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  • Sep 18, 2014
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Free Trade

US assails EU push to exclude culture in trade talks

The United States said Europe’s possible push to exclude films and TV shows from transatlantic free trade talks soon to get under way was not a helpful way to start negotiations.

Friday, 14 June, 2013, 11:57am

Letters to the Editor, April 28, 2013

Your comment columns and editorials frequently hail the concepts of freedom and free trade.

28 Apr 2013 - 5:02am

Talking points

How will China treat Iceland's gay first couple?

15 Apr 2013 - 2:31am

Iceland premier Sigurdardottir to meet China’s leaders in Beijing

Icelandic Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir will meet with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang this month in Beijing as the countries sign a free trade agreement, her office said on Saturday.

“The prime minister of Iceland, Johanna Sigurdardottir, and her wife, Jonina Leosdottir, will be on an official visit to China on April 15-18,” it said in a statement.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Our free trade demands justice

Influential groups in Hong Kong seem to have less and less idea of why the territory exists as a separate entity, what makes it distinct and what makes it thrive, for reasons that are hard to replicate elsewhere. 

7 Apr 2013 - 1:42am 5 comments

Japanese PM Abe snubs critics to pursue US-led trade accord

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Japan will join negotiations on an American-led regional trade accord opposed by some of his core supporters as he seeks to boost growth and strengthen ties with the US.

16 Mar 2013 - 2:39am

Briefs, March 11, 2013

General sees challenge in anti-graft battle

11 Mar 2013 - 6:14am

Letters to the Editor, March 9, 2013

My father is a dementia patient who cannot recognise people or his surroundings. As we never let him hold any cash or an Octopus card, we have discovered a disturbing fact; Hong Kong's public transport system allows people without the ability to care for themselves to travel long distances without paying fares.

9 Mar 2013 - 2:31am 1 comment

Tibetan leader accuses China of ‘sham’ trials

The political leader of Tibetan exiles on Friday accused China of holding “sham” trials in which eight Tibetans were convicted of inciting others to self-immolate to protest Chinese rule.

2 Feb 2013 - 11:51am

British welcome of Asian business will hasten global economic recovery

This year's Asian Finance Forum will, I'm sure, continue to be a source of new ideas and inspiration. Twelve months ago, I addressed the forum with a simple message: that Britain is the natural home of Asian investment in the West. I said that the remarkable pace of growth in Asia was a huge opportunity for British businesses, if we could get out there and seize them.

14 Jan 2013 - 3:31am