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  1. Doubts cast over rules for cadre selection

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... To tighten internal discipline and curb corruption, the Central Secretariat of the Chinese Communist Party recently unveiled provisional measures for supervising the selection of cadres. While the intention of this document of seven chapters and 30 articles is laudable, experts have strong doubts about its implementation. Taking effect immediately, the measures apply to party ...

  2. Public horrified by violent death of woman beggar

    Posted Jul 12th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... of the breakdown of traditional Chinese values in the new market-led society, as well as the collapse of the communist social structure. He said this was not an isolated incident. Many who once enjoyed ... outside the old system, said Professor Li. Many Chinese had grown cynical about the bygone communist spirit of self-sacrifice and simply did not feel they were responsible for people who did ...

  3. 'Simple cadre' is honoured as a hero 20 years after his death

    Posted Aug 10th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... The canonisation of a hero is a ritual for Chinese communists, who need to hold up an exemplary comrade to inspire others to follow suit. The latest hero is Gu Wenchang (1915-1981), whose ... was a sorrowful place. In 1949, a smallpox epidemic claimed 2,000 lives out of 60,000 people living there. It was also caught in the crossfire between the nationalists and communists in the last phase ...

  4. Party to adopt reform plans

    Posted Oct 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... economic system are expected to be adopted by the Communist Party's central committee. Committee members would adopt the two documents - one on a proposal to amend the constitution ... competition could lead to financial instability. Another new element, Ta Kung Pao said, would be an endorsement of the bond market and the creation of a Chinese credit-rating system. The other ...

  5. It's time to bury leader's body and look to the future, say critics

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... returns to dust after death 'conforms with Chinese tradition and makes Beijing a civilised city worthy of hosting the Olympics', the writers said, adding: 'It is time ... body was against his will. Construction of the mausoleum in 1976-77 took place when the Chinese economy was on the verge of collapse. Since then, those in charge of preserving the corpse have ...

  6. 50 years on, Korean war still perplexes many Chinese

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... 50 years on, Korean war still perplexes Chinese Mao Zedong's only son, Mao Anying, has been remembered in an article in Guangming Daily in the run-up to the 50th anniversary of the Korean armistice tomorrow. In his late 20s and recently married, the young Mao joined the volunteer army to defend his communist brethren in North Korea against the American attack. Like ...

  7. Chinese history brought back to life

    Posted Oct 31st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as they lived through one of the most tumultuous periods of Chinese history. Directed by Mabel Cheung, the film is widely acclaimed as a successful attempt at portraying the human side of history. Many ... tied the knot with Chiang Kai-shek, who was to dominate Chinese politics for more than four decades as head of the Nationalist Party. The three women's choices of husband were telling. ...

  8. Bloody anniversary

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tuesday marked the 38th anniversary of what must be one of the most successful propaganda campaigns in history. That is the claim that sadistic communists would have taken over Indonesia and made it a Chinese lackey if it were not for a quick-thinking general named Suharto and some other generals, who uncovered the communists' plot and launched a massive anti-communist purge. ...

  9. Dedicated to traditional Chinese art

    Posted Dec 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the spirit of traditional Chinese arts. The remote, historic village was where he went to hide in 1982 when he thought the Communist Party was going to take over Hong Kong. He had his reasons. His ... the mainland in 1968 to escape the Cultural Revolution. He arrived, aged 28, with only the clothes he wore and some knowledge of Chinese calligraphy and art, taught to him by his grandfather and other ...

  10. Top cadre urges party to pursue democracy

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... But Hunan deputy warns it will be a gradual process, saying the mainland is not yet ready to hold popular elections A high-ranking cadre has openly urged the Chinese Communist Party ... supervision into the party's system. Since the new leadership under President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao took the helm in March, many academics have made strong pleas to the Communist Party ...




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