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US lawmakers seek details on Beyonce, Jay-Z Cuba trip

Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce tour the streets of Old Havana in Cuba. Photo: AP

Two US Republican lawmakers want to know if popular American pop star Beyonce and her husband, rapper Jay-Z, had the US government’s permission to travel to Cuba despite an economic embargo.

Sunday, 7 April, 2013, 5:05pm

Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland middlemen help Iran obtain banned components

Susan Yip (left) helped export banned electronic components to Iran.

When Susan Yip stood before a US federal judge in San Antonio last month, she apologised tearfully for her role in smuggling American technology to Iran.

20 Nov 2012 - 4:18am

Channel hop

In Cuba, a research biologist gets paid US$25 a month. To do a simple scientific expedition, marine researchers have to get permission from 15 government departments, including the military. And to visit the small communist country is to step back 50 years. Aside from in the modern resorts that kiss the island's fringes, there are few modern conveniences. The cars are old and rusting.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

New approach to old values

Premier Wen Jiabao, addressing the China-Europe Summit in The Hague on December 9, said: 'Countries with different systems can peacefully co-exist. China and Europe protect a variety of civilisations, promoting dialogue between different types.'

21 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Arms embargo a 'sign of inequality'

Beijing says EU ban will affect ties but denies holding up Airbus order in retaliation

Beijing said yesterday it wanted to be treated as an equal by Europe as it again urged the EU to lift its decade-old arms embargo.

4 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Keeping Clinton's Life under wraps

US publishing giant Random House has been less than an open book over the Hong Kong release of Bill Clinton: My Life, CitySeen spies say.

18 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

MPs and cadres remember British trade pioneer Perry

A MEMORIAL service has been held for the man who pioneered British trade with China's fledgling communist state and defied an embargo imposed by Washington for more than 20 years.

Jack Perry led a business mission to China in 1953, establishing the 48 Group to promote bilateral trade.

Perry made 76 visits to China and developed close ties with its leaders.

14 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Embargo should go, now

THERE will never be a better time than now for President Bill Clinton to lift the 19-year old embargo on trade with Vietnam. The Senate has voted 62 to 38 in favour of doing so. American business is itching to compete with the other nations already pouring money into the country.

3 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Vietnam embargo left almost intact

US President Bill Clinton has taken the smallest of steps towards ending the cold war with Vietnam, but bowed to pressure from the missing-in-action (MIA) servicemen lobby to keep the 18-year-old trade embargo virtually intact.

15 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Hanoi must yield to change

THE visit to Vietnam by French President Francois Mitterrand once again brings into the spotlight the issue of whether the United States should or should not lift the economic embargo against Vietnam. Legislative Councillor, Mr Martin Barrow, (South China Morning Post, February 18) also joined in the call for the US to lift the embargo and normalise ties with Vietnam.

19 Feb 1993 - 12:00am

Vietnam could satisfy Bush's taste for history

WITH only a week and a half of George Bush's presidency remaining, speculation is growing that he will at least partially lift the embargo on trade with Vietnam.

Like other outgoing politicians, after receiving a thumbs-down from voters he seems to be trying to win a thumbs-up from history, sending troops or negotiators all over the globe, from Somalia to Geneva.

11 Jan 1993 - 12:00am