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  1. Villagers seize sewage plant as evidence in pollution row

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Quanzhou, Fujian Villagers Quanzhou, Fujian, claimed a temporary victory against a wastewater treatment plant which they believe to be the source of local pollution ... and locals were even able to send several elderly women to guard the front gate of the wastewater plant, which they claimed had poisoned drinking water and caused cancer. The women said ...

  2. 10,000 fight riot police over Fujian pollution

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... is a tannery and an oil refinery, discharges from which have poisoned their drinking water and caused cancer, they claim. They protested outside the sewage treatment plant because it handles ... heavily contaminated. The number of 'cancer villages', where the rate of cancers is much higher than the average, is growing rapidly. Yesterday villagers in Chengping, from where many ...

  3. Activists demand equal treatment

    Posted Jun 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Activists detained for unlawful assembly in March cried foul yesterday after others similarly detained were released unconditionally by police. Sixty-seven of the 113 detained, unhappy at the length of time investiga ...

  4. War hero has to beg to pay medical bills

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... to land on Money Island in January 1974. He is now fighting another enemy- blood cancer- the Hainan-based South China Sea News reported on its website yesterday. But the veteran could not afford the expensive medical treatment he required because the government offered him only a normal civil service pension, the report said, adding that he had been forced to beg in public in an attempt to pay ...

  5. Sri Lanka peace depends on treatment of Tamils

    Posted Jun 01st 2009, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer '[The war] is not going to end soon,' Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara, the Sri Lankan army's spokesman, said last month. 'It will take some time to completely eradicate terrorism from the country- about two years.' In the ...

  6. View from the heart

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clarence Tsui Think of a film with a cancer-stricken character at its centre, and the mind conjures up scenes of full-blown melodrama. The anguished pleas for divine intervention; ... or not. This is why I decided against filming the pain, the sickness or the stigma [of Adam's illness], or the operation or the treatment process, and that's why we begin the film ...

  7. Couple fights to save son's life

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as they try to keep their cancer-stricken son alive. Romeo (Elka?m) and Juliette (Donzelli) meet at a Parisian disco and fall in love at first sight. Then, after some rapid cuts, we jump ahead in time ... health. The doctors diagnose his condition as a brain tumour. The couple is distressed, and begins their long struggle- a war on cancer. Despite the challenges of their son's disease, Romeo ...

  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Hezbollah threatens Israel with precision-guided missiles

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... also condemned Ahmadinejad's calling Israel a "cancerous tumour". Ban said that "all leaders in the region should use their voices at this time to lower, rather than ...

  9. Rally of thousands forces factory halt

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... that was being circulated among protesters accused the planned molybdenum-copper factory of being 'carcinogenic', adding that Shifang already had a higher rate of cancer than nearby areas. ...

  10. Protests rage in Haimen despite huge police presence

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the area. 'Look at how many villagers have died of cancer these past few years,' a furious mother shouted. 'Do you know how many Haimen people are lying in hospital beds?' ...




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