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  1. True minorities

    Posted Oct 28th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Beijing last month issued a white paper on ethnic policy. The timing was interesting, coming after the riots in Tibet last year and the recent violence in Urumqi . However, ... extinction. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer and commentator ...

  2. Halfway right

    Posted Oct 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Ever since China was awarded the 2008 Beijing Olympics seven years ago, hopes had been high that the country's human rights performance would markedly improve, especially ... the usefulness of these regulations will remain limited. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer and commentator ...

  3. Time to test the water

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Last month, for the 16th year in a row, the United Nations decided not to put the issue of Taiwan's participation in the world body on the General Assembly's agenda. ... Taiwanese participation in international bodies. It may be pleasantly surprised. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer and commentator ...

  4. Credibility gap

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching It is ironic that China, a country that does not allow the operation of a free press, should accuse the western media of bias in its coverage of the dramatic events in Tibet ... with the Dalai Lama to solve this problem, rather than regard him as the enemy who instigated the violence. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer and commentator ...

  5. Agents of change

    Posted Jan 09th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... The foreign media can play a positive role in the mainland's opening up to the outside world, writes Frank Ching This year is one of great significance for China. It marks the 30th ... with the freedom of both the foreign and domestic press. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer and commentator. ...

  6. China's human rights are everyone's affair

    Posted Oct 30th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Every once in a while Chinese officials - and some Chinese people - make statements that betray a deep- seated xenophobia, a fear or even hatred of foreigners. On one level, ... behind such concepts as 'foreign interference' to prevent its human rights record from being subjected to the full glare of public scrutiny - both within the country and abroad. Frank ...

  7. Tainted reputation

    Posted May 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... lives, not only overseas but in China, as well. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer and commentator ...

  8. Property - International - PROPERTY

    Hong Kong takes second place in London market

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... of newly built property in central London last year, up 22 per cent from 2011, a report by property consultancy Knight Frank said yesterday. Buyers represented a total of 52 nationalities. Those ... Knight Frank expected the biggest growth in demand for London property in future to come from mainland China. "There has long been talk of a surge in investment in London property from China ...

  9. Shaky foundations

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at the National Convention Centre heard from Pritzker laureates Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel and Glenn Murcutt, as well as Zhu Xiaodi, director of the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design- ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A garbled foreign policy does China no good

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Frank Ching says China's haphazard conduct of its foreign policy doesn't befit a major nation, and decisions must come from the top All at sea In mid-November, after ... to be a captive of decisions made in foreign capitals and by its own, lower-level officials. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer and commentator. frank.ching@scmp.com. Follow him on Twitter: ...




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