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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Pyongyang told Beijing about third nuclear test, report says

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... A North Korean official has reportedly told Chinese authorities that the communist state plans to conduct a third nuclear test this week, though analysts have greeted the news with scepticism. "We've heard a North Korean official in Beijing told the Chinese side that the North planned to carry out a nuclear test between January 13 and 20," the Joongang daily quoted an unidentified ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    Second rush on diplomatic vehicle this month raises questions

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 09:03am by John Kennedy

    ... criticizing China’s severe human rights violations. Isidor's Fugue--  Being Nice Enough and Brainwashing: Two Chinese Responses About a Japanese Mother and Anti-Japan Protests in China    I know that most Chinese don't agree with this, but 60+ years of anti-Japan brainwashing propaganda is hard to simply ignore. I think that China is setting itself back 10 years in the world's eye ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - MUSIC

    Making noise- the intrinsic protest of rock bands in Beijing

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

    ... Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore In Beijing, bands rock'n'roll but with Chinese characteristics, writes Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore Subtle noises "The place is very ... ska, metal, electronica- it's all here, boosted by a rollicking festival scene and a mushrooming in music venues. Most date the birth of Chinese rock'n'roll- yaogun in Putonghua- ...


    Taiwan media speculate on Beijing's picks for cross-strait relations

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... reports yesterday that Yu spoke at the Communist Party's 2013 annual work session on Taiwan affairs, held in Beijing on Tuesday, suggesting that he might be named deputy head of the party's leading group for Taiwan affairs. The group is generally headed by the party secretary. Jia Qinglin, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative ...

  5. Targeting of petitioners denied

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Security forces needed to clear Beijing of troublemakers before the annual parliamentary session, a senior ministry official said yesterday, without disclosing how many people ... for this year's National People's Congress. More than 12,000 police would patrol the streets and implement strict precautionary measures at key locations during the parliamentary session, the Beijing ...

  6. Defence spending rises by double digits again

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... over Beijing's robust military build-up. The figure was announced by Li Zhaoxing, the spokesman for the National People's Congress, ahead of the country's annual parliamentary session which opens today. It will bring China's official military spending to 670.3 billion yuan (HK$824 billion) for this year, after a 12.7 per cent increase last year and a nearly ...

  7. News - China

    Beijing demands action after Chinese woman allegedly raped in Delhi

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com Beijing angry over alleged Delhi rape China has called on the Indian government to ensure the safety of its nationals after a Chinese woman was allegedly raped in New Delhi. The Chinese embassy in New Delhi said it reacted with "shock and strong anger". Indian media reported on Thursday that a 23-year-old woman from Beijing was allegedly raped ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Liberal writer Li Chengpeng was punched and threatened with a knife at his Beijing book-signing event yesterday

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 06:36am by John Kennedy

    ... beforehand by domestic security police that he would not be allowed to address the crowd, speak with fans, or follow up with a Q&A session. In response, Li appeared wearing a mouth mask ... and handshakes of an official visit, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao opened the Luanda General Hospital and had his picture taken peering into a microscope, while surrounded by officials in suits and medics ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    The US mulls cyber-espionage crackdown and China targets drug traffickers

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 05:45am by Patrick Boehler

    ... is booming. Xinhua A Ministry of Defence spokesman tries to quell speculation that a Chinese port project in Tanzania has military ties.   Politics China National Radio* Central Party School President ... to put Apple's ongoing dispute with Chinese state media into perspective. Caixin* "We should help the poor, not those who are lazy," Lou Jiwei says in one of his first speeches ...

  10. Talking points

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the District Court last month of indecently assaulting a male model during a photography session and two counts of criminal intimidation, is to be sentenced. The judge, who described Lau (left) ... historic buildings occupied by the hospital into a museum and gallery, opening up the site to the public. The HK$800 million redevelopment was to be completed by 2014. Pakistan, India meet ...




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