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May 27 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines

Manila appoints envoy to Beijing

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SCMP’s Raissa Robles reports that veteran diplomat Sonia Brady, familiar with Sino-Philippine relations, has been appointed the new Philippine ambassador to China. The appointment is waiting for parliamentary approval. It shows the Philippine president’s efforts to ease the tension in the South China Sea. The report from SCMP A veteran diplomat has been appointed the … Continue reading »

U.S. says China not seeking trade edge with weak yuan

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The United States ruled on Friday that China was not manipulating its currency to gain an unfair trade advantage but it called the yuan “significantly undervalued” and vowed to press the Asian power for currency reforms. Many U.S. lawmakers argue China has gained a competitive edge over American manufacturers by keeping the yuan weak to … Continue reading »

Officials are allowed to be despots in China

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A well-known Chinese saying describes official despotism very well by saying, “Only the official is allowed to set fire, but the common people are not allowed to light lanterns.” The saying originated from the true story of a prefectural governor named Deng in the Song Dynasty when it was a crime to use the characters … Continue reading »

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