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A real trade deal or will pigs fly? (stuff)

In balmy Honolulu this weekend, political leaders are due to trumpet a major step forward in Trans Pacific Partnership free-trade talks. Despite negotiators flogging through nine previous rounds of talks, from Ho Chi Minh City to Lima, no-one expects the announcement will be conclusive. But it will be progress of sorts. These talks involve nine … Continue reading

China has surrounded India from all three sides: M M Joshi (Rediff)

  Raising concern over rising threat to country’s security, the Bharatiya Janata Party [ Images ] on Thursday demanded that the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance [ Images ] government must come out with a statement in the Parliament informing about the level of preparation for securing country’s frontier in the north and north east, and … Continue reading

China agrees to Asean non-aggression treaty (Business Mirror)

Philippine diplomatic officials are hopeful that China’s acceptance of the non-aggression treaty of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) will stop its increasing military intrusions in the disputed parts of South China Sea, with parts being claimed by the Philippines. But a senior official of the Department of Foreign Affairs said that while China’s … Continue reading

Sarkozy Attacked in France for Seeking China’s Help for Europe (Bloomberg)

Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) — French President Nicolas Sarkozy came under fire from opposition leaders for seeking China’s help to resolve the euro area’s debt crisis. “It’s shocking,” Martine Aubry, the general secretary of the Socialist Party, said in the Sunday newspaper, Journal du Dimanche. “The Europeans, by turning to the Chinese, are showing their weakness. … Continue reading

Will Europe Rescue China? (Forbes)

All eyes will be on China at this week’s G-20 meeting in Cannes.  The expectation—or at least the hope—is that Beijing will contribute to Europe’s bailout fund, the European Financial Stability Facility.  The Greece-rescue plan announced on Thursday in Brussels calls for an increase in the size of the EFSF from 440 billion to a … Continue reading

Germany’s Merkel leaves crisis-hit eurozone for Asia (Expatica)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Vietnam on Tuesday, leaving behind the debt crisis raging in the eurozone to push a free trade deal and press the communist nation on human rights. The trip, which will also take her to Mongolia, comes shortly after Merkel vowed with French President Nicolas Sarkozy a response within weeks … Continue reading

Angry Syrians pelt US ambassador’s convoy with rocks, trap him inside office for hours (Bassem Mroue, Associated Press)

BEIRUT – Supporters of President Bashar Assad stoned the convoy of the U.S. ambassador to Syria as he arrived for a meeting with a leading opposition figure on Thursday, then pelted him with eggs and tomatoes and tried to break into the building while he was inside, the opposition activist and a U.S. official said. … Continue reading

Why China Is Subject To Suspicion And Hostility – Analysis (Eurasia Review)

By SAAG No outsider really knows what goes on behind those high walls of Zhongnanhai in Beijing where the top leadership live, work, discuss, plot and strategize. Analysis and assessments are done by following the official media, think tank reports, open interactions with Chinese officials and intellectuals (though very limited), and official statements which have … Continue reading

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