Thursday, 10 May 2012

Wang Yang says the party can't make you happy

Provincial party boss behind Happy Guangdong campaign says citizens should seize the day and stop thinking contentment comes from above

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Inherited privilege is a scourge of old China that must be rooted out

Hu Shuli says the excesses of the children of officials are fuelling outrage over the collusion of the rich and powerful, and unchecked government power is to blame

Police probe sophisticated wine-scam syndicate

Hundreds of mainlanders and Hongkongers may have invested in vintage futures that never existed

Malaysian families seek British justice for 1948 massacre

Malaysian relatives of 24 rubber plantation workers killed by British troops in 1948 began a High Court appeal in London on Tuesday against the British government's refusal to hold a full inquiry.


Sunday, 6 May 2012

Chen case exposes limits to central power in China

The case of a blind Chinese activist who sparked a diplomatic row with the United States is the latest illustration of the degree of power China’s local authorities have -- and how it can backfire on Beijing.