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Hurd warns crisis threatens trade

The philosophy of free trade is likely to come under systematic attack around the world in coming months as the slide in Asia's financial markets deepens, British elder statesman Lord Douglas Hurd warned yesterday.

Friday, 28 November, 1997, 12:00am

Hurd unconcerned by 'expansionist plans'

Former British foreign secretary Lord Douglas Hurd has dismissed claims China plans to spread its economic and political power across the world.

Lord Hurd, who was foreign secretary from 1989 to 1995, said that while the mainland did not appear to have expansionist aims there would remain 'edges of dispute around the Chinese world', such as Taiwan.

1 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Airport visit 'purely for update'

BRITISH Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd looked relaxed in shirt sleeves and hard hat at the new airport construction site yesterday, despite the continued wrangling over finances and problems of delays.

17 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Talks prompt feelings of mutual respect

CHINESE President Jiang Zemin chose as the venue for his meeting with Mr Hurd a pavilion where the Empress Dowager Cixi held the Guangxu emperor prisoner in the final days of the Qing Dynasty.

''Good morning,'' Mr Jiang boomed in English, greeting Mr Hurd at the Yingtai Villa in the usually secret confines of Zhongnanhai.

10 Jul 1993 - 12:00am