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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Fresh university graduate named as Fujian city's new deputy mayor

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 07:29pm

    ... 27-year-old biologist with a PhD becomes one of China's youngest politicians Li Shijun, a 27-year-old biologist with a freshly-minted doctoral degree, has become one of China's ... on Monday.  The website said Li was born in 1987, and graduated from Tsinghua University this year with a doctoral degree in biology. He will be the deputy mayor in charge of Longhai city’s technology ...

  2. News - World - POLITICS

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie tells donors of his 39kg weight loss

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 10:34pm by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Shrinking governor hopes to gain donors Chris Christie, governor of the US state of New Jersey, has lost 39kg since undergoing gastric band surgery early last year. That's what he told potential campaign donors on Friday, according to The New York Times. The private chat took place at the Upper East Side apartment of David Koch, who has spent millions, along ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Outsider from Tianjin breaks 33-year tradition to become Guangzhou party chief

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:45am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Tianjin deputy mayor Ren Xuefeng breaks 33-year tradition of appointing as party secretary someone with Guangdong background Outsider named Guangzhou boss For the first time in 33 years, someone from outside the ranks of Guangdong cadres has been named the Communist Party secretary of its biggest city, Guangzhou. Ren Xuefeng, previously ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    30 years after pact … patience is wearing thin

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Hongkongers queued in the rain for a copy of the Joint Declaration in 1984. Today, many are disappointed that democracy still eludes them 30 years after ... system would be unchanged for 50 years after 1997. And hundreds braved the rain to queue outside district offices for a copy, hours after vice-minister of foreign affairs Zhou Nan and British ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Five new cadres assigned to Shanxi, all from outside the province

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:11pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... the People's Daily reported. The new members of Shanxi's powerful standing committee all have long experience with central government agencies in Beijing, according to their public profiles. Among ... in 1949," he said. The new head of the province's anti-corruption agency is Huang Xiaowei, 53. She is already a top official at the anti-graft investigation unit, the Central Commission ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Communist Party leaders turn out in full force as Xi Jinping urges unity

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:13am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com China's new and old guards turn out in full force in show of solidarity at National Day event Party leaders come togetheras Xi urges unity President Xi ... Central Military Commission. They are believed to be allied with Jiang's political faction. In yesterday's speech, which has usually been delivered by a premier in recent years, Xi vowed ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Likelihood of a 'mini-Tiananmen' worries government, Regina Ip says

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:23am by Peter So

    ... and self-determination," Ip said. "I think the worry on the part of the Hong Kong government is, what if it becomes a mini-Tiananmen? Who is behind it?" That movement 25 years ago was initiated ... chairwoman of the New People's Party also accused Occupy of shifting its strategy and mobilising the young. The campaign had "failed" because it could not galvanise support from ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: World Order, by Henry Kissinger

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:07pm by David Wilson

    ... Kissinger has amassed enormous experience. In his latest meditation, World Order, the 91-year-old American statesman argues that the United States must address mounting global tensions. Despite its ... now apparently echo an epic old-world spat: Europe's Thirty Years' War. At the end, the 1648 Treaty of Westphalia established diplomatic tenets that governed relations between ...

  9. News - World - POLITICS

    Civil rights loses a leading voice as US Attorney General Eric Holder steps down

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 11:05pm by Reuters

    ... in Florida, was shot last year. Holder talked about the humiliation of being stopped and searched on the New Jersey turnpike when he was not speeding, and about being stopped while running ... yet-to-be-determined successor decides a new set of priorities- particularly as the administration focuses on counterterrorism and the threat posed by Islamic State. "We always thought that he was able ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Shock, then anger, at police decision to use tear gas

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:23am by Clifford Lo, SAMUEL CHAN, Amy Nip, CHRIS LAU, Phila Siu

    ... order," it said. But protesters were shocked. A 13-year-old boy said: "I was here for the past two days and I can't believe police would resort to tear gas. My eyes hurt so badly and my ... the westbound and eastbound lanes. At 7pm, New World First Bus and City Bus said 77 bus routes were temporarily suspended or diverted. About half an hour later, the MTR Corporation said trains ...




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