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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. For PLA, firing on pirates is a political issue

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent Chinese military officials have acknowledged 'political questions' are guiding any use of force by the navy to thwart pirates in the Indian ... 'There are political questions- and these are not issues dealt with by military commanders alone. Our warships off Somalia are very well aware of this. We are fully prepared to use force, but we ...

  3. Towngas to halve prices for poor; it's 'not political'

    Posted Sep 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Comprehensive Social Security Assistance- currently nearly 480,000 people. A company spokeswoman denied that the proposal was politically motivated. 'The concession scheme has nothing to do with anti-business sentiment. 'Our company is a caring company and has been offering various kinds of concession schemes since 1995,' she said. Towngas, or the Hong Kong and China Gas Company ...

  4. Political Animal

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

    ... in the East Asian Games that was published in Tuesday's South China Morning Post. The father, who gave his name as K. Chan, said he was annoyed about arrangements for the Games' opening ... referendum on universal suffrage. Conspiracy theorists in political circles pointed fingers at the Democrats yesterday after a full-page advertisement appeared in several Chinese-language newspapers. ...

  5. Political veteran to step into premier's role

    Posted Sep 08th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... and became a journalist at the China Times newspaper. In 1973, he stepped into professional politics as a Taipei city councillor. After eight years, he was appointed county head of Nantou in central ... Mimi Lau His previous career high came as mayor of Kaohsiung, but Wu Den-yih will taste even more rarified political air as he becomes Taiwan's 23rd premier. Wu's appointment ...

  6. Trade-offs and tribulations within the politics of pants

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Peter Mandelson, the European Union's urbane trade commissioner, wants China to slap restrictions on its own textile exports. If China did, it would be mightily convenient ... for a grateful Europe to lift its arms embargo on China, or at least for the Europeans to pipe down in the debate over the yuan's valuation. Speaking on a flying visit to Hong Kong yesterday, Mr ...

  7. The politics of death

    Posted Aug 08th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... which described disasters in ancient China, including epidemics, starvation and cannibalism. The young man read the book in disbelief and asked his father if the accounts were true. 'He had ...

  8. Political tremors

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... home to hospital confinement for possible swine flu! Despite a brief flirtation with transparency following the earthquake, earlier promulgation of China's first 'Open Government Information' regulation and official pronouncements about the 'people's right to know', in practice it is difficult for the regime to overcome China's traditional government ...

  9. Outgoing governor has come back from political dead before

    Posted Sep 15th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Meng Xuenong's political comeback after being sacked during the 2003 Sars outbreak was one of the most talked about recent dramas in mainland political circles. Indeed, until yesterday, Mr Meng was one of several figures who had seen their political fortunes resurrected after resigning or being sacked for their roles in various crises. Even as Mr Meng resigned ...

  10. Political Animal

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the legislative term. Dressed in polo shirts or T-shirts, the three League of Social Democrats members chanted 'power to the people', 'end one-party rule in China' and 'vindicate ... it 'now, now, now'. Cyd Ho Sau-lan, of Civic Act-up, also made her own additions, pledging to further democracy, freedom, human rights, the rule of law and the modernisation of China. Democrat ...




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