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Peking University expels Prof Xia Yeliang, Liu Xiaobo's friend, for poor teaching
Xia helped the jailed Nobel Peace Prize draft Charter 08. For the university, he is the School of Economics' worst-ranked teacher but for many bloggers, he is a real intellectual who made sacrifices for the Chinese people.
Expert comments on yuan's (small) revaluation
Opinions are positive about the small revaluation (+ 2 per cent) but see it as insufficient. Fear that it might lead to lower exports and job losses.
Xinjiang: Ilham Tohti sentenced to life imprisonment
The intellectual, an ethnic Uyghur, has long called on Beijing to open a channel of dialogue for peace in Xinjiang. The Intermediate People's Court of Urumqi convicted him for "separatism." One of his lawyers announces that he would appeal. The sentence causes outrage among activists for human rights in China.
China, top economist Liu Tienan jailed for life over bribery
Liu Tienan, former National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) deputy head, had already confessed to the charges, with court reports saying he had "lost the trust of bosses and colleagues. I deeply regret my actions".
05/02/2008 CHINA – WORLD BANK
Chinese to be World Bank’s new chief economist
Justin Lin Yifu, a Taiwan native who defected to the mainland, is one of China’s leading economists and a specialist in the field of rural development. His appointment signals the institution’s intention to bring China closer into the fold to promote ‘responsible development’ on poor countries.
Guangxi: senior official expelled from party on corruption charges
Sun Yu is thrown out for pocketing six million dollars of public money. According to the charges the funds paid for personal vices and a “decadent lifestyle.” Despite the party’s moralisation campaign the country is still mired in high levels of corruption.
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