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  1. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Xi Jinping endorses the promotion of Confucius

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 06:48am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei President personally endorses the role of the sage- once vilified by the Communist Party- in helping realign the nation's moral compass Xi gives boost to promotion ... the portrait of Mao Zedong over the entrance to the Forbidden City. At the time it caused a stir at home and abroad for its political and cultural implications, putting the ancient philosopher ...

  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai king endorses junta leader Prayuth as prime minister

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 11:35am

    ... Reuters in Bangkok   Watch: Thai king endorses coup leader as prime minister Thai military leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was endorsed as prime minister by Thailand’s king on Monday, ... in the coming weeks, although power will remain firmly in the junta’s hands. “His Majesty the King has endorsed General Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister to govern the country from this day onwards,” ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Take it or leave it, NPC tells city as it endorses framework for 2017 poll

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Gary Cheung, Tony Cheung, JEFFIE LAM, Peter So

    ... Gary Cheung, Tony Cheung in Beijing, Jeffie Lam and Peter So As top legislature endorses a tougher-than-expected framework for 2017 poll, Beijing warns that a Legco veto could harm the city's development Take it or leave it, NPC tells city The nation's top legislature yesterday endorsed a tougher-than-expected framework for Hong Kong's first "one man, one ...

  4. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Beijing's political ties crucial to liberalising the yuan

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:13am by Jeanny Yu

    ... this activism, such as the political support gained from countries that back its currency initiatives. The central banks that have given high-profile endorsement of China's monetary ambitions ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Xi Jinping's overseas trips are well-planned business initiatives and are a way of plotting Beijing's currency policies on the global stage Political ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In battle against tax evasion, our reputation must come before politics

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 05:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Our reputation trumps politics Pan-democrat lawmakers' threat of non-cooperation with the administration over Beijing's decision on political reform is generally ... in the northern Australian city endorsed a common reporting standard. Since Hong Kong will not be expected to make its first automatic exchange until 2018, the question seems to be, what's the rush. ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    NPC proposal marks the start of political reform in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:12am by LETTERS

    ... NPC proposal marks the start of political reform in Hong Kong I refer to the framework for political reform in Hong Kong announced by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. It has stipulated that there will be two to three candidates running for the chief executive election in 2017 and each must obtain the endorsement of more than half of all the members ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    MILF rebels to form political party for self-rule in Philippines’ Muslim south

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:09pm by Raissa Robles

    ... for party politics The Philippines' biggest Muslim rebel group, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), is set to form a political party to run the planned Bangsamoro autonomous region, ... (MILF) to form a political party that would serve as their vehicle for effective participation in electoral politics and consequently assist in their transformation from combatants to full-time ...

  8. Political left turn in the making?

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... as soon as they are in a position of power. 'The opposition is effectively a pseudo-LDP and, even if they do win the next election, I see no chance of improvements in the political, economic ... the personal secretary of Ichiro Ozawa- who resigned on Monday as head of the Democratic Party of Japan- over a political funding scandal, but stopped short of arresting Mr Ozawa. The scandal has, ...

  9. Top official endorses Chongqing crackdown

    Posted Oct 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk The clampdown on organised crime in Chongqing has earned praise from the country's top law- enforcement official, according to state media. The endorsement by Zhou ... political culture, Zhou's statement is a vote of confidence for Bo Xilai, the party chief of the municipality who ordered the crackdown in June. Police operations have so far brought down ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Activists should focus on composition of nomination committee

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:29am by LETTERS

    ... of endorsement by the nomination committee members." Here is where public nomination comes into play. The students and the pan-democrats do not need to insist that the 2017 political reform has ... the endorsement of one-eighth of the members of the nomination committee can get onto the "chief executive candidates to be considered" list. With this threshold, the chance of a pan-democratic ...




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