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  1. Two killed in ethnic clash at toy plant

    Posted Jun 27th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... of the biggest potential triggers for social instability. The report said the central government was aware of the incident. Zhou Yongkang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo, and Meng ...

  2. Zhou Enlai: gentle face of party who shaped the nation's foreign policy

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei If Mao Zedong represented a face of young Communist China that was tough and unrelenting, Zhou Enlai was the one who softened the angles on that face and brought the country back onto the world stage. From the United States, France and Japan, to 'Asian neighbours' and 'African brothers', Zhou helped established diplomatic ties between ...

  3. Released papers support claim Taiwan tried to kill Zhou Enlai

    Posted Jul 21st 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... documents that, news reports said, reinforce the mainland's position that Taiwan masterminded a foiled plot to assassinate premier Zhou Enlai. The papers include about 80 documents ... delegations to the Geneva Conference in 1954 and the Bandung Conference of non-aligned nations in 1955. The Bandung Conference provided the backdrop for a plot to kill Zhou. In May 1955, a bomb ...

  4. Asia's new balancing act begins

    Posted Nov 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... month when Kim Jong-il appeared with his heir-apparent, youngest son Jong-un, flanked by Zhou Yongkang, a member of the Politburo's Standing Committee visiting from Beijing, and a key ...

  5. Taiwan Affairs Office deputy director pushed sideways

    Posted Dec 30th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Zhou Mingwei transferred to 'obscure' foreign languages bureau Zhou Mingwei, a deputy director of the Taiwan Affairs Office who was once considered a rising political star, has been transferred to the obscure Foreign Languages Bureau. The move sideways came after Mr Zhou and other officials at the office reportedly came under heavy criticism for failing to prevent ...

  6. Winners and losers in turbulent history

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Zhou Youguang and his family have been the beneficiaries and victims of China's extraordinary history over the past 150 years. In the 19th century, the Zhous were an important family ... the Japanese army occupied Suzhou and the family lost everything again. The third time was the Cultural Revolution, when Zhou was sent to a labour camp in Ningxia for 28 months; when he returned, he ...

  7. Dalai Lama sought refuge three years before uprising, claims biographer

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am

    ... relations at the time were strong and Nehru was unprepared to antagonise premier Zhou Enlai, with whom he had strong personal rapport. 'In the mid-1950s, India reverberated with slogans ... that former premier Zhou Enlai visited India three times in two years. 'As communist China tightened its grip on Tibet, New Delhi was kept informed by its consulate in Lhasa about ominous ...

  8. Talk of a world currency just financial pie in the sky

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of an international currency sounds like a good and reasonable idea. Indeed, as People's Bank of China boss Zhou Xiaochuan acknowledged, his proposal is hardly original. Similar ideas seem to pop up ... the dinar, and to denominate their oil exports in it. To be fair, Mr Zhou's suggestion is a shade more credible than either of those plans, but its chances of success at any time ...

  9. Giants tread the world stage no more, says summit old-hand

    Posted May 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... representative to the first summit, former prime minister Zhou Enlai, had to deal with an even more difficult situation. In 1955, amid strong anti-communist sentiment, countries such as Sri Lanka ... diplomats. 'So Zhou Enlai was very clear about who opposed China's participation in the summit. He was well prepared and even brought a Muslim leader with him. It was very convincing,' ...

  10. Declassified papers shed new light on the cold war

    Posted Jan 27th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... diplomats, cleared the documents, which were deemed not to harm China's national interest or infringe on personal privacy. Zhou Enlai was both premier and foreign minister during that period. As the architect of the young republic's foreign policy, Zhou represented China at the Geneva Conference on Indochina and Korea and the Bandung Conference of 29 Asian and African countries in 1955. ...




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