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Impact of land disputes reaches into politburo-Richard McGregor

From the Financial Times (link): Wagging his finger like a stern headmaster, Zhang Dejiang glares at passers-by from posters plastered along the alleyways of Nanting village, warning local party bosses not to cross “three red lines” in handling land disputes. Mr Zhang, the party secretary of Guangdong, issued his province-wide “red lines” directive after a […]

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Chinese Gov’t Sets Up Blogs for Lawmakers -Audra Ang

From AP, via Forbes (link): China’s government is trying to boost public interest in its figurehead parliament and its companion advisory body by setting up Web logs for members as they meet this week. Called “bo ke” in Chinese, blogs are popular with young people despite strict censorship rules. In one posting, National People’s Congress […]

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China to drop rigid ambitions for growth- Richard McGrego

From the Financial Times (link) China is abandoning most numerical economic targets from its decades-old planning system as part of an effort to change the country’s obsession with growth at the expense of social programmes and the environment. The National Development and Reform Commission, the chief planning agency, said economic targets in the country’s latest […]

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China’s Leaders Pledge Help for Rural Poor – Elaine Kurtenbach

From the Associated Press (Link): There are no official statistics tallying the toll in suffering, but by most accounts, after nearly two decades of neglect, China is confronting a rural health crisis on a monumental scale. Up to 90 percent of the 800 million people in China’s countryside lack affordable medical care. Children go unvaccinated. […]

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