Saturday, 5 November 2011

The Privileges of China’s Elite Include Purified Air

Membership in the upper ranks of the Chinese Communist Party has always had a few undeniable advantages. There are the state-supplied luxury sedans, special schools for the young ones and even organic produce grown on well-guarded, government-run farms. When they fall ill, senior leaders can check into 301 Military Hospital, long considered the capital’s premier medical institution.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

China needs property tax to get out of bind

High prices cause anger, while stop-gap actions create new problems

House prices could fall by 45pc

Slowing economy makes for grim reading as Barclays report sketches out likely scenarios for Hong Kong market under both ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ landings

Price war starts on mainland

Buyers flock back to market as major players knock a third off properties in bid to clear books, with experts predicting half-price bargains next year

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Super-rich want to leave the mainland

Half those with assets of more than 10 million yuan are considering emigration, survey finds

Monday, 31 October 2011

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Drunk policeman’s crash sparks protest in China

Chinese authorities have arrested a police officer suspected of drunk driving after he crashed a vehicle and killed five people, setting off protests by local residents, media reports said on Sunday.

What to do about Europe’s debt prompts soul-searching in China

There’s quite a mixture of views in the domestic press over how the country might help the euro zone

Why Some Chinese Refuse to Offer Help

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Unease over police’s cosy ties with triad

Multiple arrests in Qingdao shine a light on a longstanding problem across the mainland - collusion between law enforcers and criminals

Fears over new rules on ID and ‘terrorism’

Mainland rights advocates are alarmed by the passage yesterday of new national rules that expand police powers of detention and define what constitutes terrorism.

China should not help Europe

China should not help Europe. Let the Europeans rot. Don't forget the Eight-Nation Alliance humiliation, and don't forget those hypocrites Catholic Christians.


A U.S. Marine wrote that he saw German and Russian troops, bayonet women after raping them.

In Beijing, Bishop Pierre-Marie-Alphonse Favier posted a bulletin: in the first 8 days after August 18, Catholic Christians may steal life necessities, and declared that robbing within 50 taels of silver need neither reporting nor compensation.

On December 14, 1900, a French newspaper quoted a soldier's statement: "We are open to the Church from the North palace, the priests go with us, ... they encourage us murder, robbery, robbing ... we are doing for the priests. We were ordered to do whatever we want in the city for three days, kill if want to kill, take if want to take, and the actual looting of the eight days.