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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's assertiveness must be seen in the context of Asia's contesting nationalisms

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:08am by PACIFIC NEWS SERVICE

    ... face in Asia is conflicting, assertive nationalisms. Second, we should not simply frame the issue as, "How should the United States respond to Beijing?" Rather, the regional ... nationalisms The year 2010 is a year to remember in US-China relations. Since that time, the very strategic foundation of the relationship has undergone incremental erosion. The vocabulary employed ...

  2. US peacekeeping role still needed in Asia

    Posted May 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... interference may be, it is keeping apart wartime foes that have not yet come to terms with their history. For those reasons, the United States' redefining of its military alliance with Japan this week is significant, not just for the two nations, but for the region. A pact signed in Washington is likely to lead to closer co-operation between the two militaries and a more equal security ...

  3. America draws back from interventionism

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... John F. Kennedy set the interventionist rallying cry in his 1961 inaugural address: 'Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, ... persistent. Retrenchment would set the proper course in national security for the foreseeable future, in the view of some strategic thinkers. It would include reducing military commitments, ...

  4. News - Asia

    Japan puts all of its security options on the table

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:08am by The Yomiuri Shimbun

    ... to a ruling party panel tasked with considering a revision of the legal framework for national security. The panel, chaired by Liberal Democratic Party vice-president Masahiko Komura, is part ... not reach the level of an armed attack; participating in international activities such as UN peacekeeping efforts; and activities that could fall under "exercising armed force". The first ...

  5. Haiti mission tests peacekeepers' grit

    Posted Sep 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting Housed in the dirtiest of UN camps, the troops find isolation is hardest to bear The Chinese riot police sent to Haiti on a peacekeeping mission are operating under worse circumstances than other United Nations forces in the troubled Caribbean nation. 'It's fair to say that the camps where China's riot police are stationed rank as the dirtiest of all those ...

  6. News - World - UKRAINE

    Shells hit central Donetsk as Russian aid convoy heads towards Ukraine border

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 08:00pm by Reuters and AP

    ... the region’s main industrial hub, are facing shortages of water, food and electricity after four-months of conflict in which the United Nations say more than 2,000 people have been killed. In Donetsk, ... and any repetition of attempts to send in so-called peacekeepers,” said the aide, Valery Chaly. Border doubts Journalists following the convoy said on Thursday it was heading south from the city ...

  7. Astra Otoparts drives quality into vehicle industry

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:37pm by Reports by Krystin Chu and Khay Inn Poh

    ... Working mainly with Japanese OEMs for almost four decades is a testament to the distinct quality that goes into every product of the company. Collaborating with more than 40 business units ... a joint-venture agreement with Japan-based MetalArt in September last year to forge parts such as crankshafts and connecting rods. From a production capacity of 60,000 units this year, the factory is seen ...

  8. IPMI as hub of Asian business education

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 02:45pm by Reports by Krystin Chu and Khay Inn Poh

    ... on building up the institution's international partnerships. The Strategic Management Programme, a joint programme of IPMI with the United States' Kellogg School of Management ... in Jakarta and Melbourne. Such partnerships prove that IPMI's quality of education meets the highest international standards. "We want to develop IPMI as one of the national assets ...

  9. Port-centric logistics company bolsters trade in Asean

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 12:22pm by Reports by Krystin Chu and Khay Inn Poh

    ... they want, what they need and what they expect from us." KBS seeks to collaborate with potential investors from the United States, South Korea and Japan to develop new projects. With its network ...

  10. Pupuk Kuj ang upholds commitment to promote food security

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 02:24pm by Reports by Krystin Chu and Khay Inn Poh

    ... the country's food security programme, state fertiliser producer Pupuk Kujang (PK) supports the agricultural and petrochemical industries in West Java, Indonesia's national granary. "We seek ... unit to save on gas consumption. The company seeks industry partners as it advances methods to meet challenges ahead. It has ongoing collaborations with Philippine-based International Rice ...




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