Sun

29

Apr

2012

With Bo Xilai’s ouster, China’s premier pushes more reform

Pontus Lundahl/AFP/Getty Images -  China's Prime Minister Wen Jiabao – in his final months in office – is pushing for new reforms, including calling for a breakup China’s powerful state banking monopoly and giving foreign companies more access to governme
Pontus Lundahl/AFP/Getty Images - China's Prime Minister Wen Jiabao – in his final months in office – is pushing for new reforms, including calling for a breakup China’s powerful state banking monopoly and giving foreign companies more access to governme

From The Washington Post By Published: April 26


BEIJING — Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has seized upon the ouster of his Communist Party rival Bo Xilai to reinvigorate what had until recently seemed a lonely campaign for Western-style economic liberalization and a battle against corruption.

 

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Thu

26

Apr

2012

Bo Xilai scandal: China president 'was wire-tapped'

From BBC News

Bo Xilai ran a wire-tapping system that extended as far as China's president, the New York Times has reported.


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Thu

26

Apr

2012

A princeling's fall in China

Chinese politician Bo Xilai is shown during a 2007 press conference on the sidelines of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty Images / April 25, 2012)
Chinese politician Bo Xilai is shown during a 2007 press conference on the sidelines of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty Images / April 25, 2012)
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Fri

20

Apr

2012

After Bo's fall, Chongqing victims seek justice

Feng Li/Getty Images -  More than 4,000 people were jailed during an aggressive anti-crime campaign that Bo Xilai launched in late 2007.
Feng Li/Getty Images - More than 4,000 people were jailed during an aggressive anti-crime campaign that Bo Xilai launched in late 2007.
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Mon

21

Apr

2014

Investigating Family's Wealth, China's Leader Signals a Change

From The New York Times 

By CHRISTOPHER DREW and JAD MOUAWAD

APRIL 19, 2014

 

HONG KONG — His son landed contracts to sell equipment to state oil fields and thousands of filling stations across China. His son’s mother-in-law held stakes in pipelines and natural gas pumps from Sichuan Province in the west to the southern isle of Hainan. And his sister-in-law, working from one of Beijing’s most prestigious office buildings, invested in mines, property and energy projects.

 

In thousands of pages of corporate documents describing these ventures, the name that never appears is his own: Zhou Yongkang, the formidable Chinese Communist Party leader who served as China’s top security official and the de facto boss of its oil industry.





A visitor at the Zhou family's ancestral graves in Xiqliantou, eastern China.  Intrigue surrounds the family after a spate of arrests.  Sim Chi Yim for the New York Times
A visitor at the Zhou family's ancestral graves in Xiqliantou, eastern China. Intrigue surrounds the family after a spate of arrests. Sim Chi Yim for the New York Times

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Mon

24

Mar

2014

Relocating Farmers to City

From New York Times

BEIJING — China has announced a sweeping plan to manage the flow of rural residents into cities, promising to promote urbanization but also to solve some of the drastic side effects of this great uprooting.

 

The plan — the country’s first attempt at broadly coordinating one of the greatest migrations in history — foresees 100 million more people moving to China’s cities by 2020, while providing better access to schools and hospitals for 100 million former farmers already living in cities but currently denied many basic services. Underpinning these projections would be government spending to build roads, railways, hospitals, schools and housing.

New apartment buildings for former miners and farmers in a suburb of Beijing. Credit Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
New apartment buildings for former miners and farmers in a suburb of Beijing. Credit Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

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Wed

18

Sep

2013

The Boy Genius of Ulan Bator

Battushig Myanganbayar and his sister outside their home in Mongolia.

 

From the New York Times http://

www.nytimes.com/2013/09/15/magazine/the-boy-genius-of-ulan-bator.html?emc=eta1&_r=0

 

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Wed

19

Jun

2013

Jon Stewart and China

From  THE NEW YORKER  on JUNE 17, 2013

N.Y.U., CHINA, AND CHEN GUANGCHENG 

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Jon Stewart has decided, as he put it this week, that he might be working the wrong continent. In a segment called “Big Ratings in Giant China,” Stewart expounded on his recent discovery that he is racking up millions of hits, and thousands of favorable comments, from Chinese viewers, who see the show in scattered subtitled clips posted on Chinese sites.

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