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  1. PLA rewarded with monthly salary increases of up to 50pc

    Posted Mar 24th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... at rewarding the PLA's hard work during the Beijing Olympics and the Sichuan earthquake last year, the expert said. 'The PLA, including armed police, ground, navy and air forces as well as the Second Artillery Corps did a good job in the Beijing Olympics,' he said. 'Indeed, the soldiers who took part in the Sichuan earthquake relief work were responsible for all the toughest ...

  2. Commuters sweat it out as crowded subway lines do overtime

    Posted Jul 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo The surge in passengers on the first workday under Beijing's new car ban proved problematic for the city's newly expanded subway system, with several stations temporarily ... There were fewer cars on most city streets during the morning and afternoon rush hours, and the cars that were on the roads were travelling faster, according to reports from Beijing's traffic ...

  3. Hung out to dry

    Posted May 18th 2008, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... As workers put the finishing touches to a water-diversion project that will supply Beijing for the Olympics and beyond, villagers in drought-ridden rural areas are starting to comprehend ... ancient Egypt than modern China. The ravine is in fact a canal that carves through 300km of farmland, from the reservoirs of central China to Beijing. Within weeks, the waterway- part of a mammoth ...

  4. Lockdown in the capital ahead of military parade

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao and Al Guo in Beijing Central Beijing was under lockdown on the eve of the nation's most sensitive anniversary of the year, with security forces on maximum alert ahead ... as authorities completed final preparations for the one-day party starting at 10am. Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and other tourist landmarks in central Beijing were being cordoned off until after ...

  5. Traffic woes drive Beijing underground

    Posted Jan 20th 2011, 12:00am by Michael Martin

    ... Michael Martin Bumper-to-bumper traffic has become a dawn-to-dusk nightmare on Beijing's ring roads- but city planners have found an unconventional way around the gridlock. Matching ... facilities, cropping up in several districts. 'With the growing economy, Beijing's congestion is also growing at an unprecedented rate,' said independent economist Andy Xie. ...

  6. A truly modern army can't be a tool of the party

    Posted Dec 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the costs of their previous university education reimbursed, in whole or part, if they complete the minimum two-year military service. The large number of openings no doubt reflects Beijing ... by Beijing to make humanitarian relief a primacy mission of the PLA- along with national defence- has bolstered its legitimacy in the eyes of many people. But the single most important factor ...

  7. Spending on festivities cut amid hard times- except on security measures

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Frugality is the order of the day as the preparations for the 60th anniversary celebrations reach a climax. In a recent circular, the government said extravagance ... enough,' said a Beijing office worker, citing simple anniversary celebrations in the US and France. Businessmen complained that three huge rehearsals in the past month had left them out of pocket. ...

  8. Rich and glorious

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... restructuring and monetary policy. Beijing warmly welcomed the likes of me in those heady days of frenetic inbound foreign investment and hopeful reform. The grand celebration's defining moment ... interference. Germany and France are chastised the most. Australia's Chinese-speaking prime minister was face-slapped over a bad commodities deal. Since the Beijing Olympics, China has bristled ...

  9. Beijing predicts fast recovery for Japan's economy

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The earthquake in Japan will affect Sino-Japanese trade in the short term only, according to China's Commerce Ministry. The Japanese economy would recover ... spokesman Yao Jian said in Beijing yesterday. China was Japan's biggest trading partner and export destination last year. Bilateral trade totalled US$303.06 billion, according to ministry data. ...

  10. Beijing suspends nuclear plant approvals

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing China suspended approvals for new nuclear power plants yesterday and ordered comprehensive checks of existing facilities to close safety loopholes amid growing ... which Beijing hopes will help reduce the country's reliance on coal and cut emissions of greenhouse gases. For the past few days, as Japan's nuclear crisis worsened in the wake ...




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