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  1. Doctors 'like soldiers who have no guns'

    Posted Apr 17th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... basic operations for those severely injured,' he said. 'It feels like we're soldiers who have no guns at the front.' ...

  2. New price controls set to fight inflation

    Posted Nov 17th 2010, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... Ed Zhang in Beijing Fearing the political impact of the worst inflation in a decade, Beijing is set to announce price controls and launch a new crackdown on hoarding and speculation in agricultural products. Alarming figures released yesterday by the Ministry of Commerce showed that in the first two weeks of November, the average wholesale price of 18 staple vegetables was 62 per ...

  3. Beijing tightens controls on hot money

    Posted Nov 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing Beijing tightened its grip over foreign currency flows yesterday by introducing a series of policies including a daily floor for banks' foreign currency holdings, highlighting worries over hot money. A circular issued by the State ...

  4. Dam's flood control capacity overstated, experts say

    Posted Sep 01st 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih The flood control capacity of the Three Gorges Dam is substantially less than officially stated, analysts and former officials say. The world's largest hydroelectric project was designed to be able to hold back 22.1 billion cubic metres of floodwater, but the dam's flood-control capacity will decrease to 18.7 billion cubic metres due to sedimentation ...

  5. War veterans are guns for hire on the high seas

    Posted Jul 31st 2005, 12:00am by Nick Meo

    ... ships a year, to counter the threat from increasingly well-organised pirate gangs armed with machine guns and grenade launchers. A report by the International Maritime Bureau last week warned ...

  6. Flood control officials brace for worst

    Posted Jul 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and southern parts of the mainland have been flooded over the past week. Flood control officials said the situation was critical and the country could be facing its worst floods in more than a decade. ...

  7. Good news for HK: capital controls are back in fashion

    Posted Apr 14th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland In a marked reversal of conventional economic policy prescriptions, the Asian Development Bank is advising regional governments that they should impose capital controls ... and appreciating currencies are a combination likely to attract the unwelcome attention of international speculators, the ADB adds 'controls that mitigate disruptive capital inflows may ...

  8. Beijing tightens control over activists, local media

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... controls over dissidents and the domestic media. To keep the promises the central government had made with its bid for the Games to provide foreign media with good working conditions, Beijing ... the foreign and domestic media in a different way. It's a pragmatic policy to reduce pressure from the outside world while keeping internal affairs under control. 'The government has ...

  9. Agriculture official urges more controls before growing GM foods

    Posted Mar 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mandy Zuo Even though a safety certificate for genetically modified rice was issued in October last year, the central government says more controls will be needed before people are allowed to grow such crops. Vice-Minister of Agriculture Wei Chaoan said yesterday that safety licences for transgenic food were not the same thing as permits for commercial planting. 'We need ...

  10. Officials ban media from plagiarism court case

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

    ... Vivian Wu Mainland propaganda authorities have banned the media from reporting on a Supreme People's Court review of a long-running plagiarism case against a prominent law professor. The party's propaganda department ordered on Monday that no ou ...




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