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  1. China National seeks to list new energy unit

    Posted Oct 24th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng China National Offshore Oil Corp, the mainland's third-largest oil and gas producer and parent of listed CNOOC, plans to list its back-office support and new energy unit ... geographically, China National's website said. The unit had total assets of 15.8 billion yuan at the end of last year or 6.3 per cent of the group's total assets of 250.7 billion yuan, ...

  2. United we stand- national duty inspires players

    Posted Nov 20th 2007, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... In 1953, Hopkins took a look around the world and was not happy with what was out there. The Canadian industrialist saw nations at odds with each other and the dawning of a cold war that would last ... everyone was equal. And so his vision was for an annual event that brought golfers from around the world together, one that promoted goodwill between nations who could find common ground ...

  3. China National Offshore absorbs distribution unit

    Posted Jun 07th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng China National Offshore Oil Corp, parent of dominant offshore oil and gas producer CNOOC, has absorbed distribution outfit China National Chemical Supply & Sales as part of the government's strategy to reduce the number of state-owned enterprises and bolster competitiveness. The combination will strengthen China National Offshore's capability in chemicals distribution, ...

  4. 'United nations' of buyers hungry for products

    Posted Apr 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the United States. The event has become Asia's fastest-growing electronics and components show. 'We filled all eight halls last year,' said Sarah Benecke, executive director of Global Sources. 'Its location at the AsiaWorld-Expo was a sensation. We had a 'united nations' of buyers from all over the world. We had the largest group of Chinese electronics exhibitors, ...

  5. After a decade in power, Blair is right to quit

    Posted May 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... From a British perspective, Tony Blair's prime ministership had an ominous start, with his first major duty being to hand his nation's last major colony, Hong Kong, back ... prosperous, improve government accountability and restore the nation's position on the world stage. There is no argument about Britain's stronger economy, nor about the nation ...

  6. 509 days to go

    Posted Mar 18th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... by far, abstained on an August 2006 United Nations vote to send in peacekeeping troops, though it since has, according to state media, pressed Khartoum on accepting the UN mission. During his ... outlines how, through noble competition, humanity can better itself by setting aside all political differences and unite through sport. Such ideals, as noble and necessary as they are, add up ...

  7. Right approach needed to investing in hot spots

    Posted May 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... years were the shooting of mainland United Nations peacekeepers patrolling southern Lebanon during fighting between Israel's military and Hezbollah guerillas, and workers in Iraq ... nations, it is inevitable that Chinese nationals will get unwittingly caught up in conflicts as they go about their work. Such was the case last week with those killed and kidnapped by separatist ...

  8. Dangerous Nation- America's Foreign Policy from its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the Twentieth Century

    Posted Dec 16th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Dangerous Nation- America's Foreign Policy from its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the Twentieth Century by Robert Kagan Vintage, HK$161 America is a threat to global ... history of US foreign policy. In Europe, the unanimous view reported by John Quincy Adams in 1817 was that the US would become 'a very dangerous member of the society of nations', whence ...

  9. Carnage at a click

    Posted Apr 20th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... are certain that the Arab Sudanese government and its Janjaweed militia are committing genocide against African tribal groups, and they are not afraid to say so. The United Nations, Britain and other ... Peter Kammerer Dictionaries are clear: Genocide is the mass killing or attempt to kill an ethnic, national or religious group. Yet the world is fumbling with its words when it comes ...

  10. Europe's lessons for a less warlike US

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... time in history that a great power has arisen without provoking other countries to unite against it. Around the blue map of the EU's 450 million citizens there are another, almost 400 ... the Swedish/European method? The US has sent troops into its neighbouring nations more than 15 times over the past 50 years, but many of those countries have barely changed. Washington tends to pursue ...




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