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    What the mainland media say, Sunday Morning Post, August 19, 2012

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... killer The gunning down of Zhou Kehua by Chongqing police on Tuesday capped an eight-year manhunt for one of the most wanted men on the mainland, but the media frenzy shows no sign of abating. Reports have offered details of the police operations leading to Zhou's death, his knack for evading authorities for so long and how the once humble Chongqing farmer became a social outcast ...

  2. Volunteers bridge social divide

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... start to look a bit different to someone who has spent a week in remote rural China, sharing the life of villagers and working alongside them, hefting stones and shifting earth, to build a new bridge for the local community. 'There is no doubt it changed my life,' says Jayne So, reflecting on her own experience as a volunteer with the Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable ...

  3. China Broadband takes HK$420m slice of mainland media firm

    Posted Jan 15th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Chan

    ... Elaine Chan China Broadband Capital Partners has taken a 23 per cent stake in a Hong Kong-listed mainland media firm as part of the private equity fund's strategy to invest in sectors that will leverage broadband technology and media. The fund is run by former China Netcom Group Corp chief executive Edward Tian Suning. The HK$420 million Asian Union New Media (Group) deal is China ...

  4. African charity project takes heat from media

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com A war of words has broken out between the mainland media and a business association that has teamed up with the China Youth Development Foundation ... in Africa instead of China, and why it let the 24-year-old daughter of its chairman take charge of the charity programme. As more mainland media and internet users began to investigate ...

  5. Great social tide that has lifted all boats

    Posted Dec 21st 2009, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power What India wants India will get. As Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh told me a couple of years ago, India wants to overtake China while putting its own runaway capitalism under tighter social control. At the time, he seemed downbeat about realising these goals. But, as India emerges faster than China from the great recession, and as its huge anti-poverty ...

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    Civil society thrives on the mainland, so long as it leaves politics well alone

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... and there is less talk of a "glorious era" in the mainstream mainland media. The Communist Party refuses to abandon its monopoly of political power; the Hu Jintao administration has followed the formula of promoting growth, with a basic social security net covering the entire population, plus good governance without democracy to maintain social stability. But this formula is proving ...

  7. Events

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Commerce event: 'Current payment situation of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan'. French Chamber, Central. Tuesday, May 8: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Social IQ: Building your social media programmes and community'. Hong Kong Club. American Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Inside and outside views of China 2012: Cultural understanding of China ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    The discontent beneath the surface

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... anxiety- and the discontent was far greater than what an outsider coming to China would first suspect. The book is a combination of anecdotes, personal observations, summaries of media reports, ... China The End of the Chinese Dream: Why Chinese People Fear the Future by Gerard LemosYale University Press 2 and a half stars Chow Chung-yan As a visiting professor to Chongqing between ...

  9. Social welfare system prey to human nature

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I feel sorry for the veteran social worker, known only as Ms Cheng, who says she was pressured to resign after pointing out abuse of the medical fee waiver system ('Fees-abuse ... a small section of the exploitation of Hong Kong's defective social welfare system. I know patients and families who fraudulently claim social welfare benefits such as disability allowances ...

  10. Taiwan ends ban on mainland media

    Posted Jul 01st 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Two state media organisations, Xinhua and the People's Daily, will repost reporters in Taiwan after Taipei ended a ban in place since April 2005. The decision yesterday by the Mainland Affairs Council also allows for the length of stay for each mainland journalist stationed in Taiwan to be extended from one to three months. Taipei imposed the ban after Beijing had ...




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