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  1. Young party cadres begin jockeying for leadership positions

    Posted Apr 08th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... indicted on corruption charges. Tang Xianwen, a section head in charge of trade promotion in Guangxi, was arrested in October 2005 after he was found to have made 10 million yuan (HK$11.3 million) ... sentiment and the broader state of the party. Youth movement Official statistics regarding Communist Party cadres at the end of 2007 Percentage who are 45 or younger: 71.5% Percentage who are 30 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676133/young-party-cadres-begin-jockeying-leadership-positions
  2. Political concerns go public as China's Net users find their voice

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... yuan in bribes. Even state leaders such as President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao have publicly confessed to reading online message forums. 'The ability to offer views on the internet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/492983/political-concerns-go-public-chinas-net-users-find-their-voice
  3. Church may be heading for defeat on birth control

    Posted Oct 05th 2010, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Filipinos, including 'a considerable number of Catholic nuns and priests', now support the passage of the law, which would enable the state to provide married couples with artificial birth control and would allow sex education in state schools. Since 1989, the church has blocked efforts to pass legislation intended to slow population growth. The Philippines is the 12th most populous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/726580/church-may-be-heading-defeat-birth-control
  4. Restive Indian state rallies around its latest martyr

    Posted Sep 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S. N. M. Abdi A frail-looking woman is on an indefinite hunger strike in Imphal, capital of Manipur state in India's insurgency-racked northeast. Irom Sharmila, 38, is protesting ... of doping charges within 24 hours of being pulled from the team, but the reprieve came too late. A vindicated Devi, media in tow, stormed the headquarters of the state-run Sports Authority of India ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651697/restive-indian-state-rallies-around-its-latest-martyr
  5. Enemy of the state

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am

    ... as he talks about his feelings for the Dalai Lama. 'For the Dalai Lama to come back is my greatest wish and dream,' he weeps, his body crumpled and his head bowed. 'I only have ... serious allegations,' says Gyaljong Tsetrin. 'I'm worried what they will accuse him of... maybe something to do with stealing state secrets or splitting the motherland.' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654742/enemy-state
  6. Academics at top think-tank tread a fine line on state secrets

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... was named a deputy head of the State Council's Research Office. The research office's main function is to prepare reports and speeches for the premier and his deputies. It also conducts ... State Department officials and congressmen to solicit opinions on key issues on behalf of the central government. Insiders say Professor Xia has also headed an investigative office under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/506741/academics-top-think-tank-tread-fine-line-state-secrets
  7. Little Flock is resisting state control from pastures new

    Posted Dec 01st 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... by brown fields on the edge of Hangzhou is a house of worship. But inside, more than 100 people fill the rows of bamboo chairs, their heads bowed in prayer, as a church elder tells them to accept ... of the Little Flock, a homegrown Christian religion, are resisting something else besides the Devil. The group is fighting against state control by refusing to register with the authorities. In the past ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/436518/little-flock-resisting-state-control-pastures-new
  8. Light shed on Gome scandal by mainland state media

    Posted Jun 11th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam More scandalous details about the probe and trial of former Gome Electrical Appliances Holding chairman Wong Kwong-yu have been exposed by state media, nearly a month after ... division. He abandoned a probe into an unlawful loan after being offered 1 million in cash and 50,000 electrical appliances. Sun Haiting, leader of the state tax bureau team investigating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716798/light-shed-gome-scandal-mainland-state-media
  9. Jealousy rears its ugly head

    Posted May 18th 2010, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... is a black man in a colour-prejudiced society, his job becomes difficult. Racism is not the only theme in Othello. Jealousy, betrayal and hatred raise their ugly heads, all contributing to the dark ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/714615/jealousy-rears-its-ugly-head
  10. Ex-head of chambers bound over

    Posted Apr 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A former head of the German and European chambers of commerce has been bound over for assaulting his wife outside their home on The Peak last month. Horst Geicke, 53, chairman of Pacific Alliance, who did not enter a plea, was placed on a 12-month good behaviour bond of HK$2,000 by acting Principal Magistrate Bina Chainrai in Eastern Court yesterday. The assault took place ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/677188/ex-head-chambers-bound-over

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