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  1. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Campaign to end abuse of official number plates won't be easy

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... targeting the abuse of military number plates as part of their highly publicised anti-corruption campaign. Under a set of rules to take effect on May 1, the People's Liberation Army will impose ... back to the civil war years. In addition, the PLA has allowed its branches- the navy, air force and army- to issue their own number plates, differentiated by a red Chinese character ...

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    Bureaucratic inertia stalls reform drive

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 06:25am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... meeting and blasted the lethargy, lamenting that central government directives were ignored as soon as they were issued. The People's Daily, the Communist Party's mouthpiece, last week ... into their shells. According to a People's Daily commentary on Wednesday, as rules have been tightened some officials now feel government jobs are too boring. As they are banned from taking gifts ...

  3. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Standing down 'literary soldiers' is a good move to combat graft

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... of the People's Liberation Army is a narrative that says its soldiers, armed with millet plus rifles and running on two legs, were able to overcome the much more powerful troops of the Kuomintang equipped with tanks, cannons and motorised transport supplied by the United States, end the civil war and found the People's Republic. Of all the important reasons behind the success, the contribution ...

  4. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Aggression is not part of national character

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:47am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... was at the Great Hall of People, presenting his vision for China's role in peaceful development. "There is no 'invasion gene' in Chinese people's DNA and they won't accept the logic that might is right," Xi told a 60th anniversary tribute to the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, a non-governmental organisation. He also vowed ...

  5. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Time for Xi to clean up the sleaze pervading the PLA

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... for Xi to clean up thesleaze pervading the P.L.A. Thursday marked the 86th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army, the first key military occasion overseen by President ... by the People's Daily, Gong Fangbin generally followed the party line, trying hard to defend why the armed forces should remain under the control of the Communist Party as they have for six decades- ...

  6. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Breaking monopolies of state-owned enterprises is key for sustainable economy

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:50am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Chen Tonghai, the disgraced chairman of oil giant Sinopec- so the story goes- once likened the state-owned behemoth to the "eldest son of the People's Republic" ... of the People's Republic. As the new leadership under President Xi Jinping has vowed to let market forces play a decisive role in the economy, it is time to clean up corruption-riddled state monopolies ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    Too much at stake for Beijing and Tokyo to risk in war over islands

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:22am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... publicity campaign to condemn him. On the mainland, calls for a military confrontation with Japan are rising among nationalists and hawkish elements of the People's Liberation Army. Earlier ...

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    Legal fate of Zhou Yongkang vexes leadership

    Posted May 05th 2014, 03:56am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... was imminent, first at the beginning of the year, then around the Lunar New Year in February, saying it would come before or after the annual sessions of the National People's Congress in March. ...

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    Opaque policymaking is the breeding ground of corruption

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 06:14am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... an institution, the more likely that conmen will flock to represent it. Few mainland bodies are more secretive and powerful than the People's Liberation Army, which has been beset by rampant ...

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    Do graft-busters have a new tiger in their sights?

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 03:21am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... chairman of the provincial people's congress, for rampant corruption and colluding with wealthy coal barons to amass vast personal fortunes. The most recent casualty was Shen Weichen, a former ...




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