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  1. Liaison offices face closure in anti-graft drive

    Posted Jan 25th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... but part of the broader problem facing the political system. 'If changes in the centralised power structure in the country are not made, the problems with the liaison offices won't ... a government project goes and how much expenditure it will receive, even with some lobbying, but in China it often comes down to networking and even some shady ways to court higher authorities,' ...

  2. Graft-fighters turn spotlight on dodgy property deals

    Posted Jan 12th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... mainland cities conducted last week said corruption was the worst blot on China's international image for the third year running. At the end of last year, President Hu Jintao vowed to escalate ... government in state corporations, which dominate huge swathes of the economy. Last week, Zhang Chunjiang, a senior executive of China Mobile, was stripped of all his positions on charges ...

  3. Reporting of search giant's tilt at censors is muzzled

    Posted Jan 16th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Google's announcement constituted a 'violation of China's independent political rights'. However, when the poll reached the broader internet community, huge numbers of people cast ... in the country... Their ulterior political attempts to influence China's political situation and social reform are doomed to fail.' ...

  4. Is it next stop Beijing for Bo aboard the Chongqing express?

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... The crackdown in the unruly southwestern municipality has won him public praise and political capital ahead of a gathering of top officials this month. The high-profile operation, which began in June, ... umbrella within the municipal government is still under way, with more heads expected to roll. Chongqing, the biggest city in China and home to 30 million people, has been a cradle for senior party ...

  5. An America that doesn't play by the rules

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... the episode is a reminder to China that US politics is a latent threat to its US$1.5 trillion holdings of US government and agency debt. Hayward has inherited the title of chief media ... to achieve. Meanwhile, the episode has emphasised that there are serious political risks in operating in mining and some other industries in the US- risks different from, but perhaps no less than, ...

  6. PCCW and Unicom clash over privatisation pricing

    Posted Oct 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and they don't want the deal to fail,' said a source. Fallout from a troubled deal could also cost the leadership of China Unicom political capital in Beijing as they navigate the final stages ... Tim LeeMaster Valuation remains a sticking point while stock is suspended PCCW chairman Richard Li Tzar-kai and executives of China Unicom have clashed over the pricing of a joint ...

  7. China Mobile holds firm amid news of probe

    Posted Dec 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Shares of China Mobile were left unscathed yesterday by news of Beijing's probe of an influential senior executive who is also a former telecommunications industry regulator. Analysts said the investigation was not expected to negatively affect China Mobile's market performance or operations. Zhang Chunjiang, an executive director and vice-chairman ...

  8. Question mark over demise of telecom official

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Zhang's detention could be very intriguing indeed, given his links with the younger Jiang. In China's intricately woven politics, the downfall of a senior official like Zhang is usually read ... anti-graft watchdog announced it was investigating Zhang Chunjiang, vice-chairman and party secretary of China Mobile, for 'serious disciplinary breach', a euphemism for corruption. ...

  9. Union congress opens amid calls for more power

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... on it to play a bigger role and act tougher as labour relations become more tense and conditions for workers deteriorate. Delegates representing the 209 million members of the All-China Federation ... workers- representing the tens of millions of rural dwellers who have quit the land to work in city factories. 'Migrant workers, who have made a major contribution to China's economic ...

  10. Blind eye to billions in bad debts

    Posted Mar 08th 2010, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... fields dominate the Shanxi capital's landscape. From the air, the city resembles a mouthful of rotting teeth. Because Shanxi produces most of China's coal, Taiyuan is also ... by American former Arthur Andersen accountant Phil Groves, is Hong Kong-based. Still, Nelson spends most of his working days in Taiyuan. While DAC owns loans attached to failed firms throughout China ...




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