Friday, 4 March 2011

Wu Jieping, the doctor who tended leaders, dies

The man who looked after the health of the mainland’s paramount leaders for years, Dr. Wu Jieping, died in Beijing on Wednesday night at the age of 94.

Beijing to track all mobile phone users’ movements

Government to monitor 20m people

China to revamp growth model in next 5 years

If successful, the overhaul could see a slowdown in the country’s economy

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Home supply to spike in next few years

Prices and rents may drop in 2013 and 2014 as a result

Moscow turns its military gaze east

New world order has Russia considering China as the enemy, writes Thomas Grove

Property controls distort the market

After several unsuccessful attempts to rein in runaway housing prices, the central government has resorted to restricting home purchases in the hope of dealing the “killer blow” to cool the market.

The flowering of an unconventional revolution

There are no slogans, no banners and no petitions. In fact, to the uninitiated, it is difficult to spot the demonstrations at all.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

China’s population now stands at 1.34b

China’s population grew to 1.341 billion by the end of 2010, the National Bureau of Statistics has announced.

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Secrets of the last emperor

Pu Yi in a work unit after the revolution

Pu Yi at his marriage ceremony when he was still a teenager.

Pu Yi before his arrest at the end of the war, dressed to impress in uniform and medals.

The famed memoirs of Pu Yi were a lie, its publishers reveal as the real autobiography goes on sale