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  1. 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 ...

  2. Respect is earned

    Posted Aug 06th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... leaders, all there to see and be seen. In fact, for the following 16 days, the eyes of the world will be on China, with athletes going all out to win honour for themselves and their countries. But, ... but on the host of the event: China. President Hu Jintao , in an unprecedented meeting with the foreign press on Friday, acknowledged China's commitments made seven years ago, when Beijing ...

  3. Pollution engulfs Bohai Bay fishermen

    Posted Jan 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... flowing into it were severely polluted, China Central Television reported. And 80 per cent of the 112 discharge outlets in Tianjin, Shandong, Liaoning and Hebei frequently discharged chemicals, industrial waste and sewage into the sea. The bay has also been hit more frequently by red tides. The fast-breeding algae have plagued China's coastline in recent years. They consume the waste ...

  4. The lost city

    Posted Jan 04th 2005, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... Laurence Brahm Author Han Suyin captured the essential spirit of Beijing in her 1942 book Destination Chungking. 'Peking is home as no place else will ever be,' she wrote. 'We are exiled and disinherited until we may return. Beneath all tra ...

  5. Bloggers fear the net is tightening

    Posted Oct 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zhang Xiaoming, from the Chinese Academy of Social Science's cultural research centre, says China's economic progress has reached the point where reforms to culture should encourage ... of Sina.com, one of China's largest web portals and the largest host of microblogs, in August and again last month. Liu also visited Youku.com, one of the leading streaming media sites ...

  6. Doubts cast on 10m homes target

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... vice-president of the China Real Estate Association, of local governments 'not [being] motivated enough' in preparing land and mobilising funds for subsidised housing. According ... according to the official House. china.com.cn website, as many municipal officials are reluctant to devote so much of their budget to a single development programme. Another complication is a lack ...

  7. Neighbourly strife

    Posted Aug 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode The unfolding diplomatic battle between China and the US over the region is, at this point, producing more heat than light. The running rhetorical skirmishes see mainland commentators rail against US military exercises off its coasts and attempts to divide and rule China's neighbours; in Washington, meanwhile, a variety of analysts warn ever more vigorously against ...

  8. Fuzzy figures keep everyone guessing about extent of shortage

    Posted Jun 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Although official statistics show the extent of the water shortage, contradictions in those figures are too confusing even for water resources authorities. The water level in the Miyun Reservoir, Beijing's largest reserve, is a good exam ...

  9. North Korean 'happiness' study puts Chinese top

    Posted Jun 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... gives China a perfect score of 100 points, while the USA ranked worst with only three points. North Korea came second on the list of 203 countries, just two points shy of sharing the top spot, ... Will Clem will.clem@scmp.com Hermetically-sealed, poverty-stricken North Korea has ranked Chinese people as the world's happiest, while determining that Americans are the most ...

  10. A crucial debate with China at a crossroads

    Posted Dec 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With wealth usually comes influence- and power. So as China's economy grows, it makes sense that its role on the world stage will expand, as well. This should come as no surprise ... presence; such reactions accompanied the rise of other powers such as the US and the USSR. In China's case, concerns have recently centred over its intentions in the South China, East ...




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