President picks up 'pride of China'

Mainlanders appear divided over the significance of President Hu Jintao's move to pick up a Chinese flag sticker from the floor on the sidelines of the G20 summit.

Thursday, 21 June, 2012, 12:00am

Who said it?

During his meeting with President Hu, the Iran nuclear issue will be an important talking point

Vice-Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping on the visit to Beijing of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (above)

If Anything Happen To Me ... I Wont Yah To Kno I Love An Care About Yah

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

Call for more South Asian prison officers

More South Asian recruits are needed to deal with an expected increase in the number of people from ethnic minorities being jailed, according to the most senior non-Chinese prison officer.

24 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Rare eulogy to liberal party leader

An official news agency yesterday ran a rare eulogy to late Communist Party leader Hu Yaobang, ahead of the Ching Ming festival and the anniversary of his death later this month.

4 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Haunted by fear of the invisible

For Kanako Nishikata and her children, Hong Kong is blessed with 'clean air, trustworthy milk and freedom'. Home for this family is Fukushima.

They were left living in fear after the tsunami crashed through the Japanese prefecture last March, claiming thousands of lives and triggering the country's worst nuclear accident at a power plant 50 kilometres away.

3 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

FILM (1967)

Dragon Inn Polly Kuan, Hsu Feng, Shih Jun Director: King Hu

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am


Today: American Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Lessons learned from my career in real estate'. Bank of America Tower.

Baker & McKenzie event: 'China supply chain annual roundup 2011'. One Pacific Place.

Tomorrow: American Chamber of Commerce breakfast briefing: 'Mr Hu goes to Washington'. Bank of America Tower.

18 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The South China Morning Post sincerely apologises for the Chinese name translation error for President Hu Jintao in yesterday's newspaper.

14 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Reading between Hu's lines, ambiguity is key

It has been a custom for President Hu Jintao to deliver a new year message to the general public on television, and a political message to cadres in its party magazine, Qiushi Journal.

The messages are staid and cliched, but topics show what the leadership is most concerned about, analysts say.

2 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

A sign the power game has changed in Beijing

China watchers look for patterns and signs in the secretive workings of the Communist Party the way ancient seers examined animal innards for clues to the future. So it came as a shock to many when Vice-President Xi Jinping , the heir apparent to President Hu Jintao , was not appointed vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission last week.

20 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Hu's melody unites two worlds

Terracotta warriors wearing surgical masks, children offering Mao Zedong French fries and scantily clad models posing in front of historical artefacts. Mainland artist Rona Hu Rong's paintings are surreal yet accessible, exploring social and political issues including globalisation, commercialism and the mainland's ascension as a major world power.

24 May 2009 - 12:00am

HK's young people too delicate, says tough Shaolin master

'Too delicate' is the term Shaolin kung fu master Hu Jun uses to describe his Hong Kong students.

Hu, who has been teaching martial arts classes in the city for two years, recently said young people in Hong Kong were feeble compared to students in Russia and on the mainland, where he had also taught.

21 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Hu looks forward to a historic, but difficult year

President Hu Jintao last night pledged to continue efforts to resolve the global financial crisis in the year to come, which he said would be one of 'historic importance' following an extraordinary past 12 months.

'For the Chinese people, 2008 was a very extraordinary and uncommon year,' Mr Hu said in a New Year speech broadcast live on TV, radio and the internet.

1 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

President hails 'one country, two systems'

President Hu Jintao yesterday hailed the successful implementation of the 'one country, two systems' principle in Hong Kong and Macau as one of the major achievements of the past 30 years.

He also described the cross-strait relationship as 'taking a significant step towards peaceful reunification' over the past three decades.

19 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Strait down to business

What President Hu Jintao said in his meeting with SEF chairman Chiang Pin-kung

'The signing of the two agreements will help to boost exchanges between people from both sides, and help to facilitate the realisation of three links.'

14 Jun 2008 - 12:00am