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  1. News - China

    Jiang outmanoeuvres Hu again to sway Standing Committee line-up

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... They are Wang Yang, the party secretary of Guangdong, and Li Yuanchao, the head of the party's powerful Organisation Department, responsible for personnel appointments. Another surprise is that, as the sequence of the commission line-up indicates the portfolios of members' responsibilities, Wang Qishan, who was long rumoured to become the new executive vice-premier with the No 5 ranking, ...

  2. News - China

    Remembering the dark days of China's Cultural Revolution

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by SALLY WANG

    ... Sally Wang sally.wang@scmp.com Some 450 Chinese and foreigners marked this year's 36th anniversary of the end of the Cultural Revolution at a museum that bears sole witness to a dark ... additions is a statue of Wang Peiying , a deceased widow with seven children. Peng read a story about her in the Beijing-based Yanhuang Chunqiu magazine; the story said she was strangled to death ...

  3. News - China Insider - Morning Clicks

    China news round-up: Yang Maodong detained, Wanda's Wang Jianlin China's richest man

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 07:52am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Times* Editorial : Ongoing left-right debate is "noisy", "temporary". Society New York Times Rights advocate Yang Maodong detained in Guangdong . Wall Street Journal - China ... in the second quarter. Bloomberg Real estate mogul Wang Jianlin is the nation’s wealthiest person , based on regulatory filings that show his non-real estate businesses are more valuable than previously ...

  4. News - China

    'Uncivilised behaviour' of tourists is harming China's image, admits VP Wang Yang

    Posted May 17th 2013, 03:08pm by AFP

    ... the country’s image, said a top official who lamented their poor “quality and breeding”, according to state-run media. Wang Yang, one of China’s four vice premiers, singled out for condemnation “talking ... on a new tourism law Wang said: “The quality and breeding of some tourists are not high yet.” Chinese consumers have become increasingly affluent on the back of its economic boom and foreign ...

  5. The hard sell

    Posted Dec 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Yang Xiyun

    ... Chinese retailers spruce up their image in Argentina's ailing economy, writes Yang Xiyun Zheng Changsheng surveys the neat shelves of his Buenos Aires supermarket with satisfaction, recalling how he left the poverty of his hometown of Fuqing in Fujian province for the uneasy life of an immigrant retailer in Argentina. 'In China, we were really poor, it was very ...

  6. Missing ingredient

    Posted Sep 20th 2007, 12:00am by Margaret Yang

    ... For West Kowloon to succeed, Hong Kong must realise the value of artistic pursuits, writes Margaret Yang The West Kowloon Cultural District project will be, among other things, a great ... as not worth the effort. Changing such thinking is the biggest challenge facing the arts district. Margaret Yang is chief executive officer of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta Limited ...

  7. Out of the Box and off the wall

    Posted Sep 16th 2007, 12:00am by Yeung Yang

    ... Yeung Yang Fans of the Box have come to expect the unexpected from the Hong Kong music ensemble. Kung Chi-shing, who co-founded the Box with UK-based writer, illustrator and performer Peter Suart in 1987, has been known to play the violin with a plastic stirrer and will be sounding out the ancient percussion instrument of crotales with his bow in the forthcoming production ...

  8. News - China - SOCIETY

    Dire manners and 'uncivilised behaviour' of tourists is harming China's image, admits VP Wang Yang

    Posted May 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... a top official said. Vice-Premier Wang Yang singled out "talking loudly in public places, jay-walking, spitting and wilfully carving characters on items in scenic zones". Improving the civilised quality of the citizens [is]... the obligations of governments at all levels Vice-Premier Wang Yang Such bad manners were "often criticised by the media and have damaged the image ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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. ...




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