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  1. 'Taiwan the real reason' US ships sent away

    Posted Dec 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Ng Tze Wei

    ... leading up to next year's Taiwan election,' said the source, who works for the national security agency in southeast Fujian- the military frontier province closest to Taiwan. The denial ... Ng Tze Wei Taiwan is the main cause behind Beijing's refusal to let another US Navy ship make a port call in Hong Kong, a source close to the situation has said. The Pentagon ...

  2. Shanghai consulate halts visa service

    Posted Apr 19th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... the protests and security concerns. In a statement posted on its website, the consulate said people seeking visas could still apply through designated agents in the city. Local travel agencies have already reported some cancellations for group tours from Shanghai to Japan. Amid tight security, the consulate opened to provide services to Japanese citizens, though it warned its nationals ...

  3. Stronger China develops signs of a dual character

    Posted Sep 08th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and other regional groupings in Asia over the past decade. While China advances its national interests by working through global and regional agencies, and may ... China is the world's fourth-largest country by land mass, after Russia, Canada and the US. On land, its most intractable dispute is with India. Securing maritime rights and power has become ...

  4. Diaoyus row marks shift in Beijing's diplomatic posture

    Posted Oct 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... of the term to the South China Sea was during a conversation between State Councillor Dai Bingguo and visiting US Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg and the US National Security Council's ... with foreign nations over major issues,' the diplomat said. Such a system would put foreign-policy decision-making on a more scientific basis and enable various government agencies to work ...

  5. Long list of don'ts for solo visitors

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that they will not get into trouble,' Ho Jung-chun, deputy director general of the National Immigration Agency, said. Ho said his agency recently notified Taiwanese travel agencies of the restrictions, ... the island's security and various concerns from both the government and the public. Other taboos include bans on entering defence and security zones; visiting government, sensitive and hi-tech research ...

  6. Beijing 'optimistic' about N Korea

    Posted Aug 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... annual Asean ministerial meetings under way this week in Manila. It is expected to be the focus of the 27-nation Asean Regional Forum on Security that starts today - an annual event that marks ... Beijing yesterday expressed optimism to its regional neighbours about the future progress of a six-nation effort to rid North Korea of its nuclear weapons. Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi ...

  7. Testing the waters in the East China Sea

    Posted Apr 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... and Defence Agency would ensure security for the firms. China described the move as 'a serious provocation' and said it might take steps in response. Of course, the bad blood between China ... Beijing's effective veto of Japan's bid for a permanent seat in an enlarged United Nations Security Council, and Tokyo's recent agreement with Washington to treat peaceful resolution ...

  8. Japan's claim to islands unleashes fury in S Korea

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said Huh Joon-young, head of the National Police Agency. The issue goes beyond wounded national pride- the waters around Tokdo/Takeshima contain rich fishing grounds and possible reserves ... and attempts to eradicate Korean culture and identity during Japan's colonial adventure. 'The influence of Japanese colonial rule is still with us, it is in films, dramas, books, the memories ...

  9. Beijing attacked over arms exports

    Posted Jun 12th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... in the 1990s for military units to divest themselves of profit-making companies, a 2005 report by the US-based Centre for International Trade and Security said links between the People's ... was imprisoned in Europe last week for eight years for brokering the delivery of weapons to Liberia from China in contravention of a UN arms embargo on the African nation. Dutch investigators had visited ...

  10. Nation revels in cricket feverNation revels in cricket fever

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... spectacle featuring an aerial cricket match, the national team also secured a memorable first time, two-wicket win over England. 'Cricket is very important to our nation and we are very pleased ... Chris Davis Many countries are passionate about sport, but there are few places where cricket is as much a symbol of achievement as in Bangladesh. The nation's co-hosting ...




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