Republic of China

China can help if EU treats it fairly

The term 'yellow peril' was once used to describe poor Chinese migrating en masse to the US. Now it's used in scare-mongering about rich Chinese buying up strategic assets in the US, Europe and Australia.

Wednesday, 13 June, 2012, 12:00am

China-bashing on the table at Hu-Obama talks

The leaders of China and the United State will discuss ways of avoiding upsetting ties during the US presidential election campaign, Vice-Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai, says.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Most mainland firms want graft tackled

Eighty per cent of mainland companies want greater regulatory supervision to tackle fraud and corruption compared to only 69 per cent globally, a survey by accounting firm Ernst & Young has found.

11 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Sea row 'chance to foster new ties'

Tensions in the South China Sea could provide a chance to forge co-operation across the Taiwan Strait, but political trust between Taipei and Beijing should be a pre-condition, say defence experts from the mainland and Taiwan.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Quick approval for new Beijing envoy

In a major step towards defusing the tensions in the South China Sea, the Philippines has rushed the confirmation of its ambassador to China.

The powerful bicameral congressional Commission on Appointments (CA) took all of one day, May 30, to approve Sonia Brady's (pictured) appointment, made by the president's office last week.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

A minister must be accommodating and open-minded to ... let different fields of arts and culture blossom

West Kowloon Cultural District Board member Lee Chack-fan

It's unfortunate if people think of affordable housing as a sort of class warfare

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

The End of Cheap China

The End of Cheap China by Shaun Rein John Wiley & Sons

This is a lively, well-written book about the transformation of China's economy and how it will change the world profoundly.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Housing Authority debates one-month rent waiver

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

What's being said on

Mainland author Han Han has praised Taiwanese people for their warmth and efforts to preserve Chinese culture:

Jared Cheng - This is very true. I think Taiwanese are the friendliest Chinese people anywhere, and Hong Kong and Taiwan have preserved Chinese culture which has been wracked by a century of radical political and social experiments on the mainland.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

Taiwan culture minister sinks teeth into job

Former essayist Lung Ying-tai kicked off her first day as Taiwanese culture minister yesterday by vowing to set up a system that would cultivate cultural officials able to resist political influence.

'Cultural policies should never serve political purposes,' the island's first culture minister said.

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

Happiness is a warm gun

When Spain's King Juan Carlos was revealed to have made a secret elephant-hunting trip in Botswana last month, his people roared with anger, slamming him for squandering Euro44,000 (HK$435,000) on a lavish tour while his country grapples with an economic crisis.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am

Ratings for Ma hit rock bottom

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou probably never thought that his popularity could plummet to a level comparable to disgraced predecessor Chen Shui-bian, currently in jail for corruption.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Factories look inward to counter flagging exports

More mainland manufacturers are focusing on 'Sold in China' than 'Made in China' to counter slowing growth in exports.

Mainland exporters are starting to sell products to the huge but challenging domestic market to counter lukewarm export growth, research by Li & Fung and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences has shown.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

No secret to finding out about Chinese military

Ever since the Tiananmen massacre in 1989, US leaders and top military officers have lamented what they contend has been a lack of Chinese transparency in its military capabilities and intentions.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Locke calls daily's bluff by declaring his assets

American diplomatic missions on the mainland have disclosed details of ambassador Gary Locke's income and personal assets in response to a call by a Communist Party mouthpiece in Beijing.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am