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June 17 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s swansong on democracy

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For years, Premier Wen has talked about political reform and democracy, but seems to have little effect. However, he quoted the poem of Lin Zexu, a well-known patriot and talented official of the Qing Dynasty, to express his resolution to continue to strive for democracy till he dies. I should point out here that China’s … Continue reading »

China puts its first woman astronaut into orbit

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China put its first woman astronaut, Liu Yang, into orbit on Saturday, one of three astronauts to attempt a critical space docking in the latest challenge for the country’s ambitious space programme. A Long March rocket blasted off in the early evening from the remote Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the northwestern Gobi Desert, carrying with … Continue reading »

Burger King eyes China expansion

Posted by ⋅ June 16, 2012 ⋅ Leave a Comment

Burger King Worldwide Holdings Inc said on Friday it plans to open 1,000 of its namesake restaurants in China over the next five to seven years under a newly-formed joint venture. China is the world’s fastest growing major economy and U.S. restaurant companies such as Yum Brands Inc, McDonald’s Corp and Starbucks Corp each plan … Continue reading »

Inner sources on selection of leaders for 18th and 19th Congresses

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Ming Pao’s Zhong Mingjiu gives an exclusive report that the Party congresses in various Chinese provinces, and reelection of provincial leaders, will be completed by the end of June. Such congresses and reelections make preparations for the 18th Party Congress, in which the personnel arrangements and various policies and principles will be decided. However, while … Continue reading »

Two million spy cameras in China’s Guangdong province by 2015

Posted by ⋅ June 15, 2012 ⋅ 1 Comment

Guangdong plans to spend more than 12 billion yuan (HK$14.7 billion) to almost double the number of digital surveillance cameras to 2 million in an effort to curb crime and better manage the migrant population. The province has already installed 1 million, which officials say have solved 100,000 crimes, but activists say the surveillance will … Continue reading »

Three officials suspended for forced abortion in China

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THREE officials in northwest China‘s Shaanxi Province have been suspended pending further investigation after a seven-months pregnant woman, Feng Jianmei, was forced by local authorities to abort her second child. The three officials involved are Jiang Nenghai, Zhenping County‘s top family planning official; Chen Pengyin, head of Zhenping’s Zengjia Town; and Long Chunlai, Zengjia Town’s family … Continue reading »

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