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Asian cooperation: hanging on a handshake. Can Beijing Seeks APEC Triumph?

 

 

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit is just a week away and all stops are out in Beijing to make it an economic and diplomatic triumph, despite the huge underlying challenges in managing China’s relations with the region. 

The primary goals and foundations of APEC are economic — delivering on Asia’s economic development ambitions within the framework of the rules-based global economic system. 

China to construct Antarctic airfield, reports say

KONFRONTASI - China is reportedly planning to construct an airfield on the politically neutral continent of Antarctica.

The Chinese government plans to build the airfield near its Antarctic Zhongshan Station on Larsemann Hills in Prydz Bay in East Antarctica, the Beijing Evening News reported on Monday.

The proposed airfield will assist China’s four research stations on the frozen continent, the newspaper said.

“[Researchers] must rely on maritime transport…[which is] seriously affecting the ability of scientific exploration,” the report said.

Huawei Mulai Perang Harga Lawan Xiaomi

Konfrontasi – Produsen ponsel Huawei memulai perang dengan Xiaomi. Huawei segera merilis Honor 4X untuk menggeser dominasi Xiaomi.

Honor 4X memiliki spesifikasi layar 5,5 inch 720p dan prosesor Snapdragon 64 bit quad core 1,2 GHz. Huawei juga menerapkan RAM 2 GB untuk mendukung kamera depan dan belakang beresolusi 5 dan 13 megapixel. Sementara sistem operasi memakai Android 4.4 KitKat dan konektivitas LTE.

Sektor Industri China Bangkit Pada Kuartal III 2014

Konfrontasi – Pemerintah China melaporkan sektor perekonomian meningkat pada kuartal III 2014. China mencatat pertumbuhan 7,3 persen selama Juli-September 2014.

Bloomberg mencatat China berhasil melampaui perkiraan 7,2 persen. Keberhasilan ini dicapai melalui kelonggaran pembatasan pembelian rumah dan menyuntikkan dana ke perbankan untuk menjaga kinerja sektor properti.

Turis China Sambangi Rumah Jokowi di Solo, Untuk Apa?

KONFRONTASI - Turis dari negara China dan Hong Kong menyambangi  rumah Presiden terpilih Joko Widodo atau Jokowi di Solo, Jawa Tengah yang berlokasi di Jalan Plered Raya. Begitu juga rumah ibunda Jokowi, Sudjiatmi di Jalan Kutai Raya.

Beberapa dari mereka pun sempat mengintiup suasana dalam rumah Jokowi dari celah pagar rumah. Budi Hartadi, seorang pemandu wisata mengatakan, para turis memamg telah memiliki rencana untuk mengunjungi rumah Jokoi sebelum pelantikan.

It’s hypocrite of US to warn of China hacking plot: Analyst

KONFRONTASI - The United States has proven to be an “incredible hypocrite” by issuing a new warning to businesses about an alleged hacking plot by the Chinese government, a former CIA contractor says.

Steven D. Kelley told Press TV on Saturday that the Chinese have “certainly been developing techniques” for such a plot but it is “disingenuous” for the US to release such a warning

“Obviously, we have a much broader capability and we have been doing this for much longer and at a larger scale,” Kelley said.

About Hong Kong’s Endless Road to Democracy

HONG KONG - There has been considerable confusion and deliberate misinformation on the role of the British colonials and the Chinese on universal suffrage in the 172 years since Hong Kong was founded. Neither comes out especially clean. We present this political history of the territory as a service for our readers to foster understanding of the unfolding Occupy Central crisis.

Hong Kong’s Future: In Beijing Communist’s Hands

HONG KONG -Will it hammer the doors shut or seek to regain some credibility?

With hundreds of police – sans helmets and tear gas – having moved in to clear Occupy demonstrators in the crowded Mongkok district of Hong Kong, the protest may be reaching a temporary denouement, from fatigue on both sides if nothing else.

The students have agreed to pull back and the government has agreed to talk to them. That doesn’t mean there won’t be additional friction, but it’s a start.

Pesimisme Global Tekan Ekonomi Indonesia

Konfrontasi – Tren pelemahan ekonomi global berdampak pada prediksi ekonomi Indonesia. Potensi pertumbuhan ekonomi nasional hanya 5,1 persen.

Sektor tenaga kerja Uni Eropa masih memburuk dan sektor manufaktur di Amerika Serikat belum bangkit menyebabkan ekonomi dunia lesu. Consumer Price Index (CPI) China dan Retail Sales Amerika menilai kedua faktor ini semakin parah setelah ancaman Ebola dan demonstrasi Hong Kong menahan aksi investor. Dampak tersebut juga dirasakan oleh pelaku ekonomi Indonesia.

Awasi China, Obama Lantik Dubes Baru Untuk ASEAN

Konfrontasi – Posisi duta besar Amerika Serikat untuk negara-negara ASEAN resmi berpindah tangan. Nina Hachigian ditunjuk menggantikan kursi David L. Carden.

Nina merupakan pegawai pemerintah di Departemen Luar Negeri AS. Sebelum menjadi penasihat Deplu AS, Nina pernah menjadi pengamat ASEAN selama belasan tahun. Sejak 2008, dia bekerja untuk Center for American Progress.

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