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  1. Hunan governor in self-criticism before Wen over bridge tragedy

    Posted Dec 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Hunan governor Zhou Qiang, widely considered a rising political star, had to make a public self-criticism before Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday over the collapse of a new bridge ... The deadly collapse in August of a 328-metre stone bridge in Fenghuang county also injured 22 people and shocked the nation. The central government ordered an investigation into why the partly ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A political system heading for collapse

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE A political system heading for collapse Are we on an inexorable, if protracted, path towards universal suffrage or can it be reversed through political repression? The authority and power of the Hong Kong government are being diminished by the day. Its top officials are mocked and ridiculed. If our government cannot do its job, someone eventually ...

  3. Talks collapse over national classes delay

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng and Dennis Chong Opponents of national education yesterday stormed out of talks with the government to seek a delay in the curriculum's introduction, with one parent claiming the two sides were on 'different planets'. Educati ...

  4. Growing pains are no excuse for China's woes

    Posted Aug 17th 2007, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... without the frivolous trappings of accountability and democratic government? Tell the people of Fenghuang in Hunan province that the dead and injured from a bridge collapse were victims ... the world market, but still believes there is no need to adopt the other norms of behaviour that govern this market. Bridge collapses and a string of stories about unsafe products from the mainland ...

  5. Textbook talks collapse

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Staff reporter HONG KONG- The long-running dispute between the government and school textbook publishers over the bundling of teaching aids- such as teaching manuals and CD-ROMs- with textbooks intensified at a meeting on Wednesday. Publishers rejected a ...

  6. Propaganda chief and Deng Xiaoping's bridge partner

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of ideology', according to an English report by Xinhua. Well known for pairing up with the party's former paramount leader, Deng Xiaoping, in their games of bridge, the poker-faced Ding (pictured) ...

  7. League on verge of collapse as heavyweights lead party exodus

    Posted Jan 24th 2011, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... party by winning three seats in the 2008 Legislative Council poll. Two years later, it is on the verge of collapse. The rise of the league was once seen as a signal of emerging radical forces, ...

  8. Talking points

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Marco Polo Bridge touches a nerve, 75 years on Tomorrow marks the 75th anniversary of the Marco Polo Bridge Incident. The clash between Japanese and Chinese soldiers on the outskirts of Beijing, ...

  9. HK$9m legal bill run up in bridge challenge

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com The litigation over the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge ran up at least HK$9 million in legal costs- including HK$1.5 million in legal aid given ... billion bridge project. Her lawyers argued that the government's environmental impact assessment failed to meet its own standards for gauging the likely effect on local pollution levels. ...

  10. Tree collapses in Shek Kong Barracks

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A 20-metre-tall tree fell in the grounds of the Shek Kong Barracks at about 6.30am yesterday. The top branches of the tree fell on a road, while the trunk remained in the grounds of the barracks. Firemen were called to the scene to clear the roa ...




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