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  1. Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World

    Posted Sep 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World by Bill Clinton Knopf, HK$200 Philanthropy was a big part of political discourse in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. ... properly. Yet in the past 10 years, philanthropy has returned in a big way. This book by former president Bill Clinton looks at why there's been a boom in philanthropy, why this is a good thing ...

  2. Richest village's monument to itself reaches for the sky

    Posted Dec 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Huaxi Huaxi to flaunt its wealth with a 72-storey building The mainland's richest village is building a monument in the sky dedicated to itself - a 72-storey tower with a price tag of at least 1 billion yuan. Huaxi village proclaims that the 300-metre high building falls under a central government policy of building a 'new socialist countryside', even ...

  3. Shanghai tycoon jailed for 16 years

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Developer Chau Ching-ngai found guilty of bribery, embezzlement A Shanghai court yesterday sentenced property tycoon Chau Ching-ngai to 16 years in jail on several charges, in a case that has been linked to last year's removal of the city's top leader for corruption. The Shanghai No2 Intermediate People's Court found Chau, 46, guilty ...

  4. Wide range of contacts still under way

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove Despite Beijing's angry reaction after US President George W. Bush met the Dalai Lama, the two countries are maintaining contacts on many issues. Tourism administration chairman Shao Qiwei said on Tuesday that consultations with Washington on making the US an approved destination for mainland tourists had reached specifics. To allow mass tourism, the mainland must ...

  5. Another outsider on top in Shanghai

    Posted Oct 28th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai More evidence of city losing special status Yu Zhengsheng's appointment as Shanghai's Communist Party secretary, announced by Xinhua yesterday, is yet another signal that the city's privileged status has eroded. Before his predecessor, Xi Jinping, Shanghai's previous three party secretaries had all built their careers in the city. ...

  6. Jia Qinglin: Tainted survivor with a powerful patron

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove Jia Qinglin , an ally of former general secretary Jiang Zemin tainted by a corruption case, has served five years as a member of the powerful Standing Committee of the Politburo with little distinction. Although technically No4 in the hierarchy, his post as chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference gives him little power. Mr Jia, 67, ...

  7. More set to reap the benefits of boom

    Posted Oct 16th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Hu seeks to quadruple per capita GDP, but offers little else new on the economy The mainland will seek to quadruple per capita gross domestic product to allow ... Last week, it sold 150 billion yuan in three-year bills, its biggest such sale, to mop up funds. The government was also considering imposing a new property tax on some developers, state media ...

  8. Another star graduate of the Shanghai school

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai With the promotion of Xi Jinping to the top echelon of power, Shanghai, the mainland's commercial capital, will have its fourth leader in a little more than a year, renewing worries about instability in the wake of a massive corruption case. The party chief of inland Hubei province , Yu Zhengsheng , is expected to take over as Shanghai party boss, ...

  9. Hu brings Shanghai back into fold

    Posted Oct 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai President and Communist Party general secretary Hu Jintao visited Shanghai yesterday and welcomed the city back into the fold after a corruption scandal - saying it should set the pace for the whole country. The visit to Shanghai, on the anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, was Mr Hu's first since the corruption scandal ...

  10. Hu opens Special Olympics, pledges to help handicapped

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Beijing resolves to do more for underprivileged classes Shanghai yesterday played host to the start of the Special Olympics with President Hu Jintao presiding over the ceremony as China prepared to hold the Beijing Olympics next year. It marks the first time the Special Olympics, intended for people with intellectual disabilities, is being held ...




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