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  1. PLA ramped up China's stand on US-Korea drill

    Posted Aug 06th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... from the People's Liberation Army,' the diplomat said. Combing through the Foreign Ministry website to check all related statements available, either at the ministry's ...

  2. Major challenges ahead as China seeks to assert power in region

    Posted Sep 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode News that Sino-US military exchanges are poised to resume may appear like a triumph of common sense, but if suspicions between the People's Liberation Army and the Pentagon are to be reduced long-term, the challenges ahead should not be underestimated. The freeze has highlighted the difficulties brought about by a shift in the strategic assumptions that have ...

  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. 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. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. People's republic of China

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

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

  7. The Chinese people have truly stood up

    Posted Aug 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to liberate ourselves and move ahead. As a full member of the club, we have a stake in maintaining stability and order, but we will also have our say in designing and amending the rules. China has ...

  8. The secret army

    Posted Jan 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... their monastery. In the years following 1950, when the Chinese asserted sovereignty over Tibet but accorded it a certain amount of autonomy, Tibetans found the soldiers of the People's Liberation Army ... key intelligence on China. (In 1961, CIA-trained Tibetans bombed a Chinese army truck and bagged a satchel of classified documents. Among other revelations, they contained the first official ...

  9. The right tone for a crisis

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... as no surprise, was the Liberal Party which thought it could muscle in on the act by turning up outside the Philippines consulate to protest and shout at a bewildered consular official. The rancid scent ...

  10. Hurrah for Xinhua

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Edith Terry

    ... more effective it would be if Xinhua could use such language. Another element of closet liberalism that simply jumps off the page is Xinhua's admirable lack of sexism. Women make up nearly ...




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