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  1. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Wealth gap to be cut, Han Changfu tells Central Rural Work Conference

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... will look to boost farmers' income, protect their land rights and seek more equitable treatment for migrant workers in cities, reports from the annual rural work conference said yesterday. Agriculture Minister Han Changfu told the two-day Central Rural Work Conference that the government would aim to narrow the gap between rural and urban residents by keeping the annual rate of income ...

  2. Rural work conference focuses on threats to stable food supply

    Posted Dec 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mandy Zuo The central government opened its annual rural work conference in Beijing yesterday to map out plans for development in agriculture and rural regions next year. Topping ... annual central economic work conference said the government's top economic issues for next year would include higher farm production and the development of modern agriculture. The details ...

  3. News - China - AGRICULTURE

    Policies aired to boost food security and avoid overreliance on imports

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... goes. At the annual Central Rural Work Conference over the weekend, policymakers mapped out wide-ranging policies aimed at improving food security. Among other things, the government intends ... if China buys 30 per cent of its food from overseas," he said. The central leadership, apparently aware of the problem, instructed local governments at the weekend conference to encourage more ...

  4. Rural finance, forex reserves, top agenda of key conference

    Posted Jan 15th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Barring any last-minute changes, Beijing is expected to open its much-delayed central financial work conference on Friday, setting the pace and scale of financial reforms ... and for better profits. Despite the controversy, mainland banking sources say reforms of the rural banking sector are expected to top the agenda at the conference, which is in line with the central ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Free meals and other treats for anti-Occupy Central marchers defended

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Meals, transport, other perks called acceptable for next Sunday's march Anti-Occupiers defend freebies Organisers of a movement opposing Occupy Central say ... a rally at the headquarters of powerful rural affairs body the Heung Yee Kuk yesterday. Meanwhile moderates urged pro-establishment and pan-democrat activists to break the stalemate over political ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... sticking by long-time ally President Bashar al-Assad to the West's clear frustration.   Conference discusses rural matters Beijing begins its annual Central Rural Work Conference to lay out the blueprint for next year's rural policies. It is widely expected the two-day conference will identify policies on areas such as increasing farmers' incomes, improving the land compensation ...

  7. News - China - zhou yongkang

    The rise and fall of Zhou Yongkang: From rural Jiangsu to the corridors of power

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 07:37pm by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com From rural Jiangsu to the corridors of power For nearly a decade, the burly son of a poor family in rural Jiangsu was one of the most powerful men in China. ... Guo Yongxiang, secretary of the Political and Legislative Affairs Committee of the party's Central Committee- had been investigated for corruption. This lent credence to widely ...

  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping calls for unity in Iraq, confers with Ban Ki-moon on Middle East, Ebola, Ukraine

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:24am by Staff Reporters

    ... terrorist groups use religious fanaticism to recruit members. It’s necessary for China to work with other global powers to curb Islamic State and the AFN.” Xi also told Ban that the downing ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Relax, Occupy Central won't end the world as we know it

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 05:16pm by Keane Shum

    ... I learned a lot less than I should have during my years working in Central, but I did learn that not only can you circumnavigate the entirety of Central in any direction without stepping outside ... Keane Shum Keane Shum says modern digital business practices and the city's network of elevated walkways mean that the Occupy movement will not shut down Central, despite the doomsday ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Occupy Central is naive to think its disruptive threat will work

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by LAM KWOON-WONG

    ... Lam Woon-kwong Disruptive tactics don't speak for all Hongkongers, even if we agree with the goal Occupy Central is naive to think this threat will work The results of the best ... the complexity of this negotiation process is the fact that the city does not have the final say on the issue. The central government calls the tune. That makes it naive, even inexcusable, to threaten ...




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