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  1. Comment - Blogs

    China news round-up: Dandong denies halt to North Korea tourism, cargo traffic reported normal

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 06:59am by Patrick Boehler

    ... million views in China.   Railways Minister Liu Zhijun's graft trial Beijing News* Liu's former lawyer suggests  that reports of the extent of his embezzlement are exaggerated. Beijing Morning News* Liu has pleaded to evade the death penalty. Beijing News* Editorial: "We hope that the relevant judicial organs will openly and according to the law process Liu Zhijun ...

  2. All change

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Track record The Railway Ministry's website states that at the end of 2002 before Liu Zhijun took over, China had about 72,000 kilometres of operational track. Today, it has about 91,000km, including high-speed lines. The system ranks second in length to the US. Between 2003, when Liu became railways minister, and last year annual spending on China's rail construction ...

  3. Business - China Business - PROPERTY

    Chinese developers widen appeal of projects through tourism

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com To secure sites at cheaper prices, mainland builders are adding tourism element to their developments such as resorts and theme parks Developers widen appeal of projects Mainland developers are promising tourism-related components in their projects as a way to acquire buildings sites at a cheaper price. In recent months, developers such as Shimao Group, ...

  4. A career that went off the rails

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com In the weeks leading up to the Lunar New Year in early February, Liu Zhijun was busy riding China's rails, inspecting the network ahead of the peak ... for the nation'. 800m The amount, in yuan, that Liu Zhijun is accused of taking in kickbacks on contracts linked to expanding the high-speed rail network ...

  5. Wharf wins five sites in Suzhou for 3b yuan

    Posted Oct 10th 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Wharf (Holdings) yesterday teamed up with China Suzhou Industrial Park Land to acquire a package of five commercial and residential sites in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, for 3.07 billion yuan. The developer will build a 420-metre skyscraper on the commercial ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    China news round-up: Liu Tienan investigated, Murong Xuecun's weibo account deleted

    Posted May 13th 2013, 06:14am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Politics New York Times Beijing is investigating Liu Tienan, an official a journalist had dared to challenge. People's Daily Weibo* "A rumour has become a fact," the paper comments on the investigation of Liu Tienan. Asahi Shimbun Chinese authorities ban human rights, political discussions at universities. People's Daily Overseas Edition* ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Online campaign for release of Guangdong democracy activist Liu Yuandong gathers pace

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 06:47pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... promptly deleted since February. Pictures of people holding banners demanding that Liu Yuandong be freed keep appearing on Sina Weibo, but many of the posts are not seen for long. Liu, 35, ... of seven men are seen at night holding a white banner with black handwritten characters. "What crime has Liu Yuandong committed when protesting against the nuclear test?" the banner said. ...

  8. Safety must come on rail network

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of railways minister Liu Zhijun in February under a cloud of corruption and the subsequent removal of half a dozen other railway officials have raised questions about oversight. The massive debts ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Gag on Liu Xiang injury propaganda lacking even a grain of reason

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... propaganda is inevitably built on at least a grain of truth. The truth at the bottom of the Liu Xiang story, however, offered no such foundation. As the South China Morning Post reported recently, Liu was seriously injured even before arriving in London. We now know he had little chance of being fit enough to even warm up properly, much less win the race. So instead of some basic ...

  10. Liu had been nursing ankle before big race

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa in London kinwa.chan@scmp.com Superstar hurdler Liu Xiang had been suffering pain from an ankle injury in the build-up to the London Olympics, it was revealed after China's biggest athletic hope crashed out of the men's 110 metres hurdles for the second consecutive Games. Liu drove into the first hurdle with his left foot and crashed to the ground, ...




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