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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Political and economic reforms key if Xi Jinping is to win the war on graft

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... be time to shift the focus to political and economic reforms that reduce the role of government in the economy and the scope for abuse of power, and make it more transparent and accountable. ... SCMP Editorial Reforms key to anti-graft fight More than six months ago, Communist Party discipline chief Wang Qishan said the fight against corruption had to deal first with the symptoms- ...

  2. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Education, not politics, key to economic strength

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 05:26am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... could be just the type of strongman China needs to push through necessary but painful economic reforms. But what to do with all those political ideas that filter in as China interacts with the global knowledge economy, a prerequisite for further economic reform? It seems political repression must rise. Xi's government has increased media censorship and brutally cracked down ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Beijing's fear of separatism looms large in Hong Kong's political reform

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 05:32pm by ANDREW LEUNG

    ... Andrew Leung Andrew Leung says though limits on 2017 election are here to stay, improvements can still be made Beijing's fear of separatism looms large in Hong Kong's political reform At this make-or-break moment in our political history, it is time for both sides to calm down a little. The Scottish referendum, while different from our situation, may offer some useful ...

  4. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Europe’s rapidly unravelling economic reform agenda

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:26am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... pro quo with France and Italy: more leniency on meeting budget deficit targets in exchange for swifter implementation of structural reforms. The problem is that the social and political backlash against economic reform in the euro zone is not just limited to fiscal austerity but encompasses the entire reform agenda, including the supply-side measures that Draghi hopes ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    ‘How my father’s speeches saved Chinese economic reform’: Deng Xiaoping’s daughter pays tribute

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 03:42pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Deng Xiaoping’s daughter said her father’s speeches on his famous 1992 southern tour saved China’s economic reform push at a “crucial moment” in history, as she paid tribute to the leader ahead ... economic reform and paved the way for the country’s spectacular economic growth in the past two decades. “Until today, the world is still taking about the Chinese path,” Deng Nan said. ”He said ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Desire for political reform will remain until credible candidate stands

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:11am by LETTERS

    ... Desire for reform will remain until credible candidate stands Whether the National People's Congress' proposals for the chief executive election go forward or not, it is clear that demand for political reform will not go away. Until a credible pan-democratic candidate is allowed to stand for election- and take office- the issue will run and run. The up and coming generation ...

  7. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping rules out Western-style political reform for China

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 04:30am by Angela Meng

    ... on the direction of the world's second-largest economy. The statement dealt with market-oriented economic reform, law, and corruption, but offered no blueprint for political change. "[Xi] seems ... dismissed notions of Western-style political reform and underscored the importance of one-party rule in a speech delivered at the Great Hall of the People yesterday. In remarks celebrating the 60th ...

  8. News - China - CHINA REFORM

    Economic blueprint without political reform in China a ‘lethal’ step: liberals

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 02:43pm by Verna Yu

    ... in the absence of political reform, say liberal party veterans and scholars. The effectiveness of market reform is also likely to be limited by the party’s conservative ideology, they say. The plenum communiqué, released three weeks ago and the first policy blueprint under President Xi Jinping’s leadership, struck a bold tone on economic reform, promising to give market forces a “decisive role” ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Without political reform, how far can China's economic liberalisation go?

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 04:32am by YAO YANG

    ... Yao Yang Yao Yang says the third-plenum blueprint is limited by a neglect of society's wider development Without political reform, how far can China's economic liberalisation go? ... legislatures, it proposes no concrete plan to curb local governments' role in economic activities. This is related to the final document's most significant lacuna: political reform. In fact, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Tyranny of minority could derail political reform: David Akers-Jones

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 11:43pm by Peter So and Gary Cheung

    ... of the minority" in the Legislative Council could derail Hong Kong's political reform, former chief secretary David Akers-Jones warns. Akers-Jones also said he considered the framework outlined ... could inquire on every aspect- including the city's political, social, economic and education systems- stipulated in the annex of the declaration. He said the Hong Kong and Beijing ...




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