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  1. Activist beaten as rival police clash in melee

    Posted Oct 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Didi Kirsten Tatlow in Beijing Campaigner knocked unconscious Dozens of police from rival city districts in Beijing fought a pitched battle yesterday over Christian activist Hua Huiqi, who ... World in Hong Kong and its office in Beijing for comments were not successful because office staff said the managers responsible were not available. The incident, a complex one involving police ...

  2. Luxury brands race for retail space to cash in on expected spending spree

    Posted Oct 15th 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu With the world's leading luxury brands beating a path to Beijing to capture an expected flood of spending during next year's Olympic Games, demand for retail space is red hot. The Beijing Tourism Administration expects the games will attract 500,000 foreign tourists and two million mainlanders over the months of August and September. Visitor spending ...

  3. Posted Sep 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing Crackdown to target taxis The capital's transport administration will crack down on unlicensed taxis during the National Day holiday, The Beijing News reports. The campaign ... deputy director Jia Xiujun was sentenced to five years' jail by the Beijing No2 Intermediate People's Court on Thursday after appealing against his first sentence of three years. ...

  4. Outraged monks save historic building

    Posted Sep 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu Campaign blocks demolition at one of Beijing's oldest Buddhist temples Angry monks have saved one of Beijing's oldest Buddhist temples from disappearing under ... and beams gently and rebuild them in original style,' Yuan Chi said. The temple leadership made desperate appeals to the Beijing Municipal Administration of Cultural Heritage and other ...

  5. The Pool of Unease

    Posted Sep 16th 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... in the Robin Ballantyne murder mystery series is no exception. This time the intrepid reporter struggles to keep her head above water in China. The Pool of Unease opens in Beijing, focusing ... London-based journalist Ballantyne has been sent to Beijing by a news agency to investigate another murder. Derek Sumner is the Beijing representative for Kelness, a British steel mill that feeds ...

  6. Wumart forecasts steady earnings growth

    Posted Sep 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing's biggest supermarket chain, added new stores. 'We will continue to open new stores this year, mainly superstores, and hope to benefit from an increase in customer inflow,' ... and its operations.' The GEM board company, which operates more than 500 supermarkets and mini-marts in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, said it was seeking merger and acquisition opportunities ...

  7. National pride and outrage over marathon girl's epic run

    Posted Aug 12th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Coonan

    ... Clifford Coonan in Beijing With her proud, ambitious father urging her on, eight-year-old Zhang Huimin is making a marathon run from Sanya on Hainan island to Beijing, an epic journey ... to the Beijing Games begins. 'We've arrived in Que county in Henan province now and we have 70 per cent of the project behind us,' said her father, Zhang Jianmin, a farmer from Linggao, ...

  8. Police accused of beating villagers

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan About 20 villagers were beaten up by 300 armed police in Dingzhou, Hebei, and prevented from going to Beijing to protest on Monday, the second anniversary of the violent deaths ... they vowed to lodge a petition in Beijing because the municipal government had again refused to give them proper compensation and return the 25 hectares to farmers. 'Our officials are very ...

  9. Lawsuit against comedian puts celebrity ads back in spotlight

    Posted Apr 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan When Beijing crosstalk fan Wang Litang felt he had been misled by a celebrity endorsement for a weight-loss product, he did what most mainland consumers would not dream of doing- ... and international celebrities to promote their products. Last month the Consumers' Association in Beijing issued its third 'endorsement' alert since 2004. Prompted by complaints from people ...

  10. Have your say

    Posted Feb 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a ground-breaking deal struck this month that will bring the impoverished communist state more than US$300 million worth of aid. Under the agreement, which was reached by six countries in Beijing after ... and cannot have this type of lifestyle. If you want to enjoy your life, I think you should try to make yours as simple as possible. Tsang Wai-yin Get ready to face the world Beijing is preparing ...




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