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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. Complacent leaders must shed indifference to people's plight

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong people appear increasingly willing to be critical of what they perceive to be incompetent or inappropriate decisions by government and have diminishing respect ... angry and cynical over complacency, arrogance, greed, self-interest and incompetence displayed by governments and those elites in a position to exploit others. Unrest in a society is driven ...

  3. Mainland hopes to lure top talent from overseas

    Posted Jan 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee called for all government bodies to 'open their minds' and 'revamp their existing policies' to attract overseas talent ... roots, it said overseas Chinese were the most important resources in the recruitment plan. Of the country's key government-sponsored research projects, 72 per cent of the chief scientists ...

  4. Hu hails reforms, says much more still to do

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... to govern. 'Comparing our achievements with our long-range goals and people's expectations of a better life, we have no reason to feel content and stop moving forward,' he said. China ... socialist country' when the People's Republic celebrated its centenary in 2049. ...

  5. Falun Gong judicial review bid dismissed

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Government had legitimate security reasons for refusing entry, judge rules A group of Falun Gong practitioners refused entry into Hong Kong four years ago were prevented from ... the group outright. However, the Hong Kong government had argued that the four were denied entry only for organising disruptive activities that threatened public order. About 600 Falun Gong ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted Dec 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a pay rise in the coming year. committee reappointed All members of the Government Honours Committee have been reappointed to screen awards to be conferred next year. Members include Chief ...

  7. Stormy waters as the US opens new 'sluice gate'

    Posted Nov 15th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... emigration in the history of the People's Republic; by corrupt officials laundering their ill-gotten money; and by private entrepreneurs stashing their hard-earned money in overseas bank ... into the mainland as the bulk was invested through illegal channels because of China's tight capital controls. But one can safely assume that it's billions of US dollars each month. One crude ...

  8. Gold for elite athletes, fat chance for the rest

    Posted Aug 20th 2008, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... David Eimer Almost two weeks into the Olympics, China sits atop the medals table and its athletes have never been more popular. But their success has come at a fearsome price. After China ... China, though, is a developing country. The economy is huge but, if you measure the mainland's wealth per person, the country ranks 109th in the world- on a par with the likes of Morocco. ...

  9. Go-west push paying off for dusty region

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... outdone the US state in apple production. Xian, Shaanxi's provincial capital and the base for a central government project to develop airliners, claims to be China's Seattle as well ... a fact underscored by recent ethnic unrest in Tibet and Xinjiang . Despite the central government's efforts to shift growth inland, the west still lags far behind China's eastern ...

  10. Tourism industry has to put its house in order

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by this kind of behaviour, increasing pressure on the government and our tourism industry leaders to counter this message. The Travel Industry Council response is to hand out stickers and other ... deadline set by the government. Officials have not ruled out introducing legislation if the industry is not capable of regulating itself responsibly. That is fair enough, since the government ...




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