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  1. Kelly says constitutional review 'has raised questions'

    Posted May 17th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... two systems' principle. 'It has raised questions' in the United States, he said, citing the timing and details of the National People's Congress statement. It is the first ... Jimmy Cheung A visiting top US official yesterday raised concerns over Hong Kong's constitutional review with Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa, saying Washington would keep a close watch ...

  2. Taiwan's constitutional reforms passed

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... do so. 'A state leader is supposed to follow the constitution- not destroy it. There is no precedent throughout the world of a president making his main mission the amendment ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei But amendments mean smaller parties face fight for survival Taiwan's National Assembly yesterday voted to adopt constitutional reforms that are tipped to turn ...

  3. HK warns US: don't meddle in our affairs

    Posted Apr 04th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee and Gary Cheung in Beijing In language redolent of Beijing, Stephen Lam raps interference Hong Kong yesterday told the United States not to interfere in its affairs after the US State Department expressed 'serious concern' over Beijing's decision to interpret the Basic Law 'before the Hong Kong people have fully aired the issues'. ...

  4. What now for church and state?

    Posted Nov 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... trend. Rob Boston, spokesman for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, said taxpayer funding of religion was a major concern. The US Constitution says there should be a wall ... stand on the war in Iraq. Evangelical Christians are in no doubt, though- it was religion. Lawyer Jay Sekulow, a well-known figure on Christian radio in the United States, told the Sunday ...

  5. State leader calls for rational debate on political reform

    Posted Mar 05th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung in Beijing and Ambrose Leung Vice-President Xi Jinping called for rational discussion on constitutional reform 'in view of Hong Kong's interests as a whole' when he met local Beijing loyalists yesterday. The state leader also heard complaints against the term 'uprising' in connection with the de facto referendum, pushed forward ...

  6. Selfish? Hostile? Not the US public

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Brad Glosserman

    ... poll on American attitudes towards Iraq, released last week. While the key findings show growing doubts about the administration's claims that Iraq constituted an imminent threat to the US, the more interesting results concern public views of the roles the US and the United Nations should be playing in Iraq, and support more generally for the UN. While the administration ...

  7. EU's staunchest supporters look set to derail new laws

    Posted May 26th 2005, 12:00am by Stephen Seawright

    ... other member states want to see in the treaty,' he said. 'There is simply no room for further negotiations.' Also, will other countries go ahead and ratify the constitution even ... Issues that have nothing to do with the bloc's proposed constitution may block its passage, says Stephen Seawright After arduous negotiations between the European Union's member ...

  8. Beijing facing pressure over aid to rogue states

    Posted Jul 29th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The United States is pressing China to observe international protocols in its financial help to developing countries like Sudan, according to diplomatic sources. ... trust and understanding. 'Through the dialogue, China and the United States can exchange information, clear misgivings and boost bilateral ties,' he said. International organisations ...

  9. United front is best path of persuasion on Iran

    Posted Jun 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the United States and the UN Security Council. Instead he appeared at the World Expo to smooth over Tehran's initial anger at Beijing's failure to use its power of veto to block fresh ... Iran's President Mahmood Ahmadinejad went to Shanghai last week to praise China, not to pour scorn on it for backing the latest round of United Nations sanctions on his country. He ...

  10. State fund urges Washington to ease curbs

    Posted Jan 21st 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng China Investment Corp has urged Washington to relax scrutiny of mainland government entities investing in the United States to speed up deals that will help create jobs for Americans. Lou Jiwei, the chairman of the mainland's sovereign fund with assets of close to US$300 billion, told the Asian Financial Forum that the fund recently struck a deal to buy a minority ...




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