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  1. Six-nation talks thrust China onto world stage

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing Its shuttle diplomacy shows Beijing takes its global responsibilities seriously No matter what results emerge from the second round of six-party talks ... Jianchao. He said there had already been several achievements: getting the six parties to meet again after a hiatus of six months, focusing on substantive issues in the second round, and agreement ...

  2. Hopes raised for renewal of six-nation talks

    Posted Apr 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... issues. The North has agreed to resume bilateral talks with South Korea. This is a good start. More encouraging, is the news that North Korea had also discussed a possible return to the six-nation ... as a declaration of war. Every effort is needed to get the six-nation talks back on track. There are signs that the North, having dug in its heels and perhaps strengthened its negotiating position, is now ...

  3. Rocket launch demands renewed six-party push

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

    ... A nation's launch of a communications satellite should not normally warrant condemnation. North Korea is no ordinary country, though, so its firing yesterday of a rocket must ... Korea has for more than a decade threatened neighbouring Japan and South Korea with its short- and long-range missile tests. In 2006 the isolated and unpredictable nation claimed to have ...

  4. Sixes is on a spinning wicket as it faces up to challenge in Singapore

    Posted May 18th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... prefer the boards of the test-playing nations to recognise the new series and send teams. 'The Hong Kong Sixes is currently recognised by the ICC and, at the moment we don't want ... These days a million dollars hardly raises an eyebrow in international cricket circles. So when the iSixes World Series was launched in Singapore last week, the offer of US$1 million ...

  5. India and Pakistan vie for exposure of national interests on world stage

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... was sharpening in the region between India and Pakistan, and India and China. 'Each is trying to play different cards - both to engage as well as to advance national interests. That situation ... to exiled Tibetans. In turn, China has never accepted that Sikkim, an independent kingdom until 1975, is part of India. Official statements during Mr Vajpayee's six-day visit failed to mention ...

  6. Political survivor says his nation is back on track

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... by Islamic extremists and believed to be the reason for the attacks on General Musharraf, should be a long-term venture, he suggested. Ties with China, the nation's long-time and firmest ally, would continue to strengthen. Negotiations to end almost six decades of conflict with India appeared the most promising yet. Reverting to his sales pitch, Mr Jamali espoused his country's ...

  7. Port users refuse to endorse US insecurity

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... of protecting the global supply chain. The 600-member National Industrial Transportation League (NitLeague) asked governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to veto a bill narrowly passed in the California assembly ... boxes at the exit ports and monitoring their integrity during the voyage. The theory is that combining five or six 60 per cent effective solutions will render 99.9 per cent security. Some say ...

  8. Wen wins new nation of grandkids

    Posted Dec 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but was talented in art and music, as he composed India's national anthem. Wen's extensive knowledge of Tagore greatly impressed his audience. When he asked, 'How do you grade me?', ...

  9. Nation seen as a winner at climate talks

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... polluter- met with growing discontent and even some harsh criticism at the Mexican beach-resort site of the talks. Some developing nations pointed at China's dramatic about-face- from its ... as having saved the foundering United Nations multilateral process, critics say it was a slap in the face with its striking ambiguity and lack of ambition and political will. The compromise pact ...

  10. Geithner still not happy despite six days of yuan appreciation

    Posted Sep 18th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang The yuan has risen to fresh peaks for six straight days, but US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner still complains the pace of the appreciation is 'too slow'. The People's Bank of China fixed the mid-point rate for the mainland's currency at 6.7172 against the US dollar yesterday, slightly higher than 6.7181 on Thursday. This translates into about ...




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