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  1. Macau doubles the limit on spending for legislature poll

    Posted Mar 20th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Macau has doubled the amount candidates can spend on campaigning in this year's legislative elections, but critics doubt the higher cap will be taken seriously. Elections in the past have been characterised by candidates giving out freebies as part of lavish spending that appeared to exceed by far the maximum allowed, giving wealthy contestants an advantage. ...

  2. Hu calls for greater efforts against graft

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

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Enforce our directives, party watchdog told President Hu Jintao, in his role as Communist Party chief, has called on graft-busters to ensure government officials ... Commission for Discipline Inspection, the party's watchdog, Mr Hu vowed to crack down on corruption in the year ahead as the mainland faces grave challenges in economic development ...

  3. Trial offers glimpse into high stakes ore market

    Posted Mar 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from being taken over by handling a portion of shares to Hong Kong-listed Kai Yuan Holdings, a company associated with President Hu Jintao's relatives. ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai The experience of Stern Hu, the Rio Tinto executive at the centre of the high-profile iron ore bribery charges on the mainland, offers a glimpse of the dealmaking ...

  4. Two cases highlight legal minefield of state secrets

    Posted Jul 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... data that national oil sectors around the world make public. US President Barack Obama has personally raised his case with President Hu Jintao and Washington is now demanding that he be granted ... The recent case of jailed Rio Tinto executive Stern Hu sounded a warning to foreigners to be careful how they go about business in China. If anyone did not heed it, the eight-year sentence ...

  5. Liu's kin add to calls on G20 to press Beijing

    Posted Oct 27th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... leaders to urge President Hu Jintao to release him when they gather next month in Seoul. Fifteen previous peace laureates, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama and former US president ... Liu's brothers, Liu Xiaoguang and Liu Xiaoxuan, believed that a joint call by Hu's fellow G20 leaders for his release would make a difference. The centre said Liu's younger brother, ...

  6. 'Harsh' jail terms for Rio Tinto four

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

    ... It was reported that Du had connections with President Hu Jintao's relatives. When Rizhao Steel was taken over by state-owned Shandong Iron & Steel last year, Du reportedly tried to protect his ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith described the 10-year sentence for Stern Hu, an Australian citizen, as 'harsh' and said there were still ...

  7. Mainland muzzles are not the answer

    Posted Apr 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that is riddled with graft. President Hu Jintao is well aware of the problem; he warned officials this week to be aware of the temptations of beautiful women, money and power. Hu is stating what ... charge; his crime was to call for the creation of a database listing the children lost in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. HIV/Aids advocacy landed Hu Jia with a 31/2-year jail term in 2008. Countless ...

  8. Crusading lawyer loses appeal over jail term

    Posted Dec 19th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... of China'- including a human rights group in the United States. The case has grabbed international attention as a gauge of how the administration of President Hu Jintao might handle human rights ...

  9. Internet dissident jailed for three years

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... on President Hu Jintao over human rights. ...

  10. The silent minority

    Posted May 07th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... collecting 600 petition letters- short of the 1,000-letter goal- to send to President Hu Jintao. Sichuan-based dissident Huang Qi, who managed a website campaigning for petitioners and people who had ... Beijing's heavy-handed response to petitioners and human rights activists has effectively crushed opposition, writes Josephine Ma Prominent activist Hu Jia believed he would ...




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