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  1. News - China - MILITARY

    Analysis: Lieutenant General Cai Yingting's United States visit signals promotion

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... It is the second high-ranking visit to the United States by PLA top brass in recent months, following a visit by Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie, a member of the Central Military Commission (CMC), ...

  2. George Bush. Position held: president of the United States

    Posted Jan 20th 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin, Sunny Tse

    ... about how much the mainland's growth relies on the United States. grade: C+ War George invaded Iraq after terrorists destroyed New York's Twin Towers. A popular decision in the US ...

  3. PLA generals to visit United States

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Two senior People's Liberation Army generals will soon visit the United States, according to US Assistant Secretary of Defence for International Security Peter Rodman. Mr Rodman told a seminar at the University of Chicago at the weekend that Central Military Commission vice-chairman General Guo Boxiong and General Jing Zhiyuan, commander of the Second ...

  4. The United States of Canada

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer Looking at that extraordinary electoral map of the United States, with all the liberal, quiche-eating, Kerry-supporting states of the northeast and the west coast coloured ... or next to other states that do. True, the US would lose its whole Pacific coast, but we could probably arrange for an American free port in, say, Tijuana. And lots of Canadians could move ...

  5. Developing world must unite in fight for more aid: Hu

    Posted Apr 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... The United Nations and Asean leaders have urged such a meeting amid growing Sino-Japanese tensions. When highlighting China's economic achievements, Mr Hu also underscored its status ...

  6. Putin's Russia not so united any more

    Posted Dec 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's carefully-cultivated strongman image has taken a hard knock with Russia's parliamentary election. His ruling United Russia party has suffered ... and there is no better chance for it to now take hold and blossom. Voters' discontent with United Russia's policies and the autocratic ways of Putin have robbed the party of its two-thirds ...

  7. China, Russia state support for Iran, Syria

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com In high-level talks yesterday, leaders of China and Russia jointly opposed imposing unilateral sanctions on Iran, while expressing opposition to foreign intervention in Syria. They also released a declaration on devel ...

  8. China Satcom top job for Wen's son boosts unit's stock

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com Investors cheered news that Wen Yunsong, the son of Premier Wen Jiabao, has been named chairman of state-owned China Satellite Communications Corp, by sending the share price of its Hong Kong-listed unit Hong Kong APT Satellite up 44 per cent since Monday. Yesterday, shares in the company, which operates satellite telecommunication systems, closed ...

  9. State Council sets rules for public rented homes

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that they can be used along with the sale of government-subsidised housing units to stabilise prices in mainland cities. The State Council pledged unspecified additional funds to the building of public ... vehicles. Public rental units would be strictly administered, the State Council said, in order to prevent cheating and unauthorised change of use. Public rental units are just one type of housing ...

  10. Two missiles miss, drone crashes in 'successful' drill

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwan's military flexed its muscles yesterday, testing the ability of various missiles to hit their targets in a major annual drill. However, in addition to two missiles missing their targets, a drone ...




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