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  1. Rescue effort unites Tibetans and Han

    Posted Apr 17th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... with the quake dead. The provincial government called for respect to be given to the burial traditions of ethnic minority groups, but also authorised civil affairs departments and state-run funeral ...

  2. China and US must build on Clinton's visit

    Posted Feb 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's challenge is repairing her country's battered ties with the world. She got off to a good start during her first foreign trip; she ... that for too long has been marred by mistrust. A determined effort now has to be made to strengthen and broaden what has been achieved. This is the stated aim of US President Barack Obama's ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Apr 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... G20 leaders must deliver on their promises On April 2, the leaders of 20 of the world's biggest economies 'pledged to do whatever is necessary to... build an inclusive, green, and sustainable recovery'. Oxfam sees the G20 summit as a vital ...

  4. Mrs Clinton's chance to turn words into action

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... relations with the world; this approach must remain at the core of its diplomatic efforts. That would certainly seem to be the case with Mrs Clinton's maiden trip as secretary of state. Japan is a logical first port of call, being the United States' foremost ally in Asia. Indonesia, Mr Obama's boyhood home and the most populous Muslim nation, will give Washington the opportunity ...

  5. US-China energy deal

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Timothy Chui China and the United States- the world's two biggest greenhouse gas offenders- have finally signed an agreement to co-operate on clean energy technology while working ... grid technologies and electric cars will also be areas for collaboration, a document released by the US State Department said. Department spokesman Ian Kelly said the agreement would serve ...

  6. Department floats ideas to cut illegal dumping

    Posted May 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The Environmental Protection Department has pledged greater co-ordination among departments to tackle illegal dumping and suggested tighter legislation to fight the problem. In a paper delivered to lawmakers yesterday, the government said it w ...

  7. Things they said

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... consumers and emitters of greenhouse gases, the United States and China have a responsibility to combat climate change...' Hu Jintao 'China recognises and also respects the universality ...

  8. China holds firm on climate change talks

    Posted Oct 05th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... UN climate chief Christiana Figueres also called yesterday for more flexibility from major powers, including China and the United States. 'It is absolutely indispensable that China show ... Shi Jiangtao in Tianjin China is holding firm to its original stance on global climate talks amid intensified United Nations calls yesterday for governments to shelve differences and seek ...

  9. Events diary

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today, HK: The Asia Society hosts a seminar on Japanese recession with Nomura Research Institute chief economist Richard Koo. Tomorrow, HK: The Asia Society hosts 'China, Northeast Asia And The Next American Administration'. Brookings Institutio ...

  10. Government can curb pollution by buying state-of-the-art buses

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it should take those profit-driven businesses out of the equation and use part of its significant budget surplus to buy the public state-of-the-art buses. Treat the investment as a relatively ...




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