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Briefs, November 27, 2012

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 27 November, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 27 November, 2012, 3:42am
 

Sichuan chief visits Deng's hometown

Sichuan province's new party chief Wang Dongming visited the memorial park of late leader Deng Xiaoping in Guangan city, Deng's hometown, on Sunday. Wang recalled Deng's achievement and expressed his loyalty to the reforms. He Huifeng

No barriers to doing business with Taiwan

The mainland's Taiwan affairs director Wang Yi said yesterday Beijing would put up no barrier to doing business with Taiwan political parties as long as they abide by the "1992 consensus" and the "One China" principle. Wang said the Communist Party congress report suggested Beijing's intent to institutionalise the development of cross-strait exchanges. Lawrence Chung

Man who wrote letter to Xi held for 40 hours

Xu Zhiyong , the legal scholar who this month wrote an open letter to new Communist Party chief Xi Jinping , was detained by police for nearly 40 hours over the weekend, he said. Xu, who had pleaded with Xi to lead the country towards constitutional democracy and rule of law, was released late on Sunday. Verna Yu

Formosa Plastics keeps plan for Next Media

Taiwan's Formosa Plastics Group said it would stick to its plan of taking just a 34 per cent stake in the deal for Hong Kong-based Next Media's Taiwan assets. It said the NT$17.5 billion deal would be signed outside Taipei today but not necessarily in Hong Kong. Lawrence Chung

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