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  1. One country, two political solutions

    Posted Mar 28th 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... years, Beijing will not harbour any hope of improved political ties with Taiwan. However, mainland officials are not particularly worried cross-strait relations will deteriorate. This is largely ... Beijing's resolve to slow political reform in Hong Kong. The move to bring forward the decision to interpret the Basic Law's key clauses follows Beijing's apparent dismay that several ...

  2. A historic shift for China's politics

    Posted Sep 21st 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... succession- one of China's most complex and difficult political issues. It is also a significant victory for Mr Hu, who consolidates his power as the undisputed leader of the state, party ... Mr Hu's plan for political reforms is merely aimed at shoring up the rule of the party. Wang Xiangwei is the Post's China editor ...

  3. Question of the week: Which political leader do you admire most?

    Posted Sep 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... important to know your own goals and to stick to those goals.' Aaron Lai, 14 The political leader I admire the most is Franklin D. Roosevelt. The man who proclaimed 'the only thing we have ... towards the future live on today. Katrina Kwok, 18 Maybe Dr Sun Yat-sen, since he overthrew the Qing Dynasty. Without Dr Sun, China today could have been as corrupt as in the past under dynastic ...

  4. Political reform back on the agenda

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing Making the party more responsive is seen as the next step after economic changes The Communist Party is expected to tackle political reforms at the fourth plenum of the 16th Party Congress this autumn. The aim is to consolidate and give momentum to piecemeal changes already made, according to the mainland-backed Wen Wei Po newspaper and political ...

  5. Trade immune to Taiwan political turmoil

    Posted Mar 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp THERE IS NOTHING quite like Taiwanese politics to stir up invective and, while we may discount most of it outright- for instance the he-had-himself-shot theory, some ... which does not provide a full accounting of trade with the mainland, so I am hardly likely to be the victim of a political ploy by Mr Chen's camp. The fact of the matter ...

  6. Bank on politics to shape growth policy

    Posted Apr 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... economist, who is otherwise tight-lipped. There are a number of theories making the rounds in Beijing about the political forces driving the debate over China's economic policy. The first ... Andrew K. Collier A FURIOUS DEBATE is taking place about the pace of China's economy. There are those who say that rising commodity prices, coupled with the continued jump in bank ...

  7. Politics provides a reality check on reform agenda

    Posted Aug 05th 2004, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... Louis Beckerling Short of employing yet another Great Terror, of which the world has its lamentable fill, economic reform, like politics, is the art of the possible; of adjusting ... and this is especially true in China today, where citizens' bank deposits have essentially been extinguished to bankroll a decade of explosive economic growth. The banking-sector 'assets' created ...

  8. Political reform still a HK affair, says official

    Posted Mar 16th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Beijing has no intention of overriding the government taskforce on political reform by setting up its own think-tank on Hong Kong affairs, the constitutional affairs chief ... taskforce will lose its leading role on the city's political reform. At the Legco constitutional affairs panel, members said it was a waste of time debating the principles while pro-Beijing ...

  9. Identity politics

    Posted Mar 17th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... by the ruling DPP as Taiwan versus the mainland, Taiwanese versus Chinese, and independence versus one China. According to one Taiwanese analyst, the development of identity politics will give rise ... in Taiwan and the mainland came as the politics of identity reached a peak, in the countdown to the March 20 election and referendum vote. As supporters of the opposition Lien Chan-James Soong ...

  10. Politics of business

    Posted Jan 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Big business has formally entered the political fray for the first time. A number of top businessmen and others have established a political group, the Hong Kong Development Forum, headed by property tycoon Ronnie Chan Chi-chung. What do you think of this move? Share your views: write to us. ...




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