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Central Asia

Gas-rich Turkmenistan transforms capital into luxury marble showpiece

The gas-rich desert nation says that the massive spending spree has already poured in US$8 billion in international investment and 4 trillion manats (HK$10.9 trillion) of its own funds since gaining its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.

Monday, 25 February, 2013, 6:26am

Briefs, November 11, 2012

Thailand, S Korea trade development ideas

11 Nov 2012 - 6:14am

Talking Points

Financial chief heads to Beijing

Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah leaves for Beijing with the head of the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau, Professor Chan Ka-keung, and Monetary Authority chief Norman Chan Tak-lam. They are expected to discuss expansion of renminbi offshore business in Hong Kong with various departments and organisations.  

29 Oct 2012 - 12:54am

PLA peace offensive moves east after India success

The Chinese military's peace offensive this week continues now in several countries throughout Southeast Asia.

7 Sep 2012 - 8:26am

Morning Clicks: 'New great game' underway with opening of China's Eurasia Expo

Chinese dissident Wang Xiaoning has been released, but journalist Shi Tao, also convicted using information provided by Yahoo!, remains imprisoned.

3 Sep 2012 - 9:20am

Uygurs arrested after hijack attempt

Six Uygurs, some disguised as disabled passengers, tried to hijack a plane yesterday shortly after it took off from Hotan in Xinjiang on a flight to the autonomous region's capital.

30 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Bloc set to flex its muscles at summit

When the six member states of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) gather in Beijing for the group's annual summit tomorrow, they are expected to push an agenda showing the bloc is becoming more united and able to cast a larger influence on global affairs.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Chess games over Central Asia between rivals - and allies

Vladimir Putin's return to the presidency in Russia was predictably controversial in Europe and America. In Beijing, the official read-out provided by Xinhua highlighted a positive conversation, with President Hu Jintao stating with 'confidence that Putin's new presidential term would see faster progress in building a stronger and richer nation'.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am