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Foreign Relations of the United States

Washington wants to strengthen co-operative ties with Beijing

Neoconservatism has haunted American politicians since the ill-fated invasions by the US of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Wednesday, 28 March, 2012, 12:00am

In mutual interest

Highlights of the 2011 Sino-US strategic and economic dialogue

Economic track

China pledged to:

Make sure the software used by government agencies was legitimate;

Eliminate all of its government procurement indigenous innovation products catalogues;

12 May 2011 - 12:00am

Political sport

In early 2009, human rights organisations criticised America's new Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, for stating that the US government could not allow disagreements over human rights to interfere with Sino-American co-operation in economic, climate and security crises.

1 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Obama and Hu need a special relationship

Before long, the holiday season in the US will be over and Barack Obama, as he takes presidential office next month, will notice that life has become less merry. This brilliant American politician will also soon become aware that, suddenly, everyone wants to be his friend.

26 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Wen's diary packed with world leaders' visits

It has been a hectic start to what will certainly be an eventful year for the mainland's leaders.

18 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

The key to avoiding a US-China trade war

A top-level group, chaired by the US secretary of health and human services, last week issued strategic recommendations to President George W. Bush to improve the safety of products imported to America. Indeed, since the April recall of more than 150 brands of contaminated pet food from China, the safety of Chinese food and consumer products has become a major concern for Americans.

17 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

US can prevent wrongs by getting intelligence right

What drives critics of the Iraqi war as much as the flawed case for the invasion and the awful human cost has been the Bush administration's reluctance to acknowledge mistakes and take action to correct them.

3 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Beyond the Age of Innocence

Beyond the Age of Innocence

by Kishore Mahbubani

Perseus $203

27 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Back from the dead


6 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Things are fine between China and the US - for now

One figure that emerged from the current session of the National People's Congress in Beijing has intrigued China watchers. It is 9.6 per cent - the amount by which defence spending is scheduled to grow this year, far less than last year's 17.6 per cent.

12 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

The world still admires America's ideals, but questions its policies

Taking the lift in my apartment building, I am more likely to hear Japanese, Chinese, Korean or Indonesian than English. That will not come as a surprise to anyone who spends much time in the United States. During a recent trip to Washington, the hotel staff were predominantly Middle Eastern and East African.

13 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Beijing no threat, says Indian foreign minister

A senior Indian minister has expressed confidence India and China can address common concerns and find answers to residual problems through dialogue.

In a wide-ranging interview with the South China Morning Post yesterday, Foreign Minister Jaswant Singh denied New Delhi considered China a threat.

24 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Leaders choose best way forward

On the eve of President Jiang Zemin's landmark eight-day state visit to the United States, President Bill Clinton said that China was at a crossroads and would choose its own destiny.

During this historic summit, Mr Jiang rightly chose the path of co-operation that would benefit not only the Chinese people, but that would also contribute greatly to stability in Asia.

6 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Friends in the cause of peace

GIVEN that it was Britain's Conservative government which backed George Bush during the last US election campaign - and so speedily got to work digging up what dirt there was on Bill Clinton's time at Oxford University - it would have come as no surprise if the president had turned his nose up at John Major this week in London.

2 Dec 1995 - 12:00am