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  1. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Peng Liyuan named Unesco ambassador for women's education

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 01:33pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com First lady awarded role to promote women's education while on French visit with President Xi Jinping, boosting her clout on world stage Peng Liyuan ... by the All-China Women's Federation found that rural women attended school 2.2 years less than their urban peers, and that more girls (36.8 per cent) than boys (27.9 per cent) nationwide were forced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1458413/unesco-names-peng-liyuan-its-ambassador-girls-and-womens-education
  2. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Park Geun-hye urges Tokyo to stand by apology for 'comfort women'

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 11:59am by AFP

    ... parliament that the government "would like to consider" setting up a verification team with academics who would look again at the women's accounts. Tomiichi Murayama, who issued ... among senior right-wing politicians has contributed to a feeling in South Korea that Japan is in denial and is not sufficiently remorseful. In remarks in 2007 that triggered a region-wide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1437891/park-geun-hye-urges-tokyo-stand-apology-comfort-women
  3. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Japan official heads to Seoul for talks on 'comfort women'

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 03:31pm by AFP

    ... again. Japan previously offered money to former sex slaves through the Asian Women's Fund, a private body set up at Tokyo's initiative in 1995 and run until 2007. Some survivors refused ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1484007/japan-official-heads-seoul-talks-comfort-women
  4. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Shinzo Abe stresses Japan's right to self-defence during Manila visit

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 04:16pm by Raissa Robles

    ... what's next, a new generation of 'comfort women';?" Extremadura asked, referring to women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military during the second world war.   ... Raissa Robles in Manila Prime minister discusses regional security with Manila, stressing Japan's right to self defence Abe pushes peacemaker role in Manila Japanese Prime Minister ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1292083/japan-vows-support-philippines-china-row
  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Climate change, trade and tourism to top Xi Jinping's agenda in Maldives visit

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 05:44am by Bloomberg, Staff Reporter

    ... Bloomberg and Staff Reporter Climate and trade on Xi's agenda in Maldives visit President Xi Jinping arrived in the Maldives yesterday on his southern Asia tour, with climate change, trade and tourism expected to be high on the agenda. "China will continue to pursue close cooperation with [the Maldives] on climate change, human rights and other issues," Xi said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1592648/climate-change-trade-and-tourism-top-xi-jinpings-agenda-maldives-visit
  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Canada ratifies China investment deal, may help smooth relations

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 02:08pm by Reuters in Ottawa

    ... leadership.” Canada’s main opposition New Democratic Party criticised the agreement, saying it would give Chinese companies in Canada the right to sue if federal or provincial governments legislated ... of expropriation. It says the deal preserves the right of both sides to regulate in the public interest.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1591650/canada-ratifies-china-investment-deal-may-help-smooth-relations
  7. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    Washington backs off from pressing Beijing on Hong Kong political reform

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 11:42pm by Teddy Ng

    ... Kong's chief executive election in 2017. "There may be different interpretations … but Hong Kong is part of China and it is within its rights to exercise the authority," one source ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591326/washington-pulls-back-beijing-clash-over-hong-kong-political-reform
  8. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Think tank urges Shinzo Abe to stay away from Yasukuni Shrine

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:48pm by AFP

    ... Self-Defence Force will take part this year, for the third time since 2007. Japan must atone further for 'comfort women';, says Yohei Kono, who gave 1993 apology Japan has failed to atone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1558472/think-tank-urges-shinzo-abe-stay-away-yasukuni-shrine
  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    ‘Correct political decisions’ must be made to overcome disputes, Xi tells Vietnam envoy

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:45am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com After fall-out over oil rig, president tells Vietnamese Politburo member disputes can be overcome Get politics right to get over ‘shock’, Xi tells ... the two nations over territorial disputes. Xi said it was inevitable the neighbours would have disputes, but they should both make "correct political decisions" to put ties on the right ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581332/correct-political-decisions-can-get-us-past-shock-xi-tells-vietnamese
  10. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Jordan assumes UN Security Council chair after Saudi Arabia rejected seat

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 11:16pm by Reuters

    ... on women's participation in the Syrian transition process, if a peace agreement is reached. ... stand-in for the Saudi kingdom, Amman's UN ambassador, Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid al-Hussein, has a reputation at the United Nations for his outspoken stance on human rights issues, UN ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1395225/jordan-assumes-un-security-council-chair-after-saudi-arabia-rejected-seat

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