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  1. Property reform short-lived in the face of vested interests

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... other day for a quicker delivery of design blueprints,' said the head of an architectural firm working for various listed mainland developers. Even the state-owned sector is back ... reform. The emperor was put under house arrest within the Forbidden City until his death nine years later. Cixi took over as regent. Six of the reform's chief advocates had their heads ...

  2. Murders at the Qing court

    Posted Apr 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... was stating the truth.' It is undisputed that, due to his linguistic skills, education and connections to Beijing's diplomatic and journalist community, Backhouse had an access to the Qing ...

  3. The year that was

    Posted Dec 26th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove 'The past year has been an eventful one in Chinese politics, both domestic and foreign, and its close leaves more than one serious question that has arisen in its course, still pending.' Although those words could apply to today, t ...

  4. Lawyer to head police watchdog

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

    ... Joshua But Senior counsel Jat Sew-tong will take the hot seat as chairman of the police force watchdog next month, amid mounting expectations for him to improve the body's credibility. The two-year term announced yesterday means Mr Jat will preside o ...

  5. Talking points

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Beijing envoy to attend African Union summit Jia Qinglin, head of Beijing's top political advisory body, will attend the 18th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa to inaugurate the union's new headquarters. Jia will be the most senior official from Beijing to attend the summit. The building ...

  6. The man who could have changed China's history

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... and ordered Kang to be slowly sliced to death. He fled abroad, beginning an exile that took him to more than 30 countries, where he was treated like a head of state. The story of Kang's ...

  7. Investors warned on talk of Putin 'reforms'

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... And they would be wrong to believe that when Vladimir Putin becomes president again next year he will introduce wholesale reforms. So says Kurt Volker (pictured), a former United States ambassador to Nato who also served as principal deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs at the US State Department and who is an expert on the upcoming 2012 presidential election ...

  8. Singapore's self-image as corruption-free state on trial

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is it that the accused are some of the city state's most high-profile public figures. After all, those netted in the past include the director of a major Singapore charity, the National Kidney Foundation, and a Buddhist monk heading a charitable hospital. Rather, the recent arrests are extraordinary for the timing of their broadcasts. If Singaporeans were in the past subjected to one prominent scandal ...

  9. China 'heading for a decade of 3 per cent annual growth'

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland Some people have an irritating habit of being right. Fund manager Richard Duncan is one of them. Back in 2003 he published a book called The Dollar Crisis. In it he argued that the economic boom in the United States was in reality a credit-fuelled bubble that would burst when the property market ran out of steam. The result, he warned, would be a slump in the US dollar ...

  10. Russian welcome for closer links

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... material. I even believe that our relations with China are much more important than ties with the United States and other European countries,' she said. China needed Russia's raw material ...




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