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  1. Petitioning past its use-by date amid rising social discontent

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and urged them to work harder to protect the legal rights of the petitioners and to maintain social stability. The presence of those top leaders was clearly aimed at bolstering support for the petition system at a time when mainland authorities are faced with a growing surge of social discontent over official corruption and injustice. Millions of people each year swarm the State Bureau ...

  2. Think again, urge mainland students in US

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... party boss Bo Xilai and the house arrest and dramatic escape to the United States of blind rights activist Chen Guangcheng are seen as indicators of a new political and social crisis, by exposing fault lines within the party leadership as it struggles to use a decade and more of economic progress to reverse growing income inequality, rising corruption and the lack of serious ...

  3. Taskforces set up to keep lid on protests

    Posted Feb 28th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Vice-President Xi Jinping has been put in charge of a massive public security campaign to prevent and respond swiftly to any possible social unrest this year, sources say. The Communist Party leadership is facing several politically sensitive anniversaries at a time when economic growth is faltering and unemployment soaring - which could lead to social ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Jun 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stability- Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia and Malaysia- by raising awareness of inequality and corruption, and stopping administrations from passing oppressive legislation. It is naive to view protests ...

  5. Budget 2006: Social Welfare & Roundup

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ON WELFARE 'We would naturally have preferred to provide more welfare for our citizens. We would have liked to develop more parks, piazzas, open space and cultural and heritage sites. But where is the money for all these going to come from? In line w ...

  6. Nobel news nothing for Beijing to cry about

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... political dissent in the name of maintaining social stability. The honour for Liu, for 'his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental rights in China' as the citation said, should also ... argue that tackling rampant corruption and rising inequality requires substantive political reforms. Over the past two months, Premier Wen Jiabao has publicly expressed support for political ...

  7. Talking points

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... engagements. Welfare fund discusses HK's high inequality rating The chairman and co-founder of the Child Development Matching Fund, Dr Philemon Choi Yuen-wan (left), will hold a briefing on a government report this week that said the city's ranking on the Gini coefficient, which measures economic inequality, had worsened. Choi said in September that 1.28 million Hongkongers lived ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Editor at Communist Party mouthpiece blasts leaders

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by S

    ... wealth gap and worsening corruption, to carry out effective social integration and to meet the public demands for greater democracy. "The essence of democracy is how to restrict government power; that's the most important reason why China needs democracy so badly. Over-concentration of government power without checks and balances is the root cause of so many social ...

  9. Women who make their way to the top

    Posted Nov 19th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... surprised many by upstaging their male counterparts, many barriers still exist in social and political systems barring women from having a more active role in politics. According to figures released ... in attaining parity between the representations of males and females in national legislatures, double standards still remain. High amongst the glaring inequalities is the dual roles expected of women. ...

  10. Policy sickness

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... assistants- are left to eke out a living on minimum wages, without benefits. Has the government weighed the social costs of contracting out? Does it know that it has inadvertently created a new ...




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