Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Same thing appeared in Calgary Herald November 30:
Sunday, November 28, 2010
"The missiles could for the first time give Iran the capacity to strike at capitals in Western Europe or at Moscow, and American officials warned that their advanced propulsion could speed Iran's development of intercontinental ballistic missiles."
Regardless of how much the current Chinese leadership is humiliated by the appalling behaviour of their comrades in Pyongyang, the DPRK leadership knows there is nothing they can do that will not be backed by the PRC. So Western governments, Japan and South Korea should plan their response to the DPRK accordingly."
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Adding yet more tension to the situation, the North's state-run media also warned that the maneuvers could push the Korean Peninsula closer to 'the brink of war.'
The West has hoped that China would use its leverage as the North's traditional ally to press it to refrain from further attacks, but the Chinese statement on Friday failed even to criticize the North for its shelling on Tuesday of a garrison island that is also home to about 1,350 civilians, mainly fishermen."
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Sunday December 5, 2010 十二月五日 星期日
252 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Public Forum (2 pm) 國英語論壇(下午二時)
From Nobel Peace Prize to Human Rights and Democracy in China從劉曉波得獎看中國民主化的未來
Charles Burton (Brock University)
Andy Buxton (Amnesty International)
Charlie Foran (PEN Canada)
Liu Shaofu (Federation for a Democratic China)
Protest March (4 pm) 遊行(下午四時)
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
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Monday, November 22, 2010
Comment: Rachael Bedlington has represented the Embassy on this matter.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
"Immigration Minister Jason Kenney warned a conference of historians and educators that unless we do a better job of teaching history and common values, we risk social unrest in the future.
Kenney said there is a need for both native-born Canadians and newcomers to have a solid understanding of Canada's past including our political system, and how Canada's culture of rights and responsibilities developed."
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Request from Zhao Lianhai's spouse for support from other parents of children with melamine-associated kidney stones
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Read more: http://www.financialpost.com/news/Deal+with+China+worth+billions/3809487/story.html#ixzz14z2s4zDz
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Monday, November 08, 2010
Mr Cable said that Britain was determined improve on the lacklustre figures, capitalising further on business opportunities thrown up by China's massive program of urbanisation and infrastructure investment as well its growing consumer and services sectors."
Sunday, November 07, 2010
Friday, November 05, 2010
Story about this in the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/06/world/asia/06china.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss
Thursday, November 04, 2010
Full text of the article can be found at: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/document/download/24062d6f430a7c77ab7b1a54407ac843.pdf/113_Fuchs.pdf&rct=j&sa=U&ei=GLPSTILSHYP98AbK4bj5Dw&ved=0CBoQFjAB&sig2=m5QS_4f9gYifZlZM4O1v3Q&q=Paying+a+Visit:+The+Dalai+Lama+Effect+on+International+Trade&usg=AFQjCNG3DaVCy1RRj1Xehp29bzQ7_rtaUQ
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
"Clearly, China is on the rise. Its transformation has been profound. Its influence is increasingly global. Its power is real... with this remarkable progress comes great expectations and great responsibilities," Ban said.
"As we move forward, we recognise that achieving the shared goals of human rights around the world is more than an aspiration, it is a foundation of peace and harmony in our modern world," he said.
"So too is respect for freedom of expression and the protection of its defenders," added the UN chief, according to a copy of his remarks released by the world body.
Ban said he was confident that China's current and future leaders would play a role in helping the UN confront "myriad challenges" by showing "full commitment to the common values that unite us" including human rights.
"The values embedded in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are timeless and shared yet unrealised in far too much of the globe," he said.
"We must continue to work together to make those rights real in people's lives."
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Evidently Mr. Wu plans to plead innocent and maintain he is being framed by the Chinese police.