Politics

Fastest-Aging Society Greets Re-elected Ma

Chinmei Sung Bloomberg.com 17.01.2012
Fastest-Aging Society Greets Re-elected Ma

Ma Ying-jeou’ssecond term as president of Taiwan, secured in an election win three days ago, may be one of the island’s last opportunities to address the consequences of something unmentioned on the campaign trail: the world’s fastest-aging society.

China denounces 'Hong Konger' trend

Andrew Higgins The Washington Post 12.01.2012
China denounces 'Hong Konger' trend

Fifteen years after taking back Hong Kong amid a blaze of fireworks and patriotic fervor, China is battling what it sees as a subversive challenge: an academic survey showing that many in this former British colony identify little with China.


Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin makes rare public appearance at 1911 Anniversary

China's former President Jiang Zemin appeared in Beijing on Sunday, the first time he's been seen publicly since rumors surfaced months ago that he had died.

Re-naming ceremony of Taiwan’s representative office held in HK

Mainland Affairs Council Chairwoman Lai Shin-yuan (賴幸媛) yesterday attended the renaming ceremony of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Hong Kong, saying the new office will be able to offer more efficient services to Taiwanese and Hong Kon...


China's Jiang "rested at home" during death rumours - report

Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin was resting at home last week as rumours swirled that he had died, prompting at least two media outlets to report he had in fact passed away, a Hong Kong newspaper reported on Wednesday.

China says ex-president death reports 'pure rumour'

China's official media said Thursday that reports claiming former president Jiang Zemin had died were "pure rumour", after days of intense speculation about his health.


China rebukes US over South China Sea disputes

China criticized the U.S. on Tuesday over a senator's call for multilateral negotiations to resolve festering territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

China warns against "interference" in U.S. rights talks

The Chinese government warned on Tuesday against using human rights disputes as what it called a tool to meddle, ahead of talks with the United States that will focus on complaints about Beijing's crackdown on dissent.


China warns foreign media not to cover protests

Chinese police are further intensifying pressure on foreign reporters, warning them to stay away from spots designated for Middle East-inspired protests and threatening them with expulsion or a revoking of their credentials.

China rounds up 100 activists to rapidly quash pro-democracy 'Jasmine Revolution' organised online

Chinese authorities moved quickly and with force to quash a pro-democracy 'Jasmine Revolution', believed to have been inspired by the recent uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa.


President Hu meets chief executives of HK, Macao SARs

President Hu Jintao met Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Chief Executive Donald Tsang and Macao SAR Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On in Beijing Wednesday when the two SAR government leaders reported their work to central authorities.

Wen Jiabao set for first Macau visit

Dennis Chong The Standard 07.11.2010
Wen Jiabao set for first Macau visit

Premier Wen Jiabao is to visit Macau at the weekend to attend an international business conference and to check around the SAR.


China Pledges to Maintain Prosperity and Stability in Hong Kong, Macao

The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee proposed guidelines for formulating a key plan for China's development in the next five years, underlying maintaining long-term prosperity and stability in Hong Kong and Macao.

China paper slams US after WikiLeaks claims

China's state media on Monday said the revelations in Iraq war documents published by WikiLeaks has tarnished the credibility of the United States as a protector of human rights.


Chinese president encourages HK tycoon to contribute more to national modernization

Chinese President Hu Jintao Monday encouraged Hong Kong's richest man to play a greater role in the country's reform and opening up as well as modernization.

China approves controversial Hong Kong election reforms

China's top lawmaking body Saturday approved controversial electoral reforms for Hong Kong, the city's government-run radio station said.


Party and government officials whose spouses and children have emigrated overseas are to be subject to strict examination when applying for private passports and going abroad, according to a new regulation released Sunday.

A Chinese newspaper has defied a 21-year-old ban on all mention of the Tiananmen Square crackdown by publishing a cartoon that echoes one of the event’s most iconic moments.


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The Governor of Guangdong Province, representing the Guangdong Provincial Government, and the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the SAR) signed a Framework Agreement on Hong Kong/Guangdong Co-operation (the Framework ...

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China has vowed to strengthen bonds with North Korea, saying that its traditional ties with Pyongyang were a boon to peace.



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