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  1. Wen acts as cold spell brings chaos

    Posted Jan 28th 2008, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai, Shi Jiangtao

    ... commodity prices stable ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays. 'The most difficult time has yet to pass,' Mr Wen warned. Railways Minister Liu Zhijun said the railways system faced ... long-distance buses from Shanghai to other cities suspended services. Mr Liu said that since January 16, the nation's railway system had been struggling to cope with a record number of travellers ...

  2. Shanghai plans to build island eco-city

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Chongming project touted as the largest sustainable urban development in the world Shanghai Industrial Investment (Holdings), an investment arm of the Shanghai municipal government, is developing an 'eco-city' on Chongming Island, in the city's north that will be constructed entirely on clean and green principles. Covering 860 hectares ...

  3. Beijing moves to increase shipment of grain to south

    Posted Apr 29th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... is acute,' Mr Liu said. Liu Zhijun, the minister of railways, said his agency would co-ordinate with the appropriate departments to give grain shipments a higher priority. The northeast- ... other provinces. Liu Chunren, an agricultural expert with the Counsellors' Office of the State Council, said transport remained a bottleneck in the mainland's grain supply, and could ...

  4. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Changing faces: Liu Changsheng. Beijing pigeon raiser

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun celine.sun@scmp.com Liu Changsheng has raised homing pigeons for decades and still keeps 500 on his Beijing roof- an antidote to the pressures of big city life When my birds ... in the capital as the number of high-rise buildings grows, air quality deteriorates and electromagnetic interference from military radar and mobile phone base stations rises. Liu Changsheng, 67, ...

  5. News - China - COURT

    Environmentalist Liu Futang fined for exposing Hainan pollution scandals

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing Jing.li@scmp.com Environmentalist Liu Futang punished for works he published about Hainan pollution Eco-warrior fined over exposé books Eco-warrior Liu Futang was found guilty ... officials and fellow activists. It was the latest case of mainland officials trying to muffle a dissident environmentalist. Liu, 65, was sentenced to three years in prison, but given a full ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Green activist Liu Futang in court over books he gave away

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... by government-backed projects. The prosecution of Liu Futang, a former forestry official, is aimed at stifling dissent over widespread pollution on the mainland, analysts said. Prosecutors accused Liu, 63, ... Liu's harsh criticism Most of the books were sent as gifts to environmental groups, government officials and Liu's friends. But prosecutors said Liu had accepted money from some recipients, ...

  7. Illegal use of land for infrastructure on rise

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... be related to the corruption investigation into Liu Zhijun, who was sacked as railways minister last month, said Richard di Bona, who runs a transport consultancy in Hong Kong. 'Previously, ...

  8. Planning chief lauds success of disaster relief

    Posted Mar 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... either from officials or from delegates to the two bodies, have been heard to punish any government agencies. Railways Minister Liu Zhijun said on Wednesday that the snowstorms showed ...

  9. Wife of jailed Nobel laureate in contact

    Posted Feb 20th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The wife of China's imprisoned pro-democracy activist and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo reportedly contacted the outside world briefly via the internet, the first time in four months, an NHK Japanese Broadcasting Corp report said. Liu Xia (pictured) reportedly said she was still under strict observation and she was emotionally at the breaking point due ...

  10. New city to run disputed island chains

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... its territorial claims in the region. The State Council's announcement came as Deputy Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun summoned Nguyen Van Tho, Vietnam's ambassador to China, to protest ... opposition,' Zhang Zhijun was quoted in a Foreign Ministry statement as saying. Du compared China's row with Vietnam to tensions with the Philippines over the Scarborough Shoal. 'The use ...




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