Deng Xiaoping

The shadow of a flawed giant

Saturday marked an important date in the history of China. On that day 30 years ago, I was a little girl playing with other children in a residential compound in Urumqi, Xinjiang province . Out of the blue, my mother emerged and dragged me back home.

Monday, 11 September, 2006, 12:00am

Privatising China - Inside China's Stock Markets (2nd Edition)

Privatising China - Inside China's Stock Markets (2nd Edition)

by Carl E. Walter and Fraser J.T. Howie

John Wiley & Sons, HK$488

10 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

One day in September

I remember the moment perfectly. Aged nine, I sat in the basement of a rambling colonial house on the south side of Hong Kong Island, secretly watching cartoons on my neighbour's television. It was the afternoon of September 9, 1976.

3 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

The doctors kept telling me that I could recover. At that time I only wanted to die, without thinking how

Paraplegic Liu Lihong is reduced to tears when recalling how she has struggled through life with a broken body and a broken marriage in the 30 years since the Tangshan earthquake.

24 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Wealth has brought insecurity on mainland, survey finds

Increasing wealth has brought insecurity on the mainland, according to a survey of 33 of the nation's richest people by the Southern Weekly newspaper.

19 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

NGO shut for falsifying its records

An NGO supposedly established by former leader Deng Xiaoping has been dissolved by the central government for falsifying its accounts, the media reported yesterday.

18 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Slice of life

From the South China Morning Post this week in 1964

The US House of Representatives passed the Civil Rights Bill by 289 votes to 126, ending a long and bitter congressional battle.

President Lyndon Johnson planned to sign the bill into law in a televised ceremony at the White House.

Negro groups planned immediate action to test the new laws.

4 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Which way forward?

Since Deng Xiaoping began the process of reform and opening up almost 28 years ago, China has repeatedly had internal debates, often heated, as to whether changes have gone too far.

14 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Bid to improve job prospects of disabled

Beijing has outlined plans to help 18 million disabled people in rural areas improve their skills and job security in the next four years, and find work for 750,000 handicapped people in urban areas.

In the 11th Five-Year Programme on disability approved by the State Council and released on Thursday, the central government spelled out major measures to help the disabled.

10 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

No room to be choosy when your rent is subsidised

Public housing tenants' groups argue that the poor should not be deprived of the chance to live in a pleasant environment ('Guidelines for picking housing estate sites on the way', May 22). If someone subsidised most of my rent or mortgage, I would not feel, as they do, that I had the right to demand to live in urban areas or have sea views.

24 May 2006 - 12:00am

Zhao left views on June 4, says friend

Ousted leader wanted to set record straight but document not located

A long-time associate of the late reform-minded Communist Party chief Zhao Ziyang confirmed yesterday for the first time that the former leader had promised to leave behind a record of his views on 1989's bloody crackdown in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.

6 May 2006 - 12:00am

Jiang back in limelight with views on economy

Former president's book comes amid backlash over foreign investment

A state publishing house has produced a book of former president Jiang Zemin's writings and speeches on economics.

29 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

New era of diplomacy dawns in Beijing

Senior leaders reaching out on world stage signals more open and vocal presence

Chinese leaders have become more proactive in a changing international environment, seeking to expand the country's economic interests while diluting rising international concern about its growing power, according to mainland analysts.

8 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Myopic vision of education

In Anshun city, Guizhou, in July 2001, 16-year-old twin sisters killed their parents with rat poison. The reason: they had failed to earn acceptable high-school exam marks and were afraid of being yelled at. They took each parent's mobile phone, 2,000 yuan from their pockets and went out on the town.

14 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Jack of all trades glad his chickens are home to roost

Q: What was your time like at the military school?

25 Sep 2005 - 12:00am