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  1. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Beijing eyes new regional free-trade deal as US-led pact falters

    Posted May 01st 2014, 01:28am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... momentum and trying to push for a region-wide alternative free-trade agreement," said Oh Ei Sun, a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore. But He ...

  2. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Beijing urged to act as rising local government debts threaten reform

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:29am by Ray Chan, Jeanny Yu

    ... reflect an overly leveraged economy in which we have too much debt." Xu Xiaonian, an economics and finance professor at the China Europe International Business School, said yesterday ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: Following the Leader, by David Lampton

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 06:41pm by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... Xilai, a leader of the old school outmanoeuvred by President Xi Jinping and his allies. Lampton's interviews yield some fascinating anecdotes, not least the story of Bo simultaneously ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: The Hall of Uselessness, by Simon Leys

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... three decades, his interests and erudition range across the humanities. Born in Belgium, his mother tongue is French but his mastery of English gives him a wide readership as one ... of Leys' recurrent complaints is about how many so-called China experts can barely speak the language. There is a rich literature on China in English (and French and German), so you can, ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: Party Time: Who Runs China and How, by Rowan Callick

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... such as the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the new National Cadre School in Pudong, Shanghai. There are chapters on joining the party, cadre school, the security agencies, the justice ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: Wealth and Power

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... discussions with the English-speaking Ito Hirobumi, the architect of Japan's successful Meiji reform - before signing a humiliating treaty in 1895 that ceded Korea and Taiwan to Japan along ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: My Private China, by Alex Kuo

    Posted Jul 28th 2013, 12:00am by CLAIRE HUIBONHOA

    ... China successfully sets itself apart from the rest. Educated at Hong Kong's King George V school, then at the University of Iowa, Kuo is a writer (of both fiction and non-fiction), poet ... Chongqing and having attended school in Hong Kong, Kuo - who won the American Book Award in 2002 with his compilation Lipstick and Other Stories - can be described as a "third-culture ...

  8. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Beijing reaffirms commitment to credit support to boost real economy

    Posted Jun 20th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... to spur consumption in areas such as schooling, tourism and affordable housing as well as purchases of big-ticket household goods. Credit growth on the mainland, particularly loans from ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    China: 'This Generation' by Han Han

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... of Chinese hanging on to his every word, that it is easy to forget he is still virtually unknown in the West. Publisher Simon & Schuster is trying to change that with the first English-language anthology of the writer-racecar driver's most provocative blog posts. Han grew up in a small town outside of Shanghai, and dropped out of high school at age 17. A year later, he published ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: The Memoirs of Jin Luxian

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... before receiving a papal pardon from the Vatican for collaborating with Beijing by becoming its "illicit" bishop. Jin, in the latest English-language translation of the first part ...




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