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  1. Hotline set up to smooth Beijing-Hanoi relations

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com A hotline has been established to link the leaders of China and Vietnam, following the visit to Beijing last week by Vietnamese Communist Party head Nguyen ... the territory dispute over the South China Sea, home to potentially rich oil and gas deposits and crossed by key shipping lanes. China and Vietnam, as well as the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia ...

  2. Russian naval visit a message for Beijing

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... prize of the cold war, the bay was built up into a major air and sea base by US forces at the height of the Vietnam war during the 1960s, only to be leased to the then-Soviet Union as a key ... to Vietnam early next month to highlight one of the region's most intriguing- and enduring- strategic relationships. Three ships, including the anti-submarine destroyer Admiral Vinogradov, ...

  3. Italians step up war against pseudo brands

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com For the second time since July, the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade plans to present the State Intellectual Property Office with a new list of 30 pseudo Italian brands in an ongoing war targeting shady marketing strategies used by Chinese businesses. Giovanni de Sanctis, an intellectual property representative with the institute's Beijing ...

  4. Hanoi hits back over new city

    Posted Jun 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Vietnam has registered its opposition to China's move to establish a new city to administer three disputed island chains in the South China Sea ... existing laws. Beijing reacted furiously to Hanoi's move, with Deputy Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun summoning Vietnam's ambassador to China, Nguyen Van Tho, on Thursday and telling him ...

  5. Taking a stand

    Posted Jun 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jonathan London Recent developments in the western Pacific have alarm bells ringing in capitals around the region and beyond. After being bullied one too many times, Vietnam is confronting ... Beijing insists, must accept that virtually the entirety of the region is Chinese territory. Vietnam, it further insists, must seek its permission to ply waters within Vietnam's own ...

  6. A dangerous vanity

    Posted Nov 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode It seems easy at times to dismiss the issue of China's military transparency as a war of attrition between Beijing and Washington, fought with sound bites. Repeated ... In return, Beijing predictably fires off round after round from its own spokesmen, who insist that Pentagon chiefs are trapped by a 'cold war mentality'. China's build-up, ...

  7. Beijing takes softer line with its neighbours

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that Beijing is taking a more conciliatory approach to resolving the tensions. Diplomatic and military relations with Vietnam and the Philippines have been aided by a series of high-level visits ... Sea. Defence Minister Liang Guanglie on August 29 met Vietnamese Deputy Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh to pave the way for a visit to China later this year by Vietnam's new leader, ...

  8. Hu praised for paying tribute to war heroes

    Posted Oct 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li President Hu Jintao attended a ceremony at Tiananmen Square on National Day yesterday in which tribute was paid to the country's war heroes. The gesture prompted calls for this to become a feature of future celebrations on National Day. Hu, accompanied by seven other members of the Politburo's Standing Committee, joined 5,000 hand-picked guests at the ceremony. Floral ...

  9. Sino-Korean relations forged over ages

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... at no charge, until she returned home in mid-December and expressed her profound thanks to Chinese doctors and nurses who looked after her. In history, except for the Korean war, China has enjoyed better relations with Korea than other neighbours such as Russia, Japan and Vietnam. During the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), diplomats and merchants from Korea were the most frequent foreign ...

  10. Beijing undecided on pacific trade pact

    Posted Nov 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... it began winding down wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Nor would the US see China as an enemy when it came to building any useful Asia-Pacific economic arrangement. China sees the US role in Asia ... involved in TPP talks: the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei, Chile and Peru. China's participation would depend primarily on talks with the US ...




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