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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Civil society thrives on the mainland, so long as it leaves politics well alone

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... Joseph Cheng surveys the internet-aided growth of NGOs on the mainland Each year on the mainland, there are hundreds of thousands of "mass incidents", that is, protests involving more than 50 people. Indeed, demonstrations involving thousands of ...

  2. Respect of rights vital to China's long-term growth

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of independent civil society, the rule of law and greater respect for human rights as essential prerequisites for China's long-term prosperity and sustainable growth. The experience of both Britain ...

  3. Long list of don'ts for solo visitors

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and foreign entertainers, and dining with local government officials and elected representatives. As long as the solo visitors did not violate the travel restrictions or other Taiwanese laws ...

  4. Long and peaceful evolution needed to achieve Western values, says activist

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang in Beijing ed.zhang@scmp.com 'No. I don't want to overthrow the Communist Party in China,' He Qingquan said, a few hours before catching a flight to Canada. A pro-democracy activist like thousands of other university students of hi ...

  5. The long haul

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for China in East Asia, rather than struggles to retain its long dominance. Such debates remind us that, once unleashed, important strategic and military shifts take place over decades, rather ...

  6. West End project sets standard

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is going to be a terrific investment opportunity for buyers in Hong Kong who are eyeing high-yield assets with long-term security.' The prestigious property will be on show at East Room, 23/F, ...

  7. City Digest

    Posted Dec 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Boy, 13, caught with three kilos of ketamine A 13-year-old boy, one of a group of three arrested in Yuen Long last night, was carrying three kilograms of the illegal drug ketamine worth ... for a Hong Kong-based drug syndicate. The drugs had been picked up from a boat in the Ma On Shan area, police said. The boys were being held overnight at the Yuen Long police station. HK box office ...

  8. CALM and quiet

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... But is the policy going to affect mainland buyers in the long term? Not much, according to Peter Yuen, deputy managing director of Savills. 'Many mainlanders buying a second or third home in Hong Kong ... This is a departure from the government's long-standing policy of not discriminating against non-local investors. The immediate result was a quieter market, with transactions held back. 'The demand ...

  9. China has a long way to go as naval power

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... even though this is the first long-range operation by the modern Chinese navy to protect the country's maritime trade and energy supply lines, by force if necessary. The two destroyers ... a long head start over China. Its Fifth Fleet is based in Bahrain, in the Persian Gulf, drawing ships on rotation from both the US Pacific and Atlantic fleets. The US has a military base ...

  10. Long-distance call

    Posted Sep 21st 2008, 12:00am by Daniel Jeffreys

    ... Holland-based architect Shi Wenchian, who loves the freedom Europe offers, hopes for a more open China, writes Daniel Jeffreys. Shanghai-born Shi Wenchian is helping to mould the face of modern China. As senior architect, she manages three groundbreaking ...




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