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  1. HK eyed as head office for state firms

    Posted Aug 11th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Sasac studying proposal as overseas acquisitions turn some entities into multinationals State conglomerates could move their headquarters to Hong Kong as the acquisition of overseas assets will turn some of them into multinational corporations, according to the top official in charge of state assets. Li Rongrong, chairman of the State-owned Assets ...

  2. People's Daily gives patriotic youth Web outlet for leadership worship

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo The central government's technology-savvy propaganda machine, ever quick to seize on state leaders' rising popularity among the country's patriotic youth, has launched an official fan site dedicated to the president and premier. As of yesterday, the website- designed and maintained by the Communist Party's mouthpiece, the People's Daily- had ...

  3. Brave comic takes a shot at mainland icons

    Posted Jul 18th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou Mao Zedong is a romantic poet with a tendency to get cranky. Deng Xiaoping is a chain-smoking bridge aficionado who exercises power with a dismissive flick of the wrist. Jiang Zemin is portly and desperate not to provoke his foreign friends. W ...

  4. Web fan club treats 'Brother Hu' and 'Wen Baobao' like rock stars

    Posted Jul 24th 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi They're young, casual and think patriotism is cool. Welcome to the Assorted Rice Club and the Eight Treasures Rice Club- two of the hottest online fan clubs on the mainland. There, China's cyber-savvy youth are raising President Hu Jint ...

  5. Jiang's theory gets credit for inspiring toiling heroes

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the theory, which calls on the Communist Party to represent all advanced elements in a fast-changing society. According to state media, front-line nurses in the battle against Sars put their lives ... their homes. The theory states that the party should represent the most advanced production forces, advanced culture and the interests of the masses. It is designed to broaden the party base and, ...

  6. State Council gives rail minister demerit over crash that killed 72

    Posted May 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk The State Council has given Railways Minister Liu Zhijun a demerit for the train crash in Shandong province last year that killed 72 people and injured 400. It is rare ... system since 1972. He was promoted to head of the ministry in 2003. Large-scale penalising of officials is common after major accidents. After a gas explosion at a coal mine in Hongdong county, ...

  7. Military parade to be 'stately but frugal'

    Posted Jan 05th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Prudence ordered for anniversary show Beijing intends to stage a 'stately but frugal' military parade to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on October 1, Xinhua reported yesterday. Preparations for the event have already begun and a special taskforce headed by Chief of General Staff Chen Bingde and commander ...

  8. State leaders size up economic challenges

    Posted Jul 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... facing mainland enterprises as the rate of economic growth appears to have slowed. Headed by key figures such as Premier Wen Jiabao and Vice-President Xi Jinping, the visits to economic ... Wang Qishan in Shandong, the China Times reported yesterday. Zhang Wenkui, vice-director of enterprise research at the Development Research Centre of the State Council, said the scale ...

  9. City U research centre becomes 'state key lab'

    Posted Jun 06th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man City University's millimetre-wave laboratory has been named a 'state key lab' for the study of extremely high-frequency waves. It will be Hong Kong's fifth such laboratory- deemed to be one whose research is in line with state goals- its first for engineering, and China's second for researching millimetre waves, after Southeast University in Nanjing. ...

  10. State of denial

    Posted Jun 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... unable to help the country properly in its hour of need and people want to know why... everyone is talking about it.' The excesses of the tiny band of generals who head Myanmar's ruling ... of relatively liberal military officials. The junta is headed by 74-year-old Senior General Than Shwe, a prickly leader who is seen to have isolated himself from some of his closest internal allies. ...




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