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  1. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    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 ...

  2. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    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. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    Central government must prove 'war on smog' not just hot air

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 03:26am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei While premier's declaration is a positive sign, policies and deep-rooted political mindsets must be changed to truly make progress Prove 'war on smog' is not just hot air There was a perverse sense of irony on Wednesday when Premier Li Keqiang announced China would "declare war" on pollution while Beijing, along with much of the country, ...

  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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    Too much at stake for Beijing and Tokyo to risk in war over islands

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:22am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Despite growing sense Beijing and Tokyo are heading for blows over Diaoyus, both sides have strong reasons to keep tensions in check Too much at stake to risk conflict ... those who see Japan as trying to revive its military past. Beijing swiftly labelled Abe as "a troublemaker" and said it would refuse to meet him during his term and launched a global ...

  7. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Legal fate of Zhou Yongkang vexes leadership

    Posted May 05th 2014, 03:56am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Party elites appear caught in disagreement over whether ex-security tsar should be prosecuted or given the weight of evidence, merely expelled Legal fate of Zhou vexes Beijing Intense speculation has been building since late last year mainland authorities would soon make public the results of the official investigation into Zhou Yongkang, one of China's ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    Execution of Kim's uncle a signal for Beijing to get tough with North Korea

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:24am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Shocking North Korea purge reveals China holds little influence over key regional ally's unpredictable leader Execution of Kim's uncle a signal for Beijing to get ... with the turbulent history of the Chinese Communist Party and its feudal predecessors. Moreover, Jang's execution has provided more evidence about Beijing's increasingly complex relationship ...

  9. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Time to put spotlight on who banks hire

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 05:02am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei China Resources corruption case has drawn attention to widespread practice of financial institutions taking on relatives of mainland officials Time to put spotlight on who banks hire After Beijing's decision over a week ago to detain Song Lin, the chairman of China Resources, on allegations of corruption, speculation has run rife on the mainland and overseas ...

  10. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Do graft-busters have a new tiger in their sights?

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 03:21am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... of the town in Hong Kong and Beijing. And this is not just because 51-year-old Song was once considered a political rising star at the helm of one of China's largest conglomerates, which controls ... at another Politburo Standing Committee member who retired in 2012. Song allegedly helped one of his sons push through the mine acquisitions. But the speculation in the corridors of power in Beijing ...




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