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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Students plan one-week school boycott to protest Beijing's election restrictions

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:29pm by JEFFIE LAM, Ernest Kao

    ... set by the NPC … is an ancient appointment system and is by no way universal suffrage," said the federation's secretary general, Alex Chow Yong-kang. "While the city's ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Ancient map navigates Patten past 2017

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:28am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Ancient map navigates Patten past 2017 While a 400-year-old map of China's trade routes offers no clues on Hong Kong's path to universal suffrage, the city's last colonial governor says it may offer an insight on the nation's future prosperity. Chris Patten was in the city yesterday as chancellor of Oxford University ...

  3. News - World - POLITICS

    Three years since revolution, Egypt still shackled by human rights woes

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 12:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Egypt’s military-installed authorities are quashing dissent and trampling on human rights, three years after the revolt which toppled Hosni Mubarak, Amnesty International charged Thursday. “Egypt has witnessed a series of damaging blows to human rights and state violence on an unprecedented scale over the last seven months,” Amnesty’s Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Retired president Hu Jintao makes rare public appearance in Hunan

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 03:25am by Andrea Chen

    ... in ancient China, the university's television station reported on Sina Weibo. Hu's appearance was an indirect way to voice support for the current state leaders, and to offer some comfort ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Wen quotes ancient poet to assert his integrity after wealth claim

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Soon-to-retire premier quotes ancient poet in parting message after US claims that members of his family had amassed great wealth Wen uses poetry ... from one of China's most famous ancient poets, Qu Yuan, something he has repeatedly used to impress the public during his decade-long tenure. "For the ideal that I hold dear to my ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    State media seizes on Egyptian chaos as lesson for reformists

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com State media commentary points to the chaos in Cairo as an example of what befalls those nations that embrace democracy too quickly Egypt seized upon ... of a campaign targeting reformists who advocate Western ideals such as democracy and constitutionalism, analysts said, and the chaos in Egypt has only given critics more ammunition. In recent weeks, ...

  7. News - China - POLITICS

    Egyptian crisis may spur China leaders to tighten grip on power

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL, Teddy Ng

    ... rock Egypt, many in China are watching closely to see what that will mean for the prospects of political reform at home. Many on both sides of the democracy debate have hoped - and feared ... Similarly, those in the Communist Party establishment seem to view the latest upheaval in Egypt - the Arab world's most populous country - as a vindication of its gradual path of reform ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    President Xi buys meal at Beijing bun shop

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 05:04am by Keith Zhai

    ... attention to themselves by dining at casual eateries. Some commentators on Sina Weibo compared it to the ancient emperors' practice of venturing undercover beyond the Forbidden City. Others ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Critics of 'rumour' crackdown point to history, as police voice dissent online

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Patrick Boehler

    ... of Beijing's crackdown on "rumours" have resorted to citing ancient writings to voice their opposition to the campaign in recent months. Meanwhile police in Guangzhou warned against ... current leading cadres" with King Li of the ancient Zhou dynasty, in an article published in the party school's paper Study Times yesterday. King Li was a despotic ruler of the central ...

  10. News - China - POLITICS

    People's Daily's imperial graft analogy draws criticism

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... and prohibited officials from receiving favours from other mandarins or the general public in cases where conflicts of interest could arise. But the article's analogy between ancient monarchies and the current regime prompted criticism from some internet users and analysts. "Ancient China generally inherited a unified monarchical system, but even under a monarchy, the state bureaucracies ...




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