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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - China - SECURITY

    Beijing on high alert for party's national congress

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com City government launches emergency strategy and urges citizens to help event run smoothly Capital in state of high alert for national congress Municipal government agencies and public utilities in Beijing were put on high alert yesterday to ensure everything goes smoothly in the capital during the Communist Party's 18th national congress, ...

  3. Beijing's Haiti snub riles Taipei

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... of the United Nations Security Council, Beijing could veto the council's decision to extend a peacekeeping mission in Haiti. In the middle of last month, Mr Hu assured the honorary chairman ...

  4. China expands its African ties

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... accused of selling arms to regimes and organisations that violate human rights and United Nations arms embargoes, but analysts said China's arms deals with African states are used to cement ... in international organisations. 'China will also continue to offer institutional support through organisations such as the United Nations Security Council in terms of tempering or vetoing potential ...

  5. The bigger picture on Africa

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... that it is fulfilling its responsibility as a large nation by pledging help to Africa. China and Africa could exert pressure on, if not prevent, the United Nations passing any resolution the two sides found ... booming economy- which doesn't fit Beijing's mantra that the nation's economic rise will not pose problems for others. Even some African leaders, including South African President ...

  6. Beijing unites in rescue efforts

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the mud beneath the Huangguantun bridge over the G4 national highway in Fangshan district. The unidentified victims were believed to have been passengers of cars that became stranded the night ...

  7. Issue of national law on housing splits political aides

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... there should be national legislation on the issue. While some say a law should be drafted to ensure the proper use of low-income housing, others suggest that creative solutions by local governments ... housing. In his government work report on Monday, Premier Wen Jiabao said Beijing was planning to start building seven million low-income housing units this year. To date, five million have been ...

  8. Leaders are still united, despite current difficulties

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... governments. Moreover, the fallout from the Bo Xilai scandal has continued unabated, with persistent and dire speculation that the scandal is causing an unprecedented schism in the nation ... But contrary to intense speculation pointing to a further split, his sacking has prompted the top government, party and military leaders to put aside their own differences for a united front, ...

  9. Nations 'can learn' from China's successes

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in urban spaces. The United Nations predicts the world's urban proportion will soar from slightly over 50 per cent last year to 70 per cent by 2050. In 20 years, China's cities will add ... reason for China's successful urbanisation is the firm control over planning by the central government. Romer said the challenge to national governments was to strike the right balance ...

  10. National security checks raise fears of protectionism

    Posted Jun 26th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller in Beijing Beijing's long-awaited anti-monopoly law that requires foreign purchases of Chinese companies to go through 'national security' checks has reignited fears among foreign investors that the mainland, like the United States, is succumbing to economic protectionism. Complaints of an anti-foreign backlash flared last autumn when United States ...




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