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  1. China's political force

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... was the last time the military directly intervened in politics, but it left one thing clear to everyone: the PLA is the ultimate arbiter in China's politics. Absolute control of the military ... in China's politics was much more pronounced. 'Because it played a key role in the founding of the People's Republic, the PLA could direct the party's policies under some special ...

  2. China to sell fighter jets to Pakistan in critical deal for regional politics

    Posted Nov 10th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan China has agreed to sell its most advanced jet fighter, the J-10, to Pakistan in what is set to be a landmark deal for the nation's defence industry and the region's geopolitical balance, both sides have confirmed. A person close to Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), which oversees the jet fighter project, said the two sides had started negotiating ...

  3. China's rights report on US 'valid, but political'

    Posted Feb 28th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... said the content of China's report was legitimate and similar to what human rights organisations in the US had been lobbying for, but he added that the political use of the report ... Josephine Ma For 10 years they have been engaged in the same annual ritual. The United States condemns China's in its annual report on human rights around the world and pinpoints ...

  4. Cancellation of Airbus orders 'not political'

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai The cancellation of US$10 billion worth of Airbus aircraft orders by the mainland government was a result of the worsening economic climate, not political considerations, an official of the Civil Aviation Administration of China was quoted by state media as saying. Aircraft orders were an economic matter and cancellations are 'not aimed at any country ...

  5. Yearly political talkfest plays game by the numbers

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Four and eight were the magic numbers at this year's annual political jamboree, with talk of Beijing's 4 trillion yuan (HK$4.5 trillion) stimulus package and 8 per ... representatives to the National People's Congress preferred to push the government line of confidence in securing economic stability. All were silent on equally important issues such as political ...

  6. Mayor under fire from both sides of political divide over Uygur film

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... China,' she said in a city council meeting. Kuomintang city councillors said Chen was 'playing with fire' by showing the documentary following her invitation to the Dalai Lama to visit. ...

  7. On the mainland, all crooked politics is local

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... David Eimer There can be no more damning verdict on the mainland's officials than the fact that they are regarded by the public as less trustworthy than sex workers. But that was the conclusion of a new survey conducted by the magazine Xiaokang. Resp ...

  8. Bulb saga shows Tsang is politically in the dark

    Posted Oct 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has, understandably, come under fire from lawmakers across the political spectrum over a potential conflict of interest arising from his energy-saving ... political instincts- which is more than can be said for the chief executive. In his policy address on Wednesday Tsang unveiled plans for a HK$100 cash coupon scheme to encourage people to buy ...

  9. No politics please, says East Asian Games chief

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

    ... Phyllis Tsang Material promoting political causes will not be welcome at venues for next month's East Asian Games, the organiser said yesterday. The chief executive of the East Asian ... would be allowed to bring national flags or banners with political content to the venues, he said that political materials were not welcome. Items ranging from water bottles to the Tibetan flag ...

  10. A backward step on the path to political reform

    Posted Jan 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is probably the most important issue confronting the city's political future. Now, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has changed his mind. New political and economic realities have intruded ... The government needs to deploy its full resources to weather this unprecedented economic storm. Given Hong Kong's political landscape, any proposed constitutional changes would likely cause a heated ...




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