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Diplomatic Relations

Beijing appeals for ceasefire in Libya

China called for an immediate ceasefire in Libya yesterday, following a third round of air strikes by US and European allies on Monday night.

Wednesday, 23 March, 2011, 12:00am

A say on the bay

The recent discussion on the government's 'Action Plan for the Bay Area of the Pearl River Estuary' has stirred up a storm over whether Hong Kong is 'being planned' by mainland authorities to the extent that the city and its people have lost their autonomy.

23 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Post takes 11 prizes at 2010 news awards

The South China Morning Post has won 11 prizes in the 2010 Hong Kong News Awards.

The Post scooped the prize pool last night in the Best Business News Writing (English category) for the second year in a row, took the top prize in Best News Writing (English category), was second runner-up in the Best Scoop and took second prize in the best science news reporting category.

17 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Forcing the issue

Often, it seems, Taiwan's fate is decided by the outside world, primarily Washington and Beijing, while the island itself has little or no say. Recently, more voices in the United States have been raised to the effect that Taiwan needs to be sacrificed for the sake of better relations with mainland China, which is rising steadily to superpower status.

16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Reality check

On foodie discussion websites, there's usually a post by someone complaining that an 'ethnic' restaurant he/she visited (mostly in the United States) is not 'authentic'. As someone who eats out a lot, I have problems with that word. Authenticity is impossible to pin down when you are talking about national cuisines.

13 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Reality check

On foodie discussion websites, there's usually a post by someone complaining that an 'ethnic' restaurant he/she visited (mostly in the United States) is not 'authentic'. As someone who eats out a lot, I have problems with that word. Authenticity is impossible to pin down when you are talking about national cuisines.

13 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing stayed out of the fight for fear of setting precedent

Beijing's role in the Ho family fight over Stanley Ho Hung-sun's vast fortune has been passive because it is wary of setting a bad precedent by getting involved in such family feuds, according to mainland officials familiar with Macau affairs.

12 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Asia overtakes Europe in billionaire table

The latest Forbes rich list shows Asia has displaced Europe in the billionaire league table.

There are now 1,210 billionaires in the world from 1,011 in 2010, a record surpassing the previous high of 1,125 in 2008.

11 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

China no stranger to US hypocrisy, analysts say

Beijing has long seen through the hypocrisy of US politics and would not have been surprised by the leaked diplomatic cables detailing how two American Congressmen pleaded for officials to overlook the use of a toxic chemical in US-made medical equipment, analysts said yesterday.

11 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Taipei to lift punitive sanctions on Manila

Taiwan will soon lift all punitive sanctions on the Philippines, ending a row that has lasted more than a month over Manila's deportation of 14 Taiwanese fraud suspects to the mainland to face prosecution.

11 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

China on track in Mid-East but US losing its way, envoy says

Beijing's top envoy to the Middle East says he is confident China will be able to maintain friendly relations with all countries in the troubled region, whereas US policies were losing the hearts of people in the region.

11 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing's maritime goals create waves for Washington

In Hong Kong, US aircraft carriers are like migratory birds - they come and go each winter.

This year, however, the giant flat-topped ships steaming through the mists of the East Lamma channel have been conspicuous by their absence.

8 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Hainan to lure mainland tourists with duty-free shopping

Hainan's governor said domestic tourists to the island province were expected to be allowed to shop at duty-free stores from May 1, as part of the central government's efforts to transform it into the 'Hawaii of the East' by 2020.

8 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing tells delegates to brush up on research

Hong Kong's delegates to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference were told to do more research on national affairs and take a more active role in linking with young people in the city.

8 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

No change on Africa strategy, minister says

Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi vows to increase co-operation with Africa despite the wave of uprisings in the north of the continent and criticism of China's investment strategy.

8 Mar 2011 - 12:00am