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  1. Flame of conscience

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... Jerome A. Cohen Sunday will mark US President Barack Obama's first visit to China. Will he be stricken by Marco Polo-itis? The Great Wall and the Forbidden City can be mesmerising. ... A stirring speech to the Chinese people and a serious meeting with dissidents would at least demonstrate Obama's sincerity, but are not scheduled. So, will the young president return home ...

  2. Now America's new dawn must bear fruit

    Posted Nov 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Barack Obama is the breath of fresh air Americans and the rest of the world so sorely need. His election as the first African-American- and non-white- US president goes a long way towards ... economic downturn, while restoring co-operation, peace and security. The task, as Senator Obama acknowledged in his victory speech yesterday, will not be easy. Outgoing President George W. ...

  3. Gary Locke the perfect man for Beijing post

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in President Barack Obama's cabinet, is still important. With 142,000 staff and a budget of US$10.2 billion at his command, he is in charge of promoting economic growth at a time when his country ... and Tibet, to name only the most prominent; while President Hu Jintao's summit with Obama in Washington in January engendered trust and was hailed by both sides as a great success, those ...

  4. Obama must win over the sceptics

    Posted Nov 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode A year ago this weekend, US President Barack Obama was celebrating an election victory based on a clarion call for change, and a striking ability to convince American voters to embrace it. Yet as he approaches his first trip to East Asia, he must confront scepticism and changes of a different sort- and not all that serve American interests. Obama is arriving in a region ...

  5. Daunting task awaits Obama's energy pick

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for it. Perhaps it is the right time, then, for science to be given more political clout. That is what US president-elect Barack Obama has done by reportedly choosing physicist Steven Chu ... of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, he has focused it on development of carbon-neutral energy sources. Mr Obama has pledged to spend US$150 billion over 10 years to promote renewable energy ...

  6. Ask what Asia can do for the US and Obama

    Posted Dec 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Asia. To them, globalisation has an ugly face- one that is Asian. US President Barack Obama will need to talk up the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement (FTA) as a big win for the US. He argues ... and Asia. Pushing the Korea-US agreement- which still has to win approval from both countries' legislatures- was seen as a test of the Obama administration's commitment to free trade. ...

  7. Obama has to guard against protectionism

    Posted Feb 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in President Barack Obama's US$819 billion stimulus package. This is regrettably at odds with the philosophy behind America's support for free trade. The bill would largely bar the use ... The world awaits the Obama administration's response to all this. The US president needs to get his stimulus package approved quickly. Hopes of global economic recovery hinge on it. ...

  8. News - Asia - ASEAN

    US President Barack Obama to reignite reforms during Myanmar visit

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 05:18am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Naypyidaw Obama set to reignite Myanmar reforms US President Barack Obama landed in Myanmar as the once cloistered nation hosted its biggest gathering of world ... lifted, while foreign investment has poured into the untapped market of some 50 million people. Obama two years ago became the first sitting US president to visit Myanmar, in an initial effort ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    US President Barack Obama defies low expectations for visit to China

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 04:04am by McClatchy Tribune

    ... McClatchy Tribune in Beijing Obama defies low expectations for visit to China Expectations were low when US President Barack Obama started his China trip on Monday, less than a week after ... and President Xi Jinping. Even so, some agreed the meeting had defied expectations. "From the standpoint of US-China relations, President Obama's trip to Beijing has gone better than ...

  10. News - World - COUNTERTERRORISM

    Full text: US President Barack Obama’s address on fight against Islamic State

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:32am by AP

    ... This is a core principle of my presidency: If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven. Second, we will increase our support to forces fighting these terrorists on the ground. In June, ... for this approach here at home. I have the authority to address the threat from ISIL. But I believe we are strongest as a nation when the president and Congress work together. So I welcome congressional ...




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