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  1. Just reward for bridging the gap

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Chinese architects, who also include Ma Qingyun and Chang Yungho, a member of the Pritzker prize selection committee. The prize may also inspire mainland cities to rethink the pell-mell ... Museum, the Historic Museum and the upcoming Contemporary Art Museum on the Dock. As Thomas Pritzker said in announcing the selection of Wang, 48, the decision to choose a relatively unknown ...

  2. John Tsang steps up bid to showcase HK at expo

    Posted Dec 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... for their bids. Winners will be chosen by an international UN selection committee. Mr Tsang's office said he had not decided which theme the city should choose or how many case studies would be put ... practices area, which is a first for a world expo and will be the biggest thematic pavilion at the 2010 show. The 20-member selection committee is co-chaired by Anna Kajumulo, executive director ...

  3. News - China - PARTY CONGRESS

    Hu Jintao's 'scientific development' to live on in revised constitution

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Teddy Ng

    ... He also announced that the congress, which will herald a once-a-decade leadership transition, would close next Wednesday. The newly selected Central Committee will hold its first meeting the next day, when the party's supreme Politburo Standing Committee will be ushered in to meet the media. A string of recent of omissions of the term "Mao Zedong thought" from ...

  4. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    Seven subjects off limits for teaching, Chinese universities told

    Posted May 10th 2013, 01:20pm by Raymond Li

    ... Central Committee. A Beijing-based industrial relations professor said yesterday the order, in the form of a classified document, had come from the General Office of the party's Central Committee, and only a select group of teaching and administrative staff at his university had been briefed about it. The Beijing professor, who also declined to be named, said he had not personally ...

  5. PLA needs marching girls for big day parade

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are required to be between 163cm and 175cm tall and aged between 17 and 25 and the announcement said people could apply at neighbourhood committee offices. Those selected would become militia and receive special training for the grand parade, it said. It was not clear whether they would be disbanded after the event. The recruitment process started last month, a neighbourhood committee ...

  6. News - China

    Long after retirement, Jiang Zemin continues to exert his influence

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... in the contest for seats on the next Politburo Standing Committee, the party's top power echelon. Dr Cheng Li, director of research at the John Thornton China Centre at the Brookings Institution in Washington, said the single most important factor in the selection of the standing committee was "patron-client ties". Li said that the current leadership would consult retired leaders, ...

  7. Hong Kong expertise can aid rail crash investigation

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Administration of Work Safety and the Ministry of Supervision, as well as provincial and municipal officials. There are sub-committees comprising technical experts and, most notably, representatives from ... The demand for something similar is now coming not just from Hong Kong people, but also from mainlanders. One law professor at Peking University has called for the setting up of a committee ...

  8. Merit must win the day in 2012

    Posted May 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... will be broad-minded and flexible enough to accommodate Taiwan. Although, under the present system of selection by a 1,200-strong committee, Beijing is capable of ramming an unpopular chief down the throat ... as it is in Mark Six. In the chief executive guesswork, too much attention has been focused on the 'who', rather than the 'how' and 'what' of the selection process. As Beijing ...

  9. A high price for progress

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... role to confirm media reports of an outbreak in Guangdong when the virus first appeared in February 2003. In remarks to a Legislative Council select committee in January 2004, Dr Chan said she ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The dazzling comeback of China's sent-down youth of yesterday

    Posted May 11th 2013, 12:00am by NORA SAUSMIKAT

    ... Jinping as well as five of the six other members of the new Politburo Standing Committee. And 17 of the 23 provincial party chiefs are also part of this cohort. They were between 13 and 20 years ... secondary school students among the first to be sent down. This select group are thought to represent a whole age group, which brings a strong expectation to gain recognition for the suffering ...




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