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  1. Beijing has little choice but to keep investing in US Treasury bonds

    Posted Feb 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei With Beijing and Washington stressing that they are both in the same boat and rowing in the same direction, there is renewed hope that Sino-US relations are entering a new ... of the two countries' dependence on each other. Chinese leaders have been circumspect about the issue. On Saturday, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi echoed comments made by Premier Wen Jiabao ...

  2. Power, sex and money: the recipe for corruption

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... analysts have speculated that Mr Chen's arrest was a result of political manoeuvring by Guangdong party chief Wang Yang in an effort to consolidate his power. Mr Wang, who became ... Wang Xiangwei Judging from the high-level corruption cases that have come to light recently, power, money and sex have become the three-legged fixture of officialdom on the mainland. ...

  3. Caution advised as cashed-up China eyes global asset fire sale

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei As the global financial crisis brings banks, insurers, carmakers and resource companies in the United States and Europe to their knees and sends asset values plunging, ... Life chairman Yang Chao confirmed last week. In the past few months, as troubled US carmakers have sought to offload assets, hardly a week has gone by without reports that mainland carmakers ...

  4. Guangdong party boss visits injured Uygurs

    Posted Jun 28th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... on Friday, local media said. Provincial party chief Wang Yang had stressed that hiring minorities from the western region was a key central government policy to narrow the wealth gap and redress ... by Hong Kong tycoon Francis Choi Chi-ming, left two dead and 16 seriously injured, Xinhua said yesterday. Nanfang Daily said 120 people were injured - 81 Uygurs and 39 Han. The paper said Mr Wang ...

  5. Holiday row highlights delicate internal affairs

    Posted Mar 27th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Wen Jiabao and Guangdong Communist Party boss Wang Yang in particular - over the southern province's future, the experts said. They were confused about the exact message Beijing wanted ... in the document appears to be aimed at covering up ongoing conflicts and discord between central and Guangdong authorities,' he said. He noted Mr Wang was keen to promote industrial upgrading ...

  6. Public deserves warning on weather

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei The Chinese have suffered dearly due to the misguided and disastrous policies of Mao Zedong . An example was the Great Leap Forward, in which millions of mainlanders perished. Today President Hu Jintao preaches a theory of scientific development, trying to ensure policies are made according to scientific calculations rather than leaders' whims. ...

  7. China, US working on banking deal

    Posted Nov 17th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei in Beijing Chinese and American financial officials are working on a preliminary agreement to encourage mainland lenders to buy into small and medium-sized US banks, and are hoping to announce the deal during US President Barack Obama's current visit to China, according to mainland bankers who have been briefed about the matter. The memorandum of understanding ...

  8. Time to end Mao Zedong's disastrous war on nature

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Man is bound to conquer nature' is one of the celebrated phrases of Mao Zedong. Yet how the Chinese have suffered dearly because of his misguided and disastrous policies, including the Great Leap Forward, in which millions of mainlanders perished. Now President Hu Jintao preaches his theory of scientific outlook on development, trying to ensure policies ...

  9. Man-made chaos, but no man-made solution

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei On the morning of November 1, when my parents set off for Beijing Capital International Airport for a flight of less than three hours to Guangzhou, little did they know they were about to face more than 30 hours of hell. Both in their late 60s, they were stranded in the cold airport waiting area, then boarded the aircraft, then were kicked off the jet back ...

  10. Greed rules, and the people are made to pay

    Posted Oct 12th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Mainland authorities are fond of being called 'the people's government', and their most famous motto is to 'serve the people'. But these days, their chief mission appears to be to 'charge the people'. 'Vying with the people for profit' has become a popular phrase among cynical mainlanders in recent years to describe how ...




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