer ties' for Russia, China

    Posted Mar 17th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... of a 'Year of Russia' in China, with more than 200 political, economic, military and cultural programmes planned to highlight warming ties, say officials on both sides. 'Co-operation ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Siberian oil pipeline high on the agenda when Putin calls on Hu next week China and Russia are set to expand their energy co-operation this year, with possible oil ...




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