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  1. 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 ...

  2. Man sets himself alight amid tourists on Bund

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... to a monument to a late marshal of the People's Liberation Army. A police officer from Huangpu district acknowledged the incident. 'We already have some evidence, but we haven't confirmed ...

  3. We depend on more than the courts for our rights

    Posted May 08th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... of Beijing's tolerance for activities it deems anti-government. Subscribers to the conspiracy theory are likely to interpret the Falun Gong ruling as yet another example of the liberal leanings ...

  4. Let people's voices be heard: Bishop Zen

    Posted Mar 27th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Catholic leader urges next chief executive to express hopes for universal suffrage to Beijing The new chief executive should have the courage to express Hong Kong people's aspirations for democracy and an early introduction of universal suffrage, Catholic leader Joseph Zen Ze-kiun said yesterday. Bishop Zen also said an interpretation by the National People's ...

  5. Chinese Muslims finally get a mosque of their own

    Posted Feb 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Abidin, a prominent cleric with liberal views, went public, criticising Islamic authorities for neglecting Chinese Muslims. 'It is not fair and it is un-Islamic to ask Chinese to become ...

  6. Circular bans soldiers from joining protests

    Posted Aug 17th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... in 'religious and superstitious' activities. According to a commentary carried by the newspaper the circular is aimed at stepping up 'political discipline' in the People's Liberation ... the absolute leadership of the Communist Party over the army and take part in activities endangering the security of the state and the army will be expelled from the party,' the Liberation Army ...

  7. Senior judiciary figures on Beijing trip

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li left yesterday for a four-day visit to Beijing to meet judiciary and prosecution personnel. Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal, Mr Justice Patrick Chan Siu-oi and judiciary administrator Emma Lau Yin-wah travelled with Ma. They will meet officials of the Supreme People's Court, the Supreme People's Procuratorate ...

  8. 'Illicit' ordination will harm improving ties, Vatican warns Beijing

    Posted Nov 19th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The Vatican issued a stern warning that its relations with China would be damaged if Beijing goes ahead with plans to unilaterally ordain a bishop tomorrow without papal approval- in what would be the first such ordination in four years. Bei ...

  9. State chop required for living Buddha status

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As eminent figures in Tibetan Buddhism, living Buddhas may leave clues for people to locate their reincarnations. But from next month, reincarnations will also need a sign from this life - a chop from the government. In a move seen by critics as Beijing&# ...

  10. Foreign minister mobbed by activists

    Posted Sep 15th 2005, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan A plan for President Hu Jintao to meet pro-Beijing supporters outside his hotel in New York on Tuesday was scuppered when Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing approached to address the crowd and was mobbed by supporters of the Falun Gong and Tibetan i ...




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