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  1. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe to visit Beijing next week

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:44pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Inose, who resigned in December because of a loan scandal, as Tokyo governor. The former health minister said last month that he wished to improve the relationship between China and Japan through ...

  2. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    China scraps human rights talks with Britain, cites its internal affairs

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 01:20am by GDN

    ... Shaikh, who had smuggled drugs but was believed to have serious mental health problems. However, it is thought that other issues may have been involved in the decision. China has also repeatedly ...

  3. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Fashion contest the focus of 'first lady diplomacy' during Michelle Obama's China visit

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 10:38am by Li Jing

    ... are active in public health initiatives, and have raised daughters. The side-by-side judging came swiftly. Thomas Ye, a widely followed blogger on fashion who posts under the name ... drawing attention to the risks of smoking risks and HIV/Aids prevention, in particular the care of children orphaned by the illness. Obama has initiated similar public health campaigns ...

  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    US defence secretary Chuck Hagel's straight talking in Asia gets results

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 06:00am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... to contain its rise, is proceeding while at the same time seeking military co-operation with Beijing. And while Hagel's public exchanges with the Chinese top brass were unusually frank, analysts ... have publicly stated that the islands are covered by the US Japan security treaty, a point Hagel also stressed during his meetings in Beijing. Some in Japan fear its biggest ally may ...

  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    France and China should take the lead in forging Sino-EU relations, says Xi Jinping during tour

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 12:04pm by Andrea Chen, AFP, Reuters

    ... Jean-Pierre Cabestan, the head of the political science department at Hong Kong Baptist University, said the French public was not as optimistic about the outcome of the talks. "The Sino-France ... The issues that concerned the French public the most, including Tibet and human rights, had been put aside in favour of trade, he said. "China has become a country whose leader can travel around ...

  6. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel boosts Mongolia ties as Asia trip ends

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:26pm by AP

    ... issues, as well as Washington's continued close ties with Taiwan, at meetings and public events. Beijing leaders have asserted their right to protect and regain their territories using ...

  7. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Eyes front, Kate! Britain's royals greeted by Maori warriors on start of NZ tour

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 12:07pm by AFP

    ... in line to the throne, has been seen in public since his birth on July 22 last year. The baby will only be taken to a few specific engagements throughout the trip, the family’s Kensington Palace ... go back... maybe a decade and asked the question whether New Zealanders want to become a republic, then I think the numbers would have been 60-40 opposed,” he told public radio. “If you asked ...

  8. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Portrait of Putin as a tense man: George W. Bush unveils his artistic streak with paintings of world leaders

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:39am by AFP, AP

    ... and Museum, on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, says the exhibition will run until June 3. Prior to Friday, none of the portraits had been seen publicly- nor, for that matter, ...

  9. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Release of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard back on agenda as Mideast talks falter

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 08:49pm by AP

    ... he remained in poor health. Securing Pollard's release would help Netanyahu sell a package that would include more releases of Palestinian prisoners- something that would otherwise ...

  10. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Peng Liyuan named Unesco ambassador for women's education

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 01:33pm by Andrea Chen

    ... by parents to cut their education short. Peng, who is already a World Health Organisation ambassador focusing on tackling HIV/Aids and tuberculosis, visited a children's hospital in Paris ...




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