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  1. A proper telling-off over a vision of national education

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland I learnt a valuable lesson about national and moral education yesterday: empty your e-mail inbox before you criticise the China model. In yesterday's paper I imagined what ... the last 30 years. It credited the unique mix of Confucian values and the benevolent hand of the state for allowing China to avoid the financial crises and recessions that regularly afflict Western ...

  2. ... but state media still takes some shots at Washington

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng State media yesterday accused the United States of ignoring the real causes of its economic woes and faulted US President Barack Obama for 'scapegoating' Beijing with complaints about China's currency and trade policies. A commentary by Xinhua was among the most strongly worded state-media responses to the just-concluded Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation ...

  3. News - China - MIDDLE EAST

    Yinchuan, Ningxia, to host China-Arab States Economic and Trade Forum

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Beijing wanted to counterbalance US influence in the region. China has replaced the United States as the primary trading partner of many countries, including American allies. As China chases ... proved an expensive lesson for China, where its losses as a result of the crisis are estimated to run into billions of dollars. The third China-Arab States Economic and Trade Forum will be held ...

  4. A state of total dependence

    Posted Dec 12th 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... northeastern flank against Japan, and more recently, the United States. Chinese troops fought in Korea in the 16th and 19th centuries, and older South Koreans remember it was Chinese intervention ... was on display on Thursday, when Kim Jong-il hosted talks with State Councillor Dai Bingguo , at which they reportedly reached a 'consensus' on the increasingly fragile Korean peninsula. ...

  5. Manila stuns the world by standing up to Beijing

    Posted Apr 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to an all-time low with armed vessels from both states staking out Scarborough Shoal- a tiny atoll in the South China Sea that sinks at high tide except for one rocky outcrop- which both say is theirs. ... a retired Philippine permanent representative to the United Nations. 'We failed to take what I call aggressive action then,' Baja told the Post as he expressed regret over what had ...

  6. US defence strategy in Korea has time on its side

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that the United States is going to always maintain a military presence in the Pacific.' Yet, evidence abounds that the North Korean army is incapable of invading South Korea with any chance ...

  7. Nation can't afford not to educate all its citizens

    Posted Jul 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If education for the masses is the mantra of emerging nations, mainland China can claim to have set a good example. But that was before economic reform exposed social services to market forces. As a result, soaring prices have made education a heavy burden on the poor. Now it ranks with access to affordable medical care as one of the greatest sources of social discontent. ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    China will prevail in Diaoyus dispute

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... United States and Japan should correct historical wrongs The Chinese in Hong Kong, like those on the mainland and overseas, are all supportive of China's sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands. Political propriety and civil etiquette demand that all media in Chinese territories should use Diaoyu and not the Japanese name, Senkaku. It is legally dubious and politically myopic ...

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    Letters to the Editor, August 24, 2012

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it as a lesson in national education- another recent polemical topic here- and an attempt to gift-wrap the party state dictatorship. I agree with Hong Kong-born Joe Chung, author of the bestselling book ... That is one reason some of them send their children to study overseas, where they can find quality education, clean air, safe food and political systems that protect those things and which, while far ...

  10. 40pc rise in value of US arms package for Taiwan

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com The latest US arms sales package for Taiwan, which includes sophisticated radar gear for F-16 fighter jets, will be valued at up to US$5.85 billion, about 40 per cent higher than earlier estimates, the top official of ...




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