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  1. Fears raised by plan for media watchdogs

    Posted Nov 11th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... department. Wu, a former senior editor with Xinhua, shot to notoriety after his department's botched handling of the death of a man in a police cell last year, which was initially blamed ... of the 'investigators' had been hand-picked by Wu and his department. Wu organised a news briefing on Monday to calm fears over the new scheme. 'A volunteer supervision mechanism is for self-discipline, ...

  2. Grand ceremony today to celebrate 30 years of reform

    Posted Dec 18th 2008, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Beijing will host a grand ceremony today to mark the 30th anniversary of the reform and opening up, bringing the year-long nationwide celebration to a climax. The ceremony will start at 10am at the Great Hall of the People and all major mainland media, including China Central Television, Xinhua and China National Radio, will broadcast it live, Xinhua reported. ...

  3. Hotlines to top Shanxi officials 'out of service'

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... making public the mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses of the key disciplinary heads, Xinhua said. Provincial-level media outlets publicised the numbers and addresses, it reported, ...

  4. Shenzhen begins push to increase transparency

    Posted Sep 16th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... or obstruct reporters' interviews over major policy changes, government work, disasters and emergencies, or they will need to account for dereliction of duty,' Xinhua said, quoting the new ... access to government news any more easily than before. Shenzhen authorities have repeatedly boasted that Shenzhen is one of the few mainland cities to have set up departmental and bureau ...

  5. Beijing to reactivate Olympic security plan for anniversary

    Posted Aug 24th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... for the city. The other system will be set up on the city's main internal roads, according to Xinhua. Uniformed and plain-clothes police will also monitor sensitive areas such as financial centres, ... provinces, and the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The second layer will be between the city limits and its suburban area, and the third will surround the inner city. Xinhua said the tightened ...

  6. Reforms to give power to the people

    Posted May 29th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... and respecting farmers' democratic rights' was a priority in building rural society, Xinhua reported. The government planned to further improve supervisory mechanisms for rural governments, Xinhua said. A rural expert said new regulations would be a huge step towards promoting village democracy- if they were properly implemented at the local level. 'At least farmers will have ...

  7. Square roots

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... The Chinese media were forbidden from publishing independent reports and told only to use dispatches from the official Xinhua news agency, which reported international reaction to these epochal ... vendor in a small town whose self-immolation triggered uprisings across the country, after the news was spread on the internet. Other neighbouring countries, such as Algeria and Yemen, have also ...

  8. Time to allow people to vent their frustration

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

    ... the Yangtze River Delta, Xinhua reported yesterday. He reportedly said he would continue to run around the country to boost confidence until the economy recovered. In the past two months, Mr Wen has ... by Xinhua published an unusually stark report warning that the country would face surging protests and riots this year. It is time for mainland leaders to open the valve and release some pressure ...

  9. U.S. backs down in visas row

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in dealing with the instructors' visa problem, Xinhua reported. The new directive, issued on Friday in Washington, was a revised statement of a May 17 directive that sparked the deportation ... yesterday, describing it as a 'quick correction', Xinhua said. 'The Confucius Institute is a new organisation... which has some things that need to improve,' Xu told Xinhua ...

  10. China needs to address the causes of June 4, not just seek its reappraisal

    Posted May 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the Xinhua Gate at Zhongnanhai; they shouted slogans to bring down the Communist Party; and in Xian and Changsha, they broke the law through beatings, looting, and smashing and burning things. After ... they went to Xinhua Gate to petition the leaders and ended up clashing with police, and some people broke the law in a number of cities; they questioned the party's legitimacy and its policies; ...




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