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  1. S Sudan's leader asks Hu for help

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... South Sudanese President Salva Kiir lobbied for economic and diplomatic support from China in a meeting with President Hu Jintao yesterday, telling Hu that recent attacks by Sudan were equivalent to a declaration of war on his country. For his part, Hu urged the two countries to remain calm and seek a peaceful resolution to the conflict. He also said Beijing was committed to deeper ...

  2. Not ready to save the world

    Posted Sep 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of China, because of the political jostling as President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao step down, probably to be replaced by Vice-President Xi Jinping and Vice-Premier Li Keqiang, respectively. ...

  3. Heavy hand of law comes down too hard

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... officers forcibly removed a local reporter from a media area after he shouted a question about the June 4 Tiananmen Square crackdown to Hu Jintao while the president was taking a tour of the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal. As Hu walked by the journalists, the Apple Daily reporter shouted: 'President Hu, the people of Hong Kong want the truth behind June 4 to be revealed, do you know ...

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

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

    ... President Hu Jintao hailed the nation's astonishing rise since the party embarked on the road of reform in 1978. He promised China's people a 'prosperous and harmonious society' ... 'Reform and opening was a key choice for the fate of China,' Mr Hu, who is also the party's general secretary, said. 'The road has been correctly chosen. There is no way we ...

  5. Sustaining stable growth the toughest test, says Hu

    Posted Nov 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan Maintaining stable growth of the mainland's economy in the face of the global financial meltdown would be a severe test for the Communist Party, President Hu Jintao told the party's elite yesterday at a Politburo meeting. Mr Hu issued a rallying call and asked officials at all levels to study the situations carefully, and take 'scientific ...

  6. The wisdom to be a gentle giant?

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... civilisation of China is again a vital force in the world. It still could be, and it still should be a symbolic festival, not just for China, but for the entire world. But it now requires President Hu Jintao Premier Wen Jiabao and their colleagues to demonstrate that they are more than grim communist apparatchiks, and can show statesmanship to rise to the challenges of leadership in and beyond ...

  7. China, US enjoy closer ties, says Hu

    Posted Sep 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Countries now share more common interests and areas of co-operation, president declares after Bush meeting President Hu Jintao has added further impetus to growing Sino-US ... contracted,' Mr Hu said on Wednesday. The gathering was postponed from Tuesday after Mr Hu was delayed for 70 minutes on arrival at New York's JFK International Airport. His comments followed ...

  8. A sign the power game has changed in Beijing

    Posted Sep 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to many when Vice-President Xi Jinping, the heir apparent to President Hu Jintao, was not appointed vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission last week. The conventional view is that the military appointment is a key stepping stone to the top job. That was the way Hu attained supreme power, so it must be the same for his successor, it is thought. Therefore, a smooth transfer ...

  9. Asian powers skirt N Korea issue

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the issue was apparently brought up again yesterday at a joint meeting between President Hu Jintao and South Korean and Japanese leaders, and at another meeting between Hu and Lee. Citing Japanese officials, Kyodo News reported that Hu, Noda and Lee confirmed the importance of the three countries' close co-operation to avoid an escalation of tensions in the Korean Peninsula. Hu promised ...

  10. Central Asian talks upbeat, but vague

    Posted Aug 16th 2007, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Beijing's looming influence in Central Asia looked set to grow as President Hu Jintao met regional leaders in Bishkek yesterday, promising investment and trade. But in speeches couched in sweeping terms and praises, it remained unclear what form these promises would take. Mr Hu met the Kyrgyz prime minister and parliamentary speaker ...




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