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  1. The People's Republic of China at Sixty

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... probably not even Mao himself- the amazing journey the People's Republic was about to embark on. China was a poor, rural country back then; the average person could expect to live only until ... cannon'. We've continued to follow developments in the People's Republic regularly since then; and in this magazine, we focus on the challenges ahead for key mainland cities, ...

  2. Transparency is key to ensuring people's confidence about economic stimulus package

    Posted Mar 16th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... growth prospects. At the televised press conference after the close of the National People's Congress meeting on Friday, he reminded reporters that he first uttered the now famous phrase ... helpful NPC deputies, mostly from the Hong Kong delegation, leaked some crucial but harmless figures, like the economic growth or inflation targets, to Hong Kong reporters. Last year ...

  3. Fall and rise of the renminbi: 'people's currency' rides out downturn to become a global powerhouse

    Posted Sep 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the establishment of the People's Republic in 1949, is as astonishing as the economic growth that has taken place in the past two decades. The People's Bank of China was established in December ... the fifth-generation of the currency in 1999 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic. After the unexpected surge of the export sector in the late 1990s, US trade ...

  4. How China became America's banker

    Posted Jun 08th 2009, 12:00am by Samantha Kierath

    ... with Samantha Kierath It took just three decades for China to transform itself from an economic backwater into America's banker. Since the reforms began in the late 1970s, China has ... is the endnote in a sprawling history of world finance and its contribution to social change that goes a long way to explaining the sources of today's global economic crisis. Ferguson's survey ...

  5. Anti-terrorism forces train in lead-up to 60th anniversary of People's Republic

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo Anti-terrorism forces have begun a series of drills in provinces near Beijing in preparation for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China ... the middle of the month, Xinhua reported. Cai Changjun, an anti-terrorism expert from the People's Liberation Army National Defence University who took part in the drill, said it was aimed ...

  6. Academic calls for full-time delegates

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... in the quality of submissions. Ge Jianxiong, a history professor at Shanghai's Fudan University and a delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, said part-time ... of professional interest, making it impossible for them to have a comprehensive overview of society. 'I think it is the right time for our National People's Congress and the CPPCC to have ...

  7. Great leap backwards

    Posted Sep 29th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... in 1958 and the people's communes were set up by amalgamating dozens of large-scale collectives. A commune would eat up a town and scores of villages, or even several towns, and contain ... economic growth were not trickling down to the countryside. This philosophy was only altered in 2004, when President Hu Jintao announced it was time for cities to nurture the countryside ...

  8. Beijing may seek WTO probe after India bans toy imports

    Posted Feb 05th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... imports for six months from January 23, the China Daily reported, quoting a source yesterday. The ban, which could take a further toll on thousands of struggling mainland toy exporters, has raised ... intervention, it will be the second time China has asked for such an investigation. Last year, it requested a probe of a US decision to tax Chinese-made goods such as steel, pipes and off-road tyres. ...

  9. Food safety standards improved after a crisis that tarnished the nation's image

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... food additives has been overhauled. And detailed regulations on every link of the farm-to-shelf process of a dairy product have been introduced. 'China has become a safer place today,' said Professor Luo Yunbo of the China Agricultural University. 'But what a heavy price we paid.' Melamine first became known as a danger not through milk powder, ...

  10. Law gives official food for thought

    Posted Jun 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Safety Co-ordination and Hygiene Supervision Bureau, said during an online chat explaining the new law. 'Perhaps several years from now- when the people's legal consciousness has risen; ... disagreed, saying the west had a long history of rule of law and the use of litigation. However, in China, administrative enforcement was still more effective because it did not have to wait ...




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