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  1. The politics of food, and a lesson for China and India

    Posted Sep 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and that means the geopolitics of food is back on the world agenda. The close relationship between food supply and political stability is well understood in the developing world, especially in countries ... supply back at the centre of international politics. The first is short-term disruptions such as a severe drought in Russia and eastern Europe, and weather damage to Australia's crop. ...

  2. China by the numbers: data to suit a political agenda

    Posted Aug 07th 2010, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... a political agenda. You have to understand that central SOEs are seeing mounting public discontent over their privileges- their protected market access, cheap loans and high pay. The State-owned ...

  3. Political satire has movie fans buzzing about the inferences

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai A dark political satire from one of China's most notorious directors has set the mainland blogosphere alight with chatter about possible hidden meanings, nuances ... and the state-controlled cigarette industry are hard to ignore. Using the fictional past to satirise the political present is an old trick. Framing the corruption neatly in the early republican era- a period which ...

  4. Political dramas

    Posted Nov 14th 2010, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... and the then British colony of Hong Kong. While the post-1949 output of mainland studios was dictated by political policy, a far more benign approach was adopted across the border, where left-leaning filmmakers and studios continued working in a progressive Shanghai cinematic tradition that had fallen out of favour in China's increasingly rigid artistic ideological climate. Looking ...

  5. Wen returns to hot topic of political reform

    Posted Sep 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... economic reform without the protection of political reform will not achieve complete success, and might even lose what's been gained,' Wen said in response to a question from the China ... course, we are trying to build a China with democracy and rule of law. The most important element of rule of law is when a political party rules, it should act according to the constitution ...

  6. Focus on politics and the pace of growth

    Posted Oct 04th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei While ordinary mainlanders enjoy a week of leisure and sightseeing over the National Day holidays, there's no rest for the country's political elite. All eyes ... economic growth and its political leadership in the coming years. The fifth plenum of the party's 17th Central Committee is important for two reasons. The first, well-publicised one ...

  7. Beijing denies rare earths being used as political tool

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Naomi Rovnick

    ... Naomi Rovnick and Cary Huang in Beijing A Beijing official has insisted China will not use rare-earth exports as a bargaining tool to gain political leverage with other countries. Zhu ... 30,258-tonne export quota for 2010. 'I am not sure whether the reduction in shipments was political, or whether China simply met the quota early,' James said. Andrew Driscoll, a resources ...

  8. PLA training helps builder read political landscape

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Having served in the People's Liberation Army for 17 years, Shi Jian understands the value of following political direction. Applying this philosophy to business, the chairman of China New Town Development founded the company, which focuses on developing new towns in the suburbs of mainland cities. 'I have learnt a lot during my service in the PLA, ...

  9. Cross-strait political tussle at film festival

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Even in cultural matters, there seems room for political tug-of-war. Beijing wanted a Taiwanese delegation to the Tokyo International Film Festival renamed; ... and as long as it would not create confusion of 'two Chinas' or 'one China, one Taiwan', cross-strait negotiations could allow for reasonable arrangements. Sun's comment came ...

  10. Encouraging support for political reform from mainland newspapers

    Posted Oct 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Several national and provincial newspapers urged China's political leaders to adopt political reforms as the plenary session of the Communist Party's Central Committee prepared ... and political reform. As we all know, China is a country that lacks freedom of speech and human rights. When Liu Xiaobo was given the Nobel Peace Prize the news was blocked by the Chinese government ...




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