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  1. China balances GDP data on economic need and political reality

    Posted Apr 12th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill China has a long history of massaging economic numbers to serve political objectives. During the Mao Zedong era, it routinely reduced the figures for losses arising from ... of China's numbers game, a delicate balance between economic necessity and political reality. ...

  2. Political concerns go public as China's Net users find their voice

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for citizens to express political views, and about 61 per cent said it provided people with more scope to criticise government policies. And more than 72 per cent said it helped higher officials gain a better understanding of what the masses were thinking. The academics who conducted the survey said there was hope that 'the new technology will fundamentally change the Chinese political ...

  3. From Comrade to Citizen: The Struggle for Political Rights in China

    Posted Oct 30th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Taylor

    ... Chris Taylor From Comrade to Citizen: The Struggle for Political Rights in China by Merle Goldman Harvard University Press, $343 A veil tends to be drawn over change in China ... the release of Merle Goldman's From Comrade to Citizen: The Struggle for Political Rights in China is, at the least, timely. Goldman, a China scholar at Boston University and associate ...

  4. China, Japan play politics on waterway

    Posted May 27th 2005, 12:00am by Jeremy Hurewitz

    ... Jeremy Hurewitz As the world's second- and third-largest oil consumers, no two countries depend on the Malacca Strait more than China and Japan. But that doesn't mean they work together to keep the strait safe. The Malacca Strait is an area where the geo-political struggle between the two Asian giants is being played out. Japan has long been a leader in drawing attention ...

  5. Arms embargo 'is political discrimination against China'

    Posted Mar 07th 2005, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing said yesterday China does not need 'expensive' and 'useless' weapons from the European Union, but stressed the need for an end to the arms embargo imposed after the 1989 Tiananmen incident. The arms embargo continued a 'political discrimination' against Beijing, which was not compatible ...

  6. Don't play politics with China, Mr Koizumi

    Posted Feb 17th 2005, 12:00am by Wenran Jiang

    ... on one of the Diaoyu Islands. Named Diaoyutai in China and Senkaku in Japan, the disputed islands form a small chain northeast of Taiwan. Beijing, Taipei and Tokyo all claim sovereignty. ... diplomacy to back their claims. Many reports speculate that China's rapid rise as a global power has generated fear in Japan, and that China's recent exploration of gas and oil fields ...

  7. Past mistakes seem to weigh little on rising political stars

    Posted Feb 08th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao The latest round of appointments to top posts in the provinces and the central government has cast light on several rising political stars, analysts say. And they have ... of President Hu Jintao's political allies to high-ranking Communist Party and government posts. Contrary to commentaries in state media that the reshuffle has injected new thinking ...

  8. Achieving social equity to test political courage of leadership

    Posted Oct 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... The second of a three-part series looks at the problems facing senior leaders ahead of the next Five Year Plan. China's next five-year plan will mark the first time that President Hu ... support for the leadership. Whether Mr Hu and Mr Wen can make it work will depend on their political courage, as deeper economic and political reforms will meet strong resistance from powerful ...

  9. Which political leader do you admire most?

    Posted Jul 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... under his regime, helped to protect China and is now a precious landmark. Nobody is more qualified than Qin Shi Huang to be called the greatest political leader.Our ultimate Top Teen will win ... Fanny Wu, 16 He was the first to unite China and called himself the First Emperor. Although he was considered ruthless because of his cruel policies, such as the burning of Confucian ...

  10. The politics of change

    Posted Jun 15th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... ties with Beijing while looking to maintain its traditional political and military relationship with Washington. It also illustrates that China's rise will inevitably pose problems ... countries. According to Mr Chen, China has large numbers of agents in Australia whose job is to monitor the activities of members of the Falun Gong and political dissidents. This is yet another sign ...




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