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  1. 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 ...

  2. State councillor tang acknowledges beijing's interest

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma State Councillor Tang Jiaxuan yesterday became the highest-level central government official to comment on the Taiwanese election. 'We are paying close attention to the development of the situation,' he said on the sidelines of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals conference in Beijing. Asked if Taiwan was embroiled in a political crisis, the former ...

  3. Manila stuns the world by standing up to Beijing

    Posted Apr 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to an all-time low with armed vessels from both states staking out Scarborough Shoal- a tiny atoll in the South China Sea that sinks at high tide except for one rocky outcrop- which both say is theirs. ... a retired Philippine permanent representative to the United Nations. 'We failed to take what I call aggressive action then,' Baja told the Post as he expressed regret over what had ...

  4. State-backed dating no joke in tackling declining birthrate

    Posted Aug 09th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... the considerable success of the Social Development Unit (SDU)- the first and only state-run dating agency in the world- in leading couples to the altar. Since its inception in 1984, more than 33,000 ... in birth rates across socio-economic classes that was a stated reason for taking action. 'If we continue to reproduce ourselves in this lopsided way we will be unable to maintain our present ...

  5. 40pc rise in value of US arms package for Taiwan

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com The latest US arms sales package for Taiwan, which includes sophisticated radar gear for F-16 fighter jets, will be valued at up to US$5.85 billion, about 40 per cent higher than earlier estimates, the top official of ...

  6. U.S. combat ships sail into troubled seas

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent The US and Singapore are in the advanced stages of talks to finalise the deployment of highly advanced new warships to the city state- an unprecedented move that analysts in China believe will target the territorial dispute in the South China Sea. The Singapore basing of so-called littoral combat ships- among the fastest and most versatile ...

  7. Reinforcing the peace

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and the United States have one important thing in common: they both want a peaceful and prosperous Asia-Pacific. Unfortunately, Beijing and Washington have conflicting visions of what a peaceful region ... that Panetta has promised is not to menace China, but to reinforce those foundations. 'Some view the increased emphasis by the United States on the Asia-Pacific region as some kind of challenge ...

  8. Costs in city set to soar

    Posted Mar 26th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... Alex Frew McMillan Hong Kong will have the fastest rate of growth in the world over the next four years in terms of how much it costs to rent the amount of office space each employee in the city gets, with costs growing at close to a double-digit rate per ...

  9. Resistance is futile

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Graeme Maxton The visit of United States Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to Beijing in early January was not just to discuss sanctions against Iran. It was also to remind China ... November, in an article provocatively titled America's Pacific Century, 'the future of politics will be decided in Asia... and the United States will be right at the centre ...

  10. Tough talk

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Frank Ching China was noticeably unhappy as the United States 'pivoted' into Asia last week, with President Barack Obama attending the East Asia Summit in Indonesia, where he lived as a boy. 'Outside forces should not get involved under any circumstances in the handling of the South China Sea disputes,' Premier Wen Jiabao warned in a speech in Bali. While ...




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