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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    'I'll break your legs if you go into business': former president's career advice to children

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 01:02pm by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com Li Xiannian was clear he wanted his offspring to avoid becoming officials, rich or famous, his daughter tells newspaper Former president Li Xiannian warned his children he would break their legs if they went into business, according to a mainland news report. Li’s daughter, Li Xiaolin, said her father was a strict parent who wanted his children ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    ‘Make it short!’: reports of verbose official’s dressing down censored

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 02:15pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com Articles about party boss's rebuke by a top leader for his wordy speech removed from internet Censors have deleted reports of how an official was publicly upbraided by one of the mainland’s top leaders as he was about to launch into a long, pre-prepared speech. “Make it short!” Wang Qishan, the head of the mainland’s anti-corruption ...

  3. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    A house is not a home until it becomes affordable

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... the coffee price by blaming mainlanders in part for buying too much- nor would the government attempt to do so. People on the mainland can certainly afford to buy a great deal more today than ...

  4. Talking points

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Park, Causeway Bay, winds up after 24 days. All eyes are on whether it has drawn a record number of shoppers and sales. The annual spending spree saw 2.4 million local and mainland shoppers last ... 10, had more than 400 exhibitors and 880 booths. Mainland banks allowed piece of Taiwanese action Mainland banks will be allowed to apply to purchase stakes in Taiwanese banks and financial ...

  5. Beijing spotlight on HK tensions

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and the mainland and preventing pregnant mainlanders flooding Hong Kong's hospitals. Political pundits in the city are also watching closely to see whether Beijing will give any hints about its ... conference by CPPCC spokesman Zhao Qizheng. It asked Zhao if he would discuss with Hong Kong delegates the discontent Hong Kong is feeling over the influx of pregnant women and shoppers from ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Bo to face 'public' trial, but not before March, mainland paper says

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Mainland newspaper reports former Chongqing chief will be tried in open court for up to 10 days Disgraced Chongqing Communist Party boss Bo Xilai will be tried in "public" for up ... be announced in advance, the paper, an offshoot of the official People's Daily , reported yesterday. Mainland law stipulates that all court cases, save those considered secret, must be publicised ...

  7. HK urged to strengthen ties with Taiwan

    Posted Jan 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Hong Kong should take bolder steps to build ties with Taiwan as the island's relations with Beijing improve following Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou's re-election, political observers say. Veteran China watcher Joh ...

  8. Democratizing Taiwan

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... examining for its lessons and examples - and mainland China's divergences from them. J. Bruce Jacobs' book will make a useful primer for readers seeking a guide through the thickets ... Jacobs' sympathies are clearly with the majority Taiwanese population who lived under exiled mainlanders' martial law, but less partial language would have strengthened his case. His ...

  9. Kaohsiung mayor gets first visa since 1997

    Posted Oct 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong's individual visit scheme for mainlanders, according to a Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau spokesman. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hongkongers' unacceptable ignorance of China's government

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... will follow. These decisions go to the NPC in March for approval. Hong Kong people were not alone in paying little attention to the party congress. Mainland students I spoke to here in Hong Kong ...




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