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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Li Keqiang warns of urbanisation risks in first speech as premier

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Pushing villagers into cities could cause loss of arable land and create urban poverty Premier Li Keqiang has warned of the hidden risks of an "unprecedented" urbanisation push ... of the annual legislative meeting, Li said the risks include the loss of arable land and creation of new urban poverty, suggesting he would proceed with the urbanisation carefully. Some researchers have ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    Mainland China should move towards democracy, Taiwan's president says

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 03:42pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... for the mainland to move in a democratic direction. "Today, we again urge those on the other side of the Taiwan Strait to take note that now is the most appropriate time for mainland China to move ... Foundation. Ma has vowed to maintain the status quo of no unification, no independence and no use of force under the constitutional framework of "the Republic of China", Taiwan's ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Government source hints at tougher line on Occupy protests if deadlock persists

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:48am by Gary Cheung, JOYCE NG AND SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... for the talks. Executive Councillors Lam Woon-kwong and Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun also called for further talks. Separately, China used the visit of jazz star Kenny G to the Admiralty protest site yesterday to reiterate its warning against foreign interference. "Kenny G's music is popular in China but China's position on the illegal Occupy Central activities in Hong Kong is very ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Rule of law and rule by party can coexist, party scholar says

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:37am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Rule of law and party rule can coexist, scholar says The rule of law does not conflict with the Communist Party's rule because the country's legal system was established by the ruling party, a mainland schol ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Files 'closed' on catastrophes of past, top party historian Xie Chuntao says

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:37am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Files 'closed' on catastrophes of past The Communist Party is unlikely to ever open all the files on its recent painful past, including the Cultural Revolution and Great Leap Forward, and sees no need to reassess those periods ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Fears over 'radicals' as protest violence increases, but sources say Beijing won't be embarrassed into action

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by Staff Reporters

    ... principle, no foreign country can fault China on this." Dong said Beijing "cannot concede anymore or Hong Kong will be back under a foreign power's control". "I think ...

  7. News - China - POLITICS

    Communist Party plenum faces challenges to legal reform

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:02am by Reuters, AP

    ... Mullin and a former chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce China, said removing the influence of the party on court cases was vital. "We are already seeing a vast improvement ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    We need to keep calm and move on, says Frederick Ma

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:55am by Oliver Chou

    ... realise that the world, not just Hong Kong, is looking up to China," he said. "But when we turned against the favours China gave us, such as mainland consumers spending in town, the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement and an influx of financial institutions, would China not start to have second thoughts about its ungrateful son?" However dissatisfied he ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Plenum set to decide Zhou Yongkang's fate but don't expect details

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:09am by KEIRA HUANG, Angela Meng

    ... or they will list several charges which they will pass to prosecutors," he said. "But I think they will follow the traditional path, and won't mention … the charges." The South China ... China Institute for Reform and Development, as saying. Chi said that if rule of law was realised by 2020, it would help the country's economy maintain 7 per cent annual growth and pave ...

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    Still chance of talks between Xi and Abe, says diplomat

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:53am by Agence France-Presse, KYODO

    ... gathering near Beijing next month, but the ball was in Tokyo's court, China's envoy to Japan said yesterday. Ambassador Cheng Yonghua said Japan had to make concessions if there were to be talks. "Major obstacles to current China-Japan relations are the issues related to history and territory," he said in a speech to business leaders in Tokyo. "The Apec summit ...




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