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  1. Supreme say

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Last week, an interviewer on the television show 60 Minutes asked Richard Clarke, former top adviser to the US administration on counter-terrorism: 'Don't you think that Iraq, the Middle East and the world would be better off with Saddam Hussein out of power?' Yesterday, the world was better off without Saddam Hussein. Today, it could be Colonel Muammar Gaddafi; ...

  2. Case shows it still pays to be a man

    Posted Dec 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with a Supreme Court decision last year that recognised the rights of women to become full members of their paternal clan, even though traditionally, on marriage, they leave their clan of birth to join their husbands' families. 'The Supreme Court has already ruled that it is unfair to exclude women members in dealing with clan affairs based on the premise that the clan is primarily based on its ...

  3. Comment - News

    Asia is wary of chameleon Romney

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode Greg Torode says the possibility of a Romney victory caught Asian officials off guard, but an actual win would cause headaches Certain doubts Should US President Barack Obama ... fuelled in part by distance. The situation on the ground in the US, with its bitterly polarised and economically stressed voters, has never quite seemed so secure. The faith ...

  4. The real life lessons to teach about China's economic model

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... bringing their net worth to an eye-popping US$90 billion. In contrast, America's top 660 powerbrokers- the president, his cabinet, the Congress and the Supreme Court- are together worth ... domestic product as wealth has become more and more concentrated in the hands of a lucky few. While a third of the population still lives on less than US$2 a day, a privileged elite has become very ...

  5. Murders at the Qing court

    Posted Apr 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... it as a foreign tongue,' he said. 'He had a mastery of the Beijing dialect which people from Shanghai and Guangzhou would not even be able to appreciate fully. He gives us texture and details of a life in Beijing and the imperial court at the end of the Qing dynasty that is forever lost. 'There will be enormous interest among Chinese in this book. No Chinese would have written ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Military the weakest link in US 'pivot' to Asia

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by TREFOR MOSS

    ... Trefor Moss Trefor Moss says Washington's 'pivot' to Asia is more about diplomacy and trade than military dominance, given that the US is struggling to maintain its current ... The "pivot" to Asia- the United States' historic shift in emphasis from the Atlantic to the Pacific- has been in motion for a year now. The US' goal is to stress-proof the Asia-Pacific ...

  7. Reform ball back in Congress' court

    Posted May 19th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... when he announced record growth of more than 9.3 per cent for 2007. Various think-tanks estimate that India's economy could grow to US$30 trillion to US$40 trillion by 2050, with per capita income close to US$20,000. At these levels, it would be vying with the United States for the second-biggest economy in the world after China. Growth, averaging 8.6 per cent annually from ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US has no intention of trying to contain China

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by MARTIN MURPHY

    ... Martin Murphy Martin Murphy says the US has no intention of trying to contain China Beijing jumping at shadows in America's policy for Asia "There you go again" has become one of the most memorable lines in US presidential debate history. It was 1980, and Ronald Reagan used it famously to dismiss president Jimmy Carter's repeated misrepresentations of his ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Fed's zero interest rate hurts Asia and may not help the US

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... and may not help the US Speaking in Hong Kong this week, Charles Evans, head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, reiterated the Fed's pledge to keep US interest rates at rock-bottom levels for the medium term. With US inflation set to remain below 2.5 per cent, the Fed's benchmark rate will remain at zero until economic recovery is well entrenched and the unemployment ...

  10. News - Asia


    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Philippines names first woman chief justice MANILA-- Philippine President Benigno Aquino yesterday appointed Maria Lourdes Sereno as the nation's first woman chief justice, saying she was best suited to carry out his anti- corruption campaign and overhaul the judiciary. Sereno, a Supreme Court justice since 2010, was a legal counsellor at the World Trade Organisation's ...




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