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  1. Beijing heritage bid to uproot 200,000

    Posted Feb 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mandy Zuo Beijing wants to preserve the cultural heritage around Gu Enguang's home... but it means he is not welcome to stay. It is all part of a broader plan to manage the sprawling capital's population. A narrow, rugged concrete path leads to Gu's home at Liulisi hutong in Beijing's Dongcheng district. Facing south is the main building, a room measuring about 20 ...

  2. Unpaid construction worker is no longer game for the big event

    Posted May 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Zheng Guangwen had mixed feelings when the state-of-the-art Capital Airport's terminal three (T3) opened in Beijing at the end of March. Mr Zheng, 27, had left his home in Sichuan province five years ago to join the army of migrant construction workers that have spruced up Beijing for the Olympics with their labour. He recalled feeling thrilled when he was asked ...

  3. Beijing vows to beat looming problems to be a top-class city

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

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Authorities vowed to tackle the mounting challenges that threaten the capital's sustainable development, with population growth, traffic and environmental woes high on Beijing's agenda in the next five years. Speaking at the opening of the annual municipal People's Congress yesterday, Mayor Guo Jinlong said the municipality's ambition ...

  4. Business - Money - TAXES

    Beijing advisers propose tax on large stock sales to narrow the wealth gap

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing Beijing advisers propose levy on large stock sales The top advisory body to the country's legislature has recommended taxing gains from "large" sales of equities held for short periods to help narrow the nation's wealth gap, Xinhua reported. The economic committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference also suggested ...

  5. Authorities order bars not to serve black people

    Posted Jul 18th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... In our series looking at preparations for the Games, Tom Miller reports on plans to crack down on 'undesirables' in the bars of Beijing Beijing authorities are secretly planning ... Dream'. Bar owners near the Workers' Stadium in central Beijing say they have been forced by Public Security Bureau officials to sign pledges agreeing not to let black people enter ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Beijing to boost health care spending

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing also pledges to improve key health indicators, with life expectancy up and infant mortality down Expenditure on health care will be increased Beijing has pledged to increase government spending on health care and improve key health indicators to the standard of developed countries by 2020, the Ministry of Health said in a report ...

  7. Beijing migrant worker-rockers seeking HK help

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com A folk rock band from Beijing has called on the Hong Kong media to support its efforts to save a school for migrant workers' children it set up ... Summer Olympics in Beijing. Education bureau officials usually cite lack of permits and poor safety standards of the school buildings as reasons for the closures. 'We have been getting all ...

  8. Easy access for Games athletes, says Beijing

    Posted Sep 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Beijing has declared itself ready for the Paralympic Games, after making preparations to ensure people with disabilities can move around easily. Reconstruction and improvements ... installed lanes for the blind and wheelchair ramps, and advance team members from the US and Hungary have already checked in. Beijing has recruited 44,000 volunteers and trained them for three years ...

  9. Who said it?

    Posted Jul 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Now I'm leaving for Shanghai, a stop before probably following on to Beijing... to co-operate with the investigation into Gu Kailai A statement, released by Cambodian police, by Frenchman Patrick Devillers There is hope... but don't ask me for a date because we do not know Nobel laureate Francoise Barre-Sinoussi on the prospects for an Aids cure China has never done ...

  10. What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The government admitted it granted HK$72 million to firms led by a Beijing loyalist educator to produce biased national education materials: Yin Chi-chan- Now, give HK$72 million to an anti-Beijing group and make both books required reading. Not that the government would do that, of course. Jamie Wong- When China rises to become an economic superpower; begins to respect universal ...




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