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  1. 'China years' show quick-time changes

    Posted Sep 21st 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... introduces the concept of 'China years'. Time measured in China years expresses how long it takes the mainland to change as much as another country changes in 12 months. For example, things move pretty quickly in Hong Kong, but not as quickly as they do on the mainland. According to Mr Green's calculations, China changes at twice the speed of Hong Kong, so 12 months in Hong ...

  2. Steering Shanghai's rapid rise was pinnacle for 'faithful fighter'

    Posted Jun 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Huang Ju steered China's economy as vice-premier. As the leader of the mainland's commercial capital, where he began his career, he brought Shanghai out ... following the sacking of Shanghai party secretary Chen Liangyu for corruption in September. Huang proved to be more of a survivor, both in terms of his health and political career, than many had ...

  3. Shanghai's labour bureau chief suspected of financial crimes

    Posted Jul 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Political analysts speculated that the administration of President Hu Jintao is seeking to sideline those with ties to the 'Shanghai Gang' of officials with links to the city, including Mr ...

  4. Date for pension fund trial unclear

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Shanghai's pension fund. The case is widely believed to have provided the means for President Hu Jintao to remove a political opponent backed by the powerful 'Shanghai Gang'. Last July, ... and government officials have been implicated, and many have already been sentenced. Some of the trials were held outside Shanghai partly because of the large number of officials and to reduce political ...

  5. Another star graduate of the Shanghai school

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai With the promotion of Xi Jinping to the top echelon of power, Shanghai, the mainland's commercial capital, will have its fourth leader in a little more than a year, renewing worries about instability in the wake of a massive ...

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    Shanghai to follow suit of Beijing with 72-hour visa-free stays

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 07:36am by John Kennedy

    ... which features scenic areas, a go kart track, Confucius Temple and Crocodile Park. Xinhua--  China's political reform should highlight consultative democracy: political advisors   Giving consultative democracy greater play will be the least risky and most effective way of pushing forward political reform in China, said Li Changjian, a member of the National Committee of the Chinese ...

  7. Mayor Han's job on line amid moves to bust 'Shanghai Gang'

    Posted Jan 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove Shanghai's political landscape is changing, as more officials from outside the city take up government posts following a corruption scandal that came to light in 2006. ... will on the city and its powerful political clique, the 'Shanghai Gang', analysts say. The Shanghai People's Congress would confirm the posts of mayor, vice-mayors, president of the Shanghai ...

  8. Shanghai mayor toes Beijing's line

    Posted Mar 16th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... where he has spent his entire political career. He previously served as executive vice-mayor and then vice-mayor. An economics graduate from Shanghai's East China Normal University, he ... Han Zheng keeps a low profile waiting for news on his political future, writes Cary Huang Openness is the best medicine against graft and transparency is a form of supervision, according ...

  9. Shanghai still without a boss after key meeting

    Posted Dec 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Mayor stays acting secretary as city backs Beijing drive Shanghai ended a three-day Communist Party meeting yesterday with Mayor Han Zheng remaining the city's acting party secretary. A document repeating Shanghai's support for the cen ...

  10. KMT official thanks Taiwanese in Shanghai on warming visit

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lilian Zhang Chiang Pin-kung, a vice-chairman of Taiwan's Kuomintang, arrived in Shanghai yesterday on the first stop of a four-day visit to the mainland that signals improving relations across the strait. Mr Chiang, who will become the top negotiato ...




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