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  1. The media and people of Hong Kong must frame debate for its next leader

    Posted Jul 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... take a leading role- with the aid of the Hong Kong public- in shaping the debate to ensure that the next chief executive meets the test of public approval. A paper like the South China Morning ... on the main issues, and how they would address them in practical terms; and arrange public, preferably televised, debates between the top candidates. This paper, known for its serious, non-partisan ...

  2. Beijing bans inter-college debates on 1911 revolution

    Posted Apr 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan Beijing authorities banned an inter-university debate competition on the 1911 revolution scheduled to open last night. The first ban in the event's history comes ... Youth League suddenly ordered organisers to cancel the competition on Friday, a day before the opening ceremony. The debates, held annually since 2002, were to focus on 'The Three ...

  3. Liu's ideals, questions are worthy of debate

    Posted Oct 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... controversial, for the search for peace takes place in our continuing debate over how it is best achieved. The awarding of the prize to Liu is now sparking such constructive debate even though ... of promoting them- be worth debating, if not celebrating, by the Chinese people? The award of one of the world's most prestigious prizes to a man they have imprisoned for subversion ...

  4. The great debate

    Posted May 30th 2010, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... to take part in a televised debate, than everyone and their wife fall over themselves to complain that it wasn't them who was asked to challenge him. The media, meanwhile, can only imagine he has ulterior motives. It doesn't really matter who Tsang debates with as long as they are reasonably intelligent, articulate and present views that are at odds with those ...

  5. Debate over fate of National Day pillars

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... permanently. While a formal decision by the government is pending, the fate of the cement-and-steel columns has stirred an unprecedented debate. While few doubted the political correctness of the highly symbolic pillars, decorations for the lavish celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic on October 1, the debate has offered a rare chance for the public ...

  6. Only certainty on the economy is hot debate

    Posted Feb 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai The jury is still out on whether- to borrow from poet Robert Frost- the mainland economy will end in fire or in ice, but fervent debate about the threats of overheating ... earners, will be at the epicentre of the debate among government officials, National People's Congress deputies and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference delegates, amid ...

  7. Beijing's big freeze on climate debate

    Posted Jan 10th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... debate about rainfall levels during the last years of the Tang dynasty. Somehow during the 9th century, two great civilisations at opposite ends of the world collapsed- the Tang and the Maya ... debate ultimately turned on. The larger political question, however, is why senior people in Beijing were so sensitive about an esoteric climate theory of dynastic collapse, particularly ...

  8. Subtle response called for in reform debate

    Posted Mar 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The debate on political reform has been moving in the wrong direction for weeks. On Friday, with the latest assertion of power from Beijing, it appeared to have reached a dead end. ... will be preserved. It is within the confines of the Law that the debate should take place. Certainly, the powers given to our city are only exercised on the authorisation of the central government. ...

  9. NPC likely to debate Shanghai rail link as cost rises 70b

    Posted Jan 06th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The National People's Congress will probably debate and vote on the delayed Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway at its annual meeting in March, according to state media. ... notified that the railway project would be put on the meeting's agenda. Luo Yifeng, an NPC deputy from Beijing, said it would be impossible for the legislative body to debate and vote ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    Do migrant children deserve better access to education?

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 02:03pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li Beijing residents and migrants debate education policy Beijing residents and migrants to the city from other parts of China are having a heated debate over the capital’s upcoming ... and students all over the mainland have been protesting the policy for years. “Why is your child so afraid of fair competition?” said one user on Sina Weibo, in a debate with another blogger. “Why ...




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