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  1. Premier visits Zhou Enlai memorial

    Posted Apr 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang Premier Wen Jiabao visited a restored monument dedicated to predecessor Zhou Enlai to show China's sincerity about repairing the Sino-Japanese ties that the late leader played a key role in normalising. 'I have a special feeling about laying flowers here,' Mr Wen said on the final day of his three-day trip. 'Premier Zhou was not only a premier ...

  2. Touts cashing in on red-hot tickets

    Posted Sep 08th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing Prices for opening ceremony, 110m hurdles and soccer finals soar on internet Cash-hungry ticket holders are rubbing their hands in glee as the black market promises huge returns on admissions to the glamour events at next year's Olympics. An internet-driven black market is seeing prices soar for seats for the 110-metres hurdles, featuring Chinese ...

  3. Leaders and heroes line up to celebrate handover on The Peak

    Posted Jun 13th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... glory, (from left) Yang Liwei, China's first astronaut; Zhou Enlai, former Communist Party head; Sun Yat-sen, modern China's founder; paramount leader Deng Xiaoping (seated), Mao Zedong ...

  4. Putting the 'ha' back in Putonghua

    Posted Jun 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chim Sui-man and Mr Bean, while mainland students included writers and politicians, such as Zhao Benshan, Mark Twain and Zhou Enlai. Dr Yue said the humour in the south of the country differed ...

  5. Slice of Life

    Posted Jun 19th 2007, 12:00am by Bonny Schoonakker

    ... Compiled by Bonny Schoonakker From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1966 At the bottom of page 2 of the South China Sunday Post-Herald on June 19, it was reported that the mainland's premier, Chou En-lai [now known as Zhou En-lai], had told Romanian Communist Party chiefs at a banquet held in Bucharest that ''a great socialist cultural revolution' ...

  6. Climate key issue for Wen at Asean talks

    Posted Nov 19th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Martin Zhou

    ... Klaudia Lee and Martin Zhou Premier Wen Jiabao arrived in Singapore yesterday for the Asean annual leaders' meeting and the East Asia Summit, with climate change, energy and the environment shaping up as key discussion points. During his visit, Mr Wen will deliver a speech on the environment and climate change, according to Assistant Foreign Minister He Yafei . 'Everyone ...

  7. Games seen reaping as much as US$30m

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou, Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson and Martin Zhou in Beijing Olympics organisers expect a healthy profit China's knack for turning a healthy profit will see the Beijing Olympics rake in US$20 million to US$30 million - even though the budget shot up to US$2.4 billion, it was predicted yesterday. A pleased executive vice-president of the Beijing Organising Committee for the Olympic Games ...

  8. Slice of Life

    Posted Aug 07th 2007, 12:00am by Bonny Schoonakker

    ... culminating in the full transcript of an interview between the Times columnist James Reston with Chinese premier Zhou En-lai, published over two days across the entire leader page. Reston reported Zhou telling him, over dinner in the Fukien Hall of the Great Hall of the People on Tiananmen Square, that 'the United States had apparently not learned in Vietnam the lessons of its ...

  9. Beijing was 'in no hurry' for HK takeover

    Posted Jun 25th 2007, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Former premier Zhou Enlai assured Britain in 1972 that Beijing was in no hurry to take back Hong Kong and negotiation on the city's future would open in due course, according to a confidential document declassified by the British government. In a memorandum written in January 1973, British foreign secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home said Zhou had pledged during ...

  10. Musician rests at home at last

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... as a violinist and a composer, creating a spectrum of works incorporating folk tunes and elements. He was appointed the first dean of the Central Conservatory of Music in 1950 by the late premier Zhou Enlai but was persecuted severely during political campaigns after 1957. Ma Rulong said 1956 and 1957 were the happiest years for his father because the famed musician was well treated by Zhou ...




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