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  1. Ministry opens the books on state budget

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... and projected budget to be made clear ahead of the NPC meeting. He twice petitioned the ministry to reveal government expenditure for last year and budgets for this year ahead of the meeting, ...

  2. Oil blast gives Urumqi the jitters

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem, Choi Chi-yuk and Kristine Kwok in Urumqi Tensions rose in Urumqi yesterday, a week after the country's worst ethnic violence in decades, when an explosion at an oil refinery sparked fears of a terrorist attack. No one was injured in the bl ...

  3. Tourists return to Kashmir despite the years of unrest

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem DESPITE CONTINUED security concerns in the region, the mountains, lakes and forests of Kashmir are beginning to lure domestic and international tourists once again. Government officials say the region is swiftly becoming the country's lates ...

  4. Security forces in Urumqi back on high alert day after shooting

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Urumqi Security measures were cranked up a notch in Urumqi yesterday, although by nightfall there had been no repeat of Monday's shootings. Particularly in Uygur districts of the city, soldiers and police were noticeably on high alert, a ...

  5. Hangzhou deputy mayor linked to corruption probe

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem and Lilian Zhang in Shanghai A deputy mayor of Hangzhou has been fired and placed under investigation in a probe believed to be related to allegations of corruption. Xu Maiyong, 50, was relieved of his official duties yesterday by Zhejiang provi ...

  6. Snowstorm death toll rises as Net critics rap 'slow response'

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Weather Modification Office as saying cloud seeding had been used on Tuesday. The report prompted concerns that the disaster could have been at least partially man-made. However, a spokesman ... to the disaster. The heaviest snowfalls in more than half a century have caused at least 41 deaths and affected over 4.7 million people across seven provinces, state media reported. News of the mounting ...

  7. Storm disrupts chase for Form Six

    Posted Aug 07th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Joyce Man, Will Clem

    ... Joyce Man, Dennis Eng and Will Clem Students angered by order to bend rules to disperse queues for places at schools There were scenes of disarray and confusion at schools across the city yesterday as the third day of Form Six admissions was disrupted by stormy conditions for the second year in a row. While Severe Tropical Storm Kammuri brought businesses to a halt, thousands ...

  8. Wen visits Hebei after disastrous snowfall

    Posted Nov 13th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... on Wednesday quoted an unidentified official as saying the second had also been brought on by man-made means. The website China.org.cn quoted a chief forecaster at the Beijing Meteorological Bureau ... Will Clem in Shanghai Premier Wen Jiabao travelled to snowbound Hebei province yesterday to oversee relief efforts as the snowstorm that engulfed northern China turned into a disaster. One ...

  9. Student-made helicopter helped relief efforts after Sichuan quake

    Posted Jul 17th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... helicopters,' said HKUST postgraduate student Wang Tao, 27, who helped develop the helicopters. 'They can be sent into areas that would be too dangerous for manned helicopters without the risk ...

  10. Lunar New Year tourists flock to scene of Sichuan quake tragedies

    Posted Jan 29th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... for permission to enter the ruins of the town.' Liao Mingzhen, a resident in the temporary settlement outside the town gates, expressed regret that Beichuan had been made famous by the very disaster ... the disaster zone in warmth,' read huge characters emblazoned onto the red plastic sheet. The provincial city in northern Sichuan province is the main stopping-off point on a tourist trail ...




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