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  1. The People's Republic of China at Sixty

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... - probably not even Mao himself - the amazing journey the People's Republic was about to embark on. China was a poor, rural country back then; the average person could expect to live only until ... cannon'. We've continued to follow developments in the People's Republic regularly since then; and in this magazine, we focus on the challenges ahead for key mainland cities, ...

  2. Beijing's pleasure houses closed in big police crackdown

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their business. Previously, Beijing authorities typically cracked down on entertainment venues before important national events such as the National People's Congress and the National Day. ...

  3. Bo is a no-show at NPC session on criminal law

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Chongqing municipal party secretary Bo Xilai was conspicuously absent from yesterday's second plenary session of the National People's Congress ... ahead of the annual sessions of the NPC and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, after the reported defection attempt on February 6 of Wang Lijun, a former Chongqing ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as their city flower. It has also been Taiwan's floral symbol since 1964. The mainland does not have an official flower. According to a nationwide survey in 1994, the peony was the people's favourite contender.Cynthia Wan hk deputies to raise issue of death penalty Hong Kong deputies to the National People's Congress have been asked to raise the issue of abolishing the death ...

  5. Officials shut down HK-linked newspaper

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Office of the Central People's Government in Hong Kong in August for a media pass to the party congress. Zhan Jiang, professor of the China Youth University for Political Sciences, noted ... of the two-year-old newspaper came only after it ran a story in May about a controversial ruling by the Yingkou Intermediate People's Court involving a group of local construction workers, according ...

  6. Hu hails reforms, says much more still to do

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... to govern. 'Comparing our achievements with our long-range goals and people's expectations of a better life, we have no reason to feel content and stop moving forward,' he said. China ... socialist country' when the People's Republic celebrated its centenary in 2049. ...

  7. Complacent leaders must shed indifference to people's plight

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong people appear increasingly willing to be critical of what they perceive to be incompetent or inappropriate decisions by government and have diminishing respect for the influential and moneyed elite. These trends are not, of course, confined to H ...

  8. Majority want higher income tax threshold

    Posted Aug 30th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... threshold for the entire country might not be a good idea, as incomes and living standards varied significantly. The surveys were conducted before the National People's Congress Standing ...

  9. Time to hear people's voice on cultural hub

    Posted Dec 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lost in the debate over the proposed West Kowloon cultural hub are some rather fundamental questions about what the project is supposed to be and who it is for. The consultation that begins this week will provide a chance for the public to be heard, and p ...

  10. An epistle from a 'friend in a sea of people'

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Following is the text of Ah Bun's letter to Constable Chu Chun-kwok: How are you? Please excuse my ruthless disturbance. I am one of the many ordinary citizens who are concerned for you. From newspapers, I learn that you were attacked while patrollin ...




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