Media Archive 2005

  • The casualties of China's rising tide

    January 09, 2006

    The Globe and MailChina's statistics used to be state secrets. That has been changing but even now there are doubts about how reliable official numbers are. While some experts fear that data collect

  • New East Asian bloc to meet for first time -- minus Canada

    December 13, 2005

    The Global and Mail BEIJING -- A potentially powerful new regional bloc, representing half of the world's population, will be born tomorrow when the first East Asian summit opens in Malaysia.Canada, h

  • CHINA: Officials still tend to hide bad news

    November 30, 2005

    The Strait TimesBeijing --- Days after the city's taps ran dry, Harbin residents say life is slowly returning to normal. They now have running water to flush toilets and clean their homes.Although the

  • With free trade all talk, APEC risks becoming irrelevant

    November 25, 2005

    The Global and MailPrime Minister Paul Martin must have heaved a sigh of relief to leave domestic headaches behind for a few days when he flew to South Korea for the annual APEC summit last week.The A