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  1. Talking points

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Vice-premier in London for economic talks Vice-Premier Wang Qishan (left) begins a three-day visit to Britain. With Chancellor George Osborne, he will co-chair the Fourth China-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue. Wang will be accompanied by more than 10 ministers, including central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan ...

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    Beijing Daily publisher demoted over controversial editorials

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Me Ninghua removed as party secretary atBeijing Daily after a series of strident commentaries, one of which was seen as challenging Hu Jintao The publisher of an ultra-conservative Beijing newspaper has been demoted over a series of controversial editoria ...

  3. Central Bank governor in HK next week

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Kong Monetary Authority said Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People's Bank of China, was scheduled to deliver a keynote speech next Thursday on the country's financial reforms at a lecture organised by the authority. The spokesman declined to say if Mr Zhou would meet the authority's chief executive, Joseph Yam Chi-kwong, or other officials during his visit. ...

  4. Han, minorities urged to work towards unity

    Posted Sep 30th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou President Hu Jintao called for Han Chinese and ethnic minorities in the country to work together on the eve of the 60th anniversary celebration, state media reported. A grand ... award winner was Zhou Xiaohong, a grass-roots party official in Nanjing, Jiangsu. The 46-year-old neighbourhood committee party chief reportedly helped found a multiracial music assembly in her ...

  5. US outcast who founded missile programme

    Posted Sep 26th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou Qian Xuesen, also known as Tsien Hsue-shen, was one of the United States' top missile scientists before he became the subject of a five-year witch-hunt that ended with him being deported to the mainland. The system which Qian, now 98, helped put together after his return has since nurtured a nuclear power and space programme that has sent astronauts ...

  6. 5-year training plan for cadres

    Posted Jul 27th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou The Communist Party launched a five-year education and training campaign yesterday to teach its rank and file subjects how to start a small business and run a village, among other skills. The '2009-13 education and training scheme for nationwide party members', issued by the party's Central Committee, promises to engage nearly all of the party's ...

  7. A day that begins with high hopes ends in discontent

    Posted Mar 06th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou The day began with high hopes but ended in disappointment for economists and officials expecting Premier Wen Jiabao to unveil extra stimulus measures in his government work report to the top legislature. Market watchers had been on edge since speculation mounted last week that Beijing would double its 4 trillion yuan (HK$4.54 trillion) stimulus package. The hype ...

  8. Second fleeing mainland official is revealed to be lost in France

    Posted Oct 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou France seems to be the preferred destination for fleeing mainland bureaucrats, with the second revelation in as many days of a grass-roots level mainland official apparently seeking shelter overseas. Xin Weimin , a deputy head of downtown Shanghai's swanky Luwan district, was confirmed 'missing' during a recent official visit to France, according ...

  9. Boom town official in Parisian mystery

    Posted Oct 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou A municipal Communist Party official from the boom town of Wenzhou has gone walkabout in Paris in a drama that looks increasingly like a defection. Yang Xianghong, 52, a member of the Communist Party Standing Committee in the coastal city in Zhejiang, cited a debilitating back problem as the reason for staying on in the French capital for more than two weeks, according ...

  10. Rough ride for Taiwan in the Olympics race

    Posted Aug 17th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing Bo Tao stood still on the sidelines of the baseball diamond, or pitch. Even after 41/2 hours of batting and running on the Wukesong field, the 25-year-old still seemingly had not had enough of this miraculous patch of land. 'I just don't want to leave because what happened just now still hasn't sunk in,' Bo said. He and his teammates ...




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