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  1. An abnormal country

    Posted Jan 19th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching The death of former Communist Party chief Zhao Ziyang is a reminder of the tragedy that befell China 15 years ago when the People's Liberation Army was called on to shoot down unarmed demonstrators, students and civilians. But it is also a reminder that China, even today, is far from being a normal country, where the rule of law holds sway. For one thing, ...

  2. Worried about a bully

    Posted Nov 16th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... world has little knowledge of Chinese motivations and decision-making and of key capabilities supporting PLA [People';s Liberation Army] modernisation.' The following day, Beijing said ... to eye', asserted that 'the enhancement of co-operation between the two countries serves [the] fundamental interest of both peoples and benefits regional and global peace and stability'. ...

  3. China's powder keg

    Posted Aug 24th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... the government is clearly alarmed that even retired soldiers are demonstrating. On August 1, the anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army, hundreds- possibly thousands- of former ... ; in the country last year, involving 3.7 million people. This is more than 10 times the number a decade ago and reflects rising social discontent, much of it stemming from people's anger over land ...

  4. Make it real

    Posted Jun 04th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Twenty years ago, the Communist Party called out the People's Liberation Army to suppress a people's movement whose focus was Tiananmen Square in Beijing but whose ... the People's Republic of China employed tactics of force and intimidation to drill fear into its citizens- the people of the People's Republic. Night after night, television news showed more ...

  5. Coming to Tung's rescue - for now

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... the People's Liberation Army. Tanks on the street would spell the end of Hong Kong. Foreign companies would desert in droves, and the mainland would likely become the target of economic sanctions. ... and improving the livelihood of Hong Kong people. 'This is the fundamental way to resolve all the problems facing Hong Kong at present,' he said. But that is only part of the solution. While ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Economy comes first in Obama-Abe meeting

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Chinese media has run a number of articles about how Japan is attempting to mislead the US. The online edition of the official People's Daily published an article on the day of the Obama-Abe ... evident in Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the White House. After three years in the political wilderness, the Liberal Democratic Party is now back. And Abe, who served as prime ...

  7. Engineer at the controls

    Posted Mar 21st 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching The chief executive has had some bad weeks in regard to his promise to deliver 'strong governance for the people';- but last week wasn't one of them. The KCRC saga came as a sharp contrast to the defeat of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's political-reform package in the Legislative Council and the ditching of plans for the West Kowloon cultural hub ...

  8. Evolving Legco lacks a voice for business

    Posted Sep 16th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... others from the pan-democratic camp, such as the Civic Party and the Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood. And, on the pro-establishment side, there was outright competition ... and People's Livelihood, who had spent his entire career in Kowloon West. However, while legislator Leung Kwok-hung, also known as 'Long Hair', easily kept his seat, his votes declined from ...

  9. Don't even think about it

    Posted May 12th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... People's Congress Standing Committee may issue another Basic Law interpretation. Concern about a possible interpretation has also been voiced in another case being heard by the Court of Final ... that the Standing Committee might issue another interpretation if the Court of Final Appeal's decision is 'too liberal'. He said that freedom of peaceful demonstration was within the ambit ...

  10. Freedom a burden Hong Kong must carry

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... is the pride of China and even the whole world because the Hong Kong people uphold freedom,' he told the candle-waving crowd. 'The world will treasure Hong Kong and her people.'; Because ... by the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China was able to feature a speaker who was actually a student leader 20 years ago. Mr Xiong, now a US army chaplain, publicly ...




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