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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.

Ahead of Scottish breakaway vote, China says wants a united UK

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.

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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.

The next Canada? Rich mainland Chinese push New Zealand migration to 11-year high

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 challenges Vanuatu over dual citizenship. Updated at 7:31 am on 26 April 2014 The Chinese embassy in Vanuatu has asked the government in Port Vila to provide the names and passport numbers of Chinese citizens once they have been granted citizenship.

China challenges Vanuatu over dual citizenship

The request comes just weeks after Vanuatu introduced a Capital Investment Immigration Programme, based in Hong Kong, that aimed to collect millions for the government by selling fast-tracked citizenship to Chinese nationals. But in a letter to the foreign ministry, the embassy says China doesn't recognise dual citizenship and Chinese people who have obtained Vanuatu citizenship will automatically lose their Chinese citizenship.

Copyright © 2014, Radio New Zealand. New Visa Regulations to Take Effect in June. Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | By: Weijing Zhu Visa renewal can sometimes be a headache for foreign passport holders in China.

New Visa Regulations to Take Effect in June

If you have lived in the Middle Kingdom for a long time, then your stay has probably been broken up by various visa- runs to get new ones. In a Shenzhen visa run, Phoebe Storm recently managed to get a new multiple-entry F-visa in 24 hours. But wouldn’t it be great if visa runs did not have to be so frequent? This wish seems to be coming true.

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.

China Escalating Territorial Disputes with Neighbors

This past week, the situation has escalated, with the Chinese Foreign Ministry specifically stating that the Senkakus are a “core interest.” Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski interview with Renmin Ribao. Dr.

Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski interview with Renmin Ribao

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.[1] 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. Wilson Center Digital Archive - Pale Moon. Zhou Enlai: France is concerned that if Sihanouk tilts toward us Cambodia will be another battlefield.

Wilson Center Digital Archive - Pale Moon

French interests, therefore, will be affected. So France wants to win Sihanouk's sympathy. France also wants to win the Soviets' sympathy. France may explain to the Soviet Union that Lon Nol is not entirely pro-American, that he is pro-French and he is following the policy of neutrality. The Lon Nol government, therefore, can be recognized.1 France may also promise that it will advise the Lon Nol government not to attack North Vietnamese and the NLF troops. 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.

Wang Yi has coped with crises and 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.

China & Southeast Asia

20100405 - Bondiguel Kellner.pdf (Objet application/pdf) La Chine et sa nouvelle posture diplomatico-militaire.

"Dans l'impossibilité de procéder de manière uniforme à la modernisation de sa gigantesque armée, la Chine a opté pour une mise à niveau d'une partie de ses forces, 80 % d'entre elles restant encore équipées de matériels plutôt rustiques. " – alcide
Logistique : " « Les régions militaires n'ont pas de vrais systèmes de communication qui les connectent, confie un spécialiste. Tout passe par Pékin et l'on imagine les problèmes de coordination que cela peut poser. » L'encadrement très politique de l'armée reste également un frein à la souplesse et à l'initiative tactique requises par le combat moderne. " – alcide

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 says talks are way forward on Iran nuclear issue

"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 & India

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.

Google cède aux pressions de Pékin

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. Cui is head of the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations, known as CICIR (pronounced “kicker”). Some of CICIR’s disinformation designed to influence U.S. policies is said to have shown up in some agency intelligence products, according to officials familiar with the reports.

Why did China acquiesce to UN resolution1973

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...

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