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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 ...

China Exhibits ‘Danger Signals,’ Marc Faber Says

Chia-Peck Wong and Liza Lin BusinessWeek 21.04.2010
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China’s “excessive” credit expansion and surging real estate prices are “danger signals” that growth is peaking, investor Marc Faber said.


China Yuan Move May Stymie Hong Kong Fight to Avoid Bubble

China’s steps to cool record property price gains and allow the yuan to appreciate may stymie Hong Kong’s efforts to contain surging home values in a city with its own currency pegged to the U.S. dollar.

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China opened its annual parliamentary season yesterday with a call from the Communist leadership to keep up economic growth, maintain social stability and tackle a yawning urban- rural income gap.


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A mainland activist who sought to document shoddy construction that contributed to deaths in the devastating 2008 Sichuan earthquake, has been sentenced to five years in prison for subversion, according to his lawyer.

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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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Illustrating the importance Beijing attaches to its growing military strength, the People's Liberation Army kicked off the dazzling celebrations in the capital by showing off homegrown weaponry.

Tsang powers up after meeting Xi

Diana Lee The Standard 30.09.2009
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In a surprise move, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has met with Vice President Xi Jinping, who is tipped to take over from President Hu Jintao in 2012.


Shenzhen dragnet

Beatrice Siu The Standard 30.09.2009
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A massive sweep by police in Shenzhen during the countdown to National Day celebrations has netted about 30 Hong Kong residents among more than 800 people hauled off the streets and detained.

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A knife-wielding man ran amok in a commercial district in downtown Beijing last night killing two security guards and injuring 12 other people, according to Xinhua News Agency.


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Mainland state media says security forces have arrested six suspects in a bomb-making operation in the western region of Xinjiang.

Farewell my concubine

Bonnie Chen The Standard 16.09.2009
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Concubines and good communists do not go together, members of China's ruling elite are being warned.


Pressed on all fronts

Beatrice Siu The Standard 10.09.2009
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Leading figures from across the political spectrum have united in outrage over the beating of three Hong Kong journalists by police on the mainland.

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The authorities in Xinjiang have claimed that three Hong Kong journalists were inciting public disorder while they were covering the unrest in Urumqi last week. They also say two of them had not been authorized to report in the city.


Tanks roll out for rehearsal

The Standard 07.09.2009
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Tanks, armored personnel carriers and rocket launchers rolled along a major Beijing boulevard last night in practice for a parade next month to mark China's 60th anniversary.

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Tight security is in place in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, following protests by thousands of Han Chinese.


Detained activist Xu free for now

The Standard 24.08.2009
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A leading mainland human rights lawyer was released from detention yesterday, but could face trial over tax evasion allegedly committed by the legal organization he co-founded, he said.

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Medical authorities in central China have discovered more than 1,300 cases of suspected lead poisoning in children, state media said, in the second such incident this month and bringing the total to 2,200.


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Mainland energy giant PetroChina has signed a deal to buy 41 billion American dollars worth of Australian liquefied natural gas over the next 20 years.

TV girl in China drama

Patsy Moy and Associated Press The Standard 13.08.2009
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NOW TV has slammed mainland police for detaining one of its reporters and a cameraman for about seven hours yesterday on trumped-up drug accusations.



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