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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Civil society thrives on the mainland, so long as it leaves politics well alone

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... and there is less talk of a "glorious era" in the mainstream mainland media. The Communist Party refuses to abandon its monopoly of political power; the Hu Jintao administration has followed ... it is still not strong enough to force the Chinese leadership to engage in genuine political reform. The Chinese authorities remain very powerful and have ample resources at their disposal. Last year, ...

  2. Calls for political reform renewed

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Political reform on the mainland should focus on limiting the power of officials and protecting people's rights, the party's mouthpiece said in prominent articles yesterday. It is the second time the People's Daily has made such a call since rising political star Bo Xilai was swept from power as Chonqing party boss ...

  3. State-run press issues rare call for political overhaul

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... In an unusual move, three leading mainland media outlets have published a series of commentaries calling for political reform amid the unfolding scandal surrounding Bo Xilai's ... that they, or a majority of them have reached some consensus on the need for political reform following Bo Xilai's case,' said Professor Hu Xingdou , a political commentator at Beijing ...

  4. Special suppliers blur boundaries between politics and business

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... A Beijing Youth Daily editorial said that if politics and commerce mixed, both would be damaged; they could only do their jobs if they operated apart. It also said that appropriating state symbols ...

  5. Political blog turns the tables on ruling party

    Posted Feb 01st 2011, 12:00am by Nazry Bahrawi

    ... month, bloggers from The Online Citizen, a critical news portal, made headlines when they agreed to the government's request to have the site registered as a political body. This means ... strategy; it turned the tables on Singapore's conservative policymakers. For political opponents of the ruling People's Action Party (PAP), this surprise move signals ...

  6. Beijing slams door on political reform

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing The mainland's top legislator has ruled out political reform and warned of the dire consequences of Western-style political pluralism as rising calls ... of the National People's Congress, Wu Bangguo, said relaxing the Communist Party's grip on power could undermine stability and risk domestic strife. 'We must maintain the correct political ...

  7. Editorial aims to silence calls for political reform

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The Communist Party mouthpiece People's Daily published its second editorial in a week addressing the sensitive topic of political reform yesterday, saying any ... for main issues,' said Zhang Ming, a political science professor at Renmin University. The editorial rejected the recent calls for Western-style democracy, saying that political change ...

  8. Political slant undeniable in respected lexicon

    Posted Oct 17th 2010, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... shanzhai (knock-off), and so on. The choice of new words, the publisher says, was free from political consideration and based on how widely those words are used among the media in a pool of seven Chinese-speaking cities, including Beijing, Taipei, Hong Kong and Singapore. But a few politically sensitive terms fail to make their way into the edition, despite vast use outside the mainland. The most ...

  9. Political Animal

    Posted Aug 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the principle was not to let anyone stay for all eternity,' Ng said. Boosting cross-strait ties all a matter of faith Religion isn't supposed to have any place in Chinese politics ... of leading monks from the mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong will gather here next month. 'Buddhism transcends party politics,' said Wang Zhiyuan, vice-president of the Chinese Buddhism ...

  10. Political Animal

    Posted Apr 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Celebrity couple unfazed by political divide The relationship between Pamela Pak Wan-kam and Paul Tse Wai-chun has endured its ups and downs- including reports of a split last year- so a mere political difference is not likely to do it any serious damage. That appeared to be the case yesterday as they showed up together when Pak filed her nomination papers to stand ...




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