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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Hu Chunhua: Heading to the top via Guangdong?

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Hu Chunhua has made a low-profile start to his career as province's party boss as he plots tricky path to becoming a sixth-generation state leader New Guangdong party chief Hu Chunhua, who marks 100 days in the job today, has taken an ultra-low-profi ...

  2. News - China - ECONOMY

    Western Guangdong trade fair targets Asean business people

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... The region will stage its first trade fair aimed at luring Chinese business people in Southeast Asia Less developed western Guangdong will host its first trade fair targeting overseas Chinese business people in Asean countries next month in a bid to boost ...

  3. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Guangdong party boss Hu Chunhua keeps his cards close to his chest

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Hu Chunhua's low profile, opaque style sets him in stark contrast to his reformist predecessor, Wang Yang At first glance, Guangdong's new party chief, Hu Chunhua, appears to be the complete opposite of his reformist, media-savvy predecessor, Wa ...

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    Guangdong's Wang Yang more style than substance, some say

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Despite initial hype when Guangdong party secretary Wang Yang took office, he failed to deliver on his promises, some analysts say Style over substance? While Wang Yang has certainly left his mark as Guangdong party secretary, it is safe to assume the province's citizens will not be looking back on his tenure with the same reverence ...

  5. Thomas Lau 'co-signed HK$20m cheque to Ao'

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung in Macau simpson.cheung@scmp.com Hong Kong tycoon Thomas Lau Luen-hung was named in Macau's top court for the first time yesterday as having co-signed a HK$20 million cheque paid to jailed former transport chief Ao Man-long. The Macau Court of Final Appeal was told that Ao had met tycoons Steven Lo Kit-sing or Joseph Lau Luen-hung- Thomas's older brother- ...

  6. 'We will drive away cold-heartedness'

    Posted Oct 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Foshan mimi.lau@scmp.com Nearly 200 people gathered yesterday at an alley in Foshan- where a toddler was run over twice by vans and then ignored by 18 passers-by- to give strangers free hugs and declare 'war' on social apathy and cold-heartedness. Two-year-old Wang Yue- nicknamed Yueyue by her family- died in Guangdong on Friday. The crowd of nearly 200 ...

  7. Activist has already seen the worst

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Li spoke with Mimi Lau Li Biyun is no longer intimidated by threats of torture and death. The petite 44-year-old woman has endured years of hardship while fighting for land rights and fair elections in her hometown of Rongli village, under Foshan city in Guangdong. From a hospital bed in the city's Shunde district, she recently talked about how she was made to suffer brutal ...

  8. Wukan elects 109 village representatives

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Wukan, Guangdong mimi.lau@scmp.com More than 6,600 residents of Wukan cast their ballots yesterday in the second round of voting for villagers to represent them. The 109 representatives elected will play a critical role in negotiating with authorities over 1,700 hectares of collectively owned land villagers say corrupt officials sold secretly. Villagers in the remote ...

  9. National anguish over toddler's death

    Posted Oct 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com The death yesterday of a two-year-old who was ignored by more than a dozen passers-by after she was badly injured when two drivers ran her over in Foshan, Guangdong, triggered an outpouring of grief and widespread soul-searching on the mainland. Wang Yue, known to her family as Yueyue, died at 12.32am in the Guangzhou Military District ...

  10. Mister Nice Guy shows his steely side

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau Guangdong party chief Wang Yang has been hailed as a model modern leader for defusing tensions sparked by a land dispute in Wukan village peacefully last year by pursuing open dialogue. A member of the Communist Party Politburo, Wang is a strong contender for promotion to the supreme Politburo Standing Committee during the leadership reshuffle expected this autumn thanks ...




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