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  1. No room for dual identity in one-party state's embrace

    Posted Jan 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Internationale is sung at state events. Few people pay attention to the song's words about 'uniting the human race'. But they were sung with equal vigour in the old Soviet Union, ... a double-barrelled national identity, which makes them Chinese Americans or Irish Americans and so on. Anyone who turned on these people and tried to question their loyalty to the United States would ...

  2. Leaders are still united, despite current difficulties

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... running high as ships from China and the Philippines have been confronting each other for more than a month over disputed Huangyan Island. Mainland state media have carried strongly-worded ... But contrary to intense speculation pointing to a further split, his sacking has prompted the top government, party and military leaders to put aside their own differences for a united front, ...

  3. Profits and expenses surge at state-owned enterprises

    Posted Jul 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... companies released last month, putting China behind only the United States and Japan for the number of companies on the list. Of the Chinese firms on the list, more than 90 per cent are state ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com Profits at state-owned enterprises rose 22.3 per cent in the first half of the year compared with a year ago, but their expenses also increased ...

  4. Beijing puts brakes on railways

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... A State Council meeting chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday said the speed of new high-speed trains should be reduced 'appropriately' during the early phase of their operation ... authorities would also gradually increase the intervals between trains to reduce risks. More trains would be arranged to ease passenger flow. The State Council said it would suspend approvals of new ...

  5. State firms post strong rebound in earnings as the economy recovers

    Posted Feb 24th 2010, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... of the central government, said among all the industries, the vehicle, energy and telecommunications sectors were probably the main drivers of revenue growth last month. China overtook the United States ... Celine Sun State-owned enterprises on the mainland have staged a strong profit rebound, with earnings doubling to 74.33 billion yuan (HK$84.5 billion) by January from a year earlier, ...

  6. Why fume now at U.S. over air data?

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... a 15-minute briefing on the state of China's environment to fuming over America's 'irresponsible behaviour'. Seeking to defend recently upgraded national clean-air standards, which ...

  7. State of flux

    Posted Nov 14th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... decades. In the Shanghai Communique, signed in 1972 by Nixon and premier Zhou Enlai, America declared: 'The United States acknowledges that all Chinese on either side of the Taiwan Strait maintain there is but one China and that Taiwan is a part of China. The United States government does not challenge that position.' Taiwan's president at the time, Chiang Kai-shek, agreed ...

  8. Beijing will increase tax rebates to help exporters

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and the economic malaise in the United States. Zhong has yet to reveal details of the planned tax rebates, but exporters - particularly those in the clothing, furniture, shoes and toys businesses ...

  9. Services firms get boost as state seeks upgrade

    Posted Mar 29th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to 50 per cent by 2020. The State Council said incentives such as land approvals and capital bailouts would be given to services companies that were engaged in logistics, information technology, ... markets to raise funds for future development, the State Council said. Academics said this showed Beijing wanted to upgrade from being an economy based on labour-intensive industries to one ...

  10. 'Cash for clunkers' talk drives up shares of car firms

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... over the weekend that the central government would stimulate domestic consumption to counter the slowdown. Earlier this month the State Council announced a number of initiatives, including ...




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