Khody Akhavi reports in the Asia Times, from Washington: For China these days it seems that nothing – not rising energy prices; not sanctions aimed at its more unsavory business partners, Myanmar and Sudan; not even the...
by Xiao Qiang | Jun 1, 2006
From AP, via the International Herald Tribune: President Hu Jintao of oil-hungry China met the Palestinian Hamas foreign minister and officials of other Arab governments Wednesday at a conference on strengthening Sino-Arab ties. China wants to “further develop cooperation in all areas and earnestly promote the rapid development of our continuing friendly ties,” Hu told […]
by Xiao Qiang | Mar 29, 2005
From the Jerusalem Post: When European unification was launched, it was thought that “ever closer union” would establish a community that would protect Europeans from political blackmail. Now we see – though the lifting of the European Union’s arms embargo may now be delayed thanks to US pressure and Chinese aggressiveness – that the union […]
by Xiao Qiang | Feb 17, 2005
From The New York Times: Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest producer of crude oil, is seeking to strengthen relations with energy companies in India and China as part of a strategy to increase Saudi oil exports there. Together, the two countries are expected to account for much of the increase in global oil demand over […]
by Xiao Qiang | Feb 14, 2005
From The Fortune Magazine: It was 1978, and thousands of students were rampaging through the streets of Tehran, burning barricades and chanting their vision of a radical Islamic republic that would transform Iran forever. Halfway across the world, a young Iranian student was sitting in an economics class at the University of California at Berkeley, […]
by Xiao Qiang | Feb 12, 2005
From The Daily Star: The Prophet Mohammed, in conveying the divine word to Muslims, commanded them to search for knowledge “even though it be in China,” calling such a pursuit a “duty” for the faithful. Ironically today, we should be learning a lot from our friends in the Far East. There has been a recent […]
by Xiao Qiang | Jan 29, 2005
From MENL: China has launched marketing of missiles designed for Iran. China’s Hongdu Aviation Industry Group has exhibited three variants of two new guided missiles that were designed and developed for Iran. The anti-ship missiles, displayed at the China Air Show 2004 in November 2004, were identified as the JJ/TL-6B, JJ/TL-10A and KJ/TL-10B.
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