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  1. 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 ...

  2. People, not politics, as Taiwan celebrates

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com The celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of China, or the 1911 revolution, was carefully planned to avoid touching on any political issues ... politically sensitive issues, such as the big difference between the territory of the Republic of China in 1911 compared with today, while encouraging young people to learn about the spirit ...

  3. Wenzhou crash response exposes rot in political system, say analysts

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... and exposed serious flaws in the Ministry of Railways and the political system, according to mainland analysts. They have called upon Beijing to introduce political reform. A disrespect for life, ... of people's core values, they said. Analysts said the problems laid bare by the ministry's much-criticised response could only be addressed if political power were restricted under an improved ...

  4. Trade immune to Taiwan political turmoil

    Posted Mar 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp THERE IS NOTHING quite like Taiwanese politics to stir up invective and, while we may discount most of it outright- for instance the he-had-himself-shot theory, some ... which does not provide a full accounting of trade with the mainland, so I am hardly likely to be the victim of a political ploy by Mr Chen's camp. The fact of the matter ...

  5. Don't play politics with cross-strait trade

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cross-strait trade and business activities have consistently thrived in recent times, in spite of ups and downs in the political relationship between Taiwan and the mainland. It is one area in which both sides have seen mutual benefit and sought closer ties. As the main driver behind demand for direct transport links and political reconciliation, the economic relationship ...

  6. Political choice

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... deliberately. The process of Chinese incorporation of Taiwan would be called Anschluss in a certain European language. I had hoped that such ideas passed from political credibility with the Third Reich. ... that the letter misses is that Taiwan is a democracy, whose people may freely choose their political destiny, whereas China is an authoritarian dictatorship, which denies basic civil and political rights. ...

  7. A shortfall of political courage

    Posted Aug 16th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Mainland China has a host of problems, and many people who are trying to come to grips with them. What seems harder to find is the political will necessary to push ... political will. Beijing's birth-control policies also lead to problems. Many observers have pointed to abuses, including female infanticide, late-term abortions and the worsening imbalance ...

  8. The politics of change

    Posted Jun 15th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... ties with Beijing while looking to maintain its traditional political and military relationship with Washington. It also illustrates that China's rise will inevitably pose problems for other countries in the region. Long-time economic and political relationships will be thrown into disarray as countries try to position themselves to benefit from the emergence of a new ...

  9. News - China - CROSS-STRAIT TIES

    1992 consensus between Beijing and Taipei appears here to stay

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... our serious emphasis of the '1992 consensus' as an important component of the political basis for peaceful development of cross-strait relations," said Wang Yi, director ... to put aside differences and seek out common views; and it establishes a political foundation for the development of cross-strait ties. Wang said that regardless of how Taiwan's political ...

  10. Bursting for change

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yun Tang The scandalous downfall of Bo Xilai, the ambitious politburo member, once again made clear one of the fundamental faults of the Chinese political system: the absolute monopoly of power under one-party rule. Bo's ouster has triggered the most serious crisis within the Communist Party since 1989 and sparked a public outcry for political reform that is gathering ...




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