A weekend poll has illustrated the precipitous slump in ethnic Chinese support for Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi, with backing reduced to 54 per cent, compared to 78 per cent in 2004.Monday, 6 August, 2007, 12:00am
As the mainland marks the 70th anniversary of the Marco Polo Bridge Incident today, activists are calling on Beijing to allow more open discussion on the impact that the war against Japan had on the country so more people will understand its grievances.7 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
Parents of children feared to have been abducted and forced to work in brick kilns have appealed to the government to step up rescue efforts.
In Shanxi province . Illegal kilns in Henan province have also been raided.
How?26 Jun 2007 - 12:00am
Parents have appealed for help to find 'kiln slave' children still missing in Shanxi province. Do you think the mainland authorities are doing enough to stamp out this kind of exploitation? Write to us.23 Jun 2007 - 12:00am
Just as the toothpaste brand Darkie has been changed to the more politically correct Darlie, so Chinky has been renamed Cinky.5 May 2007 - 12:00am
Nationalism is on the rise in China, but scholars disagree on the cause
Rising nationalism in China and Japan is driving a wedge between the two Asian giants, despite their growing interdependence. But there are many factors at play in this love-hate relationship and it would be simplistic to lay the blame on nationalistic sentiments alone.11 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
'I feel like a king,' said metalworker Lim Kwan Seng, 45, his eyes welling with tears. 'Najib hugged me and shook my hand.'
Mr Lim's encounter with Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak in the constituency of Machap Baru in Melaka state highlights the importance being placed on next week's by-election in the district.5 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's apology for his nation's wartime sex abuse in China, Korea and elsewhere will encourage those who are celebrating the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery by demanding a formal apology. The sentiment is understandable and reparation should be made, wherever possible.4 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
Today marks the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Slave Trade Act by the parliament of Britain, the country that dominated world trade at the time.25 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
The white jailers who beat second world war veteran William Owens to death in a North Carolina prison in 1956 were never arrested. Nor was the police officer who shot dead unarmed black teenager Larry Bolden on a Tennessee street two years later.
Until Tuesday, they were just two of dozens of unsolved cases from America's civil rights era, fading over time.1 Mar 2007 - 12:00am