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  1. Refreshing honesty as top leader 'embarrassed' by food safety

    Posted Mar 07th 2011, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Vice-Premier Wang Qishan is widely known for his sharp mind and witty remarks, among government officials and the overseas businessmen he has met. Unfortunately this is not well known to the general public, since state media reports about his activities are customarily brief. So a report in the Beijing Times yesterday quoting Wang as lamenting the country's poor level of food ...

  2. Central government is urged to decentralise

    Posted Aug 04th 2003, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... The 'catch-up' call by an influential Communist Party magazine says local authorities should have more power The central government has been urged to widen its power structure as it makes the transition from a planned economy to one driven by ma ...

  3. Wang's lasting legacy

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill The greatest achievement of the Wang Lequan era was the development of Xinjiang's economy. In 1991, the year he arrived there, its GDP was 33.6 billion yuan. Last year, it was 427.4 billion yuan (HK$486.4 billion). The main reason for this was the boom in commodity prices, especially oil, gas and coal, with which Xinjiang is richly endowed. Another factor ...

  4. Is it next stop Beijing for Bo aboard the Chongqing express?

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... or their predecessors, have been tainted by the scandal. Bo's predecessor in Chongqing, Wang Yang, now the Guangdong party chief, is widely seen as a rising political star. Like Bo, Wang has a good chance ... his elevation. It was widely interpreted as a step to prepare him for a high position in the central government. Like his predecessor in Chongqing, Wang Yang, Bo is believed to have a good ...

  5. Wang Sing resolves local supply dispute

    Posted Oct 06th 2003, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... With the deal, the power-tool producer gets to work on a cost-cutting plan Wang Sing International is proceeding with a strategy to reduce its reliance on third-party manufacturers after ... director Wang Shu said. The settlement showed an improvement in the government's efforts to look after foreign businesses in China,' Mr Wang said. 'This will also increase ...

  6. Honda looking to recruit as strike drags on

    Posted Jun 14th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... 'They think the workers waiting outside are all a bunch of three-year-olds.' Amid the dispute, Guangdong Communist Party chief Wang Yang called a teleconference, highlighting the importance of 'maintaining harmonious labour relations', the Nanfang Daily reported yesterday. Wang was quoted as saying the province would set up a mechanism to handle disputes as soon as possible. Government ...

  7. Hu-Wen legacy sketched out in blueprint

    Posted Mar 04th 2011, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... 15 years. Wang Qian, chief China economist with JP Morgan, said the 12th plan would emphasise restructuring of the growth model and structural reform. Shen said one key question for the long-term sustainability of the country's economic growth was how to better distribute the enormous wealth created over the past three decades. Yang Weimin, a senior planner and deputy ...

  8. Honda workers agree deal on pay and bonuses

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... chief Wang Yang who gave the order. Strike breaker The workers have accepted a monthly pay rise of, in yuan: 500 yuan ...

  9. Multinationals lose allure as employers

    Posted Feb 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Woods Lee in Beijing Yang Jianxun and Hu Yi nestle comfortably in armchairs at the programming laboratory of their university, eyes glued to their laptop screens and fingers moving frantically in the midst of an online game. Just days ago, Mr Yang and Mr Hu, both seniors at the Software Institute of the Beijing University of Science and Technology, were told they had been ...

  10. Plenum grapples with need for rural revamp

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... of global depression was to boost domestic consumption, he said, and that could only be done by having a vibrant rural economy. Morgan Stanley economist Wang Qing says strengthening long-term rural ... healthy economic growth and boosting domestic demand are important to address the crisis.' Stock-market investors are pessimistic that the leadership can offer any quick remedy. Yang ...




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