Thursday, 13 October 2011

The great work of the 1911 revolution should end with a truly modern China

Hu Shuli says the republican spirit that invigorated a generation of Chinese people to overthrow dynastic rule should now inspire a push for democratic reform

The art of reading China’s statistics

The distrust some hold towards basic Chinese data may be misplaced

Foshan in fast U-turn over home restrictions

12 hours after announcing the relaxation of limits on home-buying, Guangdong city changes its mind

Bird’s nest boom has Malaysian producers drooling

Thousands of swiftlets erupt from their roosts, swirling into a brightening dawn in a riotous ritual that announces the start of each day in this coastal town in northern Malaysia.

200 bosses flee their creditors in Zhejiang

Extent of credit squeeze in the cradle of private enterprise laid bare in official report, and business lobby says problem of unpaid wages can only worsen

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Ladies’ Night: Host bar scene in Singapore thrives

It’s now a thriving scene, with at least 10 clubs where men play host to women

News reports at the time painted vivid picture of plots and uprisings

The Post covered Hong Kong’s role as a hub for revolution and found Sun Yat-sen slick but not a strong leader

China’s Local Debt Pileup Raising Risk of Hard Landing

When China announced a nearly $600 billion package to ward off the 2008 global financial crisis, city planners across the country happily embarked on a frenzy of infrastructure projects, some of them of arguable need.

The sting in the honeypot

Business owners flocked to illegal underground banks in the good times, but now the high interest rates and slowing economy are strangling them and threatening to cause the mainland’s private sector to collapse

Li Ning Raises Concerns for Chinese Brands

In the latest rankings of the richest people in China, Li Ning — founder of one of the country’s most famous retail brands — has tumbled from 64 last year to 291.

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Australian Winemakers Tempt Chinese Palates to Secure Future

Australian winemakers are setting up replica cellar doors in China and running wine clubs and tastings as they intensify efforts to win Chinese buyers in a bid to offset shrinking demand in their traditional British and U.S. markets.

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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

China Checks Wealth Management Boom With New Rules

China has signed off a set of rules for its small but booming wealth management sector to temper rapid growth and prevent banks from exploiting loopholes to beat regulation.

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China's Local Debt Pileup Raising Risk of Hard Landing

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Monday, 10 October 2011

‘Big-mouth’ Sun got credit for others’ toil

Once-close friends and allies either fell out with Sun Yat-sen or ended their lives in poverty after his death

Sun over Hawaii

When China's founding father Sun Yat-sen first saw Hawaii, he was a young teenager going to join his brother. Later, the islands' Chinese community would be the first overseas Chinese group to support his budding revolution. On the 100th anniversary of the 1911 Revolution, Hu Yongqi and Peng Yining report from Honolulu.

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China grapples with revolutionary past, 100 years on

When the army of the Qing Dynasty turned its guns on the state on October 10 1911, it signalled the end of 2,000 years of imperial rule in China and the promise of a democratic republican government.

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Why China doesn't have its own Steve Jobs

As China joins the rest of the world to discuss the legacy Steve Jobs leaves behind, many Chinese wonder why China doesn’t have Schumpeterian-style entrepreneurs, its own Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, or Mark Zuckerberg?

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