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  1. People's republic of China

    Posted Aug 04th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Under president Jiang Zemin and premier Zhu Rongji, China astounded the world with its economic growth. However, President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao are making it clear ... and society'. The concept has been praised by Zhou Jue, president of the China Society for Human Rights, as being of significance in the improvement of human rights protection in China. The newspaper, ...

  2. people's republic of desire

    Posted Jan 07th 2004, 12:00am by Annie Wang

    ... Annie Wang It's been five years since CC returned to China. But the Hong Kong-born, Oxford-educated returnee still hasn't succeeded in going native. 'Sometimes, coming back to China feels like time travel,' CC tells Niuniu over lunch at a Japanese restaurant. 'It's like living in Hong Kong 20 years ago. It's so hard to find people who are at my ...

  3. people's republic of desire

    Posted Mar 24th 2004, 12:00am by Annie Wang

    ... true,' Niuniu says ruefully. 'It seems like a totally different world.' Then she turns to CC: 'What about you?' 'I'd like to live in China during the Tang dynasty,' CC says. 'China was the centre of the world. The Chinese were confident. Plump women were considered beautiful. You could discuss poetry and drink wine with great poets such as Li Po. ...

  4. people's republic of desire

    Posted Mar 31st 2004, 12:00am by Annie Wang

    ... independent, too strong-willed, too well-educated.' C.C. wonders if, perhaps, China just has a shortage of men. Niuniu, who has been quiet, finally opens her mouth. 'No,' she says. ... instead of daughters.' Lulu pipes up. 'How can I forget about the peasants?' she says. 'China has 800 million of them. Everybody here originally came from a peasant family. ...

  5. The pupils' republic

    Posted Apr 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... King James I, it is unlikely he foresaw that nearly 400 years later it would be setting up in China. The prestigious private school, along with even more illustrious educational establishments ... schoolgirls. The idea of such a quintessentially British education would appear anathema to communist China. But such is the mainland's booming education market that Dulwich is setting up four ...

  6. people's republic of desire

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Annie Wang

    ... before.' 'Of course not,' says Beibei. 'We don't want our friend to leave us. And anyway, life in China is great now. Look at Niuniu. She's really talented, and she came ... way of thinking. It's difficult to make a living as a writer in China. Even a best seller doesn't guarantee a big payout or a steady income. For instance, it's common practice ...

  7. people's republic of desire

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Annie Wang

    ... an affair with one of their idols, every single one would say yes. For a long time, their idol was Ricky Martin. Beibei's company brought Martin to China in 1998, and she and Lulu got front-row ... and explosive. And he didn't seem arrogant. Not like those Chinese pop stars who think they're big shots even though almost no one knows them outside China. No matter what people said about ...

  8. People's republic of desire

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Annie Wang

    ... Annie Wang The liberalisation of sexual mores in China continues to produce interesting side effects. I don't mean the increase in sexually transmitted diseases. I'm talking about the erosion of trust between husbands and wives, as evidenced by a reported recent rise in paternity tests. What does this say about the status of marriage in China? Can the bonds of trust ...

  9. people's republic of desire

    Posted Apr 14th 2004, 12:00am by Annie Wang

    ... He came to China because, he says, there are more poor people. A month after arriving, he says to Niuniu: 'Chinese journalists are capitalists now, always writing about millionaires ... of her foreign friends can't imagine how wealthy some Chinese have become. They don't believe the BMW 7 series, which cost more than 1.5 million yuan, sell well in China ...

  10. people's republic of desire

    Posted Jan 21st 2004, 12:00am by Annie Wang

    ... and starts crying again. Since being with Jack, Ting has had two abortions, which are routine in China since the advent of the 'one child' policy. For some, desensitised Chinese, abortion ... returned to China, she realises things are worse. CC has had dinner with Ting and Jack many times. She never liked him. He's the type of man who thinks he can get any woman. After work, she ...




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