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Zhu

Former deputy minister drummed out for 'serious breaches'

Former vice-minister of finance Zhu Zhigang has been stripped of his posts and Communist Party membership after a 'serious breach of conduct and law'.

Saturday, 13 June, 2009, 12:00am

Brand-name shops ride high on fears of scams

The fake-goods scandal has proved a boon for upmarket brand-name shops and chain stores, with shoppers prepared to pay for reputation and quality during the 'golden week' holiday.

Brand-name shops in Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, were crowded yesterday with mainlanders making the most of time as the week-long holiday drew to a close.

7 May 2007 - 12:00am

'I use to catch grasshoppers and eat them'

I grew up in the semi-rural outer suburbs of Beijing in the 1960s and 70s and was very disciplined as a child, probably because my parents' marriage wasn't very strong.

My reasoning back then was that if I did well then my parents, who worked for the People's Liberation Army, would stick together and not divorce. I suppose I felt a responsibility for their situation.

6 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

'Glittering pearl still competitive worldwide'

Mr Zhu said yesterday Hong Kong is a 'glittering pearl' which remains competitive in the world despite the economic downturn.

'Hong Kong is a glittering pearl of China. It has played an irreplaceable role in the modernisation of China,' the premier told the accountants' congress.

20 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Backing from the top, but key questions need answers

Amid growing signs of desperation about the future, Mr Zhu's vote of confidence in the strengths and competitiveness of Hong Kong in the long-run may soothe economic pain. But one question is: for how long?

20 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

OUTLAY ON DEFENCE UP 12.7 PER CENT

Beijing has budgeted 120.5 billion yuan (HK$113.2 billion) for defence, up 12.7 per cent from last year's outlay.

The percentage increase is the same as last year's. Mr Zhu said the increase was mostly for salaries and troops' living expenses.

4 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Mickey and music headline LA itinerary

Half an hour with Mr Mickey Mouse Inc and excerpts from the revolutionary opera The Red Lantern were to be the highlights of Premier Zhu's first day in the United States.

The Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles said Mr Zhu would spend his first morning meeting Californian leaders, including Governor Gray Davis and city Mayor Richard Riordan.

7 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Corruption, pollution and politics 'main concerns'

Internet surfers are most concerned with corruption, environmental protection and political reform among issues discussed at the NPC and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), a survey said.

15 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Peasants' lot will improve, vows Zhu

PREMIER ZHU has vowed to respect the rights and improve the livelihood of peasants.

He made the statement during a group discussion with NPC delegates from his native Hunan province yesterday.

Mr Zhu pointed out the land rights of farmers cannot be changed and that their tax burdens must not be raised.

7 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Hi-tech update to create 'crack' PLA

More efforts to modernise the People's Liberation Army, helping it become a crack force through science and technology and the rule of law, were urged by the Premier.

Priority was given to 'quality development of key weaponry equipment to enhance the defence capability in the hi-tech context'.

6 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

'Stamp out rural graft that hinders nation's progress'

When Mr Zhu retires from the premiership in 2003, it is the millions of local officials across China who will determine whether history regards him as a hero or a failure.

In his work report, Mr Zhu made no attempt to hide his contempt for many of these officials whom he blames for the corruption and mismanagement that has kept China poor and backward.

6 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Premier forswears past imperfect to present paper in future tense

The Premier's government report is long on forecast and planning for this year but short on review of last year's work.

The 32-page document surprisingly devoted only five pages to a review of the first year of work by the new Government. The remaining coverage is on plans and prospects for this year.

6 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Media asked to highlight critical views

Premier Zhu has ordered state media to extend coverage of critical views expressed by members of the CPPCC to create the impression that public grievances have been heard by the leadership.

In an internal circular to the media, Mr Zhu said CPPCC members were delegates of the people and their close connections with the grassroots enabled them to solicit public opinion.

4 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Zhu bid to boost farmers' incentives

VICE-PREMIER Zhu Rongji has underlined the need to boost incentives for farmers by stabilising the price of raw materials and improving the distribution system.

Mr Zhu has just completed a week-long trip to the northern provinces of Jilin and Liaoning where he visited farmers and markets.

24 Jun 1994 - 12:00am