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  1. Fall and rise of the renminbi: 'people's currency' rides out downturn to become a global powerhouse

    Posted Sep 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the establishment of the People's Republic in 1949, is as astonishing as the economic growth that has taken place in the past two decades. The People's Bank of China was established in December ... 'renminbi', meaning 'the people's currency'. From 1948 to 1953, banknotes from 1 to 50,000 yuan were issued on the mainland. One yuan is now worth HK$1.14, but not back then. ...

  2. People's justice

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... a government legal official and a people's mediator, the judge will usually hear the views of not only the parties and witnesses but also community members who know the background ... before its 1949 civil war victory, is even making inroads into adjudication. Although China's lowest-level courts have long used a system whereby two 'people';s assessors' ...

  3. How to restore people's confidence

    Posted Jun 17th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... editorial independence and remain a critic of the SAR government- and even the central authorities- it would help boost Hong Kong people's confidence in freedom of speech. On the other hand, ... Hong Kong people's confidence will be enhanced. The sad thing is that the government makes its appointments predominantly from a small group of favoured people who do not reflect the broad ...

  4. The people's judge returns

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... office today; he will take up the chief justice's chair in the Supreme Court in Islamabad on Monday for the third time, the finale of an amazing people's movement led by lawyers- ... he was sworn in by the dictator as Pakistan's 20th chief justice. It was only after he reached the top job that a vital aspect of his judicial personality- the 'people' ...

  5. More city bike paths will fuel people's desire to ditch cars

    Posted Aug 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... into or implementing similar fee proposals, said Mr Opiola. He estimated that if an $80 daily fee was imposed on the busiest roads in Hong Kong, about 24 per cent of traffic flow could be reduced, ...

  6. people's republic of desire

    Posted Mar 31st 2004, 12:00am by Annie Wang

    ... Annie Wang Niuniu has returned from a reporting trip in the impoverished countryside, and invites Beibei, Lulu and C.C. to catch up over afternoon tea at her house. The trip has opened Niuniu's eyes to a harsh world beyond the neon lights of Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. She wants to discuss everything she's seen of the rural people's poverty and their daily struggle ...

  7. People's republic of China

    Posted Aug 04th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... by the People's Daily as 'a human-centred scientific concept of development featuring humanistic governance and comprehensive, co-ordinated and sustainable development of the economy ... of blindly focusing on growth, the emphasis is on 'people-centred development'. Mr Wen, in his report to the 10th National People's Congress in March, said he would 'make ...

  8. News - China

    China losing top-notch talent 'at highest rate in world'

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... talent at the highest rate in the world as students who seek degrees abroad opt to remain overseas, the official People's Daily reported yesterday. An average of 87 per cent of students ... increased by 23 per cent, it said. The country lacks high-level innovative and entrepreneurial talent, the People's Daily cited the official as saying. Investment is not sufficient ...

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    People’s Daily mocked over phallic headquarters

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 04:33pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Chinese censors have been at work to stop people sniggering over the new Beijing headquarters of the People’s Daily newspaper, which bear an unfortunate ... be imposing,” said one user of Sina Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter. “It seems the People’s Daily is going to rise up, there’s hope for the Chinese dream,” said another, referring to a political ...

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    China orders stepped-up scrutiny on Apple

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 09:47pm by Agence France-Presse\

    ... it faces fierce competition from South Korea’s Samsung. State media have carried a series of attacks against Apple, with the People’s Daily , the Communist Party’s official mouthpiece, running ... (SAIC) has asked trading standards bodies across the country to step up “contract supervision” on electronics manufacturers “such as Apple”, the People’s Daily said on Friday. “Local governments ...




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