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  1. Li strikes a chord by talking shop

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang in Beijing ed.zhang@scmp.com It's not unusual for China's officials to publish papers before they move to a higher position. But no one had ever written one on the importance of consumption- until now. Vice-Premier Li Keqiang, widely ti ...

  2. Striking Designs

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The latest in sophistication, style and elegance Incentive travel is about experiences and the Chinese capital has become a hot destination in this area. Since its opening in 2001, the award-winning Grand Hyatt Beijing has been a popular venue for worldwi ...

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    Video of abusive 'Beijing dance teacher' goes viral

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 02:01pm by Ernest Kao

    ... A video showing a dance instructor physically and verbally abusing her students in a studio went viral on mainland social media over the weekend. The clip, which was first posted online via video sharing site Youku, shows a female dance teacher striking students with a cane, kicking them in the torso and slapping and shoving their heads. Titled “Video: Beijing dance teacher ...

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    House-arrested Hu Jia gets a few surprise visitors

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:39pm by John Kennedy

    ... John Kennedy Beijing-based dissident Hu Jia may still be on a hunger strike in protest of being placed under house arrest on September 18. It's hard to say because his home internet connection was cut on September 20, and nothing has been heard directly from him since, although he has managed to pass messages through friends. Except that the Chinese Human Rights Defenders blog ...

  5. Talking points

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sea will be a particular focus. Times Square hunger strike marks Tiananmen To commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on Monday and mourn its hundreds of victims, the Federation of Students begins a 64-hour hunger strike today at Times Square, Causeway Bay. Chinese University's student union will also hold a vigil tonight on campus beside the Goddess ...

  6. Beijing delivers its suffrage draft

    Posted Dec 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said any failure of rational dialogue could give way to radical means of expression. He held out the possibility of strikes to press for dual universal suffrage by 2012, but insisted he was not trying to persuade people to go on strike. Local NPC representatives who are attending the Standing Committee meeting in Beijing said radical action like strikes would not be useful. 'The ...

  7. Nations 'can learn' from China's successes

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... around the world, say analysts. 'The world faces a challenge of rapid urbanisation, and China stands out as a striking success in managing this challenge,' said Paul Romer, economics ... reason for China's successful urbanisation is the firm control over planning by the central government. Romer said the challenge to national governments was to strike the right balance ...

  8. The agony of Li Wangyang

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... he staged a 22-day hunger strike. Li had been subjected to solitary confinement in a place friends said was about the size of a coffin, and his jailers had tortured him with pliers until he passed out from pain, even removing his teeth when he tried to stage a hunger strike. He shrank from 1.82 metres to 1.73 metres. On June 7, Hong Kong-based online media critic Wen Yunchao, better ...

  9. Activist gave his life for democracy

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the local government for his suffering, and to pay his medical bills. In February 2001, he staged a 22-day hunger strike that drew global attention. But Shaoyang authorities were unfazed. Li ... until he passed out from the pain. When he regained consciousness, the pliers would be reapplied. And when he tried to stage a hunger strike in jail, his teeth were removed. When Li entered jail ...

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    Liberal writer Li Chengpeng was punched and threatened with a knife at his Beijing book-signing event yesterday

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 06:36am by John Kennedy

    ... the offices of Southern Weekly. Australian--  Age the issue in China press freedom fight   The first edition of Southern Weekend since the strike published an article that quoted a People's Daily ...




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