June 2012

China factor to dominate top defence summit

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 00:00

In the absence of a formal defence alliance like Nato, the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore has become the pre-eminent annual security gathering in the Asia-Pacific region.

China calls out 'overcritical' U.S.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 00:00

Last week, the U.S. State Department released its annual report on human rights around the world. It covers nearly 200 countries, from Tunisia and Egypt and their uprisings, to North Korea and Cuba and the repression in those nations.