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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ... the fifth-generation of the currency in 1999 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic. After the unexpected surge of the export sector in the late 1990s, US trade ...

  3. 'Harassed' activist willing to return to mainland

    Posted Jul 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin A US-based human rights activist interrogated by state security police in Beijing last month says she is prepared to return to China provided it made her feel safe ... the executive director of Human Rights in China, attended the European Union-China Human Rights seminar in Beijing on June 20-21. She said her experience would send a 'chilling message' ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Obama and Hu's defining moment

    Posted Jan 18th 2011, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty President Hu Jintao's arrival in Washington this week for a three-day state visit could mark a dangerous defining moment in relations between the US and China ... for mealy-mouthed words of friendship in the communiqu? Hu is due to hand over next year to China's next generation of leaders: above all, he must not be seen to be weak in dealing with American ...

  6. Forced tour group shopping unlikely to go away in a hurry

    Posted Jul 19th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng From grand pianos and garments to noodles and nightlife, the mainland is where the world goes for all things cheap. It is the ultimate paradox then, that the world relies on mainland tourists to spend lavishly overseas. Major retailers from Par ...

  7. Delegates question the 'hard-earned recovery'

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... by the ruling Communist Party. Indeed, never have any of the party's proposals, laws or policy documents been rejected by the nearly 3,000 men and women who make up the National People's Congress, or the 2,000-odd delegates of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, which meet concurrently in a 10-day period. But that doesn't mean everyone involved ...

  8. Fujian projects to cash in on cross-strait ties

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... development was a big step forward in unifying the island with the mainland. 'It is a strategy to resolve the issue of Taiwan-China unification,' he said. 'From investors' ...

  9. A lesson for the leadership in promoting core values

    Posted May 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... could be made this year as Beijing prepares to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the victory against the Japanese invasion. Sun was not only the founder of the Republic of China, the official title of Taiwan, but is also widely seen as the founder of modern China. An annual ritual that saw Mr Hu and other mainland leaders bowing before the statue of Sun at the memorial hall ...

  10. We'll say when to revalue the yuan: premier

    Posted May 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Currency reform an issue of China's sovereignty, Wen tells US delegation The question of revaluing the yuan is a matter of China's sovereignty, Premier Wen Jiabao ... as 'conditions permit'- even in the absence of outside force. His remarks discounting foreign influence as a factor in any decision to revalue the yuan came amid growing pressure from China ...




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