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  1. News - China

    Guangdong manhunt ends with arrest of man suspected of chopping schoolchildren

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 07:58am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Follow @SCMP_News Police in a Guangdong city said early on Wednesday that they had arrested a man accused of injuring six children and one woman with a butcher knife, ending a manhunt that gripped the province the evening before.  Maoming police shared dramatic photos of the arrest on its Sina Weibo microblog. The man, 32, surnamed Liao, has been described ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1243229/guangdong-manhunt-ends-arrest-man-suspected-chopping-schoolchildren
  2. News - China

    Police launch murder investigation after torso found on Beijing street

    Posted May 17th 2013, 04:04pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler A brutal murder case is gripping Beijing. On Thursday, a man's headless, limbless body has been found in the Chinese capital, just one block south of the Tiananmen Square. The torso was found in the early morning hours of Thursday on the sidewalk at the intersection between Zhushi West Street and Meishi Street. "Apparently he had been discovered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1239817/police-launch-murder-investigation-after-torso-found-beijing-street
  3. News - China

    China Red Cross donations in doubt after new figures show discrepancies

    Posted May 20th 2013, 01:46pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler A public outcry against missing donations by the Red Cross Society of China has morphed into subdued scepticism after the Ministry of Civil Affairs reviewed figures at the weekend that indicated considerable amount of funds had disappeared.  On Friday, the ministry, which is charged with supervising charity organisations, had  published  how much charities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1241902/china-red-cross-donations-doubt-after-new-figures-show-discrepancies
  4. News - China

    People's Daily slams Chinese local governments over luxury buildings

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:32pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler The Communist Party's flagship newspaper on Monday published a scathing rebuke against local governments wasting public funds on luxurious office buildings, despite its own construction of a 150m-tall tower in Beijing. "County government offices are built like the American White House, city squares are larger than Tiananmen Square, the interiors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1236679/peoples-daily-slams-chinese-local-governments-over-luxury-buildings
  5. News - China

    Police footage of Beijing migrant worker moments before 'suicide' sparks cover-up claims

    Posted May 13th 2013, 10:32am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Mystery over different clothing in official police surveillance video Police surveillance footage said to show a young migrant worker moments before she fell to her death has sparked accusations of a cover-up after she appeared to be wearing different clothing to that photographed by witnesses at the scene. Migrant worker Yuan Liya died on May 2 when she fell ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1236635/police-footage-beijing-migrant-worker-moments-suicide-sparks-cover-claims
  6. News - China

    Mao Zedong's granddaughter among China's richest people

    Posted May 08th 2013, 05:31pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Mao Zedong's granddaughter has become one of China's richest people, according to an annual ranking of the nation's richest 500. Kong Dongmei, the granddaughter of the founder of the People's Republic and his third wife He Zizhen, along with her husband Chen Dongsheng have the combined wealth of five billion yuan (HK$6.3 billion), putting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1233041/mao-zedongs-granddaughter-among-chinas-richest-people
  7. Comment - Blogs

    China's richest man 'snubs Queen Elizabeth, David Cameron'

    Posted May 06th 2013, 09:46am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler China's richest man, Zong Qinghou, may be known for his frugality, but he bailed on two free dinners in February, snubbing invitations from Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister David Cameron. "The queen invited [me] for February 6; the prime minister invited [me] for the 12th. Lunar New Year was on the 9th," the founder ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1231254/chinas-richest-man-snubs-queen-elizabeth-david-cameron
  8. News - China

    Free toilets, Wi-fi to lure tourists back to historic Fenghuang after entry fee

    Posted May 01st 2013, 11:04am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler A historical city in Hunan province is desperately trying to lure visitors back with free toilets and wireless internet after the introduction of an entrance fee caused a local protest and left Fenghuang deserted of tourists. The move came a day ahead of the long May 1 holiday, the first peak-travel weekend since a 148 yuan (HK$185) entry fee was imposed on April ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1227367/free-toilets-wi-fi-lure-tourists-back-historic-fenghuang-after-entry-fee
  9. News - China

    China's Beidou navigation system expands in Southeast Asia

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 08:39am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Two more Southeast Asian countries have signed up to the Beidou satellite navigation system, China's alternative to the American GPS system. Laos and Brunei will be adopting the navigation system in an initial stage through research and co-operation agreements, China's Ministry of Science and Technology said at the weekend.   Earlier this month, Thailand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1226508/chinas-beidou-navigation-system-expands-southeast-asia
  10. Comment - Blogs

    Not giving up on a single life! says PLA as photo of pig rescue circulates

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 02:06pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler "Not giving up on a single life!", the People's Liberation Army Chengdu military region wrote in a propaganda microblog it has set up to praise its troops' rescue efforts during the Sichuan earthquake. The post includes a picture of PLA corps of engineers carrying an astonished-looking pig to safety. It has been shared some 40,000 times since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1223696/not-giving-single-life-says-pla-photo-pig-rescue-circulates

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