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  1. High-level visits signal renewed US interest in Taiwan

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... co-operation between Taiwan and the US in various fields, including scientific research, nuclear energy and renewable energy technologies. Taiwan responded positively to plans for his visit, saying ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    President vows to fix flawed Obamacare website

    Posted Oct 26th 2013, 07:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... have had trouble signing on, getting accurate cost estimates, and completing enrolment. “As you may have heard, the site isn’t working the way it’s supposed to yet,” Obama said in his weekly ... and address these problems.” US President Barack Obama Obama said the site had been visited more than 20 million times, and nearly 700,000 people have applied for coverage – proof, he said, ...

  3. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    US to hold sea drill with South Korea in warning to North

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... in response to strengthened UN sanctions. The North said the rocket launch was a scientific mission aimed at placing a satellite in orbit, but most of the world saw it as a disguised ballistic missile ... "The presence of a US nuclear submarine here would itself serve as a message to North Korea," Jung said. The North has reportedly covered the entrance to a tunnel at its nuclear test site ...

  4. News - China

    China, US to form group on climate change

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... in areas including the economy, energy and environmental protection. In the joint statement, Beijing and Washington said they "took special note of the overwhelming scientific consensus" ... seminar in Beijing on Saturday evening. As the world's top energy producer and consumer, the US and China shared broad common interests in the fields of clean energy, energy conservation ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama seeks to renew Asia role with rescheduled trip

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 09:48am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... and security and to US interests”. She urged all sides to “reject coercion and aggression,” and renewed the US call for a code of conduct to govern disputes in the South China Sea. In a potential ...

  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Biden to visit China, Japan, South Korea in new US push

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 09:37am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... will be the highest-ranking US official to visit China since Beijing’s leadership transition. President Barack Obama has pledged a larger US focus on Asia, seeing the fast-changing continent as vital to US interests ...

  7. Mainland news sites give death wide coverage

    Posted May 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... holiday on the mainland. Official news agencies and newspapers including Xinhua, China News Service and the People's Daily website all posted special reports on the death of bin Laden, citing foreign media reports about the joint CIA-special forces operation and international reaction. China Central Television's channel 13 round-the-clock news service said at noon that the death ...

  8. Obama and Hu need a special relationship

    Posted Dec 26th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... a shifting mosaic of ad hoc political alliances. But, in international relationships, a measure of friendship can be obtained due to the relative immobility of national interests: they do change, ... to achieve a special relationship at this pivotal moment. The real opportunity for friendship and deeper alliance-building lies with China. This isn't because it is either good natured ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Key US official faces grilling over Obamacare website fiasco

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 05:35pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... and early December. There is also intense interest in Washington in learning who decided at the last minute to deny visitors to Healthcare.gov the ability to browse insurance plans without first ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US interest fading in pivot to Asia

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... rebuke for Obama's diminished interest in US relations with Asia. In the meantime, the White House dispatched a second-level delegation to the inauguration of South Korean President Park ...




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