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  1. Pressure on China to let UN security group grow

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Facing a renewed bid from the so-called G4 countries- India, Japan, Brazil and Germany- for permanent membership on the United Nations Security Council, China is coming under ... and non-permanent members, and that tangible results should be achieved by the next UN General Assembly in September. Since the early 1990s there have been increasing calls for reform of the Security ...

  2. China, US closer to security dialogue

    Posted Jan 12th 2011, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... the Pentagon hoped to nudge the Chinese towards an approach similar to the cold war-era exchanges between the Americans and the Soviets. Gates' appeals for a permanent security dialogue over ...

  3. Energy security a risky business with Iran

    Posted Dec 20th 2010, 12:00am by Paul Letters

    ... security gains to be made from supporting a state rich in natural resources, China has in the past tried to position itself at the head of the developing world with Iran as a key ally. China ... endorsing UN sanctions. Beijing has since supported a series of UN Security Council resolutions, imposing ever-tighter sanctions and demanding the suspension of uranium enrichment activities. ...

  4. Regional security the driving force behind 'campus diplomacy'

    Posted Apr 29th 2010, 12:00am by Joe Cochrane

    ... It is not just about the money, though- Australia sees its education system as a security tool, in particular with Indonesia, its closest neighbour and arguably most important diplomatic relationship. ... power and security. Now it's soft power and greater people-to-people contacts.' Given their sometimes tense diplomatic and cultural relationship (with Australia popularly perceived ...

  5. Focus on region's security urged amid Thai strife

    Posted Apr 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... killed and more than 800 people injured on Saturday in Bangkok in clashes between security forces and the anti-government 'red shirts', supporters of former premier Thaksin Shinawatra. ... pre-emptive measures to ensure regional security. Last week, when protesters in Kyrgyzstan stormed the parliament building and thousands clashed with police in the streets, leaving 68 dead ...

  6. Hu to attend US nuclear security summit

    Posted Apr 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok President Hu Jintao will attend a two-day nuclear security summit in Washington in a week's time, Beijing announced yesterday, in a clear sign that the two powers ... or even skip the event altogether after the Sino-US relationship hit a rough patch over a range of issues. 'China strongly values the nuclear security issue and opposes nuclear proliferation ...

  7. Macau security bill a threat to civil liberties, says HK rights group

    Posted Oct 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung and Albert Wong Despite avoiding some of the most controversial clauses contained in the 2003 Hong Kong version, Macau's national security proposal announced yesterday ... national security. Notably absent is a mechanism whereby the government could ban local groups 'subordinate' to any groups banned on the mainland, such as Falun Gong, and on grounds ...

  8. Activists of Tiananmen not blacklisted, security chief says

    Posted Jun 04th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Peter So

    ... Eva Wu, Ambrose Leung and Peter So Security chief Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong says exiled Tiananmen dissidents are not on the Immigration Department's surveillance list ahead of the 20th ... Democratic Movements in China is considering filing a judicial review on behalf of the pair. The security secretary denied in a Legislative Council meeting that a blacklist existed to bar dissidents ...

  9. Xinjiang terror top threat to Olympics: security official

    Posted Jul 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo in Beijing Meng Hongwei names three dangers to event A senior public security official has named what Beijing perceives as the three top security threats to the Olympic Games ... yesterday, Meng Hongwei, deputy minister of public security, said the three threats were international terrorist groups, the East Turkestan Islamic Movement and mainland criminals. Since last year, ...

  10. George W. Bush: Why my legacy in Asia is secure

    Posted Aug 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The US president speaks to Chief Asia correspondent Greg Torode in his only interview with a Hong Kong reporter ahead of his swansong Asian tour This is an edited transcript of an interview which took place on Wednesday in the White House's Roosevelt ...




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