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  1. Salvage plan

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... be returned to China. The heads of the rat and the rabbit formed part of a collection of 12 animals that make up the Chinese zodiac. They were designed by Jesuits in the early 18th century and so were a European-Chinese creation, with great historical value. Since January, the Chinese government had attempted to block the auction, calling the sculptures 'China's lost precious cultural ...

  2. Talk about a change in attitude

    Posted May 04th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... consensus'. That year the Kuomintang government reached an agreement with Beijing to hold talks on the basis of 'one China'. However, Taiwan insisted each side could define that concept for itself. Since assuming the presidency, Mr Chen has resisted the idea of 'one China' and insisted there had been no consensus in 1992. However, last July he announced he was willing ...

  3. The only choice?

    Posted Oct 24th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... characteristics' - allowing China to depart from orthodox Marxist doctrine by introducing the market economy into socialism. Mr Jiang's three represents theory paved the way for capitalists to join ... to say that the party would foster the development of the private sector, confirming China's move towards a more capitalistic system. Since Mr Hu has to retire in 2012, attention has focused ...

  4. Bringing HK a step closer back to the fold

    Posted Aug 04th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... their thoughts to the central government. Not surprisingly, most of the views he heard from deputies to the National People's Congress, members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative ... more openly than before. The stated purpose of the visit was to launch the Hong Kong chapter of the China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification. Interestingly, the body ...

  5. Land of hope

    Posted Nov 05th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Beijing has announced major reforms in rural policy that are meant to give farmers more control over their land without full privatisation. While the land will still belong to a collective, such as a village, farmers will be able to subcontrac ...

  6. Distant neighbour

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... systems' principle? That we don't even have the freedom to attend a meeting?' Even after their return, the two legislators were hounded by the China Daily, which accused them ... that 'Taiwan is paying close attention to the way it treats Hong Kong'. This, he hoped, 'would prompt China to improve its treatment of Hong Kong' since it hopes for eventual ...

  7. Two steps forward, one step back

    Posted Mar 09th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing, at a press conference held to mark the opening of the annual session of the National People's Congress, reiterated Beijing's opposition to the bilateral ... range of areas to the benefit of the two peoples.'; Beijing, of course, continues to adhere to its principles, in particular where the sensitive issue of Taiwan is concerned. But the Chinese ...

  8. Not sweet enough

    Posted Jun 01st 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Taiwan's application for observer status. A Chinese official said during a brief debate that China and the WHO had signed a memo to allow the WHO to provide assistance to Taiwan in any health emergency. However, under the agreement, Taiwan experts invited to attend WHO activities are supposed to identify themselves as being from 'Taiwan, China,' thus acknowledging that Taiwan ...

  9. Too many or too few people?

    Posted Feb 24th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... children with the right of abode that it created panic in the population and then asked the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress to overturn a ruling of our Court of Final ...

  10. An abnormal country

    Posted Jan 19th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching The death of former Communist Party chief Zhao Ziyang is a reminder of the tragedy that befell China 15 years ago when the People's Liberation Army was called on to shoot down unarmed demonstrators, students and civilians. But it is also a reminder that China, even today, is far from being a normal country, where the rule of law holds sway. For one thing, ...




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