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  1. Author appeals for end to censorship

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu Banned author Zhang Yihe and three mainland lawyers have sent an open letter to National People's Congress deputies appealing to them to abolish unreasonable censorship rules and investigate publishing authorities that are suppressing freedom of speech. The letter, sent yesterday, called for an inquiry into 'unconstitutional' censorship methods ...

  2. 'Consensus' on two fewer seats at the top table

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the committee members are the ones who make the important decisions in China's political system. For instance, Li Changchun, ranked No 5, currently holds no government post besides being a mere member of the National People's Congress. But he is the party's propaganda chief, in charge of all media and internet censorship. As Forbes puts it, he 'controls what 1.3 billion ...

  3. Chance for Li Keqiang to speak out ruled out

    Posted Mar 19th 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Wen's press conference and Vice-Premier Li will have other chances to meet the press in the future,' the spokesman said. Mr Wen's press conference is very much a creature of censorship ...

  4. Campuses to get compulsory dose of moral fibre

    Posted Mar 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... comes after a State Council circular issued in February last year called for efforts to improve ideological education among juveniles. Authorities have also stepped up censorship of the internet ...

  5. Chongqing's political mystery deepens

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... What has since transpired has promised to become the biggest political storm on the mainland in recent history, casting uncertainties over Bo's political future and China's once-in-a-decade leadership transition. As the storm has gathered strength, it has taken on the twists and turns of a political thriller featuring an intense power struggle involving China's current ...

  6. Economic limits

    Posted Jul 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Michael Fahey

    ... this week's negotiations, those talks were also held in Chongqing, which served as the Republic of China's provisional capital during the dark days of the second world war. Four bloody years ... politics. Much as the United States once believed that economics drove politics in China in the 1990s, the mainland now thinks the same about Taiwan. Beijing's strategy is to wait ...

  7. Has Beijing got what it takes to be a global player?

    Posted Oct 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... is a one-party system, closed, afraid of the outside, imposing censorship or limitation of political expression, I don't think China can be a real world power,' Cabestan said. 'Because its ... Verna Yu China is now officially the world's second-largest economy, but has it got the political influence to go with its new-found status? Has it got what it takes to count among ...

  8. Wen's goals admirable but difficult to achieve

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... succeeded in using the opportunity to articulate his agenda. From developing a new socialist countryside to leaving later generations with green hills and clean water to China's peaceful ... of thousands of internet users who aired their views online. In reply to a question on Net censorship, however, he indicated there was a limit to Net users' latitude in saying what they wanted. ...

  9. News - China - HOUSING

    Too early to loosen curbs on property, says China's Premier Wen Jiabao

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing No relaxation of controls on property Premier Wen Jiabao said yesterday it was too early to loosen curbs on speculative property investment, state media reported, as authorities keep a tight lid on the once red-hot housing ...

  10. No overrule from the umpire

    Posted Apr 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Michael Fahey

    ... a shrewd lawyer, challenged Mr Ma to ask Beijing whether it would agree to Mr Ma's definition of 'one China' under the much-debated 1992 Hong Kong Consensus. Mr Ma replied that Taipei and Beijing had agreed to disagree, in 1992, about how to define 'one China'. This formulation- known as 'one China, different interpretations'- allows Mr Ma ...




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