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  1. Turn talk of political reform into action

    Posted Oct 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In 2002, when the outline of the fourth generation of state leaders was coming into focus, China observers began to ponder the possibility of a more liberal- and reform-minded leadership. Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao, now president and prime minister respectively, were considered to belong to a generation more receptive to economic and political reformist ideas. Indeed, who could ...

  2. PLA is no solution for army of jobless graduates

    Posted Mar 19th 2009, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... fostering patriotism and boosting the intellectual level of the People's Liberation Army. As schemes go, it is as flawed as another delegate's idea- to hand out one-third of the stimulus ... to find the college-leavers work, the government has been silent on what to do about the graduate glut. One delegate at the National People's Congress, though, did come up with a novel ...

  3. people's republic of desire

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by Annie Wang

    ... By Annie Wang We Chinese like to think we're smart people. But being smart can be dangerous. You can be too smart for your own good, or think you know everything. Sometimes, ignorance is bliss. Sometimes, it's better to keep some knowledge to yo ...

  4. People's republic of desire

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Annie Wang

    ... On a flight from San Francisco to Hong Kong, Niuniu is seated next to a middle-aged man named Steve, an American. He tells Niuniu that he is an engineer manager of a well-known American hi-tech company. In recent years, more United States companies have m ...

  5. Wen makes accountability pledge

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zone, Wen said China should promote 'political reform', without which the fruits of economic reform would be lost. Although he made similar remarks at the National People's ... by an article by National People's Congress former deputy chairman Li Tieying that appeared in the China Youth Daily two days after Wen's Shenzhen tour. In the article, Li said 'only ...

  6. The people's choice

    Posted Sep 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Joshua Samuel Brown

    ... Joshua Samuel Brown Shenzhen has eight scenic spots that its residents reckon are a must-see for any visitor, according to a survey conducted by the city?s tourism authorities 1 ANCIENT DAPENG FORTRESS Pengcheng Village, Dapeng Town, Longgang District Adm ...

  7. Private enterprise spreads its net unevenly

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of 'bourgeois liberalism'. But Deng turned the tables during his 1992 visit to Shenzhen, and private businesses have since flourished across most of the country. A survey by the All-China ...

  8. Home sweat home

    Posted Jun 12th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... an editorial from the People's Daily that was, in the dense language of 'party-speak', an answer to these critics. 'To solve the ongoing contradictions and problems, the basic ... for example, are not poor and belong to the middle class. A graduate of engineering at a military academy in Chongqing, Mr Hu senior worked for five years in the army and then in a state instrument ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Echoes of Deng Xiaoping as Xi Jinping heads to Shenzhen on first inspection trip

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam, He Huifeng

    ... to the spirit of reform advocated by Deng and his father. "Hu Jintao chose Xibaipo as the destination of his first trip, the red headquarters of the Communist Party and the People's Liberation ... Former National People's Congress deputy Ng Hong-man said Xi chose Shenzhen for his first tour to pay tribute to Deng and his reformist father Xi Zhongxun's commitment to reform ...

  10. Declarations tipped to hit shopping patterns

    Posted Apr 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang If mainland visitors to Hong Kong are required to declare large amounts of cash when entering the city the new rule could have a big impact on shopping patterns, retailers say. 'About 30 per cent of customers from the mainland still pay ...




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