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  1. News - China

    Hagel to broach topic of cyber threats with Chinese

    Posted May 31st 2013, 11:11am by Associated Press aboard a US Aircraft

    ... Associated Press aboard a US Aircraft Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel will meet with members of a Chinese delegation this weekend and likely talk about ongoing cyberthreats amid new reports ... Hagel said that the US must find ways to work with the Chinese and other countries to develop rules of the road and a better understanding among nations for the use of cyber. “These are issues ...

  2. Business - Economy

    BRICS eye political capital with US$150b deal on new reserve fund and bank

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:31am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Brasilia Five largest emerging markets hope US$150b deal at Brazil summit will boost growth and cohesion, but analysts say measures are not enough BRICS eye political capital ... to revive the group's waning clout. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, known as the BRICS, will approve the creation of the US$100 billion reserve fund and US$50 billion bank ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - MUSIC

    Actor and rapper Yasiin Bey, once known as Mos Def, puts politics at the heart of his music

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:21pm by Richard Lord

    ... outspoken on other political issues, particularly the US government's response to Hurricane Katrina, a disaster which disproportionately affected black communities. His most direct and effective political statement was when he was force-fed in the manner of the US military methods used at Guantánamo Bay; the resulting video, one of the most-viewed items on the website ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Anti-Occupy march as much a product of political dysfunction as pro-democracy protests

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 03:06pm by LARRY AU

    ... of the history of protest in the past decade and our distorted political system. Pro-government and pro-democracy movements are a product of the same contradictory forces: the tension between protest ... to protest, especially in the summer heat. They protest because they must. On the other hand, protest fatigue is the increasing regularity of protest that desensitises us to their demands because ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to dig Hong Kong out of the pit of political polarisation

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:08am by Alice Wu

    ... both sides to divide us, to close the berth for the middle, to exhaust us by riding us on their crests of public outrage, and then to drop us into the political abyss? The way our politics ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says the current polarisation shows that all those involved have forgotten that politics is about the art of compromise Divided we fall When Dr Robert Chung Ting-yiu, ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Moderates must come together to compromise on political reform

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:58pm by Law Chi-kwong

    ... on political reform Courage under fire The key debate on constitutional reform today is still on the mechanism and procedure for electing the chief executive by universal suffrage. Practically, ... and Beijing, while a high threshold to ensure zero risk- that is, political screening via the nominating committee- will not be acceptable to the democrats. Insisting on either stand will ensure ...

  7. News - World - IRAQ

    New political crisis as Iraqi president calls on newcomer to form government

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 05:18pm by AGENCIES

    ... is the biggest in parliament and therefore was entitled to nominate a candidate for prime minister. The political developments came as senior US officials said the Obama administration, which launched ... Agencies in Baghdad President calls on Shiite newcomer to form new government, angering Nouri al-Maliki Iraq seemed to plunge into a deeper political crisis after President Fuad Massoum ...

  8. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Handle with care- the politics of naming places

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:29am by AP

    ... Ken Moritsugu Politics of place names can be a sensitive subject Is it the Persian Gulf or the Arabian Gulf? Mount McKinley or Denali? Mumbai or Bombay? Some geographic names don't just tell us where we live or where we're going. They are also a political statement, or in the eyes of some, a politically incorrect one. They may not spark a war of the worlds, ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rising political intolerance is threatening Hong Kong society

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 05:03pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Peter Kammerer says the increasing intolerance in Hong Kong politics is dividing society and could cause long-term damage Growing rift Hong Kong has never been so ... as displaying the Chinese flag. Matters at the time in the US were far more sinister, with senator Joseph McCarthy in the early 1950s whipping up a sense of terror against communists and accusing ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The painful politics of Gaza's sealed borders

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:05pm by ROBERT KARNIOL

    ... to consider this question. US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke of lifting the Gaza blockade in the context of a broader political deal. As for any interim respite from the suffering, a State ... Robert Karniol Robert Karniol laments the lack of an escape route for the Gazan people trapped in a combat zone, as politics trumps humanitarian concerns No way out Should Egypt and Israel ...




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