Guangzhou Automobile Group, the Chinese partner of Japan's Toyota Motor and Honda Motor, formed an alliance with fellow mainland firm Chery Automobile yesterday to share core technology and management experience in an attempt to boost competitiveness in a slowing market.Wednesday, 7 November, 2012, 3:36am
HK people will resist erosion of their rights
During her tearful interview on Cable TV on September 7, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor seemed perplexed by the attitude of the Hong Kong people towards the government and its officials.
The explanation is fairly straightforward.22 Sep 2012 - 3:18am
Anti-Japanese protests subsided in Beijing and elsewhere on the mainland yesterday as authorities sought to prevent public anger over the Japanese government's purchase of the Diaoyu Islands spinning out of control.20 Sep 2012 - 3:20am
The unexpected brandishing of images of Mao Zedong in anti-Japan rallies is more worrying than welcome for the Chinese government, even if it has sanctioned or encouraged such protests, analysts say.
Some protesters were seen carrying portraits of Mao and making references to him in chants and on banners during the widespread rallies, which have lasted for days.20 Sep 2012 - 8:13am 1 comment
Violent protests over the disputed Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea have left some Chinese employees of Japanese businesses on the mainland with grave concerns for their personal safety and job security.20 Sep 2012 - 3:08pm
Patriotism has been called many things. It is the last refuge of scoundrels, according to English author Samuel Johnson. It is the virtue of the vicious, according to Oscar Wilde.
Given their sage advice, perhaps one should risk being called a traitor every now and then. Now is such a time.19 Sep 2012 - 1:15pm 3 comments
The “Mukden incident” of 1931 – commemorated in China every year as an act of Japanese aggression – saw Japanese troops blow up a railway in northeast China as an excuse to take over Manchuria.
Japan had already been expanding its territory in Asia militarily for several decades.18 Sep 2012 - 6:08pm
With one eye swollen shut and bruises over his nose and forehead, SCMP photographer Felix Wong tells of his ordeal of being beaten up by riot police in Shenzhen when he covered the violent anti-Japanese protests there on Sunday.18 Sep 2012 - 9:49am
Escalating anti-Japanese protests in China are hurting Japanese-related companies, forcing them to either shut down operations or suspend production on the mainland in order to protect their employees and property.18 Sep 2012 - 8:47am
Chinese authorities pledged to ensure the safety of nearly 2,000 fishing boats that began entering disputed waters in the East China Sea yesterday, as Japan warned it would arrest anyone attempting to land on the Diaoyu Islands.
The Fishery Administration Bureau would help vessels in waters near the Diaoyus, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said yesterday.18 Sep 2012 - 6:21pm 1 comment
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on Sunday called on China to ensure the safety of Japanese people and businesses amid a growing territorial row that has seen the spread of anti-Japan demonstrations.
His comments came as thousands of protesters gathered outside Japan’s embassy in Beijing, a day after angry demonstrators tried to storm the building.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Riot police yesterday used force to disperse hundreds of antiJapanese protesters in an apparent move to stop any nationalist sentiment getting out of hand in the industrial city of Dongguan, near Guangzhou.
Yesterday's crackdown was in marked contrast to recent demonstrations that appeared to have the tacit support of the authorities.27 Aug 2012 - 6:35am
Mainland media attempted to calm public anger over the disputed Diaoyu Islands yesterday after an anti-Japanese protest turned ugly in Shenzhen at the weekend.
Editorials in mainland newspapers described the actions of some protesters as "stupid" and called on mainlanders to remain united.21 Aug 2012 - 4:48am
Major anti-Japanese demonstrations broke out in several mainland cities yesterday as Japanese nationalists raised flags on the disputed Diaoyu Islands.
Protests took place in Guangzhou, Jinan, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Changsha, Wenzhou, Harbin and Shenzhen.
The demonstration in Shenzhen was the largest and turned ugly in the afternoon.20 Aug 2012 - 7:18am
The central government is adopting a two-pronged approach to the large-scale anti-Japanese demonstrations in major mainland cities - apart from in Beijing, according to analysts.20 Aug 2012 - 5:04am