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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Li Keqiang warns of urbanisation risks in first speech as premier

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Pushing villagers into cities could cause loss of arable land and create urban poverty Premier Li Keqiang has warned of the hidden risks of an "unprecedented" urbanisation push in the world's most populous nation, saying the relocation of millions of rural residents to cities would take a long time. Addressing his first news conference as premier yesterday, at the end ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    Princelings' hands seen in plans to retain elderly bank chiefs

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan victoria.ruan@scmp.com Trio's parentage, not just financial competence, seen as factor in keeping them past retirement age Princelings' hands seen in move to retain bank chiefs Beijing's plan to keep several top bankers at their posts past the normal retirement age suggests the princelings faction is still exerting a strong influence on the Communist ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping must make government credible, then reform it

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Public expectations high for systems overhaul, but many still doubtful new leader will deliver New Communist Party leader Xi Jinping faces mounting calls to overhaul the nation's economic and political systems - and public expectations are high. But ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong business elite demand 2017 universal suffrage in open letter

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 05:01pm by Tanna Chong

    ... Dozens of the city's financial and banking high-fliers have issued an open letter to President Xi Jinping demanding universal suffrage and the protection of Hong Kong's core values. Some have gone as far as pledging to join Occupy Central, the civil-disobedience movement that threatens to paralyse the business district where their offices are based, if the city does ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    China’s former leader Jiang Zemin makes rare public appearance in Shanghai

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 08:39pm by Amy Li

    ... in Yangzhou on a boat with his wife Wang Yeping, according to online photos apparently taken on Sunday. The couple, both Yangzhou natives, made a similar visit to the city last year, according ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    I've got no plans to run for chief executive, Antony Leung tells students

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 03:26am by Tony Cheung

    ... cuts," he warned. "That's why we see serious deficits in Western countries." His comments echoed warnings by Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah and his advisers that that city ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Tiananmen Square activist refused entry to Hong Kong to attend June 4 museum opening

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:46pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Department has been accused of operating a blacklist of mainland dissidents after a US-based activist was barred from entering the city for the fourth time. Dr Yang Jianli had planned to attend ... but Beijing, which attempts to intervene in the city's internal affairs." The Immigration Department said it would not comment on individual cases. Yang was studying for a doctorate ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    China propaganda organs slam Anson Chan, Martin Lee over America trip

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:27am by Tanna Chong

    ... to resume its annual reports on the city's political development, the paper said it was unrealistic to believe the West could influence Hong Kong's political development. "Western ... shows they are … unrealistic." In a front-page opinion article, People's Daily overseas edition accused the pair of "staging a farce" which would "lead the city ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Protests and infighting may sting Taiwan's Kuomintang party in elections, analysts say

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:42am

    ... of the Sunflower movement can be seen in November’s elections,” said National Taiwan University political science Professor Wang Yeh-li. That month, voters will elect the mayors of five major cities ...

  10. News - World - POLITICS

    Chelsea Clinton says she would consider running for office

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 09:30pm by AP

    ... her elected representatives are doing. But so far, she's happy with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, her representatives in Congress and her city councilwoman. The 34-year-old daughter ...   Clinton said she felt now that if she became unhappy with some officeholder, she might come to a different answer. "I live in a city and a state and a country where I support my elected ...




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