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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Wang Yang is no reformist leader

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by Chang Ping

    ... the so-called ideological emancipation because, despite the talk, the government's grip on the media was just as tight. In 2008, when protests in Tibet, the earthquake in Sichuan and the Beijing ... ourselves. A commentary I wrote then, titled "Tibet: the truth and upsurge of ethnic sentiments", caused an uproar. A year later, at a public media conference, Wang did not criticise me ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    How bike ride from Hong Kong to Paris changed four young men

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... setting off in May. They had planned to ride through Sichuan, Tibet, Nepal, India, Pakistan and Turkey and then head to central Europe. They had to bypass Iran by air because they could not obtain ... from Sichuan to Tibet. The Sichuan-Tibet Highway is a major challenge, as cyclists have to cross 14 mountain passes at altitudes of 4,000 to 5,000 metres. They climbed continuously for 26 ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - SHOP WINDOW UNDER THE TREE

    Shop window: under the tree

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by LIZZIE TURNER

    ... label Marni enlisted the help of underprivileged children from around the world, including Colombia, Tibet and Kenya, to design a limited edition collection of T-shirts and bags featuring ...

  4. News - China

    Tibet’s capital to preserve its ancient heart

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 02:46pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... The government of Tibet’s capital city has begun a seven-month, 1.2 billion yuan (HK$ 1.47 billion) project to help preserve Lhasa’s ancient heart. State-owned China Tibetan News , citing ... in the area, including Tibet’s most sacred shrine, the Jokhang Temple. The temple has been a symbolic centre of ongoing Tibetan protests against authoritarian Chinese rule, and the Barkhor was a centre ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    All eyes on Hu Chunhua as he takes over as Guangdong party chief

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by MIMI LAU IN GUANGZHOU

    ... political career through the Communist Party Youth League and time spent in Tibet. He was named a member of the 25-strong Politburo at the Communist Party's national congress last month. Hu ... and the comrades will be with me for the rest of my life, no matter where I go." Hu has spent most of his career- close to two decades- in Tibet, along with spells in Hebei and Inner Mongolia ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Beijing confirms Zhang Xiaoming and Hu Chunhua in top regional positions

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau, Minnie Chan

    ... their rise in the Youth League and spent time in Tibet. In part, because of that pedigree, the younger Hu has been seen as a front runner to join the Politburo's elite Standing Committee during ...

  7. News - China

    Hu Chunhua named new Guangdong party chief

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 07:24pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping. Hu Chunhua spent two decades in restive and remote Tibet, where he learned to speak Tibetan, rare for a Han Chinese official. While there, he came under ...

  8. News - China - CRIME

    Mainland officials arrest 93 for spreading 'doomsday' rumours

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by AFP, Li Jing

    ... province, northeast of Tibet, while 34 were arrested in the eastern city of Jinjiang in Fujian province. Four of the sect's members were also arrested in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ADVENTURE

    Hong Kong cyclists complete epic journey to Paris

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... achieve something different apart from my repetitive work life," said Yu. The quartet set off on their adventure in May. They rode through Tibet, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Turkey ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China faces largest ecological deficit ever, WWF report finds

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... institutes such as the Chinese Academy of Sciences, only six mainland provinces and regions- Tibet, Qinghai, Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, Hainan and Yunnan- enjoyed a bio-capacity surplus in 2009. ...




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