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  1. Busy session ends on happy note

    Posted Mar 14th 2011, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... Ed Zhang in Beijing The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference closed its annual session in Beijing yesterday after endorsing the 12th five-year plan. The nation's top advisory body holds its annual session every year alongside that of the national legislature, the National People's Congress, whose session closes tomorrow. This year marks the first ...

  2. No sparks as Tsang faces first Legco session

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Just before Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was due to face Legco for the first time as chief executive, a pro-Beijing politician grumbled that the question-and-answer session would ... Chung-kai concentrated on issues regarding the exchange fund, only for Mr Tsang to dismiss them as irrelevant. Buoyed, perhaps, by the Chinese University poll yesterday which placed his rating ...

  3. Censors delete 95pc of blogs a day, forum told

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... for authorities. When Mao began blogging in 2002, there were fewer than 1,000 bloggers on the mainland. A year later that number had surged to 100,000. Content in simplified Chinese characters increased ... sites completely, he said. About 70,000 sub-domain names- major sessions of a website- are blocked on the mainland, including YouTube, Facebook and Picasa. Several new sites are added ...

  4. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Quake survivors find extraordinary strength in life-or-death moments

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com The young, old and meek find powers they never thought possible to get themselves and their loved ones through a terrifying ordeal Strength and luck aid survivors Remarkable tales of courage and survival continued to appear in ...

  5. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    PLA shows quick response to Lushan earthquake

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... by the earthquake, which measured 7.0 on the Richter scale according to Chinese scientists and 6.6 according to the US Geological Survey. Volunteer groups said the central and provincial governments had come ...

  6. Old photo is a window into very origins of Hong Kong's cinema

    Posted Apr 11th 2010, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... origins of cinema in Hong Kong. 'What we have here are nine mysterious Chinese businessmen,' Bren says. 'Finding out who they are will help us find out more about the China Cinema ... And for the most part, his story remained untold. 'Chinese cinema history is something that has not really been explored until recently,' Bren says. 'The fact that not much of it remains ...

  7. Beijing faces major water shortage until at least 2014

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Beijing faces a serious water shortage that cannot be alleviated before 2014 at the earliest and authorities are being urged to launch measures to combat drought, China News Service reported yesterday. Work on the huge South-North Water Diversion Project had been delayed and Beijing would not be able to use water resources from the Yangtze River until at least 2014 ...

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    Nineteen children among 46 dead in China landslide

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 02:09pm by Agence France Presse in Beijing

    ... of snow-covered, terraced hills. A video posted on a Chinese social networking site appeared to show a group of villagers digging through thick mud and debris to uncover a body, which was carried away ...

  9. China offers help, condolences

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reported. After the annual session of the National People's Congress ended in Beijing, Premier Wen Jiabao told Japanese reporters: 'I would like to... extend my deep condolences ... worth of relief supplies to Japan, with the first batch leaving Shanghai for the quake zone yesterday afternoon. China Central Television reported that a Chinese rescue team yesterday had ...

  10. Military spending to jump 14.9pc

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... upgrading equipment and maintaining social stability. In a briefing on the annual parliamentary session that starts in Beijing today, Mr Li said the increase would bring the defence budget ...




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