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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    China's military will respond if 'provoked' by neighbours, says official

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 02:36pm by Teddy Ng, Minnie Chan

    ... Congress session that opens in Beijing today. Her remarks came amid heightening tensions with neighbours over territorial disputes in the East and South China seas and ahead of today's ... coexist with its neighbours. "Our people couldn't live and work in peace and contentment if we don't have a strong and powerful defence capability," she said. "Chinese ...

  2. News - China

    Property tycoon calls for organisation to conduct 'patriotic' opinion polls

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 03:02am by Tony Cheung, JEFFIE LAM

    ... member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, in a meeting yesterday with National People's Congress Chairman Zhang Dejiang. Lee is also vice-chairman of Henderson ...

  3. News - China - AUSTERITY

    Bring your own toothbrush: Austerity drive seen in the little details at NPC, CPPCC talks

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 02:17pm by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com Not a drop of tea or water wasted, paper use kept at a minimum and banquets served without fanfare Signs that the Chinese government’s fight against excess is in full force could not be escaped at this year’s toned-down Chinese parliamentary meetings. Some delegates were asked by organisers to bring their own toothbrushes, slippers and daily necessities ...

  4. News - China

    Sex with underage boys should be punished same as that with girls, deputy says

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 03:59am by Andrea Chen

    ... Science and Law, said: "The proposal should have been raised a long time ago. "Chinese society has paid little attention to sexual violence against boys. Neither the general public nor top officials have much knowledge of it, because the conventional idea of heterosexual sex is deeply rooted in Chinese tradition." Another professor from the same university, Qu Xinjiu, ...

  5. News - China

    Ambrose Lee issues call to open PLA and foreign service to Hongkongers

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 03:59am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong in Beijing tanna.chong@scmp.com Open PLA, foreign service to us: HK delegate Former Hong Kong security minister Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong has added the military and foreign service to the government sectors that he believes should be opened to you ...

  6. News - China - Arts & Culture

    Jackie Chan, artists launch tirade against film censorship during CPPCC meeting

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 06:29pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... discussion on the government’s work report among art experts in the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference’s (CPPCC) turned into a grumbling session this week, as personalities like actor ... billion yuan (HK$27.5 billion), in which 17.1 billion [yuan] was from domestic movies. "Within five to six years, China will be the biggest market. However, if Chinese films don’t take ...


    Why Premier Li Keqiang avoided property price pledges in work report

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 11:09pm by Zhang Hong

    ... expectations. During his two terms as premier- covering 10 years- the prices in major cities rose fivefold or more. Li Jingguo, a property researcher with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said ... But others accused Li of sidestepping the issue to avoid a property market downturn and allow local governments to continue to squeeze revenue from land sales. "Bubbles have built up in Chinese ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    New World tycoon Henry Cheng backs call for 'patriotic' opinion polls

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 03:27am by Tony Cheung, Stuart Lau

    ... of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, said in Beijing yesterday: "If people other [than HKU] would like to do it, it can help [the government] understand people's ...

  9. News - China - Arts & Culture

    China’s anti-graft tsar has something to confess: ‘I watch popular Korean TV dramas’

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 03:20pm by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com Official suggests Chinese arts can learn a thing or two from massively popular soaps In unusual backchat during normally serious National People’s Congress ... in which a performing arts director talked about the challenges facing the Chinese arts, Wang piped in with a comment on a hugely successful Korean show whose popularity has transcended borders. ...


    Organ transplant regulations should boost donor numbers, says official

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 11:16pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... on the sidelines of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. The mainland conducts more than 10,000 transplants each year, but a severe shortage of organs means that four out of five ...




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