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  1. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Towards a new order, Xi Jinping touts Asia-Pacific dream

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 07:12am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei xiangwei.wang@scmp.com The Chinese president uses the Apec summit in Beijing to try to rally Asia-Pacific leaders around the idea of common progress and prosperity Towards ... affairs by more deftly employing the carrot-and-stick approach to pursue its international agenda. Beijing has aggressively put down its markers in territorial disputes with it neighbours, but has ...

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    After powerful start, Li Keqiang's frustration grows with resistance to reforms

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 05:15am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... by year's end. His cabinet announced last week that the central government would send inspection teams nationwide to ensure local authorities comply with Beijing's directives. Li reportedly ... resist meaningful reforms from Beijing. Even as Li pushes for the administrative approval procedures to be abolished, local authorities can feign compliance and set up new rules to replace ...

  3. Mayor predicts all will go to plan on a day to remember

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao, Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei and Shi Jiangtao in Beijing The capital is ready for the most lavish and spectacular celebrations for the nation's birthday today, says Beijing Mayor Guo Jinlong. Months ... as party boss from 1988 to 1992. His arrival in the capital came as Beijing stepped up its final preparations for the Olympics last year. Although he has been the mayor for almost two years, Guo ...

  4. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Aggression is not part of national character

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:47am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... the territorial disputes with China's neighbours, including Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines. Relations between Beijing and Washington have also soured. The US has accused Beijing of escalating tensions over the South China Sea, while Beijing has countered that the US has inflamed the situation with its military "pivot" to Asia, encouraging some of China's neighbours to use ...

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    Justice steps in where stability once ruled

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 06:02am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... "Asia pivot"- have locked horns with Beijing over territorial disputes, raising the possibility of accidental military conflicts and heightening international concerns over China's ...

  6. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Raising civil servant pay will help reduce corruption

    Posted May 26th 2014, 04:46am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... million) in cash at home and police needed 16 money-counting machines from a Beijing bank to count the stash. Four of the machines broke down during the process, presumably because of the intensity ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    Is Malaysia fit to lead widened search for missing flight MH370?

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 04:24am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Now that the operation is moving into a new, much wider stage, Beijing should demand better co-operation to find missing plane Is Malaysia fit to lead search for flight 370? ... the missing aircraft, which seemed to be flying on a westerly course, far from its intended flight path to Beijing. It has also confirmed widespread suspicions that Malaysia's civilian ...

  8. Beijing should legalise and regulate booming underground banks

    Posted Nov 26th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... amount, it is safe to assume that tens of billions of yuan may have been poured into the Hong Kong stock market through illegal channels following Beijing's announcement in August ... Underground banking began to flourish when Beijing adopted the open-door policy and introduced economic reforms nearly 30 years ago. It is booming, particularly in the coastal provinces including ...

  9. Beijing has little choice but to keep investing in US Treasury bonds

    Posted Feb 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei With Beijing and Washington stressing that they are both in the same boat and rowing in the same direction, there is renewed hope that Sino-US relations are entering a new ... more bargaining chips over Beijing and dictated the agenda. The Global Times, a hawkish sister publication of the People's Daily that trumpets the views of the nationalist movement ...

  10. What a small city can teach Beijing about fighting corruption

    Posted Jan 19th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... that the harder the crackdown, the worse the corruption. There are many effective and proven methods, such as an independent judiciary and a free press, that Beijing can learn from other countries. ...




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