CSG news update -- 2007-03-16

From China Study Group <chinastudygroup@gmail.com>
Date Fri, 16 Mar 2007 03:00:45 -0700

China Study Group news update

Jiangsu sets the pace on how to assess officials
Financial Times | 2007-03-15
Richard McGregor and Mure Dickie
One of the first Chinese provinces to assess officials using measures other than economic growth says the new system is already producing environmental and social dividends, according to a local party chief widely seen as a future national leader.  Li Yuanchao, party secretary in Jiangsu, a wealth...

China blazes a trail to tame its west
Financial Times | 2007-03-13
Andrew Yeh
Buried in Intel's website is a small section touting Che­ngdu, an important city in China's west, as a "land of abundance" for its fertile cropland and a centre that is "full of vigour and vitality".  The world's largest computer chipmaker's uncharacteristic eagerness to promote t...