Ahead of Scottish breakaway vote, China says wants a united UK. LONDON Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:12pm BST LONDON (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday he would like to see the United Kingdom stay together, expressing his opinion three months before Scots are due to vote on whether to end their 307-year-old union with England.
When asked at a news conference during his first official trip to Britain what impact a Scottish breakaway decision would have on the attractiveness of the UK as a foreign partner, Li signalled he thought the UK would be better off together. "We welcome a strong, prosperous and united United Kingdom. I believe the United Kingdom can stay at the forefront in leading the world's growth and development and also continue to play an important and even bigger role for regional stability and global peace," Li told reporters. Scots are due to vote on Sept. 18 with opinion polls showing a majority will vote to remain part of the UK but also showing that many people remain undecided. Earlier this month, both U.S.
The next Canada? Rich mainland Chinese push New Zealand migration to 11-year high. An influx of deep-pocketed mainland Chinese has helped New Zealand reach its highest intake of immigrants in more than 10 years, official data shows.
New Zealand's net migration surged to an 11-year high of 31,900 in the year to March, as 98,000 immigrants arrived and 66,100 left the country. It was the second-highest net gain yet. China was the nation's biggest source of long-term arrivals at 6,200, followed by 6,100 from India and 5,800 from Britain over the same period. China challenges Vanuatu over dual citizenship. New Visa Regulations to Take Effect in June. China Escalating Territorial Disputes with Neighbors. Yao Dawei/ZUMA Press/Newscom Amidst all the regional concerns about North Korea, the Senkaku dispute between China and Japan has continued to fester.
This past week, the situation has escalated, with the Chinese Foreign Ministry specifically stating that the Senkakus are a “core interest.” General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, confirmed that the Chinese had used this term in his discussions with them as well. Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski interview with Renmin Ribao. Dr.
Brzezinski was interviewed by Wen Xian and Li Boya of the Chinese paper Renmin Ribao on March 7, 2013. When the final version of the interview was printed in the March 19 edition of the Global Times, the Global Time’s editors omitted important sections dealing with foreign policy. Some of the omissions are printed below. Some of the Cuts from the Interview Transcript In response to Renmin Ribao’s question whether Dr.
Brzezinski has any advice for China as it grows and gains more international influence: Dr. On the Chinese side, you have a press which never criticizes the government. Here is something from your own newspaper, Ren Min Ri Bao, from January 30th. Wilson Center Digital Archive - Pale Moon. Zhou Enlai: France is concerned that if Sihanouk tilts toward us Cambodia will be another battlefield.
French interests, therefore, will be affected. So France wants to win Sihanouk's sympathy. France also wants to win the Soviets' sympathy. Wang Yi has coped with crises and unusual career moves. New foreign minister Wang Yi has not only established himself as a diplomat who can defuse a crisis, but also as an official able to cope with unusual career moves.
Many observers in Taiwan and on the mainland were surprised in 2008 when Wang, then deputy foreign minister, was appointed head of the State Council's Taiwan Affairs Office. The move, the first time someone with extensive foreign policy experience had been put in charge of Taiwan affairs, triggered concerns in Japan that better communication between the Taiwan Affairs Office and the foreign ministry was aimed at undermining the relationship between Tokyo and Taipei.
Wang had previously served as ambassador to Japan. Some pundits said the move reflected Beijing's increased willingness to accommodate Taiwan's desire for a greater international presence, a complicated issue for Beijing. Wang joined the foreign ministry after graduating from university, where studied Japanese, in 1982.
20100405 - Bondiguel Kellner.pdf (Objet application/pdf) La Chine et sa nouvelle posture diplomatico-militaire. China & Iran. China says talks are way forward on Iran nuclear issue. Wednesday, 23 March 2011 06:00 BEIJING, March 23 (Reuters) - China called for dialogue to resolve the international standoff over Iran's nuclear programme, reiterating its long-held position that Tehran is entitled to the peaceful use of nuclear energy, state news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday.
"China believes as long as all sides remain patient, flexible and pragmatic and take proactive measures to enhance mutual confidence, dialogue and negotiation will make headway," Xinhua cited Li Baodong, the Chinese ambassador to the United Nations, as saying at a U.N. Security Council meeting on Tuesday. The meeting was held to discuss a quarterly report on Iran's compliance with four rounds of U.N.
China & Pakistan. Chine & France. China to provide Rs 1.5 bln to Sri Lanka to construct auditorium. China - EU Relations. Google cède aux pressions de Pékin. Le groupe américain Google ne redirigera plus les internautes chinois vers son portail de Hong Kong, qui n’est pas soumis aux mêmes lois sur la censure.
La licence d’exploitation de Google en Chine expire mercredi 30 juin 2010 et Google souhaite apaiser les tensions avec Pékin pour préserver ses activités dans le pays. En mars dernier, le coup de sang de Google contre la censure chinoise avait fait beaucoup de bruit. Pour ne plus se plier aux exigences de Pékin, le groupe américain avait fait rediriger automatiquement les utilisateurs chinois vers son site de Hong Kong, un moteur de recherche non censuré. Mais la République populaire menace de retirer à Google sa licence d’exploitation dont l'échéance arrive à la fin du mois. Pour poursuivre ses activités dans le pays, le géant de l’Internet fait donc marche arrière. L’intérêt financier l’a emporté L’intérêt financier l’a donc emporté. Chinese think tank also serves as spy arm. When Vice President Joseph R.
Biden met a group of five Chinese “think tank” experts in Beijing on Aug. 20, the meeting at the U.S. Embassy was billed in his official schedule as simply a round-table discussion with academics. But a recent CIA report reveals the vice president was one of a long list of current and former U.S. and foreign officials who exchanged information with Cui Liru, one of the five experts identified as a longtime Ministry of State Security (MSS) intelligence officer working undercover as the head of China’s most important intelligence-analysis group. Mr.
China & Nuclear issues. Sino-Norwegian relations: time for Beijing to move on. Something fishy in Sino-Norwegian trade relations. Seoul Arrests Alleged N. Korean Spy. China Brief - The Jamestown Foundation. Old Wine in an Ancient Bottle: Changes in Chinese State Ideology March 20, 2014 Only a year since assuming the top Party post in November 2012, Xi Jinping has emerged as the strongest Chinese leader in decades.
His sweeping anti-corruption and mass line campaigns have shaken the bureaucracy, consolidated his... Category: China Brief, Home Page, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Domestic/Social, Elite Fleshing out the Third Plenum: the Direction of China’s Legal Reform Since the Third Plenum in November of last year, a couple of interesting documents have appeared that have begun to add meat to the Plenum’s bare bones recommendations for reforming China’s legal system. Category: China Brief, Home Page, Domestic/Social, China and the Asia-Pacific, China The Military Dimensions of NPC 2014 On March 4, Premier Li Keqiang delivered the annual Report on the Work of the Government to the National People’s Congress (NPC).
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