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  1. At the crossroads

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... for political resources. The National People's Congress in March this year appointed Mr Hu as president of the state and Wen Jiabao as prime minister. In short order, they established their style ... after a young graphic artist, Sun Zhigang, was wrongfully detained and beaten to death in Guangzhou, the State Council revoked outdated regulations on vagrancy. The government this summer ...

  2. Research firm head seeks state hands-off approach on sector

    Posted Aug 11th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... The head of Research International China (RIC), China's largest domestic customised market research company, is looking forward to the day he does not have to submit every report to government bureaucrats for vetting. Under regulations introduced in 2000 by the State Statistical Bureau (SSB), the Ministry of State Security and the State Council, RIC and other market research ...

  3. Positive change

    Posted Dec 15th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung The wisdom of hindsight suggests that the war on terrorism may have brought China and the United States closer together. Taiwan president Chen Shui-bian's gamble on 'creeping independence' may have awoken Washington to the danger of 'strategic ambiguity', while rising rhetorical heat over a trade war may have alerted policymakers from both sides ...

  4. Bush blasts his way to media prominence

    Posted Dec 24th 2003, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan US President George W. Bush's American-led war on Iraq has dominated the media on both sides of the Taiwan strait this year, a City University study has found. A celebrity roster, compiled by the university's language information scie ...

  5. Irish leader waltzes into conversation with Hu

    Posted Oct 11th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Goff

    ... Fancy footwork and human rights were the topics of choice when Irish President Mary McAleese met Hu Jintao in Beijing. With Riverdance, the Irish dancing extravaganza, currently showing in the Great Hall of the People in Tiananmen Square, Ms McAleese talked to President Hu Jintao on Thursday night about his own dancing career as head of a university dance troupe. 'It's one ...

  6. Anti-graft watchdog closes in on Reyes

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... The Presidential Anti-Graft Commission has given Defence Secretary Angelo Reyes until today to show how he can afford his 10 million peso (HK$1.4 million) mansion on his salary. Commission chairman Dario Rama noted that 'the salary of a cabinet secre ...

  7. Jiang returns to the limelight as a statesman for peace

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... The former president shares his vision for the world with visiting British premier Former president Jiang Zemin returned to the media spotlight for the first time in three weeks when he met Mr Blair at the Zhongnanhai government compound. Mr Jiang, chairm ...

  8. Party plenum is expected to entrench economic reforms

    Posted Oct 11th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Twice in recent history, the third plenary session of a Communist Party congress has been the launch pad for landmark economic reforms. So the third plenum of the 16th congress opens today amid high expectations the new leaders will announce big steps to ...

  9. Sensitive topic of media reform on politburo agenda

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... was warming to the idea of enacting new laws, media sources said. The need for laws governing the media has been sporadically discussed since the 1980s. The Sars crisis prompted the State Council ...

  10. Rethink on way fraud cases are handled

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Analysts question policy of detaining suspects first and asking questions later The central government is quietly rethinking and redressing what is described as 'rash tendencies' in investigating cases involving businessmen, amid concerns over t ...




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