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  1. Same bed, different dreams

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Wenran Jiang

    ... in its favour. The US and China may be temporary bedfellows for a non-nuclear North Korea but they are dreaming different things when it comes to strategic interests in the region. Wenran Jiang ...

  2. Secrecy over arrest of researcher alarming

    Posted Sep 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is that Beijing's interest in Zhao stems from an article published by the Times early this month saying that Jiang Zemin would step down as head of the Central Military Commission at the recently completed ... With Mr Jiang's resignation from the army's top spot, President Hu Jintao has secured leadership over the party, the state and the military. This time last year, even before ...

  3. Report tips massive PLA troop cuts

    Posted Dec 19th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Although officials have been denying it for months, the PLA appears set to cut a third of its troops in the coming years according to the respected publication Jane's Defence Weekly. In its 'annual defence report', Jane's s ...

  4. No more public anointments, please

    Posted Sep 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... C. K. Lau Jiang Zemin has finally bowed out of politics by resigning from his last official position as head of the Central Military Commission. While he has largely disappeared from ... role he played in deciding the fate of this special administrative region. In January 1996, at a meeting with dignitaries from Hong Kong in Beijing, Mr Jiang sought out Tung Chee-hwa from among ...

  5. Sars whistle-blower wins freedom

    Posted Mar 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin But conditions of release include a ban on interviews Jiang Yanyong, the military doctor who blew the whistle on the cover-up of the mainland's Sars outbreak, was freed on Tuesday after eight months of house arrest. The Central Military Commission has told Dr Jiang it will 'remove the measures taken against' him. He did not receive any punishment ...

  6. Japan's top diplomat blamed for arousing Beijing's ire

    Posted Oct 31st 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... a question: what made Beijing so angry? Mainland analysts say Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara is to blame. Jiang Lifeng, director of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences' Institute ... Jiang said. 'First of all, he played up his meeting with US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Hawaii on Thursday. Then he spread untrue statements about his meeting with Chinese ...

  7. 'X-man' nears end of a long and colourful career

    Posted Mar 15th 2005, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... is no stranger to the spotlight. As a member of Beijing's leading group on Taiwan affairs, he has advised former president Jiang Zemin and President Hu Jintao on military options for solving ... service's director in 1988. In 1992, he was elected an alternate member of the Communist Party's Central Committee. Mr Jiang promoted him to deputy chief of general staff in 1996. His rise ...

  8. Hu's slice of history

    Posted Mar 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... showing Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin and Hu. The luckless Hua Guofeng, who had been anointed by Mao as his successor but who was outmanoeuvred by Deng, did not feature in this version ... development. As for Jiang, he will be remembered as the man who presided over the return to Chinese sovereignty of Hong Kong and Macau, ending colonialism in China. True, the policy of 'one ...

  9. Carbon pledge on track with past performance

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... to Chinese and US government statistics. 'The two concepts are closely related because energy is responsible for 85 per cent of carbon emissions in China,' said Dr Jiang Kejun of the Energy ... by 1.5 billion tonnes. Both Jiang and Greenpeace China climate campaigner Yang Ailun said the cut in energy intensity was not surprising and largely a result of China's economic reform. ...

  10. Falun Gong should be banned in HK, says religion official

    Posted Mar 04th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma, Nailene Chou

    ... such rhetoric from mainland officials was not new. 'It's simply a repetition of what they said when Jiang Zemin was in power. It shows how Jiang Zemin and his followers will not give up. More ...




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