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China diplomacy

The best way to handle Snowden's case is to help him move to a third country

Snowden's arrival in Hong Kong may have been a PR coup for Beijing, but they will probably be happy to see the back of him.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 9:50am 8 comments

Beijing's 31 ways to win over Taiwan hearts and minds

Beijing has unveiled a basket of initiatives to deepen economic, cultural and social exchanges across the Taiwan Strait, following a high-profile meeting last week between President Xi Jinping and Wu Poh-hsiung, the honorary chairman of Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang.

17 Jun 2013 - 5:51am 1 comment

The limits of Chinese parochialism

Three events in recent days have focused needed attention on the international roles of China and Hong Kong: President Xi Jinping's high-profile visit to the US, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's almost invisible visit to the US, and the case of ex-CIA operative Edward Snowden.

16 Jun 2013 - 2:25am 7 comments

Chinese media picture Xi at home on world stage

It may be too early to deduce whether Xi Jinping has established his global standing with the audience at home, but mainland media outlets said he had succeeded in telling the world of China's importance and impact on America's role in the Asia- Pacific.

9 Jun 2013 - 6:34am

China and US vow to build a new model for ties at summit in California

President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart, Barack Obama, vowed to build a "new model of major country relationships" as they opened two days of talks on a range of issues.

9 Jun 2013 - 1:40pm 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, June 3, 2013

Alex Lo's column scolding the millions around the world who marched against Monsanto and its genetically modified crops ("Time to modify our stance on GM food", May 28) misses the point entirely.

3 Jun 2013 - 2:32am 3 comments

First lady Peng Liyuan drums up more fans with winning way in Trinidad

After a steel band played the patriotic Chinese songs In the Fields of Hope and My Wonderful Hometown, two of Peng's signature songs, the first lady walked over to the band and played along with them on one of their steel drums.

3 Jun 2013 - 12:27pm 2 comments

Xi Jinping plans to step up energy links with Trinidad and Tobago

Calling for a joint effort to advance ties, Xi said he saw great potential for further co-operation with Trinidad and Tobago, one of the wealthiest countries in the Caribbean, which has large reserves of oil and gas.

3 Jun 2013 - 6:13am

Pacific rivals vie for prize of India

To the Confucian scholar Xunzi, writing in China 2,500 years ago, calling things by the right name was imperative. If things were properly named, he asserted, "there is no longer the danger of people's ideas not being understood". This concept of the "rectification of names" is as applicable today as it was in ancient times.

29 May 2013 - 6:16am

Quietly, Sino-Pakistani projects gather pace

There's much more to Pakistan-China relations than meets the eye. Both nations never really talk of real co-operation that involves big money and grand strategies. High-profile state visits, which have enormous symbolic and political value, are no guide to the real depth of relations.

29 May 2013 - 6:16am