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  1. Property reform short-lived in the face of vested interests

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... other day for a quicker delivery of design blueprints,' said the head of an architectural firm working for various listed mainland developers. Even the state-owned sector is back ... reform. The emperor was put under house arrest within the Forbidden City until his death nine years later. Cixi took over as regent. Six of the reform's chief advocates had their heads ...

  2. Murders at the Qing court

    Posted Apr 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... was stating the truth.' It is undisputed that, due to his linguistic skills, education and connections to Beijing's diplomatic and journalist community, Backhouse had an access to the Qing ...

  3. The year that was

    Posted Dec 26th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove 'The past year has been an eventful one in Chinese politics, both domestic and foreign, and its close leaves more than one serious question that has arisen in its course, still pending.' Although those words could apply to today, t ...

  4. The man who could have changed China's history

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... and ordered Kang to be slowly sliced to death. He fled abroad, beginning an exile that took him to more than 30 countries, where he was treated like a head of state. The story of Kang's ...

  5. Talking points

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Beijing envoy to attend African Union summit Jia Qinglin, head of Beijing's top political advisory body, will attend the 18th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa to inaugurate the union's new headquarters. Jia will be the most senior official from Beijing to attend the summit. The building ...

  6. Investors warned on talk of Putin 'reforms'

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... And they would be wrong to believe that when Vladimir Putin becomes president again next year he will introduce wholesale reforms. So says Kurt Volker (pictured), a former United States ambassador to Nato who also served as principal deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs at the US State Department and who is an expert on the upcoming 2012 presidential election ...

  7. Russian welcome for closer links

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... material. I even believe that our relations with China are much more important than ties with the United States and other European countries,' she said. China needed Russia's raw material ...

  8. Firebrand exchanges liberalism for 'rights'

    Posted Sep 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Outspoken Taiwanese legislator Li Ao fires another salvo on mainland tour Taiwanese author-turned-legislator Li Ao said yesterday he had set aside his pursuit of liberalism on the mainland in exchange for the right to speak freely. In a sar ...

  9. South Asian nations urge joint action to fight terrorism

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... energy and food security, the declaration says. 'The heads of state or governments stressed the urgent need to develop the regional hydro potential, grid connectivity and gas ... with each of its annual meetings invariably being overshadowed by tensions between India and Pakistan. US Assistant Secretary of State Richard Boucher, who attended the summit as an observer, ...

  10. Iranian president to visit Shanghai

    Posted May 13th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Mark O'Neill

    ... Ahmadinejad is expected to be one of up to eight heads of state at the meeting in Shanghai. The organisation has six full members- China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan- ... war against a Muslim state. 'It is impossible for China to gain anything... what we would get is nothing but loss if it turned out to be another war in the region,' said Yin Gang, ...




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