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  1. Issue of national law on housing splits political aides

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com As the mainland continues its ambitious public housing projects to make housing more affordable for citizens, political advisers are split over whether there should be national legislation on the issue. While some say a law sh ...

  2. Hard-hit firms in line for cash aid

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com The central government says it will take a slew of measures to help the mainland's cash-strapped small businesses, including earmarking billions of yuan in funding, offering tax cuts and opening up microlendi ...

  3. Former top aide to party's No 4 leader is shunted aside

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk A former top aide to Jia Qinglin- the fourth-highest-ranking Communist Party leader- has been removed from his position as the most senior official in Beijing's important ... did not mention what post Tan will take up at the academy or why he had been transferred. Speculation was rife two years ago that Tan might be investigated for corruption when his own aide ...

  4. Wen's African aid vow fails to allay international fears

    Posted May 17th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao pledged yesterday to deliver on offers of increased aid to Africa, but said little to address international concerns about Beijing's diplomatic push ... to sustain development but international support and assistance are also indispensable. We call on the international community, developed countries in particular, to deliver on their pledged aid ...

  5. City aids firms hiring laid-off workers

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The Beijing city government has offered a subsidy to firms willing to hire laid-off workers, mainland media said yesterday, in the latest instance of local governments trying to combat the threat of rising unemployment. Companies could get ...

  6. Migrants blamed for Beijing HIV/Aids surge

    Posted Nov 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The number of people in Beijing with HIV/Aids increased by a massive 53.7 per cent to 4,663 in the first 10 months of this year, it was reported yesterday. Migrant populations accounted for more than 75 per cent of new HIV/Aids infections in the capital, according to the Beijing Municipal Health Bureau. This underscored the daunting task of keeping track of the epidemic, ...

  7. Feisty Aids activist cuts lonely figure in Beijing

    Posted Feb 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... lied'. With the threats still ringing in her ears and the immense pressure heaped on her relatives, the internationally renowned Aids activist was given a VIP send-off at Zhengzhou airport ... pressure had helped to persuade the central government to let her go, she said. 'It is progress. It would not have been possible 10 years ago.' Aids activist Hu Jia said he and his wife ...

  8. Scholar doubts Beijing will admit mistake on aid

    Posted Jul 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin China is unlikely to concede that it made a mistake in rejecting international aid after the earthquake, a move that could have saved many lives, a US-based China specialist ... The plotline is very clear. It's clear who're going to be the heroes. 'It's a distortion not to admit that in 1976 they didn't want aid because they wanted to keep ...

  9. Globalisation to aid socialist victory, says leftist think-tank

    Posted May 12th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Theory on the ultimate failure of capitalism queried by mainland analysts Economic globalisation will help revive the international socialist movement on its path towards inevitable success over capitalism, according to a leading c ...

  10. Aids battle

    Posted Mar 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing plans to set up a national database of HIV/Aids victims' records to get a better grip on the extent of the epidemic. How much more do you think the central government should be doing? Share your views write to us. ...




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