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  1. News - China Insider - RUBBER DUCK

    Pictured: Giant rubber duck arrives in Beijing

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 08:45am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Beijing's giant rubber duck has been inflated overnight in the capital three days ahead of its official presentation. The supersized bath accessory is expected to captivate crowds as much as its counterpart in Hong Kong earlier this year.  The duck, also designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, will be 1.5 metres taller than ...

  2. News - China Insider - HEALTH

    After GSK, Bayer also targeted in Chinese pharmaceutical probe

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 06:32pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com The German pharmaceutical conglomerate Bayer has become the latest target of an ongoing investigation in China into malpractice in the industry. China’s Federation of Industry and Commerce contacted a Bayer office in China in relation to an investigation into anti-trust offences, Bayer’s spokesman Guenter Forneck told the South China ...

  3. News - China Insider - URBANISATION

    Report points to local opposition to Beijing’s land reform efforts

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 01:41pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com The Communist Party is unlikely to introduce breakthrough land reform measures at a key party conference in November which would make more rural land available to feed China’s voracious urbanisation needs, according to a report by China Real Estate News . Quoting unidentified sources at the Ministry of Land and Resources, ...

  4. News - China Insider - Hu Jintao

    Social media records rare public appearance of former president Hu Jintao

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:54pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com When former President Hu Jintao inspected an ancestral family home this week, state media failed to cover a rare appearance of the man who led China for the last decade. But his visit was reported by social media. The lack of reporting by official media outlets is unusual as visits by his predecessor, Jiang Zemin, and other former ...

  5. News - China Insider - Morning Clicks

    China news round-up: Japan scrambles jets over drone, Thailand woos Chinese tourists

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 07:47am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Politics Xiaoxiang Morning Post* The prosecution of online rumours crackdown could lead to framing . Bloomberg Local government financing vehicles’ reliance on land sales to repay debt creates problems, says the People’s Bank of China's Zhou Xiaochuan . Caijing Authorities are seeking legitimacy for their ongoing campaign  against online ...

  6. News - China Insider - Morning Clicks

    China news round-up: Xi Jinping visits defence manufacturer, rich want their say on reforms

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 07:54am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Politics Businessweek China's rich want their say on policy reform . China Business News* CNPC corruption investigations ongoing "for a long time", some people " were given the opportunity to repent, but refused ." Xinhua* President Xi Jinping inspects high-tech, defence manufacturers in Liaoning province. Wall ...

  7. News - China Insider - Morning Clicks

    China news round-up: Party scraps internal regulations, Chongqing retires officials

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 07:50am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Politics Xinhua* Chongqing municipality announces the retirement  of another eleven cadres. ChinaFile "Beijing feels tense because the challenge may come from anywhere and everywhere - from lawyers, journalists, and peasants losing their lands; even from within its own Politburo," writes Ouyang Bin . Xinhua* The Communist ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Two strikes and you're out for Shenzhen smugglers

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 03:47pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Shenzhen officials plan to deny multiple-entry permissions to those convicted of smuggling Customs cracks down on HK travel permits In what could be a heavy blow to cross-border traders between Shenzhen and Hong Kong, Guangdong authorites are planning to deny travel permits to Shenzhen residents found to have been involved in smuggling.  ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DRUG TRAFFICKING

    Hong Kong ‘drug mule’ held at Beijing airport in record cocaine seizure

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 11:39am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Customs seized 24.6kg of cocaine headed for Hong Kong Gem trader in record Beijing drugs bust A 63-year old man has been detained in Beijing in what authorities have called one of the most brazen attempts to smuggle drugs through the Chinese capital’s airport and into Hong Kong. Police say the Hong Kong resident, identified only by his ...

  10. News - China Insider - COURTS

    Airport rage in Yunnan leads to prison time for ex-official

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 11:08am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com A former Yunnan county official, whose airport meltdown in February was caught on camera and went viral, has received a prison sentence for a moment of rage that has turned out to be costing him dearly.   The People's Court of the Guangdu district in Kunming on Tuesday sentenced Yan Linkun, to six months in jail and a further ...




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