July 20, 1997 |
To a chorus of relief--and disbelief--in bleeding Northern Ireland, the Irish Republican Army on Saturday declared a cease-fire, effective this morning, that will allow its political arm to participate in peace talks after decades of sectarian violence. Renouncing a terrorist campaign that has included bombings, the killings of two policemen and the disruption of public services in recent months, the IRA announced that the cease-fire will begin at noon today (4 a.m. Los Angeles time).
March 23, 1997 |
As politicians in Washington were proposing measures last week to deny China trade privileges and even the right to lease a terminal in the port of Long Beach, the state treasurers of California, New Hampshire and Utah were addressing a conference in Newport Beach on investing public pension funds in Pacific Rim countries, including China. Even as the government was reporting a record U.S.-China trade deficit owing to January's imports of clothing and toys, Philip Condit, president of Boeing Co.
November 17, 1995 |
President Clinton's decision to cancel a trip here so he can deal with the budget crisis at home was widely viewed in Japan on Thursday as nearly an insult. While government officials expressed understanding of the cancellation and tried to put the best face on it, mass media were not so forgiving. Many reports described Clinton's decision as a fresh indication that the United States takes Japan too lightly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1995 |
A group of Pacific Rim business leaders has issued a "road map" to free trade and secure investment that calls for exempting business travelers from visa requirements, putting investment protections into law and creating ombudsmen to smooth over trade problems. The recommendations come from Pacific Business Forum, created two years ago to advise the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, a group of 18 Pacific nations from Canada to Australia.
November 12, 1994 |
The United States and its trading partners in the Far East indicated Friday that they have reached a broad agreement on removing most trade barriers early in the next century. The anticipated deal is designed to make it as easy to sell a Chrysler in Bangkok as it is to buy a Toyota in Pasadena.
September 11, 1994 |
Few places on Earth have been described in such rich statistical detail. But then, the Pacific Rim is an idea in search of a definition, and it needs something tangible to glue it together. That's why anyone with a stomach for numbers can discover the growth rate of its aggregate GNP, the output in megawatts of its new power plants or the purchasing power of its emerging middle class. Memorize some of this minutia and you're a Pacific Rim expert.