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  1. End of the line for local railway bureaus

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will be taken over by the regional railway administrations to which they reported, Railways Minister Liu Zhijun said at a national railways teleconference. There are 15 regional railway administrations ... to cover about 18,000km of track, involving 33 main rail networks and 23 sub-networks. Local rail bureaus were a redundant link that hurt efficiency, Mr Liu said. 'The four-tier administrative ...

  2. In brief

    Posted Mar 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tibet rail link to get test run next year The Qinghai-Tibet Railway will be ready for a trial run by July next year, Railway Minister Liu Zhijun told NPC delegates from Tibet yesterday. Construction on the 26 billion yuan project started four years ago. Upon completion, the 1,142km railway will become the world's longest. About 960km of the line will run at an altitude of 4,000 ...

  3. Business digest

    Posted Jan 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in railway developments, according to the official news agency, quoting the Minister of Railways Liu Zhijun. 'The Ministry of Railways will broaden the channel to raise funds,' said Mr Liu ...

  4. Struggling 'barefoot doctor' may call it quits

    Posted Oct 04th 2005, 12:00am by Josie Liu

    ... Josie Liu Yang Zhijun rises early in the morning, while his small mountain village in southern Ningxia is still blanketed in darkness, the night chill and absolute quiet. He walks along winding yellow mud roads, past a dry river bed, and climbs a few hundred metres up the mountainside where terraced fields of potato and corn jostle for space. Mr Yang reaches his field at about ...

  5. Liu Paris stint 'not linked to Olympics'

    Posted Jun 12th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay China's Olympic 110 metres hurdles gold medallist Liu Xiang will begin an all-paid three-month training session in Paris starting on Thursday- but French athletic ... Olympics,' said Bernard Amsalem, president of the French Athletic Federation. 'We will pay for all the expenses but Liu will have his own trainer with him.' China has two votes ...

  6. Competitive streak drove Liu to heights

    Posted Dec 17th 2005, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... Lee Wing-sze Mainland actor Liu Ye says that after he read the script for Chen Kaige's fantasy epic, The Promise, he knew it would be an extraordinary movie. 'Chen's talent has already made him an international name,' said Liu (above), who won acclaim for his turn as a homosexual in Stanley Kwan Kam-pang's Lan Yu. Chen's movie will represent China ...

  7. Liu Binyan, China's conscience, dies at 80

    Posted Dec 06th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Liu Binyan, the mainland author and journalist known as 'China's conscience' because of his honest critiques of corruption in the Communist Party and press censorship, died in the US early yesterday. He was 80. A relative reached by phone at Liu's home in East Windsor, New Jersey, said Liu had had cancer. Liu was a prominent political dissident who ...

  8. Liu wants to end on a high note

    Posted Nov 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang intends to wrap up his season with a win at the East Asian Games this morning. Liu became China's latest superstar after winning ... seconds behind this season's best- 12.97 seconds- set by Frenchman Ladji Doucoure. Liu ran 13.10 seconds at the recent National Games in Nanjing. He says he only wants a solid race in Macau. ...

  9. Over the next 1,000 days, Chinese athletes will be taking the world by storm. These are the stars that Beijing can bank on Hurdling sensation Liu Xiang is taking a singleminded approach to his training

    Posted Nov 12th 2005, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung After Liu Xiang's historic victory in the 110 metre hurdles in Athens, where he became the first Asian to win a men?s track and field gold medal and equalled the world record in the process, the Shanghai native announced his intention to pave his future with more gold.?I?ll be diligent in preparing for 2008,? Liu said. Living in the limelight since Greece has ...

  10. Liu delights fans with easy win

    Posted Nov 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... that mattered for the holiday crowd at the Macau Stadium in the morning- China's Olympic gold medallist, and people's champion, Liu Xiang. The man who showed the world that Chinese men can ... in 13.89. A smiling Liu soaked up the rapturous acclaim of hundreds of his fans after his expected victory. He was smiling most probably at the thought of going back home to Shanghai and putting his ...




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