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Symposium on the 40th Anniversary of the Establishment of New Zealand-China Diplomatic Relations

Opening Ceremony Li Xiangyang, Director General of the National Institute of International Strategy (CASS) welcomed participants and the audience to the event and opened the day’s proceedings. The first keynote speaker was Huang Haotao, Secretary General of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Prof Huang focussed on the many achievements over the past 40 years of diplomatic relations and the …

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China From The Inside – Women of the Country Episode 2 of 4

Weekend Documentary  Episode 3 of 4 is scheduled for 11am Sunday December 9 You Tube comment:  “Communism was the main force worldwide that fought for women’s rights and gender equality. Still today, China is one of few countries that gives full access for women to ALL military positions, where labor rate for women is virtually the same as for men …

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China From The Inside: Power and the People Episode 1-4.

Weekend Documentary  A PBS documentary series. Episode 2 runs on Sunday December 2 at 11am. Some of the You Tube comments are telling. This documentary has tried its best to sound unbiased, but it has failed to convince. This documentary focuses on problems, and does not do anything to show how much China has improved. Communism is theoretically a perfect …

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China vs US – The Battle for Oil (Part 1).

Weekend Documentary  Today, China is the second largest consumer of oil, just after the United States. The Documentary investigates the new world geopolitics that is emerging around the needs of both the world’s leading superpower and the world’s fastest growing economy to secure future supplies of oil. Final Part: Sunday  December 2, 2pm.  

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FT’s correspondents on problems ahead for Xi Jinping’s China

Breakfast Video  As the world’s most populous nation unveils its new leadership, China’s political masters now face the unenviable task of addressing a slowing economy, rampant corruption, environmental pollution and deteriorating relations with some of its neighbours. The FT’s Beijing correspondents outline some of the challenges faced by China’s new generation of political leaders.

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Xi Jinping’s first press conference as China’s new leader

Video  Xi Jinping is to take the reins of China’s all-powerful Communist Party in a leadership transition that will put him in charge of the world’s number-two economy for the next decade. Xi, the current vice president and successor to President Hu Jintao, assumes power at an uncertain time with the party facing urgent calls to clean its ranks of corruption and …

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Xi Jinping in firm control of China – will tackle corruption

New Chinese leader Xi Jinping has acknowledged the Communist party faces problems including  “corruption, taking bribes, being out of touch with the people.” Xi  today secured the Communist Party’s top spot as general secretary and consolidated his power base by also being appointed head of the commission that oversees the military (PLA). Xi’s elevation to the two top Chinese roles …

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CIC, Dairy Giant Fonterra in Fund Investment Talks – WSJ

China Investment Corp – is in talks with New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra Co-Operative Group about investing in its shareholder fund  – according to the Wall St Journal. The WSJ reported today that CIC, which manages a chunk of China’s massive foreign-exchange reserves, is considering investing in the Fonterra non-voting units later this month with its initial investment expected to …

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Eye on China’s next military leader

Video  China’s vice president, Xi Jinping, is widely expected to take over from President Hu Jintao at the Communist Party congress under way in Beijing. The gathering ushers in a once-in-a-decade leadership change in the country. However, whether Hu will stay on as China’s military leader is still unclear. Al Jazeera’s Mike Hanna reports from Beijing.

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