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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A test of political mettle for Xi and Abe

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A test of political mettle for Xi, Abe East Asian stability relies on China and Japan thawing icy relations. Recent maritime security talks and the visit to Beijing ... are redirecting investments, which to August were down 43 per cent on the same period last year. Political hurdles remain in the way of a Xi-Abe summit. The Japanese leader has been avoiding the shrine, ...

  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping repeats call for political solution in Ukraine

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 10:14am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing President has again called for a political solution in Ukraine during a meeting with Vladimir Putin while attending Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Tajikistan. President Xi Jinping has repeated a call for the crisis in Ukraine to be resolved politically via an inclusive dialogue, during talks with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, China’s ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping rules out Western-style political reform for China

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 04:30am by Angela Meng

    ... dismissed notions of Western-style political reform and underscored the importance of one-party rule in a speech delivered at the Great Hall of the People yesterday. In remarks celebrating the 60th ... "political fighting and wrangling between political parties", he said. Jacques deLisle, professor of law and political science at the University of Pennsylvania, said political reform appeared ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Xi's blueprint for rejuvenating China cuts through the fear and confusion

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 05:14pm by ROBERT LAWRENCE KUHN

    ... "the great rejuvenation". I offer three perspectives on this nonpareil publication: substance, presenting Xi's political philosophy; symbol, recognising Xi's emergence as China's leader; and signal, communicating Xi's way of thinking to the world. On substance, the book specifies how Xi's political theory and practice affect all aspects of society ...

  5. News - China - GOVERNMENT

    Democracy is not a decoration, Xi Jinping says in speech to CPPCC

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:18am by Li Jing

    ... to the government's political advisers on his approach to developing China's consultative political institution. Speaking at the 65th anniversary of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Xi called for building a practical political system to embody "consultative democracy", one that included all levels of society. "Democracy is defined not only ...

  6. News - China - REFORM

    China's Xi Jinping supports 'democracy'... but not in the Western sense

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:33am by Cary Huang

    ... of comments made by President Xi Jinping in a keynote speech on Sunday to mark the 65th anniversary of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. In the speech, Xi highlighted ... and reaching out to citizens on important matters. "He didn't spell out any fundamental political change to restructure one-party rule, or introduce Western-style democracy," Renmin ...

  7. News - China - EDUCATION

    Studies of Xi Jinping thought or ideology grab lion's share of funding for research

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 05:38am by Cary Huang

    ... "It is ridiculous to find that Xi's speeches have topped this year's list, a phenomenon unseen under previous administrations," Renmin University political science professor ... of academics for failing to hew to the party's ideological or political beliefs. May last year, the Ministry of Education and the party's departments of organisation and publicity called ...

  8. News - China

    Party must embrace Mao spirit to survive, Xi Jinping quoted as saying

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:13am by Minnie Chan

    ... 5 last year, on the topic of maintaining and developing China's special form of socialism, Xi stressed that an evaluation of Mao was "not just a theoretical issue, but a political ... [in the USSR] gave up their ideological thinking". Hong Kong-based political commentator Johnny Lau Yui-siu said it was contradictory for Xi to promote Deng and Mao. "Deng ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Communist Party leaders turn out in full force as Xi Jinping urges unity

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:13am by Cary Huang

    ... Central Military Commission. They are believed to be allied with Jiang's political faction. In yesterday's speech, which has usually been delivered by a premier in recent years, Xi vowed ... at Hong Kong's City University, said yesterday's event was more symbolic than indicative of a specific political direction. "The top leaders are skilful in presenting their public ...

  10. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Beijing's closed door meeting with Hong Kong tycoons erodes trust

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:58am by George Chen

    ... particularly to discuss politics rather than business. Last week, Xi greeted a delegation of senior figures from Hong Kong's business sector, including Asia's richest man Li Ka-shing, whose ... new representative figure. Even before Li and other tycoons went to Beijing to meet Xi to discuss Hong Kong's political situation, many Hongkongers were already unhappy enough ...




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