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  1. News - China - APPOINTMENTS

    Revolutionary's descendant Ye Zhonghao emerges on political stage

    Posted May 10th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Revolutionary's descendant emerges onto political stage The great-grandson of late Marshal Ye Jianying has been named a member of the Communist Youth League's Guangdong provincial committee, making him one of the first fourth-generation descendants of a party revolutionary veteran to emerge on the political stage. Ye Zhonghao, the 30-year-old ...

  2. Publicity blitz to cost taxpayers HK$9m

    Posted Jun 10th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong Taxpayers will have to foot a HK$9 million bill for the government publicity campaign to push support for its political reform package. The figure for the campaign, launched in April, includes the cost of producing the promotion clips broadcast on television and radio, posters, billboards and other items. These details emerged after a question in the Legislative Council ...

  3. Time to rein in the property market

    Posted Oct 14th 2010, 12:00am by Ronald Ling

    ... to cool the market. But a dilemma could easily emerge. Property prices are a key indicator for economic trends and a thriving property market implies positive economic growth in general. ... Ronald Ling Pak-ki, 20 University of Hong Kong The real estate market enjoyed a rapid boom recently. Property prices are soaring in an irrational way and there are fears that the situation ...

  4. Hanoi's old fox emerges from shadows

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... rise. In recent years he has emerged from the shadows of years within Vietnam's military-intelligence apparatus to work its military diplomacy, something new for one of the region's ...

  5. Medical watchdog seeks ways to control new market

    Posted Jun 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... market. More than 40 officials from branches of the State Food and Drug Administration met in Beijing on Thursday and Friday to discuss plans for a radical revision to existing legislation ... the administration's role in law in 2000 but, as China has grown as a consumer and manufacturer of medical products, gaping holes have emerged in how the watchdog should monitor and remedy problems ...

  6. As the masses find a voice, gap emerges as to how to respond

    Posted Jun 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang Two recent articles reflect an agreement and a disagreement among Beijing's top leaders and their advisers. They agree that China's social stability is being threatened by the emergence of a new disadvantaged class, and spreading antagonism towards officials and law-enforcement personnel. Hence Communist Party General Secretary Hu Jintao's call for 'improved ...

  7. Abhisit, the state of emergency and why he needs to win an election

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... to eject them. Abhisit's government last week extended the state of emergency for three months in Bangkok and 18 provinces (though ended it in five others), a decision that was followed by a bomb blast in an outer Bangkok apartment. Some people blamed the 'red shirts', others suggested the government or military, trying to justify continuing emergency rule, was to blame. ...

  8. Call for a change to emergency protocol

    Posted Sep 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... with other countries in emergencies. They say the obstacles stem from Hong Kong's sub-sovereign status that limits its dealings in foreign affairs, and ways should be found to ensure swift ... there was an established emergency mechanism that would be reviewed from time to time. Civic Party leader Audrey Eu Yuet-mee said the government should revise its actions at the very beginning of emergencies ...

  9. More runners emerge as elections deadline looms

    Posted Apr 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Albert Wong More candidates have emerged for the Legislative Council by-elections next month, ahead of the deadline for nominations tomorrow. But political academics say the numbers will not result in more heated competition because there is still a lack of heavyweight competitors running against five former lawmakers from the League of Social Democrats ...

  10. Mainland's rapid rebound was driven by liquidity, academic says

    Posted Jun 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Despite its relatively recent emergence on the world economic stage, the mainland can still draw on plenty of experience when dealing with local, regional and international economic ... of dealing with a global crisis like this in a free market, but taking the right measures during a crisis is all about government action, and the Chinese government had been planning its economy ...




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