PRC Political News & Discussions

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Re: PRC Political News & Discussions

Postby Karan Dixit » 01 Nov 2009 23:53

TAIPEI (AFP) – Taiwan's former vice-president has accused China of blocking her visit to Egypt for an international forum, a report here said Sunday.

Most recently, the DPP incurred the wrath of China after it invited exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, labelled by Beijing a "splittist", to visit the island this summer.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20091101/wl ... 1101051938

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Re: PRC Political News & Discussions

Postby Stan_Savljevic » 02 Nov 2009 16:00

I dont know which part of the paranoid republik of china this one belongs in...
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2009 ... =chinablog
Beijing winters are bone-chillingly cold, but they don’t feature much in the way of snow. So when weather forecasts called for some snow over the weekend, along with freezing temperatures, few expected anything more than a light dusting of powder. Instead, residents of the Chinese capital woke up to a surprisingly heavy snowfall Sunday morning that continued into the early afternoon. But it wasn’t a miraculous gift of nature. Rather, the Beijing Weather Modification Office said the snow had been enhanced by artificial means in order to ease drought conditions.

“We won’t miss any opportunity of artificial precipitation since Beijing is suffering from the lingering drought,” aid Zhang Qiang, head of the modification office, according to Xinhua. Zhang said that a total of 186 doses of silver iodide were fired into the skies to seed clouds starting on Saturday evening, increasing the total amount of snow by more than 16 million tons. But Beijing’s snow gain may be a loss for other parts of the chronically parched northern China, which might have seen some of their precipitation diverted to the capital thanks to its aggressive weather modification campaign.

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Re: PRC Political News & Discussions

Postby Karan Dixit » 26 Nov 2009 03:56

Workers making shoes, Christmas lights, tools, curtains and paper boxes sold at Wal-Mart stores endure "illegal and degrading conditions," New York-based China Labor Watch said, based on its probe.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20091125/ts ... 1125174542

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Re: PRC Political News & Discussions

Postby Philip » 26 Nov 2009 17:24

The two rogue sattes banding together like twoi drunks to stay perpendicular!

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Special/200 ... 259164800/

BEIJING, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- China and North Korea have vowed to strengthen their defense alliance that was first "sealed in blood" when they fought together in the Korean War.

Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie, on an official visit to North Korea, said "no force on Earth can break the unity of the armies and peoples of the two countries, and it will last forever."

Liang was speaking at a welcoming banquet on Sunday at the start of his five-day official visit, according to the North Korean government news outlet Korean Central News Agency.

The armistice agreement for the Korean War was signed in July 1953, ending hostilities between North Korea and China on one side and South Korea and U.N. forces on the other.

"Fifty years ago I came to the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) as a soldier and I experienced how the friendship between China and the DPRK was built," Liang said. "This friendship is the fortune for both countries."

However, Liang gave no specific areas such as military manufacturing where the two countries would boost cooperation.

Liang's comments, carried in an article in Beijing's China Daily News, came two weeks before a visit to North Korea by U.S. special envoy Stephen Bosworth, who will try to convince the government in the capital Pyongyang to give up its nuclear program. Bosworth will be trying to restart the stalled six-party talks after North Korea pulled out in April.

The China Daily article said that China insists on denuclearizing the Korean peninsula. It will respect North Korea's security and wants to settle the issues through peaceful negotiations, said Wang Yisheng, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Military Science.

Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, urged the United States to build a "peace mechanism" with Pyongyang to improve their relationship.

Along with North Korea, the six-party talks included representatives from China, South Korea, Russia, the United States and Japan. The talks were set up in 2003 when North Korea withdrew from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

But the talks, continually hosted by China, were floundering by 2007. North Korea left the table, for good it said, in April 2009 after the U.N. Security Council unanimously decided to condemn it over the country's satellite test launch. Even though it was a failure and the rocket fell into the Pacific Ocean, there were international concerns that it was the test bed for delivery of a nuclear warhead.

Media reports immediately after a recent visit by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to Pyongyang suggested that North Korea was willing to sit down again at the six-party talks, which paved the way for Bosworth's forthcoming visit.

The move by China's premier and the U.S. envoy's visit are, according to some analysts, part of a strategy to ensure that North Korea with its unstable economic conditions does not collapse into anarchy. China fears an influx of North Korean refugees, and Western nations fear nuclear weapons falling into the hands of terrorists.

Liang is expected to go on to Thailand and Japan later this week.

A report from China's official state news agency Xinhua in March said China's military budget would grow by 14.9 percent in 2009. Around $70 billion will be spent upgrading military equipment, raising salaries for soldiers and increasing the military's capacity to engage in disaster relief and anti-terrorism missions.

The defense budget accounts for 6.3 percent of the country's total fiscal expenditure in 2009, a small decrease from previous years.

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Re: PRC Political News & Discussions

Postby JwalaMukhi » 01 Dec 2009 06:44

http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyl ... J620091130
A Chinese city with one of the nation's highest rates of AIDS has opened a government-funded gay bar

The health department in Dali, a picturesque city on a lake in southwestern Yunnan province, funded the bar to reach out to China's increasingly open gay community. Dali is one of the 10 cities in China most affected by AIDS.


Won't be surprised, if similar solutions are thought over by the People's Republic government to address the problem of surplus men (adverse sex ratio) running in millions? A serious issue of adverse sex ratio will have serious impact in the region.

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Re: PRC Political News & Discussions

Postby Suraj » 02 Dec 2009 04:57

China: The leadership succession battle for 2022 begins
Beijing has just fired the opening shot in the succession battle for 2022 with the promotion of two forty-somethings to be provincial party bosses.

Hu Chunhua, the 46 year-old governor of Hebei province, has been promoted to the top job in Inner Mongolia (provincial governors rank below party secretaries), while Sun Zhengcai, also 46 and a former agriculture minister, will take over in Jilin province in northern China.

The moves make them front-runners to be the ‘sixth-generation’ leaders when - according to precedent - power at the top of the Communist party hierarchy changes hands in 2022 (President Hu Jintao is the ‘fourth generation’ leader).

There is obviously plenty of politics to be played before then. Indeed, the next succession is still not completely sewn up. Vice president Xi Jinping is widely expected to take over from Hu Jintao in 2012, with Li Keqiang replacing Wen Jiabao as premier, however Xi has yet to win the promotion to the commission which runs the military, which would be the final act in his anointment.

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Re: PRC Political News & Discussions

Postby Gagan » 02 Dec 2009 05:15

Philip wrote:The two rogue sattes banding together like twoi drunks to stay perpendicular!

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Special/200 ... 259164800/

BEIJING, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- China and North Korea have vowed to strengthen their defense alliance that was first "sealed in blood" when they fought together in the Korean War.

Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie, on an official visit to North Korea, said "no force on Earth can break the unity of the armies and peoples of the two countries, and it will last forever."


Hmm,
I wonder what the Korean equivalent to "tarrel than oceans deepel than mountains" and "wingtip to wingtip" is.

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Re: PRC Political News & Discussions

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