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  1. News - China - SECURITY

    US Congress report warns American interests at risk in China's military rise

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 02:01pm by Cary Huang

    ... report said the Sino-US security relationship mostly deteriorated this year, with persistent territorial disputes between China and US treaty allies Japan and the Philippines. Chinese military aircraft and ships also confronted US military aircraft and vessels "on several occasions since late last year", the report said. Tao Wenzhao, a senior fellow with the Chinese Academy ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping faces challenge of governing through two opposing schools of thought

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:51am by Cary Huang

    ... of virtue" must go hand in hand, repeated the assertion in his keynote speech to the party enclave. Since taking power, Xi has been on a quest to find a new moral and ethical foundation for what he ... strict advocacy of autocratic rule more than 2,200 years ago. "When those who uphold the law are strong, the state is strong," Xi has said, quoting Han's advice to monarchs ...

  3. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping and Barack Obama walk down the path of history

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 04:04am by Cary Huang

    ... implication to that of strategic importance to both nations and the world. Xi said China would achieve 7 per cent annual economic growth in coming years to realise its goal of doubling the per capita ... was designed to reciprocate the informal meeting between the two leaders at the Sunnylands estate in California in June last year. The one-on-one chat helped promote understanding between the two ...

  4. News - China - APEC SUMMIT

    Differences between China, US evident despite agreement in some areas

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 03:47am by Cary Huang

    ... Human rights have long been an area where Washington and Beijing have been at odds. Obama said he broached the topic with Xi, saying universal freedoms were essential "whether it is in New ... to Asia" strategy, Xi has shown his determination to make China the region's pre-eminent military and economic power. Relations have suffered over the past year, particularly over China's ...

  5. Migrants flood back to cities in search of jobs

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Most of the 70 million migrant workers who went back to their rural homes for the Lunar New Year have returned to cities in search of work. This had added yet more ... of Statistics last month estimated that the number of unemployed migrant workers had risen to 23 million since the Lunar New Year holiday in January, with 11 million who returned to cities still ...

  6. 10m migrant workers find jobs

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... said. 'I had said in February that more than 20 million migrant workers returned home jobless before the Lunar New Year as the financial crisis forced closure of factories in the coastal ... had said that of the total 225 million farmers turned workers across the nation at the end of last year, 140 million worked outside their home towns, and were called migrant workers. ...

  7. Opposition win 'disaster for ties'

    Posted Dec 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... are confidant that relations will improve in the future because we are working towards that goal,' Mr Wu said, citing the agreement with the mainland on Lunar New Year charter flights ... that [relations would improve] if they won the Legislative Yuan election,' Mr Wu said, referring to the opposition's victory last year. 'I can tell you that cross-strait relations will only ...

  8. Mainland home prices climb 2.8pc, fastest pace in a year

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... from last year and 0.8 per cent from August. New home prices in Guangzhou and Yinchuan rose 7.3 per cent and in Kunming 6.1 per cent year on year. The price of second-hand homes in the 70 ... Cary Huang in Beijing Mainland home prices last month rose at their fastest pace in a year, while investment in property also gained, spurred by record lending and stimulus spending. ...

  9. Taiwan gives panda offer black eye

    Posted Jan 07th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Lawrence Chung

    ... during the gala on Chinese Central Television on the eve of the Lunar New Year,' Mr Cao said. 'The couple will be given the names that receive most votes from TV viewers.' The panda diplomats look to have their work cut out, with a mainland government spokesman saying that remarks by Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian in his New Year address showed that 'risk ...

  10. Mainland factory output, retail sales growth slows

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... been skewed by the fact last year was a leap year with 29 days in February, compared with 28 this year. New loans more than quadrupled last month from a year earlier after the government ... was not representative as the Lunar New Year fell in February last year but in January this year, meaning the month had more working days this year. 'The first half of 2009 will be difficult but a rebound ...




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