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  1. News - China

    China Digest

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... at a coal mine in Pingxiang city on Sunday afternoon, including one who was found dead yesterday afternoon, China News Service reports. A total of 38 miners were underground during the explosion, ... from 2005 to 2011. Influx of Taiwan tourists More than 119,000 Taiwanese arrived in Shanghai by plane during the summer's two-month peak travel period, which ended on Friday, China ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, South China Morning Post, August 17, 2012

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for implementing the national education subject in our schools. I think it is a reason for not having this course introduced. Hong Kong is part of China, but has separate rights when it comes ... a nation, you study its history, culture and language and as regards China that is already done in the current curriculum through Chinese history, Putonghua and liberal studies. As we have ...

  3. Integration action plan, then results, a matter of policy for Tsang

    Posted May 27th 2006, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... integrate itself into China's 11th five-year plan. A veteran fund manager concurs: 'Brainstorming with government officials? We had it before. It's all talk with no action.' ... The problem comes down to this: The rest of the world is scrambling to adapt to the new reality in which China is a genuine heavyweight- in economic, if not yet political terms- on the world scene. ...

  4. A model for China if promises are kept

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fifteen years ago, Hong Kong was making the final preparations for a journey into the unknown. Our city's return to China on July 1, 1997, was a source of pride, hope and celebration. ... hold as a part of communist China? Would our cherished freedoms, capitalist system and rule of law survive under the novel arrangements known as 'one country, two systems'? Doomsayers ...

  5. Hong Kong citizens should accept that China is moving in a positive direction

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anthony Lawrance's letter ('Chief executive-elect is definitely in tune with China's new national agenda', April 3) gave Hong Kong people a broader view of the city's future under 'one country, two systems'. Mr Lawrance highlighted China's era of reform. Its political evolution and endeavours to increase citizens' participation, he ...

  6. Chief executive-elect is definitely in tune with China's new national agenda

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... is happening in China as a whole is far more important than worrying whether Leung might undermine our rights under 'one country, two systems'. Leung is taking office at an important time in China's evolution, which includes Hong Kong, Macau and, yes, Taiwan. We should be relieved that we have him, rather than his election rival, charting Hong Kong's passage through the next five ...

  7. One foot in China, one in the world

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Organisation ahead of mainland China, Taiwan and Macau. But now some businessmen hell-bent on cracking the fast-growing mainland market are half regretting our separate status, and are clamouring to be treated on a par as 'domestic' investors. The quandaries facing Hong Kong are not simply a matter of a stark choice between embracing China's market and that of the rest ...

  8. Still a struggle for hearts and minds

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of China's 54 ethnic groups, I saw their beaming smiles, heard their resounding cheers like peals of thunder and felt the warmth of the magnificent fireworks. Yet I failed to share their heartfelt laughter and cheerful voices. As a Hong Kong reporter sent to Beijing to cover the handover ceremony of the city's return to China, a voice inside kept reminding me: calm down. ...


    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of society. Because the city lacks a unique role in the economic development of the Pearl River Delta, Hong Kong's function as a bridge between China and the world will gradually fade away with the rise of Shanghai, Beijing and other major cities in China. Under rapid economic change and globalisation, the next generation must be equipped with the knowledge and skills to face change ...

  10. Summit of all fears

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... an opportunity to show that China has a role to play in handling the global economic crisis. Yet Hu, who has served as China's president for the past 10 years, knows all too well that this time he has many challenges to face, both at home and abroad, some of which may prove to be the toughest of his career. At home, mainland China's latest economic data shows inflation at three per ...




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