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  1. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Talks over Ukraine crisis 'full of disagreements', Kremlin says

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 02:23pm by Reuters

    ... with European leaders aimed at patching up a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and resolving a dispute over gas supplies. The various leaders emerged an hour later telling reporters some progress had been ... to the rest of the continent this winter, and is working hard to broker a deal. Russia is Europe's biggest gas supplier, accounting for around a third of demand, and the European Union gets about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1618417/putin-and-merkel-have-serious-differences-over-ukraine-kremlin
  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Russia says gas deal to be signed in 'a few hours' as Xi, Putin attend security summit

    Posted May 20th 2014, 11:29pm by Teddy Ng

    ... colleagues will complete the work in next few hours and the contract will be ready for signing," he said.  Dvorkovich was speaking as President Xi Jinping was set to present his vision ... on a show of solidarity with Putin Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said today he hoped a long-awaited gas supply deal with China would be prepared in the "next few hours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1516774/xi-puts-show-solidarity-putin-signing-joint-declaration
  3. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Canada ratifies China investment deal, may help smooth relations

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 02:08pm by Reuters in Ottawa

    ... were detained less than a week after Canada accused Chinese hackers of breaking into a government computer network, a charge Beijing denied. “The Chinese side is willing to work ... for the Garratts or to a Harper tour. “The Chinese side is willing to work with the Canadian side to promote economic and trade cooperation to a new level, and further advance the development ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1591650/canada-ratifies-china-investment-deal-may-help-smooth-relations
  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping looks to deepen ties in visit to 'wary' Mongolia

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:02am by Angela Meng

    ... the resolution would see an international-standard railroad shared between China and Mongolia for the first time. Despite strong trade ties, analysts said Mongolia remained wary of getting too cosy ... emerged and began to take shape. The Mongolian Foreign Ministry has not commented on the Dalai Lama's planned visit, except to say visits by religious leaders have nothing to do with the work ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1577929/xi-jinping-looks-deepen-ties-visit-wary-mongolia
  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Li pledges larger credit line, high-speed rail technology to Africa

    Posted May 07th 2014, 03:21am by Reuters

    ... so as to boost pan-African communication and development", the report said. Li said China was ready to work with Africa "to make this dream come true". China would also offer ... living standards. Li said he hoped that some of the loans being offered would be used to support small and medium-seized companies in Africa, adding that African economic development offered huge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1506229/li-pledges-larger-credit-line-high-speed-rail-technology-africa
  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China should get Nobel Peace Prize for poverty relief success: Norway's richest man

    Posted May 09th 2014, 02:55pm by Andrea Chen

    ... and jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo in 2010. The latter award triggered a diplomatic freeze between the two countries that lead to painful economic consequences. Norway was excluded from China’s 72-hour ... the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses”. In 2012, the committee presented ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1508253/china-and-norway-continue-play-peace-prize-politics-dalai-lama-snubbed
  7. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Obama extends kind words, support over missing plane in historic trip to Malaysia

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 08:16pm by AFP

    ... jet, said he spoke briefly with Obama after his arrival. "He said he knows it is a tough, long road ahead. We will work together. There is always support," Hishammuddin said. "I ... is already subject to UN sanctions over its previous three atomic tests. Recent satellite data shows continued work at the nuclear test site in North Korea, although experts analysing the data say ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1497764/obama-arrives-malaysia-long-awaited-visit
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1464563/singapore-proposes-establishing-regional-crisis-centre-asean-meeting
  9. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    India expresses anger over fresh US charges against diplomat

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 07:15pm by AFP

    ... an Indian nanny-cum-housekeeper when moving to New York in 2012. US prosecutors, disputing her immunity, accuse Khobragade of forcing her maid to work 100 hours or more a week, even when sick and without a full day off, for US$1.42 or less an hour. It says the diplomat drew up a fake contract that conformed with US labour law but made her sign another contract stipulating a salary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1449398/india-expresses-anger-over-fresh-us-charges-against-diplomat
  10. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Chinese tourists continue their love affair with Japan despite frosty ties

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 11:44pm by Andrea Chen, Julian Ryall

    ... Organisation office in Hong Kong. "They have got used to the political tensions and are tired of the disputes. They just want to travel." Hirata said people working for state-run enterprises ... the holidays, said he had been greeted by Chinese-speaking shop assistants in duty-free stores. "The 24-hour supermarket I visited before returning to Beijing even broadcast a notice in Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1427379/chinese-tourists-continue-their-love-affair-japan-despite-frosty-ties

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