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  1. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China to work with EU on cybersecurity as Xi wraps up Europe tour

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 12:11pm by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong in Beijing hong.zhang@scmp.com Policy document says collaboration will help tackle hacking and other offences on internet Beijing seeks closer EU ties on cybercrime China intends to work more closely with the EU over cybersecurity, the central government has announced, a move analysts say is aimed at boosting capabilities at home and easing fears abroad ...

  2. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Japan official heads to Seoul for talks on 'comfort women'

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 03:31pm by AFP

    ... forced to work in military brothels. The meeting was between Junichi Ihara, head of the Japanese foreign ministry's Asia and Oceania affairs bureau, and Lee Sang-Deok, South Korea's ... Indonesia, the Philippines and Taiwan, were forced to work in Japanese army brothels. There are 55 surviving former comfort women in South Korea. ...

  3. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    China scraps human rights talks with Britain, cites its internal affairs

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 01:20am by GDN

    ... little tangible improvement … What is there to show for all of those hours of discussion? "We are also concerned that the existence of the dialogue allows ministers to say that human rights ...

  4. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Set up regional crisis centre to tackle disasters, Singapore tells Asean

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 12:09pm by Agence France-Presse in Honolulu

    ... the Philippines to Japan. “We recognised in the first critical 24, 48 hours, it is actually very difficult for the affected country to be able to set up a C2 [command and control] centre, for the very ... that information, fuse it and then pump it out. It’s worked quite well.” Ng Eng Hen With communications knocked out, governments at the centre of a natural disaster often are “overwhelmed” and don’t have ...

  5. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    High hopes for princeling Hu Deping's Tokyo visit

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 11:21pm by JULIAN RYALL AND KRISTINE KWOK

    ... prime minister Yasuhiro Nakasone before leaving Japan on Sunday. Nakasone forged a close working relationship with Hu's father when Hu Yaobang was general secretary of the Communist Party. ...

  6. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel boosts Mongolia ties as Asia trip ends

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:26pm by AP

    ... by China, but also relies on the Asian nation for much of its economy. It has worked to maintain its independence from Beijing and Moscow by increasing its ties to other world powers, including ...

  7. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Portrait of Putin as a tense man: George W. Bush unveils his artistic streak with paintings of world leaders

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:39am by AFP, AP

    ... Winston Churchill, an avid amateur painter. "And painting, it turns out, would help occupy not only space, but kind of open my mind." Bush, who was the 43rd president, signs his works ...

  8. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    French trade minister apologises for describing Xi Jinping’s state dinner as ‘revolting’

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 05:44pm by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... sauce followed by hay and thyme-flavoured lamb cooked by a selection of France’s most celebrated chefs. But Gomez appeared to defend his work, thanking those who had posted messages of support ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Peng Liyuan named Unesco ambassador for women's education

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 01:33pm by Andrea Chen

    ... on the 50th anniversary of full diplomatic ties between the two countries. Road blocks slowed traffic in parts of the French capital and transport authorities closed many subway stations at rush hour ...

  10. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping says world has nothing to fear from awakening of 'peaceful lion'

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:49pm by Teddy Ng, Andrea Chen

    ... to working with German leaders to map out the blueprint for the development of China-Germany relations … to discuss co-operation and build up friendship and bring the China-Germany strategic ...




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