China has blocked the websites of The Guardian and other media organisations which published stories about the offshore holdings of relatives of the country’s leading figures.
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Friday 05 November 2010
The shining names of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and Archimedes have left a permanent mark in the annals of human civilization". These are not my words, but those of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, and they are unarguably persuasive. Not a bad achievement for a thinker who, in the case of Socrates, left behind not a single unquestionably self-authored word.
Saturday 30 October 2010
Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan and his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao will not hold a one-on-one meeting intended to mend ties at an Asian summit after Chinese anger flared over a dispute in the East China Sea.
Saturday 23 October 2010
A bold American plan to redress "global imbalances" in international trade and limit the surpluses that can be run by nations such as China was yesterday rejected out of hand.
Tuesday 19 October 2010
China's vice-President Xi Jinping was promoted to a key post in the Communist Party's military committee yesterday, affirming his path to the country's leadership.
Saturday 16 October 2010
The annual meeting of China's leaders began behind closed doors yesterday, with discussions on the economy overshadowed by the threat posed to the Communist Party by the award of the Nobel peace prize to a prominent dissident.
Sunday 10 October 2010
Tuesday 17 August 2010
From what I've seen from Chinese news clips, I don't think that Wen Jiabao is performing. It's something that he can do with all of his heart. Instead of going through the political structure, this is his way of going to the people, although there may be others – including Chinese dissidents – who might be sceptical. It you really examine his speeches when he goes out to the people after the earthquakes and the flooding, it's not pretence.
Tuesday 17 August 2010
Monday 09 August 2010
Chinese troops dug with their hands through muddy debris yesterday to try to find 1,300 people missing when flood water and landslides swept through an isolated town killing at least 127 people. A wall of mud, rocks and water pummelled the isolated valley town of Zhouqu, tearing buildings from their foundations and overturning cars.
Tuesday 29 June 2010
More than 100 people have been buried by a landslide in southwestern China and there is little hope for their survival.
Saturday 19 June 2010
A rash of new strikes in China, in defiance of the country's long-standing aversion to industrial action, is posing an unprecedented threat to its reputation as an exporting powerhouse.
Wednesday 02 June 2010
Whereas in most Western economies weaker business confidence in the manufacturing sector would be met with alarm, in China the fact that the economy is slowing down will be welcomed as evidence that official efforts to control inflation and restrain a potential bubble economy may now be succeeding.
Saturday 29 May 2010
The premier of China, North Korea's main ally, today offered condolences to South Korea for the sinking of a warship blamed on Pyongyang after promising his country would not defend anyone guilty of the attack, as it faced growing pressure to take punitive action.
Thursday 13 May 2010
Tuesday 06 April 2010
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