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  1. Danger on our doorstep

    Posted Aug 25th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... million Network infrastructure maintenance 90% Operations 10% Source: World Economic Forum ... month. 'It's very, very sociologically traumatising,' he said. The success of terrorist attacks in recent years is highlighted by figures from the Geneva-based World Economic ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted May 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and investment. Mr Wong will take part in a meeting of Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum trade ministers, who will review progress on initiatives from the Doha Development Agenda. smoke crusader honoured Homer Tso Wei-kwok, chairman of the Council on Smoking and Health, yesterday received an award from the World Health Organisation. The WHO said Dr Tso had been 'a major force ...

  3. Beijing should focus on economic soft power

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... with a Chinese official at the Pan-Beibu Gulf Economic Co-operation Forum in Nanning, the capital of Guangxi, the southern province neighbouring Vietnam. Although the vice-minister declined to talk ... Toh Han Shih China's hard power is raising concern around the world, but it is the country's soft power, manifest in infrastructure and soft loans, that will extend its global ...

  4. Shadowy figure dubbed the Osama bin Laden of Asia

    Posted Aug 16th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... bomber at the Marriott hotel in Jakarta. Police believe Hambali was behind both - and that he was planning a strike on an Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum meeting in Bangkok in October. ... the September 11 attacks and the bombing later that year of the USS Cole in Yemen were discussed. Two of the hijackers who flew planes into New York's World Trade Centre were allegedly present. ...

  5. What good are nuclear weapons?

    Posted Aug 07th 2003, 12:00am by Brad Glosserman

    ... controversial and difficult. The two world views collide in North Korea. Its leaders see nuclear weapons as necessary to guarantee security. While the US (along with every government in the region) says ... of obtaining nuclear weapons is too high. Threats of suspended food aid, energy supplies and economic assistance send that message: North Korea's apparent readiness to resume negotiations suggests ...

  6. Between a rogue and a hyperpower

    Posted Dec 12th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... weapons. So the second round of talks, tentatively scheduled for Beijing next week, might not be held before February. The first round, in August, ended in acrimony after Pyongyang used the forum to threaten to stage its first nuclear test. One of the incentives being demanded by North Korea is that the US 'lifts its political, economic, military sanctions and blockade'. This refers, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A nuclear world is not a safer world

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ban Ki-moon Ban Ki-moon says spending on arms should be diverted to meet new security challenges A nuclear world is no longer a safer world Last month, competing interests prevented ... opportunity to explore what has gone wrong and how the world can get back on track. Many defence establishments now recognise that security means far more than protecting borders. Grave security ...

  8. How 9/11 rewrote the Sino-US script

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... desired. After the terrorist attacks, China mobilised diplomatically to come to the aid of the US. Jiang and Bush discussed terrorism at a meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum ... reconnaissance plane and a Chinese jet fighter over Hainan Island. However, that hostility waned in the immediate aftermath of the attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York when then president Jiang ...

  9. Arroyo considers courts martial for civilian economic crimes

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... that military tribunals could try civilians who commit 'economic sabotage', an offence which could apply to large-scale tax evaders and smugglers. 'I have been poring over old presidential decrees [of strongman Ferdinand Marcos] because they are still in effect, to look at the punishment for economic sabotage,' she said during a weekly televised forum on Saturday. ...

  10. Perfect host

    Posted Mar 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... was pragmatic enough not to oppose South Korea's proposal to commence economic aid to North Korea once it freezes its nuclear programme, on condition that the freeze is only a step towards total ... a forum in which they can express their views is useful. South Korea has proposed that the six meet every two months. Another sign of progress was the agreement to set up a lower-level working ...




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