Diplomatic Relations

Mixed reviews for Wen after India mission

Premier Wen Jiabao's second visit to New Delhi in five years has left Indians with mixed feelings: many applauded the strengthened trade and economic ties while others are disappointed no progress was made on politically sour points.

Saturday, 18 December, 2010, 12:00am

Wen wins new nation of grandkids

Premier Wen Jiabao can safely claim that he won the hearts of at least one school in India on Wednesday as he mingled in a charm offensive with pupils, teaching them calligraphy and showing off his knowledge of the Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore.

17 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

FDI on mainland jumps the most in five months

Foreign direct investment in China climbed the most in five months in November, signalling that the country remains a favoured investment destination and reflecting confidence in the world's fastest-growing major economy.

16 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Hedging its bets

If Vietnam has over the last year symbolised Southeast Asia's re-engagement with the United States as a hedge against China's rise, then it also represents the limits of that trend.

14 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Compelling case for Asian markets

As the year comes to a close, most retail investors will be checking their investment registers to see if they made money and, if not, what changes they should make to their portfolio.

Professional managers are also looking at their research reports to check what they need to advise their clients.

14 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

On the Move

Cindy Cheng General manager, HK and Macau International SOS

Cheng will be responsible for daily operations, streamlining business processes, aiding co-operation between departments and acting as liaison between clients and markets. Cheng previously worked as a software brand executive for the IBM Greater China Software Group.

13 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Sands shift in plans for the delta's mega merger

The announcement last week that, beginning Wednesday, travel restrictions to Hong Kong will be relaxed for migrant workers in Shenzhen is but the latest move towards the economic integration of Hong Kong with the mainland, especially Shenzhen.

13 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Nation seen as a winner at climate talks

China has apparently benefited from the face-saving deal reached at the UN climate talks in Cancun on Saturday night, which yet again spared major emitters from committing to deeper cuts.

13 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Anger at Xinhua version of attack on journalists

The Hong Kong Journalists Association hit out at claims by mainland officials that reporters who were attacked outside the home of jailed tainted-milk activist Zhao Lianhai in Beijing last week were upsetting residents.

13 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

A crucial debate with China at a crossroads

With wealth usually comes influence - and power. So as China's economy grows, it makes sense that its role on the world stage will expand, as well. This should come as no surprise to anyone; it's a natural part of the rise of a new great power.

12 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

China refuses to yield on Paracels

China and Vietnam have been engaged in discreet negotiations over South China Sea disputes for the past year, but Beijing is refusing to consider discussions over its occupation of the Paracel Islands.

12 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Chinese negotiator optimistic on climate talks, cites Japan concession

A balanced outcome is within reach at the UN climate talks in Cancun, according to a senior Chinese negotiator, citing a key concession that Japan has reportedly made on the future of the Kyoto Protocol.

10 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Liu supporters in Oslo rally on eve of Nobel ceremony

Supporters of jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo braved freezing temperatures in Oslo on the eve of the award ceremony to protest against Beijing's crackdown on human rights.

10 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Vice squad raids casino hours after owner Adelson flies in

Police rounded up more than 100 women believed to be working as prostitutes at the Venetian Macau resort hotel yesterday in a raid that coincided with a visit to the city by its American billionaire owner Sheldon Adelson.

10 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Calm front as China and US bury hatchet over climate discord

China has demonstrated a new line of thinking on international climate negotiations with a surprising rapprochement with the United States at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico.

9 Dec 2010 - 12:00am