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  1. Annual rubber-stamp fest is a kids' game, after all

    Posted Mar 16th 2010, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... to be a member of the CPPCC, Ni justified her rubber stamp by saying: 'I love this country dearly.' Her statement highlights all that is wrong with the mainland's political system. ... for more 'authentic voices' to be heard. Until that happens, the NPC and CPPCC will never shake their reputation as rubber-stamp bodies. David Eimer is a Beijing-based journalist ...

  2. Rubber stamp or not, annual session bears watching closely

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... choreographed weeks of scripted speechmaking, and overwhelmingly approve law bills and work reports. But the rubber-stamp parliament is still keenly watched. The annual full session of the NPC remains ...

  3. We can rock the world (if we duck the concrete)

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong is sold to tourists as a city of shopping, eating, excitement and bright lights. They are attractions that serve us well in terms of revenue and filling hotel rooms, but only give a snapshot of what we can offer. Much overlooked is our natural e ...

  4. News - China

    China levies anti-dumping duties on Japanese, US-imported chemicals

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 11:16am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Chemical and Mitsui Chemicals both face duties of 40.5 per cent on resorcinol, which is used to produce rubber adhesives, dyes and cosmetics, the ministry said in a statement on its website. Other ... final anti-dumping duties on toluene di-isocyanate, used in the production of polyurethane, plastics and rubber, imported from the European Union.   ...

  5. News - China - SPACE

    China launches first 'routine service mission' into space

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 04:09pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... and the hand grips awkwardly designed, posing some acrobatic challenges for crew as they sought to remain in one place or move to another. They will be replaced. Some rubber seals ensuring ...

  6. News - China

    Rat meat sold as lamb in Shanghai, police say

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 08:45am by Patrick Boehler

    ... beef jerky from duck meat and selling it in 15 Chinese provinces. Almost 15 tons of the fake jerky were confiscated. These are two of 10 stomachs-wrenching cases the ministry listed ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China deserves more credit for its positive global contributions

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power Jonathan Power says nation has been an easy target for Western snipers China deserves more credit for its positive global roles China is a sitting duck. Not so long ago, as far as most of the rest of the world was concerned, it was almost a closed, mysterious, society. Now it is wide open. The bad is there for all to see. And this has allowed an open season ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    John Kerry's familiarity in Asia- a plus, or a minus?

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... … but a duck is still a duck." Greg Torode is the Post's chief Asia correspondent. greg.torode@scmp.com ...

  9. Business - Companies

    Late into China market, Ford plays catch up

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 02:01pm by AP

    ... Mulally and the others were greeted by Chinese women in traditional silk gowns — blue and white, like Ford’s logo — and quickly ducked into an air-conditioned tent to meet with local politicians. ...

  10. Meat and greet

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... feet or duck heads. It took me years- years!- to realise that in Chinese, 'meat' means only 'pork'. Goose, chicken wings, dog meat, cow's stomach- none ... duck's head dinner. If you're a vegetarian, or worse, vegan, and you see something on the menu like 'double-fried imperial vegetables' or 'seasonal vegetable', don't ...




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