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  1. The party ties its fate to the people's happiness

    Posted Mar 05th 2011, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... Ed Zhang One line stood out in the speech by Jia Qinglin, chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, at the opening of its annual session: 'The people's well-being is not only an important economic and social issue but also a major political issue.' On the mainland, anything assigned political significance is to be pursued with all ...

  2. Complacent leaders must shed indifference to people's plight

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong people appear increasingly willing to be critical of what they perceive to be incompetent or inappropriate decisions by government and have diminishing respect for the influential and moneyed elite. These trends are not, of course, confined to H ...


    Posted Apr 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sun Yat-sen was the founding father of modern China, and he is Guangzhou's local hero. Born in the south of the city, in the village of Cuiheng in 1866, Sun later studied at a hospital in Guangzhou, and set up a provisional government there in 1921. Sun's chief legacy was his political philosophy of democracy, nationalism and people's livelihood, which became ...

  4. Give the people's assets right back to the people

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... China's leaders are really prepared to put their money where their mouths are by giving the people's assets directly to the people in order to support their stated policies is altogether more ... of China's domestic services sector. That's a sound idea. The government's principal objective is to preserve political stability by generating an economic growth rate high enough ...

  5. Leung goes from zero to people's hero in the polls

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Leung got only 8.2 per cent of support in a survey commissioned by the South China Morning Post in June. He was lagging far behind Fan and Tang. Even Leung at the time admitted that he needed to go out and win the public's support. Chinese University political analyst Ma Ngok said the fluctuations in the polls were a reflection of the trio's words and deeds. 'When more ...

  6. Opening up takes new form as Hunan official airs views

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the sidelines of the annual session of the National People's Congress in Beijing, touching on everything from democracy to 'evil cults'. 'I believe the political system we have today ... to get the best talent elected, and how to supervise officials... in particular we must strengthen supervision by the public and the media.' Li, vice-chairman of the Hunan People's ...

  7. Drama off the air as 'red' TV takes over

    Posted Jan 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk The latest political manoeuvring by maverick Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai has seen prime-time dramas taken off the air on one of the municipality's television networks ... at university. Bo said scheme participants would gain social experience. He has also embraced new media, launching a microblog last year and using it to promote his revolutionary image and political ...

  8. Political reform is needed, Wen insists

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... economic rise. Instead, the populist premier listed putting people's interest first, and safeguarding social equity and justice as major factors behind China's success, apart from ... was the 'biggest danger'. 'To eliminate the breeding ground for corruption, we should carry out reform on our institution and [political] system. If we are to address people's grievances ...

  9. Chongqing pledges to shrink the wealth gap

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... regional governments, which are still pursuing high economic growth rates rather than focusing on levels of happiness and satisfaction. Professor Joseph Cheng Yu-shek, a political scientist at City ... without drastic changes to the basis of the political system,' said Yi Xianrong, an economist at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. But Cheng said it did not matter whether Bo would ...

  10. Lawmakers to fly back for vote

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Out-of-town pro-government lawmakers have been asked to return to Hong Kong today to attend a House Committee meeting and prevent another ambush by pan-democrats which could delay tabling of the revised resolution on interim funding. At least six lawmakers- including one National People's Congress member and three Chinese People's Political ...




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