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  1. Editorial aims to silence calls for political reform

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The Communist Party mouthpiece People's Daily published its second editorial in a week addressing the sensitive topic of political reform yesterday, saying any change must be conducted gradually under a socialist system and Comm ...

  2. Leaders lost for words to describe and address cause of social strife

    Posted Oct 19th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... of state control. Hu of the Beijing University of Technology identified several issues that cause social injustice and therefore fuel widespread resentment. Among them are widespread corruption, state monopolies, the yawning wealth gap and the rising cost of housing, education and medical care. And if the seizure of people's land continued, that and the widening wealth gap made up ...

  3. Zhao blamed Jiang for stalling political reforms, ally writes

    Posted Jan 08th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... record his memoirs before his death in 2005 while still under house arrest. The memoirs, Prisoner of the State, were published last year. Du's book covers some of the same ground as Prisoner of the State but also details about 30 interviews the author had with Zhao at a time when he was barred from leaving his home or sometimes even meeting guests. Their conversations, which took place ...

  4. Why 60 is so important

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The fact that Hu Jintao, president of the nation and secretary general of the Communist Party, would be receiving the army instead of Premier Wen Jiabao, head of government, once again reaffirms ...

  5. A moving argument

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Rarely do I see eye to eye with someone from the political far right. Yet it was all I could do not to nod in agreement this week when I chanced upon a suggestion by US Republican Party stalwart Mike Huckabee that the United Nations headqua ...

  6. Arroyo aide touts plan to rewrite constitution

    Posted Jul 27th 2009, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... week, denied that Mrs Arroyo- who delivers her annual state-of-the-nation address today- put him up to touting the plan, which he said was intended to facilitate a process of political change. ...

  7. Bush likely to grab much of Boao spotlight

    Posted Apr 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok With so many international forums focusing on fighting against the global financial crisis, it remains to be seen what the upcoming Boao Forum for Asia can contribute. But one thing is certain: former US president George W. Bush will steal m ...

  8. Hu calls for greater efforts against graft

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... as the government launches an investment spree to help the country weather the global financial crisis. In November, the State Council announced it would spend a massive 4 trillion yuan (HK$4.5 trillion) ... said, adding that efforts to build corruption prevention and punishment systems should continue. Commission statistics showed that 4,960 officials above head-of-county level were punished ...

  9. More help on turmoil sought from China

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo in Beijing Asia and Europe in summit plea As European and Asian leaders arrived in Beijing for a two-day summit on the global economic crisis, which opens today, key European heads of state appeared set to call for more help from Chinese leaders. This comes as Bank of China vice-president Zhu Min yesterday said he did not think the crisis would end soon. German Chancellor ...

  10. Red carpet rolled out for 80 foreign leaders

    Posted Aug 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of August 8. But the plan was set back when international calls for a boycott followed deadly riots in Tibet in March and several heads of state would neither confirm nor deny their intentions to attend the opening ceremony. Xinhua said more than 50 heads of state, royal family members and foreign leaders touched down in Beijing yesterday. Among them was US President George W. Bush, who ...




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