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  1. News - Asia - POLITICS

    Australian mining mogul Clive Palmer rebuked for tirade against China

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 11:45am by AFP

    ... Australian mining mogul and politician Clive Palmer was rebuked by the government yesterday for a tirade against China, in which he described its government as "bastards" who shoot their own people and want to take over Australia's resources. The mining-baron-turned-politician is a member of parliament and head of the Palmer United Party that holds the balance of power ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    Deng Xiaoping's guiding principles are still in play today

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Teddy Ng

    ... nation," said Deng- quoted in a party publication- while talking to officials in December 1990. "We cannot be the leader, and we do not have enough power." China launched a series ... increased the nation's confidence, so that it was more assertive in its territorial demands and making its voice heard internationally. China's power plays have also reached the financial ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong's political reform debate casts NPC standing committee into spotlight

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Tony Cheung

    ... today. According to the Chinese constitution, the Standing Committee is the NPC's permanent body. The NPC- China's national legislature and its "highest organ of state power ... the constitution and the Basic Law. It also provides its views on development plans when necessary. According to the Basic Law- Hong Kong's mini-constitution- the Standing Committee has the power ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central being used by anti-China forces to try to seize power, warns former Xinhua official

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:23am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Ex-Xinhua head accused of scare tactics after warning movement is being used by anti-China forces and PLA will step in if riots occur Occupy is a threat to city, says Zhou "Anti-China forces" are using the Occupy Central movement to try to seize control of Hong Kong's administration, a former director of Xinhua's Hong Kong ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Outsider from Tianjin breaks 33-year tradition to become Guangzhou party chief

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:45am by Mimi Lau

    ... Guangzhou party secretaries are generated from local candidates. This might be a gesture by Beijing to shuffle local political power," Peng said. Since 1981, all nine Guangzhou party bosses, ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Bosses at China's state-owned enterprises face pay cuts of up to 50pc

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:42pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Xi's bold reform plan aims to shake up top management at major state-owned enterprises Pay cuts of 50pc to hit S.O.E. bosses Officials in charge of China's state-owned enterprises face pay cuts of up to 50 per cent and new job descriptions under a reform plan approved by President Xi Jinping. Xi said at a meeting on Monday that China needed to speed up ...

  7. News - China - POLITICS

    China must push ahead with reform despite 'great struggles', says Xi Jinping

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:35pm by Andrea Chen, Teddy Ng

    ... Andrea Chen and Teddy Ng in Beijing President calls for courage and says China must not dither on modernisation A long, tough road to reform, Xi says China's road to opening up ... warning a deadlock in China's progress would lead to the collapse of both the Communist Party and the nation. "We should push ahead with reform and opening up without hesitation," ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Deng Xiaoping was all for autonomy for Hong Kong, but not for elections

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by Gary Cheung

    ... could not go there on his own two feet," Deng's youngest daughter said. It was to remain an unfulfilled dream. Deng died on February 9, 1997- five months before China resumed sovereignty over the city. Regaining territories ceded to Western powers in the late Qing dynasty had been a top priority since the end of the Manchu regime in 1911. It was important for Deng ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Top official Li Fei drops another hint about Beijing’s thinking on 2017 election

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 06:27pm by Joyce Ng, Peter So and Gary Cheung

    ... minister Margaret Thatcher in 1982 that China would resume sovereignty over Hong Kong regardless of the consequences. Li, chairman of the Basic Law Committee, was speaking ahead of a meeting next ... the exclusive power to pick candidates, should follow the structure of the election committee that selected the current chief executive. Li said the new committee "must" give equal ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    The more you protest, the less Beijing will bend, democracy activists told

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:15am by Tony Cheung, Peter So and Gary Cheung

    ... of the architect of the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement, describing Benny Tai Yiu-ting as "completely unacquainted" with how China works. "The more [people] behaving or speaking ...




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