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  1. Wrapped in the flag

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Chan

    ... of national events, but the Games had given rise to a volunteer system, boosted understanding of the role of NGOs and raised people's civil awareness. Professor Shi said the downside ...

  2. Farm seizures sow seeds of social unrest

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com A recent survey of residents in rural areas shows that 70 per cent of farmers are unhappy with their socio-economic situation, according to a report in the Beijing-based Outlook Magazine. The poll, conducted by Re ...

  3. When the arrival of a rail line signals unrest

    Posted Nov 26th 2008, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... David Eimer The last time Asia was in recession, in 1997-98, the mainland avoided the worst of it by embarking on a massive round of road building. Faced now with a more serious global slowdown, Beijing has again decided that a dose of direct investment i ...

  4. Fears of social unrest as rural land grab worsens

    Posted Feb 05th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing 40 million farmers have lost out in the name of progress Each year two million mainland farmers lose their land and drift into the cities, only to be unable to secure a job or an education for their children. About 40 million ...

  5. Teaching civil servants to be civil

    Posted Aug 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joey Liu More than 40,000 Beijing civil servants will be trained in manners by the end of the year as the city launches an etiquette drive ahead of the Olympic Games, according to a government-run newspaper. The campaign, started yesterday, required civil servants to 'follow social morality, cherish the public environment, observe public order and save water', the Beijing ...

  6. Beijing won't let up on the Dalai Lama

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com A senior Communist Party official vowed Beijing would continue its 'vigorous struggle' against the Dalai Lama, state media said yesterday. It is the first time a senior official in charge of Tibetan affairs issued such ...

  7. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Faith can go on its merry way, but get the festive spirit and shop

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:47am by George Chen

    ... among civil servants- we will first see many restaurants close due to a lack of trade, then hotels, and then printing businesses. Make sense? Here in Hong Kong, I still have the freedom to say ...

  8. Beijing's crackdown on dissent could backfire

    Posted Apr 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of social relations. To be sure, there is a positive legal environment for economic progress. But legal scholars observe a growing gap between law and practice in respect of civil and political ... institutions have not kept pace and the leadership resorts to repression instead of reform to deal with socio-political unrest. The goal of forging a harmonious society for a fifth of the world's ...

  9. News - China

    Wen urges action on Europe debt crisis

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 11:22am by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... with weak consumer demand in China, has raised the threat of unrest as the party tries to enforce calm ahead of its leadership transition. Merkel was accompanied by a 20-member delegation ... on economic issues, but a senior German official told reporters he expects an “open discussion” with Chinese leaders on Syria, which is in the throes of a civil war that has left an estimated 20,000 ...

  10. PLA rewarded with monthly salary increases of up to 50pc

    Posted Mar 24th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... a year of sensitive anniversaries and social unrest, sources say. 'All ordinary soldiers and officers will receive 50 per cent increases, while colonel-level officials will get 30 per cent ... GDP growth over the past two decades,' General Xu said. 'The economic reform has benefited so many people, including state-owned enterprises and civil servants. I think now ...




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