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  1. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Chengdu event shows quest for big numbers hard to shake

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... George Chen in Chengdu george.chen@scmp.com Publicity-driven grand signings for projects at Fortune Global Forum are at odds with leadership's push for a focus on sustainable development Chengdu event shows quest for big numbers hard to shake For Chengdu, last week proved to be a busy one, and perhaps also cause for celebration by business. But for the rest of the China, ...

  2. News - China

    What has Li Chuncheng ‘the demolisher’ done to Chengdu?

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 03:33pm by Amy Li

    ... the provincial capital Chengdu, where Li had worked over 10 years – first as mayor and then as deputy party secretary – said what Li did during his term finally made sense. Li, whose fist name ... is exactly what Li managed to achieve during the past 10 years. Li managed to demolish some of the most distinct and culturally rich neighbourhoods in Chengdu, locals say, before the government ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:17am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... German chancellor holds talks in Beijing German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds talks in Beijing with President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang. Her three-day visit took her first to Chengdu, where she visited a factory of Volkswagen's local joint venture and attended a forum on urbanisation. She ...

  4. News - China

    'I am scared': Chinese creator of White House petition seeks help after police visit

    Posted May 14th 2013, 10:31am by Amy Li

    ... Blogger was garnering support against controversial petrochemical plant in Pengzhou When a Chengdu blogger created a White House petition last week against a controversial petrochemical plant in Pengzhou, the young woman wasn’t expecting a response from security agents back at home. She was contacted days after  the city of Chengdu mobilised thousands of police officers ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time for Beijing and Vatican to resume dialogue

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and has yet to respond to the election of another in Chengdu, Sichuan, last month. Another sticking point is the destruction of Protestant and Catholic churches in Wenzhou in Zhejiang, said ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    Liberal writer Li Chengpeng was punched and threatened with a knife at his Beijing book-signing event yesterday

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 06:36am by John Kennedy

    ... (@niubi) January 13, 2013 Writer Li Chengpeng returned to his hometown Chengdu Saturday to sign copies of his new book, " The Whole World Knows ", a collection of essays, only to be told ... York, offers a rare inside look at the journalists of CCTV, who work under intense political and financial pressures. Chachin Ain't Easy-- Li Cheng Peng Book Signing in Chengdu   As he sat ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rule of law key to tackling corruption in China

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 02:44am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of Chengdu. In the short term, however, Xi's anti-corruption campaign is a tool of structural reform in that it discourages looting by the elites and self-serving meddling in the economy ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing's increasingly heavy-handed response to maintain stability

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Chang Ping

    ... not hesitate to quash any sign of dissent Targeted response Before the Wenchuan earthquake in 2008, the most serious public incident in Chengdu was the protest against the setting up of a petrochemical ... years ago, was marked. This time, the authorities took much stronger measures. Chengdu authorities organised a drill for some 170,000 people to promote social stability. All the streets ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Racist ideas will set back Chinese diplomacy

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:55am by Philip Bowring

    ... in the hope that sooner or later they will be absorbed? Two thousand years of turbulent history of the region between Chengdu and Tashkent suggests it will be a fruitless struggle. Philip Bowring ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's youth, its leaders of tomorrow, cannot remain ignorant of Tiananmen

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 12:18pm by DANIEL HONG

    ... and recounted what happened in 1989. I was surprised when I found out that my parents- students at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in Chengdu- had taken part ...




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