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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    From Apec to G20, heavyweights of the global order try to find their place

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 12:00pm by Kevin Rafferty

    ... promises that "we will… listen carefully to institutions and countries which are not in the group". This is not a meeting for learning or dialogue but for posturing and selfies. What can ... At little change from A$500 million (HK$3.4 billion), the G20 is not good value for money. The disconnect was shown at and after the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Beijing. Xi's ...

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    Hongkongers must resist efforts to cut them out of the reform process

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 12:44pm by Kevin Rafferty

    ... economic, social and political problems confronting the city. Partly it is because the system is broken and tensions between the chief executive and Legco cannot be easily resolved. But it is also ... elections, and more than nominating committees, however powerful. It should be an ongoing dialogue between the people and pro tem rulers, during which the nomination of candidates and election ...

  3. Dollar gives up the world for country

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... affairs in the US embassy in Beijing, will move to Washington to be the Treasury's 'executive secretary and senior co-ordinator for China affairs and the strategic and economic dialogue'. Mr Dollar will become the 'economic and financial emissary to China' based in Beijing. This may seem to be a straight job swap with Mr Dollar taking over from Mr Loevinger ...

  4. Karzai: obstacle to Afghan peace

    Posted Sep 12th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Ghani as economic supremo to signal that the economy takes priority. No, it will not be easy and Karzai's departure may have to be eased by promises that he will not be arraigned ... strategic mistake' of abandoning Afghanistan, as it had done two decades ago after the Soviet defeat. Gates has a short memory. Washington made its first mistake of turning away from ...

  5. Just what is Obama's vision of Asia?

    Posted Jul 18th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... of a 'strategic partnership'. Just before setting off, she was eloquent in heralding a 'dramatic expansion in our common agenda and a greater role for India in solving global challenges'. ... 'for around 13 per cent of the world's land surface, a quarter of its population, about a third of its gross domestic product, and somewhere over half of the global economic growth ...

  6. Running out of options for N Korea

    Posted Jun 27th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... the question as to whether the possession of nuclear weapons is to become the new international currency rather than democracy, economic success, per capita gross domestic product, industrial strength, ... North Korea or regime change: there is a variety of options, of which North Korea following a Chinese path of economic development would have been the most fruitful for everyone, China included. ...

  7. Bearer of bad tidings

    Posted Nov 20th 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... ecosystems, biodiversity, agriculture, deforestation, reforestation, afforestation and biofuels. He also remains a professor, as director of strategic development at Britain's influential Tyndall ... is still at pre-commercial levels and that the economic, social and environmental sustainability of biofuels remains questionable. Some scientists warn that a 4-degree rise would be a tipping point ...

  8. A bridge to the new world order

    Posted Jan 10th 2007, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... for Washington already is that it ignores Beijing's opinions at its peril. For India, the lesson should be that for all its rapid progress, it has a lot of catching up to do, economically ... in eight pages of warm words about 'shared vision' and the 'global and strategic significance' of their relationship, but no agreements of substance. There was nothing about ...



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