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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore's ruling People's Action Party faces by-election test

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... of the public mood two years after the People's Action Party (PAP), which has ruled the city-state for more than 50 years, suffered its worst general election result. Public discontent has been ... Agencies Poll after ex-parliamentary Speaker quit over affair will take place amid growing discontent Ruling party faces by-election test Singapore's governing party faces a poll test ...

  2. News - China - FREEDOM OF SPEECH

    85 people 'arrested or detained' as China steps up clampdown on internet rumours

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 06:16pm by AFP

    ... of the actions, Xinhua news agency said, adding that 16 websites were punished for “weak safety management”. Citing police, Xinhua said the alleged rumour-mongers “used social network services ... who publish information critical of the ruling Communist Party. Hundreds have been detained in the campaign, while several bloggers have been handed lengthy jail sentences, resulting ...

  3. News - China Insider - SOCIETY

    Bill Gates urges China's richest to give to charity in People's Daily article

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 03:48pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Bill Gates has called on China’s richest to be more charitable in an article in a Communist Party newspaper, amid an ongoing effort by the world’s ... can achieve sustainable development," he wrote.  His appeal in the party paper comes four years after he famously hosted a charity event along with Warren Buffett, the world’s ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pro-Leung rally organiser Patrick Ko revealed as New People's Party member

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... it has come to light that an organiser of the pro-Leung Chun-ying rally belongs to a political party, despite saying he had no such affiliation. Patrick Ko Tat-pun, group convenor for The Voice of Loving Hong Kong, admitted yesterday that he was a member of the New People's Party, a Beijing-loyalist group founded by lawmaker Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee. However, Ko said: "The Voice ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    All Taiwan must pull together to improve its people's lives

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 05:05am by SCMP Editorial

    ... was unprecedented. Although not directly allied to the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party, the protesters' actions neatly fitted its agenda for retraction of the Cross-Strait Service Trade ...

  6. People's legal action on the rise

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a year, according to Supreme People's Court president Xiao Yang. Mr Xiao announced the figures on Tuesday at a national conference on administrative trials, which was marked by the presence ... People's Court, said the lawsuits covered all aspects of administration, with the most common cases last year involving resources, municipal construction and police administration, accounting ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Politics is second to solving people's problems: New People's Party's Judy Chan Ka-pui

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:16am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Judy Chan came first in the Southern District Council by-election. But for the new councillor at the New People's Party, the people come first ... People's Party freshman shot to fame in the small hours of March 24 when she defeated Democratic Party lawmaker Sin Chung-kai and People Power chairwoman Erica Yuen Mi-ming to win a Southern ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Wen Jiabao: the people's champion or a chameleon

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... also used his last annual press conference, at the end of last year's session of the National People's Congress, to apologise for his mistakes, and he used his last cabinet meeting ... Wen had been working hard to cement two legacies - as "a political reformer" and "a people's premier". Wen called for political reform in a series of speeches ...

  9. News - China - JUSTICE

    China's Supreme People's Court calls for end to torture in new guidelines

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 04:29am by Keith Zhai

    ... and ensure fair use of judicial authority. The Supreme People's Court said in the guidelines issued yesterday that the practice of using torture to extract evidence must be eliminated and cases ... being presumed guilty, rather than innocent. "The people's courts should comply with the Constitution and have to practice jurisdiction independently," Lu said. But Nicholas ...

  10. People's Daily boss tells of paper's role in Bo saga

    Posted Apr 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com The president of People's Daily gave students at Shanghai's Fudan University a rare insight into how the party mouthpiece rallied behind ... the media was heavily censored, and People's Daily had carried many dubious reports serving party agendas during the paper's 64 years. It previously praised Bo's controversial ...




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