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  1. Anti-terrorism forces train in lead-up to 60th anniversary of People's Republic

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo Anti-terrorism forces have begun a series of drills in provinces near Beijing in preparation for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China ... the middle of the month, Xinhua reported. Cai Changjun, an anti-terrorism expert from the People's Liberation Army National Defence University who took part in the drill, said it was aimed ...

  2. School's in for judges on how to tackle unrest

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei The mainland yesterday started a one-year programme to train 3,500 low- and mid-level court chiefs on how to handle the rising number of protests and emergencies. It is the biggest training programme the Supreme People's Court has introduced for judges in junior and middle-ranking positions. Other topics, such as political-economic situations and judicial ...

  3. Transparency is key to ensuring people's confidence about economic stimulus package

    Posted Mar 16th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Premier Wen Jiabao likes to talk up the word confidence these days wherever he goes. This is very necessary at a time of uncertainty and confusion over the mainland's growth prospects. At the televised press conference after the close of the National People's Congress meeting on Friday, he reminded reporters that he first uttered the now famous phrase ...

  4. Monetary chief to advise People's Bank: report

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Joseph Yam Chi-kwong will be appointed an adviser to the People's Bank of China after he retires as chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority in September, ... would take up the job. He is a former secretary for home affairs and was appointed chief executive of the Equestrian Company in 2006. The South China Morning Post confirmed in February that Mr ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Military appointment seen as pointer to Hu's succession plan

    Posted Jul 28th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... and is now overseeing Hong Kong affairs and the high-profile celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic, among other duties. Analysts also see good reasons to hasten Mr ... of the party, the government and the world's largest army. Mr Xi was promoted to become the sixth-ranked leader in the party's pinnacle Politburo Standing Committee during the 17th National ...

  7. The people's champion

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Mukul Munish

    ... to choose Hong Kong. The SAR would lose it pre-eminent position as the gateway to China,' he warns. All Hong Kong will be left with in terms of financial services, he argues, will be asset ... it is unfortunate timing for Hong Kong, but Webb says that sympathy for companies will be in short supply because political pressure had blocked earlier efforts to upgrade reporting practices and listing ...

  8. The People's Republic of China at Sixty

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... probably not even Mao himself- the amazing journey the People's Republic was about to embark on. China was a poor, rural country back then; the average person could expect to live only until ... cannon'. We've continued to follow developments in the People's Republic regularly since then; and in this magazine, we focus on the challenges ahead for key mainland cities, ...

  9. Home affairs minister's Taiwan visit to go ahead

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reasons for cancelling his visit but sent lower-ranking officials to represent him. At the central government level, People's Bank of China deputy governor Su Ning has postponed a trip ... that Beijing had given approval for the special administrative region to develop close communications with Taiwan. 'Hong Kong's presence would not be that politically sensitive,' Wong ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Mar 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Party expels corrupt official for misconduct Mi Fengjun, a former vice-chairman of Jilin's provincial people's congress, has been expelled from the Communist Party and removed ... in the National People's Congress. A Central Commission for Discipline Inspection investigation found that Mi, 66, had taken bribes, possessed state-owned property and bought villas from state-owned ...




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