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  1. Legislation earns people's ire

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... to see everybody earning a reasonable living but, unfortunately, our world is rather warped at the moment,' he adds. Legislative councillor Tommy Cheung Yu-yan, a member of the Liberal Party ...

  2. Mid-ranking officers get dramatic pay increase

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com The average monthly income for mid-level People's Liberation Army officers has grown to 5,373 yuan (HK$6,413), 2.6 times the amount they earned five years ... for 'appropriate' hardware spending, training and salary increases for the 2.3 million-strong People's Liberation Army. The PLA announced a pay rise for its rank and file of up to 40 per cent earlier ...

  3. Extend spirit of Lei Feng to religion

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by Mao Zedong. People's Liberation Army soldier Lei Feng became a symbol of selflessness and good deeds to others after his accidental death in 1962. Now, to mark the 50th anniversary of his ... in the sensitive lead-up to a generational change in national leadership. A relaxation of controls over the activities of civil society would in the long run liberate a more effective example of social ...

  4. Defence spending rises by double digits again

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to maintain the 2.3-million-strong People's Liberation Army- the world's biggest armed force- adding it also included the costs for 'research and development, procurement, repair, ... over Beijing's robust military build-up. The figure was announced by Li Zhaoxing, the spokesman for the National People's Congress, ahead of the country's annual parliamentary ...

  5. State technocrat takes on job as global fund manager

    Posted Aug 20th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... by the Cultural Revolution at 16. After five years serving in the People's Liberation Army, during which he taught himself maths, he went to work in 1973 as a computer programmer at a big Beijing ...

  6. Wen's to-do list

    Posted Feb 12th 2008, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... was to join the People's Liberation Army or gain a place at university. Today, the young rural poor are moving to the cities in droves. The central government now has a handle on this problem ... of the National People's Congress meeting next month - during which top state and government leaders will be elected - the Communist Party Central Committee has already assigned eight tasks ...

  7. Hu warns party against corruption

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... in Beijing's Great Hall of the People. He said healthy and rapid economic growth was needed for national revival but fighting corruption was 'key to the winning or losing of people's support ... the mainland yesterday as part of the birthday celebrations, while contestants at a national red games in Gansu competed in events replicating scenes from the Red Army's Long March. ...

  8. Financial reforms may gain new momentum after departure

    Posted Sep 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... movement in attitudes about the trading of state shares. Xie Ping, director general of the People's Bank of China's Financial Stability Department, recently said state shares would become ... is that the chairman of the CSRC will be replaced with a more pro-reform and market-friendly official,' JP Morgan economist Frank Gong wrote. Meanwhile, the role of the People's Bank of China ...

  9. Thirst for oil that knows no bounds

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

    ... Benin embassy said: 'We're a socialist-Marxist state and we've had 30 years of ties with the People's Republic of China and yet they bypassed us to go to Gabon. This tells me that China has no friends but rather only interests.' Mr Hu's visit to Gabon was indeed about interests. He helped to seal a deal from the oil-rich, army-led state. China would buy ...

  10. Top Big Four executive to join People's Bank China

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... said Pan had received a letter of appointment from the Organisation Department of the Communist Party at the end of May to confirm his new position at the People's Bank of China (PBOC). ...




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