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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Powerful typhoon lashes Japan’s Okinawa island

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 03:42pm

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo More than 75,000 households lacked power on Monday after a powerful typhoon lashed the southern Japanese island of Okinawa, injuring four people but doing less damage than feared before moving off to sea. Weather officials had warned that Typhoon Bolaven would be the strongest to hit the region in several years, but its gusts weren’t as powerful ...

  2. Cyclone hardly a wind of change

    Posted May 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis, the catastrophe in Myanmar may appear to offer little cause for celebration. Yet the soothsayers that surround Than Shwe- Myanmar's most powerful general- ... and relief surrounding the leadership that Naypyidaw was spared by Cyclone Nargis, which wrecked Yangon with 190km/h winds and swept a huge wave 40km up the Irrawaddy Delta. The few aid workers now ...

  3. Asia trade slowdown could take wind out of China's export sails

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp IS CHINA NOW taking so much export market share as to cut its Asian neighbours out of foreign markets or do we have indications that export growth is slowing down ... as the economies of scale and the export pricing that the mainland has achieved are now becoming unbeatable. The leadership in Beijing may talk of responsibility towards China's neighbours but where ...

  4. Chill winds carry an ominous threat

    Posted Aug 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... growth or, most importantly, consumer spending needed to revive the economy. Hong Kong's economy remains based on sound fundamentals. But its external orientation exposes it to chill winds from abroad, including any slump in world demand for China's exports as a result of a slowdown. There is reason to be concerned. The world still depends on politicians reaching consensus ...

  5. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Asia will power Australian economy into top 10, says Gillard

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Asia will power our economy into top 10, says PM An ambitious plan aimed at maximising links with booming China and other soaring Asian economies will push ... to Asia, but the mining-powered economy slashed its growth and surplus forecasts last week as China's slowdown hits commodity prices. Gillard said her vision was for Australia to "stand ...

  6. Welcome step to a free-trade region

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... with new economic partnerships to promote growth. The latest example is the announcement by China, Japan and South Korea - the region's three great trading powers - that they are to launch ... the shift of economic power to Asia and the growing importance of lowering regional trade barriers are reminders of the need for China to undertake another round of economic reforms ...

  7. Knowledge - Power: The Imperial Examination System of the Qing Dynasty

    Posted Jan 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Exhibition of artefacts (including a depiction of A scene of archery in the military imperial examination in the Qing dynasty, left) that traces the Chinese imperial examination system's legacy. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK M ...

  8. Soft-power play

    Posted Feb 24th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... the use of chequebook diplomacy, neither side has given up the contest for influence among ordinary people around the world- something that is often called soft power. Taiwan's president, Ma Ying-jeou, made this clear when he recently disclosed that Taipei will establish a string of academies around the world to promote Chinese language and culture. In this, mainland China has a big head ...

  9. Can Japan challenge China's regional power?

    Posted Apr 09th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... like Indonesia. Before China's meteoric rise, Japan's role as the region's pre-eminent economic power was unchallenged. It is unlikely to regain this pinnacle. However, Japan ... Michael Richardson Japanese and Thai negotiators have been holding trade liberalisation talks this week. The outcome will indicate whether Japan can compete effectively with China ...

  10. China powering Asia's export market

    Posted Oct 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from this year's expected 5 per cent, powered by a surging China, according to a World Bank economist. Speaking on the fringes of the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation forum, Jamal-ud-din ... liberalisation of China's trade regime through its accession to the World Trade Organisation.' But Mr Kassum said many Asian nations still did not know how to deal with an economically powerful ...




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