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  1. News - China

    Guangdong activist raises questions over disabled boy's captivity

    Posted May 20th 2013, 07:10pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Long-time petitioner Chen Fengqiang expected to be questioned or taken into custody when police entered his apartment in Zhuhai on the evening of April 28, but instead they brought him a disabled, mute boy. Chen had been fighting for custody of eight-year-old Chen Ya (not his real name) since he was released from prison last May, petitioning for the child’s release ...

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    Former RBS China chief financial officer questioned by police

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Former RBS China official questioned by police A former chief financial officer with the Royal Bank of Scotland's China operations was recently questioned by police over suspected economic crimes. According to three sources with knowledge of the matter, Edgar Zhi, formerly also of ABN Amro China, was investigated by police for alleged ...

  3. Questions of reform intensify as transition countdown begins

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... much a statement as a question, however: who can bring back the good old days? A glaring issue today is over what to reform and how to go about it, says the Global Times, an English-language ... Bank and US investment bank Merrill Lynch, Xu questioned the incremental approach to reform- the greatest beneficiaries of which are those who can hang on to power. Unless there was more ...

  4. As mainland drifts away from Marx, questions of where to next

    Posted Nov 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang ed.zhang@scmp.com Many political commentators have been advising the leadership in Beijing that with all the developed economies in trouble, it's a good time for China to expand reform. But having seen the problems in both Soviet-style socia ...

  5. China's statistics still ask more questions than they answer

    Posted Apr 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... China's statisticians released data for the economy's quarter-on-quarter growth. Unfortunately the new numbers pose as many questions as they answer. According to the year-on-year figures, ...

  6. This week's question: If you were to introduce a new public holiday, what would it be?

    Posted Nov 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Ho, 16, St Paul's Convent School Introspection Day. In a fast-paced city like Hong Kong, people are always short of time, so relationships with loved ones deteriorate. With the establishment of this public holiday, Hong Kong citizens would h ...

  7. Questions & Answers

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

    ... Ginger Chan Frances Wood, curator of the Chinese collections at the British Library, returns to Hong Kong this month to talk about her latest book, The Lure of China. She began learning Chinese and reading about China, graduating in Chinese at Cambridge U ...

  8. A rising tide of nationalism raises uneasy questions

    Posted May 08th 2008, 12:00am by Margaret Ng

    ... as the torch passed through Hong Kong was the spontaneous response of ordinary residents. Groups from elsewhere exhibiting belligerent patriotism were in a minority. But there is no question ... There is no question that China is rising to become a great world power, perhaps the greatest. The only question is what kind of a great power it will be, and what it will bring to world peace ...

  9. China Olympic player suspended over 'lewd question' to army officer

    Posted Oct 12th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing China has suspended a member of its Olympic squad reportedly for 'posing a lewd question' to an army officer during a military-style training camp. Jiang Chen, a 21-year-old striker, was discharged from the Chinese Under-23 team, for 'rude behaviour and defiance against officers', said a team spokesman. Previous reports also implicated ...

  10. Climate link to fall of Tang dynasty questioned

    Posted Nov 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Beijing ordered scientists to refute study blaming empire's demise on drought It has been a millennium since the sun set on the golden age of the Tang dynasty, but the political fallout of its decline is still being felt today in a debat ...




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