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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. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US and China must keep politics out of business

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Keep politics out of business A Chinese company buying an American hotel should not raise eyebrows. But the hotel being bought by the Anbang Insurance Group is New York's famed Waldorf Astoria, a landmark that is the home to the US ambassador to the United Nations and hosts the president and senior officials when they visit the city. Such patronage has ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    US lawmakers to introduce legislation to monitor human rights and political reform in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:36pm by James Griffiths

    ... who chairs the political reform group Hong Kong 2020. "Hong Kong’s continued autonomy is a concern of the US Congress and of freedom-loving peoples everywhere," Smith said ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com US congressman Chris Smith, chairman of the House of Representatives’ subcommittee on global human rights, has vowed to establish a Hong Kong ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Need for social reform in Hong Kong outweighs need for political change

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 06:20am by LETTERS

    ... Need for social reform in HK outweighs need for political change It is the dissident voice that keeps the authorities honest. Through political activism, young people raise their awareness about issues that help or hurt their community. It is about time Chinese youth took a rest from the all-consuming mission of making money bred into them by their politically apathetic parents. ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Laura Cha joins CY Leung school of political analysis

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 04:54am by Howard Winn

    ... and a wildly inept analogy. Does she really believe that the dispute about political reform can usefully be compared to giving the vote to emancipated black slaves in the US? As with Leung's ... Howard Winn Laura Cha Shih May-lung appears to have joined the Leung Chun-ying school of political analysis with her recent comments about political reform and slavery. The comments were ...

  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    India's political dynasty flounders 30 years after Indira Gandhi's killing

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 05:24am by AFP

    ... business dealings. Rahul Gandhi- once described in a US diplomatic cable as "an empty suit"- has shown no such appetite and likened power to "poison" before being persuaded ... low. The ban on first-class travel, which could save US$3,000 on a long-haul flight, is part of an austerity drive launched by Modi to cut discretionary spending by 10 per cent in the fiscal ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Civil exchange between students and government a good start to improve Hong Kong politics

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 04:06am by Alice Wu

    ... is better than nothing. It at least gives us a far better way of assessing how close or far away we are from reaching a resolution. In what many- including yours truly- hope to be the first of more ... At the very least, no one threw a fit. Both sides of the table handled themselves and the other side politely and with respect. Despite the expressed and scripted remarks ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    UK delegation probing Hong Kong's political reform may visit next month

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:50am by Austin Chiu

    ... as early as next month for a parliamentary inquiry. As political tensions persist and the Occupy Central protest enters its second month amid high-level accusations of "foreign ... of November has been pencilled in. Of the rejections, Ottaway said: "It would make it much easier for us to make a judgment if we heard their side of the arguments, though I think they've ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    A city divided: Occupy protest and rally by opponents mark a society split by politics

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:50am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG, ALICE WOODHOUSE, Jennifer Ngo, Amy Nip

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung, Alice Woodhouse, Jennifer Ngo and Amy Nip Separate protests mark a split society Rancour and division after a month of political turmoil crystallised last night ... game"' in which chief executive hopefuls would be talking to "half of the people in Hong Kong who earn less than US$1,800 a month". Yesterday, Leung said: "The Basic Law has ...

  10. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Pound traders braced for more political turbulence

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:56am by Bloomberg

    ... constitutional issues. The currency has fallen from a six-year high of US$1.7192 in July. "The market doesn't look for political instability in [Britain]," said Jonathan Webb, the head ... to take account of increased political risks." Strategists have been cutting their forecasts for the pound, and the median of estimates in an analyst survey puts it little changed at US ...




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