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  1. All eyes on Xi at plenary session

    Posted Sep 29th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... is not a prerequisite for becoming head of the party and the state, but the promotion would help clarify uncertainty over leadership succession, analysts said. ...

  2. 'Vast majority' of students support the government, official survey claims

    Posted Jun 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A survey released by the central government on the eve of one of the year's most politically sensitive days claims to show that it has the support of 'the vast majority' of students. The Ministry of Education report into the ...

  3. Rural commitment

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Deeply involved with rural work in previous decades, Premier Wen Jiabao was visibly upset when he spoke of the plight of the 900 million people in the countryside after succeeding Zhu Rongji last spring. Mr Wen, speaking at a post-National Peo ...

  4. Who said it?

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Where we can't be given safeguards, it is better to be on the outside British Prime Minister David Cameron He took an active stand of protest against the bombing of Libya by Nato... contributing invaluably to promoting world peace The Confucius Peace ...

  5. Many parents resist lure to declare second child- and head for HK

    Posted Oct 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The amended regulations still stipulate that offenders working for government departments will be sacked and those working for government-linked organisations and state-owned businesses will be barred from promotion. The fine is known as a 'social upbringing fee' and is designed to cover the cost to the state of a second child. But many couples say they have no reason to pay. ...

  6. Pollution can't be controlled if first response is to hide it

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Carmen Liu Ka-man, Heep Yunn School Say you are walking on the street with your younger brother, when the ground suddenly cracks and a tall brick wall rises up and surrounds you. What would you do? Here are a few alternatives you can choose from: 1 Hide i ...

  7. Indian state wants rat on the menu

    Posted Aug 15th 2008, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi Rat could soon be more widely eaten in eastern India under a plan by a state government to promote it as a cheap alternative meat. The government of Bihar, India's poorest state- with 90 million people, wants to tackle rising food prices. Rat meat, it believes, should become as common as eating chicken- and should be served in street stalls, ...

  8. Head of HK Aids charity to be given prestigious Asian award

    Posted Aug 13th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai The head of the Chi Heng Foundation, a Hong Kong charity, will receive a prestige award for his work in helping mainland children orphaned by Aids. Chung ... Children's Fund showed. State media has said 76,000 children have lost parents to Aids. The government said the mainland had 650,000 people living with HIV, though some experts put the number far ...

  9. A poor state of affairs

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Christine Fang Meng-sang, head of the council, said that someone from the chief executive's office had phoned after the poverty figures were publicised, asking whether the council had any ... in most countries, governments determine the eligibility of individuals to participate in poverty-alleviation programmes by referring to the official poverty line. In the United States ...

  10. Travellers head back as snow, rain turn south

    Posted Feb 13th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... supplies in the eastern province of Zhejiang and in Guangdong will not be fully restored until next month. In Zhejiang, more than 600 villages are still without electricity. The State Council said ...




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