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  1. News - China - MIDDLE EAST

    Yinchuan, Ningxia, to host China-Arab States Economic and Trade Forum

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Beijing wanted to counterbalance US influence in the region. China has replaced the United States as the primary trading partner of many countries, including American allies. As China chases ... for economic co-operation Sino-Arab forum seen as chance to boost business Trade between China and the Arab world grew 22 per cent in the first half of the year, despite political turmoil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1016472/yinchuan-ningxia-host-china-arab-states-economic-and-trade-forum
  2. State councillor tang acknowledges beijing's interest

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma State Councillor Tang Jiaxuan yesterday became the highest-level central government official to comment on the Taiwanese election. 'We are paying close attention to the development of the situation,' he said on the sidelines of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals conference in Beijing. Asked if Taiwan was embroiled in a political crisis, the former ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/449728/state-councillor-tang-acknowledges-beijings-interest
  3. State-run press issues rare call for political overhaul

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... In an unusual move, three leading mainland media outlets have published a series of commentaries calling for political reform amid the unfolding scandal surrounding Bo Xilai's downfall. The People's Daily, the ruling Communist Party's mouthpiece, the official Xinhua news agency - run directly by the State Council - and the China Youth Daily, run by the Communist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999066/state-run-press-issues-rare-call-political-overhaul
  4. Manila stuns the world by standing up to Beijing

    Posted Apr 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to an all-time low with armed vessels from both states staking out Scarborough Shoal- a tiny atoll in the South China Sea that sinks at high tide except for one rocky outcrop- which both say is theirs. ... Casiple, executive director of the Institute for Political and Electoral Reforms told the South China Morning Post. He noted that last year the US announced that Asia would be the fulcrum or pivot ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999451/manila-stuns-world-standing-beijing
  5. 40pc rise in value of US arms package for Taiwan

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com The latest US arms sales package for Taiwan, which includes sophisticated radar gear for F-16 fighter jets, will be valued at up to US$5.85 billion, about 40 per cent higher than earlier estimates, the top official of ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/979771/40pc-rise-value-us-arms-package-taiwan
  6. U.S. combat ships sail into troubled seas

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent The US and Singapore are in the advanced stages of talks to finalise the deployment of highly advanced new warships to the city state- an unprecedented move that analysts in China believe will target the territorial dispute in the South China Sea. The Singapore basing of so-called littoral combat ships- among the fastest and most versatile ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976414/us-combat-ships-sail-troubled-seas
  7. Leaders talk diplomacy as military build-ups continue

    Posted Apr 20th 2006, 12:00am by Steven Knipp

    ... officials were enflamed by the publication of the US Defence Department's Quadrennial Defence Review. The long-term strategy review stated: 'Of the major and emerging powers, China has the greatest potential to compete militarily with the United States and field disruptive military technologies that could over time offset traditional US military advantages.' Chinese embassy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/545478/leaders-talk-diplomacy-military-build-ups-continue
  8. Costs in city set to soar

    Posted Mar 26th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... Alex Frew McMillan Hong Kong will have the fastest rate of growth in the world over the next four years in terms of how much it costs to rent the amount of office space each employee in the city gets, with costs growing at close to a double-digit rate per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709629/costs-city-set-soar
  9. US, China envoys meet amid tension over arms

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Top diplomats of China and the United States met yesterday amid escalating tensions between the two powers over currency and Washington's continued arms sales to Taiwan. Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Cui Tiankai spoke with US Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell during the second leg of a Sino-US Asia-Pacific forum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/981641/us-china-envoys-meet-amid-tension-over-arms
  10. U.S. under pressure over sea dispute

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode As tensions in the South China Sea dispute degenerate into the most serious crisis in years, the 60-year-old security treaty binding the United States to the Philippines, its former colony, is under scrutiny. Manila officials are putting counterparts in Washington under pressure for a robust rhetorical response to what they describe as a string of recent incursions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/970856/us-under-pressure-over-sea-dispute

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