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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Pyongyang told Beijing about third nuclear test, report says

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Seoul is reportedly increasing surveillance of a potential site amid talk of a test this week Pyongyang 'told Beijing about third nuclear test' A North Korean official has reportedly told Chinese authorities that the communist state plans to conduct a third nuclear test this week, though analysts have greeted the news with scepticism. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Nationalist tide over disputed territories a test for Beijing

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by ZHENGXU WANG

    ... Zhengxu Wang says growing nationalism among Chinese communities- not just on the mainland- has inevitably complicated Beijing's efforts to resolve its territorial disputes with neighbours Rising tide In recent days, public protests erupted in Chinese ...

  3. 100-day target a stress test for Leung

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... it is at least a psychological stress test for the new chief executive, and an indication of the depth of Beijing's trust in him. If history is a mirror which reflects the past for the benefit ...

  4. Modern design in Beijing may not stand test of time

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... many of their structures will stand the test of time. The winning of the Pritzker Prize by one of their own should remind mainland architects that it pays to spend years practising Chinese ...

  5. First Beijing-Shanghai test run hits 300km/h

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... A month of trial runs on the much-hyped high-speed railway line between Beijing and Shanghai kicked off this week, with the first test run on the 1,318 kilometre link completed in less than five hours. Xinhua said the test run, which hit a top speed of 300km/h, marked the start of final tests on the link before its official launch in late June. The 220.9 billion yuan ...

  6. Girls face 'hot' first test

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung in Baotou Hong Kong girls' volleyball team face their first test tomorrow when they take on rivals from Beijing at the All China Secondary Schools Students' Games in sweltering Inner Mongolia. The girls, accompanied by Hong Kong's soccer and basketball teams, were among the first competitors to arrive in Baotou after an exhausting day's travel. 'We ...

  7. Economy faces testing times, official says

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The mainland's economic development faces complex internal and international challenges, as increasing costs and a rising currency make it increasingly difficult to maintain stable industrial growth, according to an industry min ...

  8. A testing ground for the yuan? Dream on, Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 12th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp The city is set to become a testing ground for the yuan as it moves to become an international currency, but local regulators have warned investors to trade ... it is convertibility the other way round which is the real test. True convertibility means that anyone on the street in Chongqing should be able to walk into a bank branch, convert a yuan deposit to US ...

  9. Counting down the seconds on tested Sino-N Korean ties

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Brother. We are planning to test a nuclear device. Beijing: OK. When? Pyongyang: 10 Beijing: 10? On the 10th, in 10 days or 10 hours? Pyongyang: Actually, it's 9, 8, 7 ... Beijing slams down ...

  10. US asks for more details on missile intercept test

    Posted Jan 13th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Washington asked Beijing yesterday for more information about Monday's rocket test, in which a missile destroyed an incoming warhead while it was still in space. The US said it wanted China to clarify its intentions and plans to develop such technologies. The US Defence Department confirmed it had detected a so-called mid-course test and said Beijing had ...




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