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  1. Energy security a risky business with Iran

    Posted Dec 20th 2010, 12:00am by Paul Letters

    ... respects an old civilisation and a rising power seeking nuclear parity with others. Beijing's past military aid for Iran was designed partly to counterbalance US interests in the region. Yet ... However, in October The Washington Post reported that the US had intelligence on Chinese companies known to be providing illegal technology to Iran, including materials needed for enrichment. More ...

  2. Not a Korean war, but no longer business as usual

    Posted May 01st 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... 'No one in South Korea wants another Korean war,' said Thomas Hubbard, a former US ambassador to Seoul, this week. 'There is very little support for the kind of retaliation ... between US$100-200 million) with the hardline state. That trade could be cut without damaging local interests. South Korea's investment in the joint Kaesong Industrial Complex, an economic ...

  3. Maureen Fung mixes shopping with business

    Posted Aug 24th 2009, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... that we adopted,' she said. 'Apm's success has prompted us to use this same formula on the mainland even as we adjust to market conditions which are different from that in Hong ... of setting up shop in decentralised areas away from Central, Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway Bay. Many major retailers even refused to conduct site inspections of centres outside the core business ...

  4. Souring Sino-Japanese ties spread to business

    Posted Apr 06th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... partner. For Japan, trade with the mainland ranked second only after the US. These hot economic relations contrast with the cool political climate, but until now business interests had succeeded ... ungrateful for Japanese assistance. Their Chinese counterparts hit back by saying Beijing had acknowledged the Japanese loans but pointed out that they also benefited Japanese business interests. ...

  5. Hermit state open for business

    Posted Apr 10th 2005, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... is not because of technology restrictions, but because of other factors- primarily the business climate in North Korea,' he said. US business agrees. On three occasions since the early 1990s, ... One of the last frontiers of private enterprise is North Korea. Business is budding, but politics and paranoia get in the way, Andrew Salmon reports Some markets are only ...

  6. US, Asean call for freedom of navigation

    Posted Sep 26th 2010, 12:00am by Kristin Jones

    ... Kristin Jones in New York and Greg Torode Southeast Asian leaders and US President Barack Obama formally demanded freedom of navigation in the South China Sea- which China claims as its territory- but did not issue a planned statement expressing direct opposition to the use of force in the disputed waters. Beijing's expressions of anger at US interference may have forced Obama ...

  7. President Hu prepares for busy 10-day tour

    Posted Jan 20th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... is scheduled to hold bilateral discussions with President Jacques Chirac, Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin and other French political and business leaders. China is also expected to ask France ... regional issues including the Iraq war and the Palestinian conflict. China has pledged US$25 million in aid to the postwar construction of Iraq. ...

  8. US tax snoops zero in on HK

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Nick Westra US tax authorities are spreading their global dragnet wider in an attempt to snare tax evaders, and the income of Americans in Hong Kong may be about to come under more scrutiny. The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is moving closer to being allowed to examine the tax liabilities of the 60,000-plus US citizens living in Hong Kong. Next month ...

  9. Pakistan lines up key business deals for Wen's visit

    Posted Apr 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to a business and economic one'. Pakistan has been playing down the cancellation of Mr Wen's scheduled opening of the US$280 million Gwadar port, and instead is publicising 10 bilateral ...

  10. China, Ecuador reach deal over US$2b project

    Posted May 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih China and Ecuador have successfully renegotiated a financing deal over a US$2 billion dam in the Latin American nation, months after the Ecuador president called off the deal ... in principle on a US$1.7 billion line of credit from Eximbank to build the dam. An Ecuador delegation led by Finance Minister Patricio Rivera and Strategic Sector Minister Jorge Glas will travel ...




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