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  1. 'Democratic' leaders show their loyalty

    Posted Mar 07th 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi in Beijing The mainland's eight 'democratic' parties were rolled out yesterday at the annual National People's Congress meeting. In a display of the grandly ... imbalance of newborns to democratic reform. The speeches by the heads of the organisations drove home the fact that while there may be nine parties on the mainland, only one calls the shots. Wan ...

  2. Timely call for a Beijing-democrats truce

    Posted Mar 09th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Let's be frank: the issue of allowing Hong Kong's pan-democrats to visit the mainland is hardly new. Nearly 20 years after they were denied entry to the motherland, many people- democrats themselves- have accepted it as a fact of life. Sadly, they have conceded that little can be done to change things. No wonder Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen ...

  3. A controversial term in cross-strait relations

    Posted Aug 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on its definition. Taiwan insisted on the right to interpret the term as 'The Republic of China', while Beijing stuck to 'The People's Republic'. The sides failed ... Mainland Affairs Council chairman, Su Chi of the Kuomintang, before the KMT government handed over power to Chen Shui-bian of the Democratic Progressive Party. Under the consensus, each side ...

  4. Shadow cast over public's role in democratic review

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Despite words of assurance from top officials, the move by the NPC Standing Committee to interpret electoral provisions of the Basic Law has cast a long shadow over public involvement in Hong Kong's democratic development. Last night officials insisted that only matters relating to legal procedures- not principles- for changes to electoral arrangements for the next ...

  5. 'Accept history' Taiwan's Ma urges Beijing

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... republic. 'The aspiration of our founding father Dr Sun Yat-sen was to establish a free and democratic nation with equitable distribution of wealth,' he told thousands of local and foreign ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday urged Beijing to pursue democracy and 'face the existence of the Republic ...

  6. Call for Taiwan reunion

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... portrait of Sun Yat-sen, who led the 1911 revolution and became the president of the first Republic of China. However, the ceremony began with the national anthem of the People's Republic ... democratic revolution', Hu barely mentioned Sun's political guidelines on nationalism, democracy and people's livelihood. Instead, he emphasised that Taiwanese independence must ...

  7. News - China - CROSS-STRAIT TIES

    Taiwan's main opposition DPP warming to Beijing

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... analysts say is a softening of the pro-independence party's anti-Beijing stance. And it may also signal that Beijing is taking a more practical approach in dealing with the Democratic ...

  8. Taiwan's DPP reopens its mainland affairs office

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com A decision by Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party to reinstate its 'China affairs department' has been seen as an important step for the pro-independence party to try to reach out to the mainland. But analysts said the DPP would face difficulties bringing significant change to its relationship with Beijing. ...

  9. Sun worshippers send message to Beijing

    Posted Jan 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... This is the century of democratic China. We must begin a new Xinhai Revolution, peaceful and non-violent, to bring freedom and democracy to the PRC.' Beijing does not recognise the Republic of China ... Mark O'Neill More than 1,000 people crowded into a tiny park in Tuen Mun yesterday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Republic of China and called for the mainland to enjoy ...

  10. Wen's safari to Africa reaffirms new focus

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... then to Ghana, the Republic of Congo, Angola, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda. His trip comes less than two months after President Hu Jintao visited three African nations, and five months before ...




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