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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    'I'll break your legs if you go into business': former president's career advice to children

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 01:02pm by DARREN WEE

    ... his children he would break their legs if they went into business, according to a mainland news report. Li’s daughter, Li Xiaolin, said her father was a strict parent who wanted his children ... of their connections to further their careers. “I’ll break your legs if any of you want to do business,” Li once told his children over the dinner table, the report said. Li Xiaolin said apart from business, ...

  2. News - World - IRAN

    Political survival of Iran's Rafsanjani in doubt after children jailed

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian The political future of former Iranian president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is uncertain after the regime jails two of his children Tehran ups pressure on reformer The future of one of Iran's great political survivors, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, has been called into question after two of his children were taken to prison within three days of each other. ...

  3. Children of the revolution, grown older and apart

    Posted Oct 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com A visitor to Shantou in eastern Guangdong, glancing at the street names in the city centre, might imagine himself or herself in an earlier age. The main east-west road is named after Sun Yat-sen, the founder of mo ...

  4. Non-Chinese parents also need help with children's education

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for English-medium schools with a relatively large proportion of children from expatriate families has not been enthusiastic. Naturally, the grass roots and most of the middle class (a particularly elastic ... until it becomes just another group of international schools. Bankers and financiers will still have somewhere to send their children, but what about the many non-Chinese families ...

  5. Attacks on children signal deeper social ills

    Posted May 10th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... a history of repeatedly petitioning government offices to address their grievances without any result. As many mainland bloggers including Han Han have pointed out, the country's children have ... the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said the attacks on children were the latest example of a widening social chasm, mainly precipitated by the government's monopoly of power, and natural ...

  6. Stalin's Children

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Stalin's Children by Owen Matthews Bloomsbury HK$128 Stalin's Children has taken half of Owen Matthews' life to complete. It's worth it. A biography that mixes personal and Soviet history, it delves into the past by recreating what happened to his maternal grandfather, commissar Boris Bibikov, a party stalwart executed by Stalin's secret ...

  7. Anti-graft watchdog to scrutinise cadres with children abroad

    Posted Sep 20th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog yesterday said it would step up supervision of cadres who have children living abroad. It would also require cadres to report the properties, investment and jobs of their children and spouses in a move to clean up the party. The announcement was made as the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection closed its fourth plenum. ...

  8. Taiwan to give residency rights to Tibetans, children of veterans

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Immigration Act is amended next month. The changes will also grant residency to the 800-plus children of Kuomintang soldiers who were left behind in Thailand and Myanmar after the civil war. The act ... entered Taiwan between May 1999 and the end of last year, and the children of veterans, will be granted residency. Lobsang Tenpa, who travelled to Taiwan from India on a fake passport 10 years ...

  9. Anger mounts as number of poisoned children climbs

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Fengxiang and He Huifeng The number of children poisoned by a factory in Wugang, Hunan province, had risen to 1,354, state media reported yesterday. This growing ... parents from four villages in Wenping township were told by officials on Wednesday that about 200 children who lived near a Jinglian manganese-processing factory were suffering from lead ...

  10. Top officials sending their children abroad

    Posted Aug 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin In light of the new '3+3+4' school system and the lure of falling exchange rates with some countries, many parents are pondering whether to send their children abroad for their education. It is an option some top officials have already taken. The chief secretary's private office said Henry Tang Ying-yen's children had received primary and secondary education ...




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