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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Development of party politics will help support reform after 2017

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:50pm by Frank Ching

    ... in Hong Kong has changed in the quarter century since the Basic Law was drafted. Of course, China has existed for millennia and a mere 25 years doesn't mean much. But since the Basic Law only ... appeared, and today the political arena is filled with parties, now that China accepts them in Hong Kong. But regarding the 2017 election for chief executive, Beijing is ignoring such major changes, ...

  2. Beijing's unhealthy obsession

    Posted Feb 08th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Since the late 1970s, China has been saying that it requires a peaceful international environment, as well as domestic stability, to develop its economy. And, once people enjoy ... officials selling agricultural land to property developers, other causes of rural discontent include industrial pollution, corruption, poor health care and the generally dismal state of affairs ...

  3. Panda huggers and dragon slayers unite

    Posted Jan 18th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Quietly and without fanfare, an organisation has been formed that may help smooth the course of the developing relations between the United States and China ... developing the capability for joint rescues of astronauts who encounter difficulties in space. The working group is proposing a hotline to link the Pentagon and China's defence ministry. This, ...

  4. The real great leap forward

    Posted Dec 28th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... in a considerable increase in total GDP, China still ranked only about 100th in the world on a per capita basis. Mr Li emphasised that China was still a developing country, with 100 million peasant farmers ... concern that its higher GDP ranking would spur a new round of 'China-threat' speculation, Beijing quickly released a white paper entitled 'China's Peaceful Development ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Taiwan can play peacemaker in South China Sea disputes

    Posted May 20th 2014, 06:41pm by Frank Ching

    ... development". In practice, of course, it is difficult to square that position with recent events. China and Japan agreed in 2008 to jointly develop natural gas deposits in the East China Sea but nothing ... Frank Ching Frank Ching says China's strained ties with its neighbours over South China Sea claims give Taiwan an opportunity to make peace Taipei's moment An increasingly ...

  6. China's human rights are everyone's affair

    Posted Oct 30th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... the Universal Declaration of Human Rights- which China has signed on to- says: 'Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.' This was not always the case in China: in fact, a law to protect private property was only enacted this year. In Beijing, the Foreign Ministry, quite understandably, recites the party line that China does not need any ...

  7. Salvage plan

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... and- even though they have changed hands and become the legal property of Pierre Berge, the partner of the late designer Yves Saint Laurent- they remain stolen property. As such, they should be returned to China. The heads of the rat and the rabbit formed part of a collection of 12 animals that make up the Chinese zodiac. They were designed by Jesuits in the early 18th century and so were ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's road to universal suffrage is paved with contradictions

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Frank Ching says the uproar over British official's comment shows the complexity of Hong Kong's political development, now and in the past Road to universal suffrage ... for a British official to say that "Britain stands ready to support" Hong Kong's move towards universal suffrage when, in fact, Britain obstructed democratic development when Hong Kong ...

  9. A functional democracy?

    Posted Dec 25th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... the chief executive and the entire legislature would be returned through universal suffrage. On December 15, Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, head of the Constitutional Development Taskforce, ... Beijing immediately cried foul and accused Mr Patten of having violated the Joint Declaration, the Basic Law and other understandings reached between Britain and China. And after 1997, the Tung ...

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    Beijing's eagerness to take charge undermines HK autonomy

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... that it is "essential for Hong Kong to develop alongside the mainland" and so confrontation is not in anyone's interests. That said, however, the way in which the mainland responded to the tragedy ... What made it worse was that the official China News Service subsequently reported- erroneously- that "professional boats from China successfully rescued 95 people" when the truth ...




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