Written by Li Rui (李锐), Hu Jiwei (胡绩伟) and others Dated: October 01, 2010 Dear members of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress: Article 35 of China’s Constitution as adopted in 1982 clearly states that: “Citizens of the People’s Republic of China enjoy freedom of speech, of theRead more
Good Old Uncle Ho
By Jonathan Chandler, in Qingdao Lantern Festival marks the end of Chinese New Year or Spring Festival as it is officially known here and the 3rd Plenary Session of the 11th National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China is in its annual nod-off. Though glimpses of spring areRead more
China’s air pollution: Calling the kettle silvery
By John Hancock Special to The Wild East A young Beijing writer recently had the good fortune to be sent on assignment to Mexico City, in order to write a travel article about the metropolis. On his return he said he was surprised to find the traffic wasn’t as badRead more
State of the Strait, 08: Beijing-Taipei Dialogues
Having ousted the Democratic People’s Party based largely on voter’s disgust at massive corruption scandals, the Nationalist Party has also had to face a wary electorate who, while hoping for greater economic ties with the PRC, were also nervous of the political consequences.
The state of the cross-strait relationship is as follows: