China's 'stolen' cultural relics: why the
South China Morning PostChina's 'stolen' cultural relics: why the numbers just don't add upSouth China Morning PostBritish Prime Minister Tony Blair (centre) with Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji, in Beijing, in 1998. Picture: AP. Among public institutions, London's British Museum is often said to be the chief culprit, with its holdings now sometimes magically increased ...
Posted on 8 June 2017 | 5:17 pm
Echoes of 1950s persecution in China's
South China Morning PostEchoes of 1950s persecution in China's crackdown on liberal voicesSouth China Morning PostAccording to his book Zhu Rongji on the Record: The Shanghai Years, he had told the city's legislators in 1988 that he “had not carefully chosen his words” during a three-minute speech in 1957 presenting his suggestions to the planning agency's party ...
Posted on 8 June 2017 | 5:13 am
The Clash of 'Party Character' and Human
The Epoch TimesThe Clash of 'Party Character' and Human Nature at TiananmenThe Epoch TimesSeveral hundred of the 200,000 pro-democracy student protesters gathered in Tiananmen Square sit face to face with policemen outside the Great Hall of the People in Tiananmen Square on April 22, 1989. (Catherine Henriette/AFP/Getty Images).
Posted on 4 June 2017 | 3:41 pm
Activists in Hong Kong and China struggle to
South China Morning PostActivists in Hong Kong and China struggle to keep memories of 1989 Tiananmen crackdown alive after nearly three ...South China Morning PostNearly two decades ago, then Chinese premier Zhu Rongji, when asked about calls from Hongkongers to vindicate the 1989 crackdown, said the party's verdict on it would not change. But hinting at tolerance of the city's affairs, Zhu suggested Hong Kong ...and more »
Posted on 2 June 2017 | 6:39 am
Doing business in China has just got tougher
Doing business in China has just got tougherThe AustralianThat includes, since it decided 14 years ago to abandon Zhu Rongji's program to grant the market a bigger role in the finance sector, the belief that the party and its leaders are best placed to price risk in and for China. One of the problems is that ...and more »
Posted on 31 May 2017 | 2:45 am
Alice M. Rivlin to Receive the Economic Club
Ms. Rivlin will receive the award and speak at a luncheon at the Waldorf Astoria in New York on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. "Alice Rivlin has had a tremendous impact on economic policy for decades," said William Dudley, Chairman of the Economic Club of New York and CEO and President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. "Her clear headed voice and influence is still being felt in health care ...
Posted on 30 March 2015 | 9:50 am
Do everyone a favour, give China a reserve
Increased use of the yuan as one of the world's reserve currencies will force China to restructure more radically than its leaders may realise. It also could stabilise the country's rickety financial system, to the benefit the US and the rest of the globe
Posted on 24 March 2015 | 10:06 pm
Give China a Reserve Currency
As former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell famously advised, China favors "overwhelming force" in its campaigns, military or otherwise. Most recently, in a direct challenge to the global economic architecture established by the U.S. and its allies after World War II, Beijing has pledged nearly $200 billion to various new lending institutions and funds -- to bolster trade with Europe ...
Posted on 24 March 2015 | 8:07 pm
Lee remembered as 'old friend' of
Lee Kuan Yew, former prime minister of Singapore, died on Monday at the age of 91, according to a statement released by the Prime Minister's Office
Posted on 23 March 2015 | 12:46 am
Singapore's founding father also hailed
In Beijing's eyes, Lee Kuan Yew, the late founding father and leader of Singapore, was not only "an old friend of the Chinese people", but also "the founder of China-Singapore relations", according to China's previous official news releases about his visits.
Posted on 22 March 2015 | 8:54 pm
Market rout will strengthen China's resolve
Despite early achievements of these reforms initiated by former premier Zhu Rongji , there has been little new progress and possibly backtracking in recent years. It is plainly clear that the state sector has impeded competition from the private sector and ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 8:56 pm
China’s central bank won’t do all the
Zhou is an economic modernizer without peer in today’s Beijing, a disciple of former premier Zhu Rongji, China’s most- important reformer since the pioneering Communist Party chairman Deng Xiaoping. Zhou’s top goal has been to get the yuan added to t ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 2:03 pm
China's Central Bank Won't Do Beijing's
Zhou is an economic modernizer without peer in today's Beijing, a disciple of former premier Zhu Rongji, China's most-important reformer since the pioneering Communist Party chairman Deng Xiaoping. Zhou's top goal has been to get the yuan added to the ...
Posted on 25 August 2015 | 8:00 pm
Will Jiang Zemin make appearance at
For the 2009 parade to celebrate the 60th anniversary, on the other hand, incumbent leader Hu Jintao was accompanied by his predecessor Jiang and former premier Zhu Rongji, though leaders from two generations prior such as National People's Congress ...
Posted on 25 August 2015 | 6:13 pm
Why It Is a Loser's Game to Bet Against
Despite early achievements of SOE reforms initiated by former Prime Minister Zhu Rongji, there has been little new progress and possibly backtracking in recent years. It is plainly clear that the SOE sector has impeded competition from the private sector ...
Posted on 25 August 2015 | 3:11 pm
Resolved Question: Are there any descendants
I'm looking for any records/documentation that will show some people are from the Ming royal family. If you have credible sourcing on the matter please provide. Providing assessments by history professors are also welcome. Please no sarcastic statements, serious answers only.
Posted on 17 June 2015 | 1:03 am
Resolved Question: What is a fascist state?
We all know about Nazi Germany and Mussolini's Italy, and some of us also know of imperial Japan as being fascist. Now, China can hardly be considered to be communist any more, especially since Zhu Rongji opened its stock market in 1990. However, I came across the argument in a class on Chinese government that China is becoming a fascist state. This view is advocated by liberal Chinese dissidents. I was initially skeptical of this argument, but in light of some videos that I have seen of extreme Chinese nationalism, which included a group of Chinese real estate agents dressed in Chinese Revolution-era costume putting on a pro-communist pro-nationalist performance, it struck me that it was not unlike nationalist demonstrations in Nazi Germany or other prominent examples of fascism. Additionally, China is authoritarian, which is an essential part of the definition of a fascist state. So, in my search for whether China qualifies as a fascist state, I must ask the question: what is a fascist state?
Posted on 9 December 2011 | 8:53 am
Resolved Question: How can US Not be
We are bankrupt. I challenge you to prove that we are not. Just saying that we aren't doesn't change the fact that the President still wants cuts of 4 trillion in 10 years and the Debt Ceiling will go up 5.5 trillion in less than 5 years. that's 9 trillion more in debt. How do you suppose the USA will pay this off when the rest of corporate America goes overseas to lower taxes. They get taxed in the USA at both the Federal and State level.
Posted on 21 July 2011 | 3:06 pm
Resolved Question: Explain why unemployment
Posted on 4 January 2011 | 3:55 pm
Resolved Question: A solution to all the
I have a great solution to the worlds problems. We put lots of funding into space travel and we find aliens. then we sell all the people who are a burden on society like the homeless and welfare recipients to the aliens for slaves. that means there are less homeless people and less people to take up resources, and the economy is richer. and then they can use this money for research into cancer and global warming so the people who do try hard in life and do put effort in are rewarded by living longer lives, and if your lazy then you get sent to the aliens to work as a slave.
great idea right???
Posted on 30 December 2010 | 2:22 pm