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  1. Beijing prepared to sacrifice Olympics for national security, says US rights group

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Beijing is prepared to sacrifice the Olympic Games to counter threats to national security, a US-based human rights group leader has said. John Kamm, executive director of the Dui ... to endanger the country's sovereignty or territorial integrity. 'They will sacrifice the Olympics to preserve national security,' Mr Kamm said. 'The government is adopting a hard ...

  2. Spending on festivities cut amid hard times- except on security measures

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

    ... to resist any opportunities for personal profit. It banned local agencies' using the anniversary as an excuse to raise funds from businesses. Fund-raising in the name of National Day celebrations by local government agencies has been widespread in the past, but this time the central government said they should not collect fees, ask for financial support or canvass advertisements ...

  3. National security checks raise fears of protectionism

    Posted Jun 26th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... national security. 'It seems the Chinese government is reacting to and trying to implement its own version of CFIUS (Committee on Foreign Investment in the US),' said Mr Ross, referring to the US body that examines foreign acquisitions deemed to threaten national security. CFIUS is commonly blamed by mainland analysts for CNOOC's ignominious exit from its negotiations ...

  4. News - China - SECURITY

    Beijing on high alert for party's national congress

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com City government launches emergency strategy and urges citizens to help event run smoothly Capital in state of high alert for national congress Municipal government agencies and public utilities in Beijing were put on high alert yesterday to ensure everything goes smoothly in the capital during the Communist Party's 18th national congress, ...

  5. Beijing works to end Xinhua row after WTO complaint by EU, US

    Posted Mar 08th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang in Beijing Beijing has taken steps to resolve the 'leftover historical problem' of running Xinhua after the state news agency became the subject of a World Trade ... of financial data- such as Bloomberg, Reuters and Dow Jones- must operate on the mainland through Xinhua, their rival. The EU and US argued that the requirement was unfair treatment, given ...

  6. Tighter security after pledge of openness

    Posted Oct 15th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Police presence stepped up on Beijing streets Beijing has stepped up security ahead of the Communist Party's 17th National Congress, which opens this morning at the Great Hall of the People, despite its pledges to make the five-yearly conclave more transparent. Security was further tightened yesterday as more than 2,000 delegates, including about 300 ...

  7. Keeping a secret

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... that Beijing was unhappy about American consulate officials' over-the-top interest in Hong Kong political and social affairs, as was shown, he said, by the recent release of a trove of US State Department cables that mentioned Hong Kong. Beijing, he said, wants consulate officials here to stop meddling in local affairs. Has the spokesman forgotten how China once urged the US to fix ...

  8. Beijing wary as new US military strategy emerges

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The AirLand Battle was conceived amid serious cold war threats in contrast to now, when the US 'is not realistically threatened by a nation or groups and the Asia-Pacific region is a relatively ... national interests. US Defence Secretary Dr Robert Gates last month raised the spectre of shrinking budgets as he outlined the need for the concept amid 'high-end, asymmetric threats' ...

  9. A confident nation doesn't ban celebrations

    Posted Sep 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China's people genuinely have a reason to celebrate on October 1. The nation has made giant strides since it was founded 60 years ago; no other country can claim to have made ... on the mainland that day can only be held in Beijing. Leaders worry about social unrest, terrorist attacks and appearing to be wasting money. They believe security can be best guaranteed by holding ...

  10. National Day security is stepped up in Beijing

    Posted Sep 28th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... to Friday's National Day celebrations, in a sign of unease over the country's security situation. The October 1 flag-raising ceremony at Tiananmen Square will be closed to the public for the first time, while several large parks in the capital will be shut on Thursday and Friday. Officials and police have been told to boost security across the mainland to ensure celebrations ...




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