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  1. Beijing raises death toll to 77 after long silence

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Beijing authorities last night more than doubled the official death toll from last weekend's devastating storm in the capital to 77, following days of mounting public calls for a more accurate count of those killed. The belat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007813/beijing-raises-death-toll-77-after-long-silence
  2. Officials acknowledge 6 deaths at Games sites

    Posted Jan 29th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson in Beijing Beijing's municipal government said yesterday six construction workers had died during the building of Olympic venues- the first time senior officials have admitted to any deaths at the 32 sites. During a press conference by ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/624742/officials-acknowledge-6-deaths-games-sites
  3. Thirsty capital wrings water from neighbours

    Posted Sep 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... plain, where most surface water was depleted and underground water overused. 'The first and worst hit will be farmers in downstream areas where demand is huge and there is never any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/609188/thirsty-capital-wrings-water-neighbours
  4. Forgotten villagers complain of lack of assistance

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao and Wei Hanyang in Laishui county, Hebei As volunteers raise money and send aid packages to flood victims in Fangshan in Beijing, residents in Hebei province are being largely ignored by the media, and their relief effort is proceeding at a s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007997/forgotten-villagers-complain-lack-assistance
  5. Severe flooding brings traffic chaos to Tianjin

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Heavy rain that hit Tianjin yesterday unleashed severe flooding and paralysed traffic, although there were no reports of fatalities. Unlike in Beijing, residents said they had received government warnings on their mobile ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007815/severe-flooding-brings-traffic-chaos-tianjin
  6. Dreams of most liveable city go down the drain

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao Two years ago, Guo Jinlong, who recently stepped down as Beijing mayor following his promotion as the municipality's party chief, basked in praise when he vowed to ensure the capital would become a 'most livable' world-class me ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007752/dreams-most-liveable-city-go-down-drain
  7. Capital's new leaders battle anger over floods

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com The new leadership in Beijing is scrambling to deal with the aftermath of the city's worst rainstorm in six decades, amid mounting public anger as more complaints emerge of officials' poor handling of the d ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007636/capitals-new-leaders-battle-anger-over-floods
  8. Gulf opens between residents and official media over floods

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com The news footage on Beijing Television showing Beijing party secretary Guo Jinlong having instant noodles at an emergency meeting over the deadly July 21 flood in the early hours of the following morning lasted only for abou ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008043/gulf-opens-between-residents-and-official-media-over-floods
  9. Heaviest rain in 6 decades causes chaos in Beijing

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... residents of the danger late at night, when the city was already flooded. More downpours were forecast yesterday for northeastern and southwestern China, where at least 10 others were reported ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007505/heaviest-rain-6-decades-causes-chaos-beijing
  10. Games hurdles still loom large, organisers say

    Posted Aug 07th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... for the Games. Li Hao, of the Ecological Society of China, is sceptical of pledges to improve the city's environment. 'If they don't change their ways of greening the city, I don't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603299/games-hurdles-still-loom-large-organisers-say

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