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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. 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 ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Amid all the 'us or them' talk, no prizes for guessing the outcome of our political reform debate

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by Alice Wu

    ... all we like, from whichever side we stand, but that won't help us move even an inch towards finding a better way to live with one another, and live with our political and constitutional ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says with the electoral reform debate continuing in this 'us versus them' vein, Hong Kong can give up hope of progress Pain of stasis There is little doubt ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    'Doomed' protests will not change Beijing's decision on political reform, warns Chinese state paper

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 12:41pm by James Griffiths

    ... protesters. Global Times – well known for its belligerent pro-government editorials on Hong Kong democracy, US and Japanese foreign policy, and China’s smog problems – published an editorial ... know well it’s impossible to alter the decision of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on Hong Kong’s political reform plan.” The editorial, republished by the Chinese ...

  5. News - World - POLITICS

    Spending on North Carolina Senate race looks set to top US$100 million

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 09:08pm by AFP

    ... it'll top US$100 million," the foundation's editorial director Bill Allison said. He pointed to private groups such as Americans For Prosperity, the right-wing political arm ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Outside donations push up spending on North Carolina contest as Republicans vie for control Senate race that's set to be first to top US$100m mark ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    You're tearing us apart, former Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa tells protesters

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:44am by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters Former chief executive rules out intervention by Beijing, but begs students to leave streets, warning damage could be 'beyond imagination' You're tearing us ... the city's first chief executive after its return to China has warned. Tung Chee-hwa, now a vice-chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, met the media for the first ...

  7. News - World - UZBEKISTAN

    Report slams regime in Uzbekistan for political persecution and torture

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 10:53pm by GDN

    ... of links with Western and other governments. Up to 12,000 political prisoners are estimated to be in jail. The report is scathing about the international community's response. The EU and US ... The Guardian Rights report slams regime in Uzbekistan Uzbekistan has locked up thousands of people on politically motivated charges, with prisoners typically kept in abysmal conditions ...

  8. News - Asia

    US-Japan defence cooperation guideline revision helps stabilise region: US official

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 02:03pm by Associated Press in Seoul

    ... Associated Press in Seoul US officials brief South Korea ahead of the release of an interim report on defence cooperation between Washington and Tokyo later this week A senior US defence ... guideline revision will not only strengthen US-Japan relations,” Assistant Secretary of Defence David Shear told reporters. Shear made the remarks after he and Assistant Secretary of State Daniel ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    US rules out apologising to Pyongyang to secure release of prisoners

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 11:04pm by AP

    ... professor at the academy. "Between the US and our country there is no political channel... If there were diplomatic relations between our two countries this kind of problem wouldn't ... Associated Press in Pyongyang John Kerry rules out apologising to secure release of two prisoners, suggesting North Korea should build goodwill by letting them go 'U.S. can free pair ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    US hits back at claims that ‘external forces’ are backing Occupy Central

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:20pm

    ... for the US consulate general, rejected the accusation that Washington is manipulating the activities of any person, group, or political party in Hong Kong. “What is happening in Hong Kong is about ... Staff reporters Spokesman for US consulate general rejects accusation Washington is manipulating activities of protesters in Hong Kong Those who accuse foreign countries of backing ...




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