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  1. Russia comes close second to United States in skilled labour

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... are actively at work. Unsurprisingly, the United States is at the top of the league table with 35 million skilled people out of a population of about 300 million. Surprisingly, Russia is close behind, ... More on Russia. The general election for Russia's parliament- the State Duma of the Federal Assembly- will be held on Sunday. Russian citizens residing or visiting Hong Kong can vote ...

  2. Beijing warns U.S. over HK affairs

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com The war of words between China and the United States over the work of the US consulate in Hong Kong was stepped up a notch yesterday as Beijing warned ... the spokesman said. He was referring to remarks made by US Assistant Secretary of State Dr Kurt Campbell to the South China Morning Post this week. Campbell, who was in Hong Kong as part of an Asian ...

  3. U.S. diplomat backs consulate's HK role

    Posted Oct 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and appreciated' by Beijing, a top US diplomat said yesterday. The comments by Dr Kurt Campbell, US assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, come two weeks after Beijing warned ... WikiLeaks. These showed that the consulate was interfering in the city's constitutional development by holding meetings with various people, it said. A spokesman for the Office ...

  4. US panel praises HK freedoms

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... A United States congressional and executive panel has called on Hong Kong to serve as an example for China by preserving its tradition of jealously guarding the rule of law. The US ... a directly elected chief executive and Legislative Council could debate it'. The government yesterday said Hong Kong 'has a constitutional duty to legislate on Article 23'. ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Planned joint maritime security exercise shows Asean can lead

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 06:35pm by MARK VALENCIA

    ... that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations can still be a player in the security arena. The timing is auspicious. Asean is currently struggling to present a united front vis-à-vis China regarding ...

  6. US consul sees 'negative trend' on human rights

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Repression was a 'recipe for instability', he warned. 'So long as brave people like Liu Xiaobo remain imprisoned or detained for simply trying to exercise their constitutionally ...

  7. China's rivals seek united front

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... are closely watching the developments, and Chinese scholars and the state media warn against a 'joining of the chorus' by India and Japan, neither of which have claims to the sea- a trend that comes a year after the United States waded in on the issue. This week, for example, South China Sea issues are expected to dominate talks between Philippine President Benigno Aquino and his ...

  8. A reality check for Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that ensured no one sector dominated all others. The result was the current US constitution, which balanced the conflicting interests within the nation at that time. Hong Kong has a chance to create ...

  9. News - China - DEFENCE

    US navy accused of 'harassing' carrier Liaoning in South China Sea incident

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 11:30pm by Cary Huang, AP

    ... a fast-rising maritime power, and the United States, the dominant naval power in the Pacific region since the second world war," said Ni Lexiong, an expert in military and maritime affairs ... Cary Huang and Associated Press Americans were responsible for near-miss at sea with Chinese fleet, according to state newspaper U.S. navy accused of 'harassing' liaoning ...

  10. News - China

    Beijing considering new South China Sea air defence zone, says Japanese report

    Posted Jan 31st 2014, 10:30pm by AFP

    ... requiring foreign fishing vessels to obtain permission to enter its waters, which it defined as the bulk of the sea. In December, US Secretary of State John Kerry warned China against any move ...




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