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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China and Japan must dial down the tension over the Diaoyus

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... decision to buy the rocky outcrops from their indebted private owner and Beijing's ordering of patrol boats to reassert its claim. Were conflict to erupt, the US would be dragged in through ... in Asia and the Pacific. But all nations know that nothing is to be gained from creating instability at so economically and politically sensitive a time. The US has to use its influence to rein ...

  2. News - World


    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... years in prison. Vitaly Borker, 35, shook his head and wiped his hand across his eyes as US District Judge Richard Sullivan announced the sentence, along with nearly US$100,000 in fines ... brought against the Associated Press after basing his poster on one of AP's photographs. Shepard Fairey, 42, settled his civil case with AP in a deal than required him to pay AP US ...

  3. News - Asia - Pacific

    Clinton in South Pacific with China in focus

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 03:15pm by Associated Press in Papeete

    ... Associated Press in Papeete US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has arrived in the South Pacific at the top of a six-nation Asia tour during which she aims to reassert American ... on the trip that will take her from the Cook Islands to Russia’s Far East. The journey will keep her half a world away from US politics at the height of the presidential conventions. But it will put ...

  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian PM cuts Pacific trip after troop deaths

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Avarua

    ... for casualties since the war started. Her departure means she will miss a visit to the 15-nation forum later this week by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the most senior official from Washington ... female prime minister said the 10-year, US$330 million programme aimed to increase the political and economic influence of women in the Pacific. “We know that societies only reach their full ...

  5. HK enacts Iran sanctions law after 9 months

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... its relationship with Iran. Earlier this month, a bipartisan slate of US senators pressed the Obama administration over its policy on Sino-Iran relations. 'We cannot afford to create ...

  6. Uncertain future in HK for Iranian shipping line

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... are registered in the city and Malta. A few also carry the mortgages for several of IRISL's ships, which are held by Iranian banks sanctioned by the US, Britain and the European Union. 'Everyone knows we use these hide-and-seek tactics, but the point is whether they can catch us out,' said a mid-ranking IRISL official, according to a report published last week ...

  7. Canada harness anger to brush aside Japan

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by James Porteous

    ... staff.' Japan twice came from behind to reach the final, scoring 19 points without reply to beat Scotland 19-14, and even more impressively to win 14-12 against a US team who looked in control ...

  8. Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... race in the world'. Yet he would be uncomfortable if a Jew or a non-Chinese married into his family. Lee does approve of a potential Chinese in-law who graduated from a top US university. ...

  9. Race has no place in diplomatic dealings

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Enthusiasm has greeted the nomination of Gary Locke as the next US ambassador to China. Sending an American of Chinese descent to Beijing will, it is avowed, make dealings ... of these comments, which reflect so much that is wrong with both Chinese and US assumptions on racial matters. Locke is eminently qualified for this job, coming to it from the position of commerce secretary ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... then humanitarian aid must reach those in need. The aim should be that a new Libya can emerge from the war, where economic stability exists. Adrian Law Ming-yiu, Pok Fu Lam US envoy guilty of hypocrisy ... to be triumphalist', March 2). Nevertheless I am willing to respond to the elements he introduces to the debate. First, let me quote the words of Susan Rice (US ambassador to the UN) that the US rejects ...




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