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  1. Keeping Sino-US relations on track

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to provide the island with weapons to guard against threats from the mainland. It has since done so regularly, always with the consequence of a souring of relations. US President Barack Obama's ... with burgeoning military ties being severed. Relations were only put back on a firmer footing in January, when President Hu Jintao met Obama in Washington. This time, seemingly to placate Beijing, ...

  2. Gates spearheads moves for improved Sino-US relations

    Posted Jan 09th 2011, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Liberation Army leaders before he sets off for Japan and South Korea, the US' closest allies in Asia. But Sino-US affairs observers maintain that it is hard to remove some of the obstacles in the development of Sino-US military relations simply as the result of a single visit. Since last year, there were significant changes in both countries' military strategies, as policies and tactics ...

  3. What is Gigi Leung really doing for Sino-US relations?

    Posted Jan 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo They call it six degrees of separation, but in Hong Kong it's more like the second or third degree. In this town, everyone is connected with everyone else. Just the other day, we were busy in the newsroom deciphering the Sino-US joint statement for hidden meanings and messages like Kabbalists. It was sent to us ahead of President Hu Jintao's state visit ...

  4. Sino-US relations hinge on a willingness to talk

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

    ... lies not so much in the possibility of a landmark agreement as the mere fact that the sides are communicating. It is the lack of talking that makes it easy for relations between China ... With President Hu Jintao on a state visit to the US next week, it is essential groundwork. Good military relations are the first step in building co-operation and trust. Events of the past year have ...

  5. For Beijing, Taiwan issue is still key to Sino-US ties

    Posted Jan 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Taiwan is still the biggest sticking point in Sino-US relations, a top Beijing diplomat said yesterday, just as news emerged in Washington that another round of arms sales ... issue, which concerns China's core interest of sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as the political foundation of Sino-US relations,' Cui said. 'If the Taiwan issue ...

  6. How 9/11 rewrote the Sino-US script

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... declined and Sino-US relations slid into a period that could best be described as adversarial. The rapid democratisation and rise of pro-independence forces in Taiwan and a US visit ... etcetera,' Lin said. He said significantly improved Sino-US relations had also helped reduce tensions across the Taiwan Strait. Summing up the state of Chinese diplomacy in 2001, then foreign ...

  7. Warning of Sino-US conflict over resources based on fallacy

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland It's widely known that the 2009 Copenhagen summit failed to secure a new international treaty to combat climate change largely because of resistance from China. But I bet you didn't know that Beijing's opposition to new limits o ...

  8. Friendly tone to Sino-US talks

    Posted Jun 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode in Singapore greg.torode@scmp.com Continued Sino-US military relations- even in times of trouble- are critically important, outgoing US Defence Secretary Dr Robert Gates told ... a robust US position on rising tensions over the South China Sea, Taiwan looms as another potential Sino-US sticking point. Some US senators are calling for sales of F-16 jet fighters to Taiwan- ...

  9. Sino-US summit will fail to undo years of mistrust

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... in 30 years, will help set a broader vision of Sino-US relations and forge more stable ties for this decade. On Friday, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton became the latest senior US ... But on the so-called structural issues, including military exchanges, decades of mistrust and misunderstanding between the world's two largest economies will continue to make Sino-US relations the most ...

  10. Sub visit shows how far Sino-US ties have to go

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode greg.torode@scmp.com If the visit of nuclear-powered submarine USS Hampton to Hong Kong this week symbolises the thaw in Sino-US military ties, it also shows just how far ... but talked up the benefits of longer-term exchanges. 'Military relations are always very beneficial and... encouraged,' Lott said. 'Any military sharing and visits, communications ...




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