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  1. Beijing reaches out to democrats

    Posted Jun 12th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Signs are emerging that Beijing may seek to improve its relationship with the pro-democracy camp after a new chief executive takes office. Several democrats have been approached by Beijing figures in recent weeks to discuss issues ranging from ...


    Posted Sep 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... work on behalf of the poorest and weakest in society- in Tong's case, children. 'Children are the future,' he says. 'A lot of people in China today don't have any faith ... of that mission, Tong set up the Beijing Children's Legal Aid and Research Centre in 1999 together with the China Youth Criminal Research Association. He was 27, just two years out of the prestigious ...

  3. Historical backdrop for upmarket residences

    Posted Jul 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ernest Kong Luxury homes are going up in what was once a slum in the north of Tianjin Once a textbook example of urban decay, Laochengxiang, Tianjin's oldest residential district, ... families occupied an average space of about 5.8 square metres. More than 60 per cent of the families had less than four square metres of living space.' The Neo-China group, ...

  4. One world, different dreams

    Posted Jul 05th 2005, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... maybe our one world is being awakened or shaken by some very different dreams. For some, they have already become nightmares. China's diplomats must now get along with a new bed partner. ... by drawing on 'collective wisdom', China's leadership will develop mechanisms for addressing citizen concerns and creating more transparent and representative government. On the other ...

  5. Goodbye to the big smoke

    Posted Jun 20th 2005, 12:00am by Steven Ribet

    ... Its replacement will be a new automated plant at Caofeidian, northern China's best deepwater port. If all goes according to schedule, the first furnace will fire up this autumn. Pollution ... China, a lack of trade with other nations played a part. But a culture that revered production and disdained the 'corrupt' service sector was surely more influential. 'Beijing must ...

  6. Hu vows to push role of economy in globalisation

    Posted May 17th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Josephine Ma

    ... in the Great Hall of the People. 'With surging economic globalisation, China and Asia are quickly becoming a new growth engine for the world while the global boom is also generating more important opportunities for China and Asia,' he said. Mr Hu vowed to improve the environment for foreign investors, including the establishment of a better legal framework and protection of intellectual ...

  7. Now hiring: haughty officials with bad attitude

    Posted Mar 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai and Vivien Cui Local government officials are an arrogant bunch, according to respondents to a survey covering seven provinces. 'Only 12.3 per cent of the respondents said they had contact with local government departments last year, mainly ...

  8. A reality check for China optimists

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... Tom Plate Microsoft's Bill Gates, as everyone knows, is no slouch when it comes to figures. That is why he likes China. For him and other western chief executives, China means figures ... an economy that in just 15 years might grow to be up to one-third of America's. And so China-talk dominates, even in the otherwise straight-laced ski town of Davos, Switzerland. There, ...

  9. Rural education still ministry's top priority

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan High illiteracy rates in central and western regions mean rural education will continue to top the priorities of the mainland's education authorities this year. Education Minister Zhou Ji said in Beijing yesterday it was important to instit ...

  10. Business Digest

    Posted Sep 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... access to cash abroad Citibank yesterday announced a deal with China's only national bank card association to enable 800 million mainland card-users to withdraw local currency from Citibank ATMs abroad. Citibank chairman William Rhodes and Wan Jianhua, chief executive of China UnionPay (CUP), signed the deal allowing the latter's cardholders to withdraw money from Citibank ...




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