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  1. Kim's dangerous but effective logic

    Posted May 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... North Korea's latest test shows it is not going to give up its nuclear arsenal anytime soon and raises doubts about the viability of the six-nation talks, writes Greg Torode Its toys ... and Japan within reach of its more basic missiles, the worst-case scenario was difficult to overstate. With that in mind, the six-nation effort to work with North Korea's secretive leadership ...

  2. Clinton visit shows value of engagement

    Posted Aug 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... suggest that the possibility of dialogue with Washington could bring North Korea back to the negotiating table. North Korea has backed away from the China-mediated six-nation talks to scrap its ... in Pyongyang, he and Euna Lee and Laura Ling were flying home, having won a pardon from North Korean leader Kim Jong-il over dinner on Tuesday. The feat was in stark contrast to the six years ...

  3. US must not reward attention deficit disorder

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Six-nation talks hosted by China to scrap Pyongyang's nuclear programme have all but broken down. US President Barack Obama's administration has not yet dictated a policy towards ... the Islamic nation last month freed on appeal American reporter Roxana Saberi, whom it had jailed for eight years for espionage. North Korea is eager for talks with the United States outside ...

  4. Homecoming for Scots heroes

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... Rugby World Cup match against New Zealand, and scored his first international try in Scotland's 41-0 win over Canada in 2008. Because the Six Nations finished last weekend it gave the two ... squad will be playing for their clubs in the Magniers League this weekend,' Morrison said. 'But he realised we needed a break as we were both heavily involved in the Six Nations ...

  5. Yuan on road to euro status, experts say

    Posted Apr 10th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... professor Zhang Jun said the arrangements, together with the 650 billion yuan (HK$738 billion) currency swap agreements China recently signed with six nations and regions- Argentina, Belarus, Hong ...

  6. S Korea pounce to show their colours

    Posted Apr 26th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the time in international rugby, even in the Six Nations and Tri-Nations, where the team sponsor is a rival of the tournament sponsor,' Payne said. The Hong Kong national team is also backed ... Alvin Sallay South Korea raised eyebrows in more ways than one as they got their HSBC Asian Five Nations campaign off to a flying start, swamping Singapore 65-0 in Seoul yesterday. ...

  7. China must lead the way on North Korea

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

    ... its neighbour towards negotiations. Its brokering in 2003 of talks bringing together the six nations with a direct interest in a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula was a breakthrough. ... Premier Wen Jiabao's maiden visit to North Korea was billed as a celebration of 60 years of diplomatic ties. It may have been that, but national security is clearly taking top ...

  8. Mainland gold reserves soar 75.7pc

    Posted Apr 25th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... China's gold reserves are the fifth-largest of the six nations that have stockpiles of more than 1,000 tonnes, according to IMF January figures. The United States, Germany, France and Italy each ... Administration of Foreign Exchange, according to Xinhua. It was the first time the gold reserves have been made public in six years. The mainland held 600 tonnes in 2003 and 500 tonnes in 2001. Beijing ...

  9. Skipper is ready, willing and Abel

    Posted Apr 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Five Nations will serve as a focus for the game in Asia for the players. It will be a very important event for teams, as important as the Six Nations is for England,' Underwood said. ... Asian Five Nations. Abel, who is half Chinese, will take over the captaincy from Semi Iafeta as the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union continues its rapid strides to go local. The team who played ...

  10. Pelosi steers clear of rights in Shanghai

    Posted May 26th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1718'. 'Such action by North Korea is unacceptable and cause for great alarm,' she said, adding that the US delegation would urge mainland authorities to try to persuade Pyongyang to return to six-nation talks. Mrs Pelosi's delegation consists of four other Democrats and one Republican from the House Select Committee ...




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