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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Civil society thrives on the mainland, so long as it leaves politics well alone

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... and there is less talk of a "glorious era" in the mainstream mainland media. The Communist Party refuses to abandon its monopoly of political power; the Hu Jintao administration has followed ... increasingly inadequate because of rampant corruption and the vested interests' resistance to the necessary reforms to improve China's development model. The widening gap between rich ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. State-run press issues rare call for political overhaul

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... including the Central Party School, on its opinion page. Xinhua and the China Youth Daily published similar commentaries. None made any direct reference to Western-style political reform, such as democracy and freedom of the press, but they all acknowledged that China was at a crossroads and urgently required all-round restructuring of its systems, including its political system. One ...

  5. Special suppliers blur boundaries between politics and business

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... In truth, no one can tell whether the designated oil has ever been used for cooking at the venue, according to a columnist in the Changjiang Daily, Hubei province's official newspaper. China ... A Beijing Youth Daily editorial said that if politics and commerce mixed, both would be damaged; they could only do their jobs if they operated apart. It also said that appropriating state symbols ...

  6. Calls for political reform renewed

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Political reform on the mainland should focus on limiting the power of officials and protecting people's rights, the party's mouthpiece said in prominent articles yesterday. It is the second time the People's Daily has made such a call since rising political star Bo Xilai was swept from power as Chonqing party boss ...

  7. Editorial aims to silence calls for political reform

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... rhetoric on the issues, yesterday's one disputed the widely held notion that China's political progress was lagging far behind its phenomenal economic growth. Such an idea 'is contrary to objective law and does not conform to the objective facts', it said, adding that China 'has accumulated a treasury of experience in the restructuring of its political system ...

  8. Political slant undeniable in respected lexicon

    Posted Oct 17th 2010, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... the China market of 1.3 billion potential buyers is an exception. The publishers of any book in Chinese must first decide who the target users are- whether they are Chinese on the mainland, ... are from Hong Kong, such as ziyouxing (free individual travel). The rest are mostly inputs from Beijing and the rest of China, such as fangnu (literally mortgage slave), fenqing (angry youths), ...

  9. Beijing slams door on political reform

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing The mainland's top legislator has ruled out political reform and warned of the dire consequences of Western-style political pluralism as rising calls ... of the National People's Congress, Wu Bangguo, said relaxing the Communist Party's grip on power could undermine stability and risk domestic strife. 'We must maintain the correct political ...

  10. Major developments achieved despite political setbacks

    Posted Jun 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Talent returning from overseas to the mainland has helped develop mainland science and technology, but politics has often hindered progress. Thousands of patriotic Chinese ... at the California Institute of Technology, became China's 'Father of Rocketry'. By 1957, more than 3,000 scientists had returned from overseas to form the backbone of the Chinese Academy ...




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