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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Carson Yeung 'met Beijing heavyweight'

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... The Birmingham City soccer club owner saw Jia Qinglin, formerly one of the higher-ranking members of the Standing Committee, court told Birmingham City soccer club owner Carson Yeung Ka-sing met Jia Qinglin, one of the highest ranking members of China's Standing Committee before he retired last year, a court heard yesterday. Joseph Ng Loi-ping, one of Yeung's ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    Beijing urges HK delegates to play 'exemplary' roles

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Colleen Lee

    ... China's top political advisory body opened its nine-day session yesterday with outgoing chairman Jia Qinglin calling on Hong Kong and Macau delegates to play a greater role in their special administrative regions and the nation's economic, social and political development. In a keynote speech to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Jia also urged ...

  3. News - China

    Briefs, January 17, 2013

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... Dialogue on Diaoyus is best path, adviser says Top political adviser Jia Qinglin said yesterday that China and Japan should resolve a territorial dispute through dialogue and consultation. "The two sides should handle the Diaoyu Islands dispute properly to ensure that bilateral relations remain on a track for healthy and stable development," said Jia, chairman ...

  4. News - China - APPOINTMENT

    CPPCC chair heads Xinjiang, Tibet affairs groups

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... security tsars Luo Gan and Zhou Yongkang headed the leading small group on Xinjiang. Jia Qinglin, Yu's immediate predecessor, was head of the leading small group on Tibet and deputy head of the one for Taiwan. "In that sense, Yu enjoys more real clout than Jia, with little doubt," said Jiang Zhaoyong, a Beijing-based expert on ethnic issues. "He's turned out ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Chinese director Jia Zhangke lets his characters vent their rage in latest film

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 08:42am by Sue Green

    ... Sue Green In his latest social critique of the mainland, art house director Jia Zhangke finally lets his characters release the rage, writes Sue Green The fury's out When Jia ... of China creates a lot of pressure in people’s daily lives and there are not good chances to solve this kind of problem,” Jia says through an interpreter at the Melbourne International Film ...

  6. News - China - SECURITY

    Activists 'detained while celebrating Hu Jia’s birthday'

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 08:33am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Fearing prominent democracy advocate's presence in Shenzhen could inspire others, officers disrupt celebration and detain him for hours Police swoop on activist Hu Jia's 40th birthday Shenzhen police detained prominent activists Hu Jia, Teng Biao and more than a dozen supporters for several hours on Thursday night in Shenzhen, apparently over ...

  7. News - China - POLITICS

    Qinghai party chief Qiang Wei is set to head Jiangxi province, sources say

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai, CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... in the capital, where he became a protégé of then Beijing party chief Jia Qinglin. In 2007, Qiang was transferred to Qinghai, which has a large Tibetan population and has been the site of a series ...

  8. News - China - CINEMA

    Director Jia Zhangke scoops Cannes screenplay prize for A Touch of Sin

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cannes Mainlander Jia scoops Cannes prize Mainland director Jia Zhangke won the best screenplay award at the Cannes Film Festival for A Touch of Sin, a shocking ... or at least not in the form seen in Cannes. A Touch of Sin, based on four true stories of poor people driven to acts of desperation, contains his most outspoken criticism yet of the country. But Jia ...

  9. News - World

    Iran’s Farhadi and China’s Jia make Cannes splash

    Posted May 18th 2013, 10:51am by Associated Press in Cannes

    ... problems, the other delving into the mysteries of the human heart. Jia Zhangke’s “A Touch of Sin” depicts facets of fast-changing China that the government prefers to avoid: corruption, greed, ... attached to my creative freedom, and I always do my utmost to ensure I don’t indulge in any form of self-censorship,” said Jia, who has explored China’s rapid transformation throughout his career ...


    Taiwan media speculate on Beijing's picks for cross-strait relations

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... of the party's leading group for Taiwan affairs. The group is generally headed by the party secretary. Jia Qinglin, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative ...




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