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  1. News - China - HOUSING

    Too early to loosen curbs on property, says China's Premier Wen Jiabao

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing No relaxation of controls on property Premier Wen Jiabao said yesterday it was too early to loosen curbs on speculative property investment, state media reported, as authorities keep a tight lid on the once red-hot housing ...

  2. Australian leaders must show China more respect

    Posted Jul 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Greg Barns What is going on in the minds of Australian politicians about China? China is Australia's biggest trading partner. In fact, Chinese demand for exports such as iron ore and coal has helped Australia largely avoid the economic crises bedevilling Europe and the US. Given such realities, one would have thought that the relationship between China and Australia would ...

  3. Handover year puts China to test

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Will the China of tomorrow look anything like the China of today? Unlikely, but the differences will be subject to wide interpretation. Many Western observers view recent economic and political events as only part and parcel of the continuing conundrum that is China. As a Hong Kong resident, I view these events as groundbreaking economic and political steps in China's coming ...

  4. Newsman's memorable forays into China

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... - then China's paramount leader - that left the most lasting impression with China watchers. Deng coined some of his best-known catchphrases during his meeting with Wallace - one of his last television ... skills and media savvy, was put on the defence. 'Your way of describing what things are like in China is as absurd as what The Arabian Nights may sound like,' Jiang said. It has been ...

  5. The End of the Revolution- China and the Limits of Modernity

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mark O'Neill The End of the Revolution- China and the Limits of Modernity by Wang Hui Verso Books Wang Hui is a professor in the Department of Chinese Language and Literature ... different topics, ranging from politics and neo-liberalism in China to a tribute to Xiao Liangzhong, an anthropologist from a minority area in a southern region, and an essay on Lu Xun, one ...

  6. China's move

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... China. The United States has not only reaffirmed its security commitments in the region with the establishment of a permanent marine base in Australia; it has also managed to isolate China on the South China Sea dispute at the East Asia Summit in Bali. Chinese leaders must be understandably frustrated and befuddled by this rapid turn of events. Not too long ago, many of them believed ...

  7. Fears of encirclement as South China Sea tensions continue

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang It's not hard for China to feel cornered in its traditional maritime disputes with its neighbours. That feeling intensified last week with two developments: the unveiling ... force'- to discuss the South China Sea during the East Asia Summit in Bali, Indonesia, this weekend. China claims a swathe of the South China Sea, which straddles key shipping lanes ...

  8. China called on to engage world

    Posted Oct 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com A senior United Nations official has called on China to strengthen communication with the international community on how the country makes policy decisions and to do more to support multilateralism. Renata Lok-Dessallien, the UN resident co-ordinator in China, said on the sidelines of an event marking the 40th anniversary of the People's ...

  9. US and China sign pact on acquisition deals

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com China and the United States took a step yesterday towards co-operating on the oversight of cross-border merger and acquisition deals. Both countries ... to the next chapter in our collaboration on competition law and policy matters,' she said. China enacted its first anti-monopoly law in August 2008. Despite the mainland's efforts to build ...

  10. U.S. shows 'bad timing' in South China Sea: general

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com China's top military officer yesterday criticised the United States for its recent military drills in the South China Sea, calling this 'bad ... The South China Sea remains a sensitive issue between the two superpowers, with Beijing frequently voicing frustration over US military drills in the region with Vietnam, the Philippines, Australia ...




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