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  1. No turning back in China's drive for clean energy

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng State-owned China National Nuclear Corp signed an accord last November with France's Areva, a big provider of nuclear technology, that is key to Beijing's plans to to turn the mainland into a global nuclear powerhouse. The preliminary agreement, sealed during a visit to Paris by President Hu Jintao, calls for France and China to jointly build a commercial ...

  2. Blurry line that makes hi-tech US trade a dangerous dance for Chinese

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Kristin Jones

    ... was sentenced in late January this year to eight years in a US federal prison. He has said he is innocent and plans to appeal. While President Hu Jintao's state visit to the US last month ...

  3. A moral message for the party

    Posted Feb 27th 2011, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... and other shortcomings of its regime.' He cited the recent state visit of President Hu Jintao to the United States as an example. It was preceded by the agreeing of US$45 billion worth ... it will be a disaster for the country and its people.' Moral bankruptcy Cheng says the need for China's money is silencing the West's moral criticism Hu Jintao's US trip was preceded ...

  4. Wider reforms needed to tackle corruption

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are involved. Internet forums, always awash with complaints about misuse and abuse of public funds, are garnering ever-angrier comments. It is such discontent that President Hu Jintao is trying to avoid ...

  5. Sentence for hit-and-run death criticised

    Posted Jan 31st 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... that Li may get away with a verdict of three years in jail or even a commuted sentence of some sort,' Chen said. Lawyer Hu Yihua said Chen's family had few options left. Hu, who did ...

  6. Drink-driver who said 'my father is Li Gang' admits blame for death

    Posted Jan 27th 2011, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... 'My father is Li Gang' quickly became an online catchphrase, sparking widespread outrage about the abuse of power by officials and their families. Chen family lawyer Hu Yihua said ... of forgiveness in November. 'The sentence for a traffic offence is much lighter than for endangering public safety [which can attract between 10 years' jail and the death penalty],' Hu ...

  7. Lai See

    Posted Jan 26th 2011, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... after Stern Hu, the head of Rio Tinto's China operations, was jailed for accepting bribes and stealing trade secrets, the mining giant has launched a Chinese-language website. The site ...

  8. Question time

    Posted Jan 19th 2011, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... Jerome A. Cohen Think tanks, pundits and media on both sides of the Pacific have worked themselves into a lather about the state visit to the US by President Hu Jintao. Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi added to the 'buzz' by telling the Council on Foreign Relations in New York that the summit is a 'historic opportunity' during which Hu and Barack Obama ...

  9. Empty Nobel seat sends strong message

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... credibility as a respectable power. 'I find their current response simply staggering,' said Kerry Brown, a senior fellow with Chatham House, a London-based think tank. 'The Hu-Wen leadership [President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao] promised harmony and scientific development. They are delivering spite and threats, and that shows how weak and insecure ...

  10. Tide of discontent rises against abuse of power

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... have faced unprecedented pressure from the public over their handling of the three cases, which pit highly centralised power and corruption against fundamental rights. Professor Hu Xingdou, ... 'The cases also touch on the obtrusive conflicts between officials and people, the deterioration of income distribution and the rising power of citizens,' Hu said. 'Regular people ...




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