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  1. Beijing does right by its migrants

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the household registration system, or hukou, which ties entitlements to the province of registration. Despite its economic ascent and urbanisation, the central government is not yet ready to abandon ...

  2. Auditor to investigate the funding of rural schools

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of rural schools, which have seen mass closures in the past decade amid rapid urbanisation that has led to dwindling enrolment. Based on the survey, he said, the audit office would also look ... funding at centralised rural schools. In an expose by China Central Television last week, Jieshou school authorities in Anhui province were found to have swindled 10.63 million yuan in government ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    ‘Make it short!’: reports of verbose official’s dressing down censored

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 02:15pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... of the “undesirable work styles” the government has vowed to stamp out. The comments during the meeting on Monday were reported by the China Business Journal and the Hong Kong-based Sing Tao Daily and were ... a tacit understanding that news like this is among the must-delete category.” The New York Times China blog cited an anonymous Beijing-based web editor who said the reason the stories had been ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Guangdong to double incomes 2 years ahead of schedule, governor says

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... congress yesterday. Southern China's economic powerhouse was also eyeing economic growth rates of 8 per cent for the next five years, Zhu said in the government work report. He also vowed ... (HK$494 billion) in 280 projects this year, and also highlighted the importance of driving domestic consumption through further urbanisation. Heavy industrial bases for iron and steel production, ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    'I'll break your legs if you go into business': former president's career advice to children

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 01:02pm by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com Li Xiannian was clear he wanted his offspring to avoid becoming officials, rich or famous, his daughter tells newspaper Former president Li Xiannian warned his children he would break their legs if they went into business, a ...

  6. Land privatisation the best solution

    Posted Jan 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Increasing numbers of people are moving to China's cities, but that does not mean farmers have any less need for land. With a population of more than 1.3 billion, agricultural output ... if such action is taken before villagers feel the need to protest. As urbanisation increases and the demand for expansion of cities and towns grows, pressure to use rural land will rise. The thirst ...

  7. Land-protection policy meaningless, says villager

    Posted Jan 15th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... prominent rural problem in China since the notorious agricultural tax was scrapped nationwide in January last year, according to rural analysts. While the scramble to seize farmland was cooled ... to profit from land sales amid rapid urbanisation. While more scholars are urging the government to give farmers the right to sell their land, Cao Jinqing, a Shanghai-based rural expert, believed ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - DEMOCRACY

    Will a democratic China harm Hong Kong?

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 09:36am by Chang Ping

    ... Chang Ping Once democratised, China could hurt Hong Kong even more. This is what Dr  Horace Chin Wan-kan, a core member of the "nativist" movement in Hong Kong, told Hongkongers in an article published on June 4. This is not the first time Dr Chin has warned of the dangers of a more democratic China. In his latest publication, he has once again substituted imagination ...

  9. Another outsider on top in Shanghai

    Posted Oct 28th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... career. 'Yu was a good planner as the party secretary of Qingdao. He contributed a lot to the development and urbanisation of the city,' said Gu Haiming, a professor at the Qingdao ...

  10. Protest over land brings jail terms

    Posted Oct 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a protest over a land dispute. Observers say the sentencing shows the authorities' patience has run out amid a rising number of petition cases, particularly in relation to land disputes. China ... used by the mainland government for cracking down on petitioners,' he said. 'Too many government officials are trying to cash in through huge urbanisation plans.' He said ...




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