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  1. Iraq needs a constitution accepted by all the players

    Posted Oct 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... effectively prevented Sunni majorities in four states from exercising their right to veto the constitution. Wisely, under pressure from the Sunnis and the United Nations, the interim legislature has ... intended. A Sunni boycott would damage the legitimacy of a constitution that the US hopes will unite the country's factions and erode support for the insurgency. This U-turn notwithstanding, ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No one nation, whether America or China, can rule Asia

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... ease. Most must realistically acknowledge that, unless current trends change, China will be the dominant presence in the region. No one accepts being a vassal state. But neither do most demand ...

  3. Dangers of a fall

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... is an important foreign policy instrument. The United States has used it many times, most notably when it threatened to end market support for the troubled British pound in 1956 to force London to exit ... pointed out that the US habit of living beyond its means would ultimately trigger a constitutional crisis, the kind of political stalemate we are witnessing right now. The real question ...

  4. All eyes on Asia

    Posted Nov 24th 2009, 12:00am by Mukul Munish

    ... up.' He argues that even if one is optimistic about consumers in India and China, whose combined populations constitute 40 per cent of the global population, their consumers consume US$2.5 ...

  5. News - China - MIDDLE EAST

    Yinchuan, Ningxia, to host China-Arab States Economic and Trade Forum

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Beijing wanted to counterbalance US influence in the region. China has replaced the United States as the primary trading partner of many countries, including American allies. As China chases ... proved an expensive lesson for China, where its losses as a result of the crisis are estimated to run into billions of dollars. The third China-Arab States Economic and Trade Forum will be held ...

  6. Unite now to plan post-Assad future

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the state television headquarters in Damascus on Monday and the killing last month of four of Assad's top security officials, his brother-in-law Assef Shawkat among them, showed further cracks ...

  7. Film trio unite to offer Asia pay-TV

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Men, and a United States private equity firm to tap Asia's booming entertainment market. Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), the three companies' joint venture firm, will mainly operate pay television channels and will be based in Hong Kong. Consumers will be able to subscribe to its six channels through Now TV and Hong Kong Broadband. Celestial Pictures, a unit ...

  8. Muzzling the dogs of war

    Posted Jan 06th 2007, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... Donald Kirk Scenarios of a looming showdown between the United States and China conflict with an overwhelming desire to live, let live- and profit enormously- if only it's possible ... constitution- foisted on a supine nation by its conqueror in the second world war. Article 9 renounces 'the threat or use of force in international disputes', in effect banning Japan from ...

  9. News - China - DEFENCE

    Chinese general urges calm amid regional tensions in US visit

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... their meeting during such a sensitive period, with the United States and Japan conducting joint naval exercises in the Pacific Ocean, as evidence that the relationship between the two powers ... proved that Washington's "return to Asia" would not harm Sino-US relations. Cai is also scheduled to visit US army bases in the states of Texas, Missouri and Hawaii. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Abe and Obama must reassure Asia of their agenda for peace and growth

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... Simon Tay Simon Tay says Abe and Obama will have plenty to talk about when they meet this month - economic recovery, for a start - and none of it shouldinvolve dealing with China as a foe Agents of peace? Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made his first ...




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