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  1. Changsha subsidies plan may herald new era

    Posted Aug 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fulton Mak Plans by the city government of Changsha to provide cash subsidies to help low-income earners buy their own homes have raised hopes in some quarters that the end is in sight for austerity measures aimed at cooling demand in the mainland property market. But analysts see no early reversal to the countrywide measures and warn that the Changsha plan should be seen ...

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    HK-based Christian group helps disabled children on mainland

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... after spending two years learning Putonghua at Changsha University in the provincial capital. Alexander says most of the children's problems can be fixed with surgery. Holding up a baby ... for the disabled. Not long ago, the government in Changsha opened a specialist centre for children with cerebral palsy. ICC is also running community outreach projects to provide counselling and support ...

  3. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Tianjin's explosive growth carries social cost

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... supreme decision-making body. Its old streetscape of graceful, colonial-era residences and plain, six-floor apartment blocks for ordinary residents has been augmented by shiny skyscrapers ... and the 336.9-metre-high Tianjin Global Financial Centre, completed in 2010. Tong, pointing at the skyscraper and the luxury apartments, said his living standard had improved over the past few years, but he ...

  4. Protesters in six cities decry Carrefour

    Posted May 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... cities, despite tentative government moves to cool the anti-foreign sentiment of recent weeks. Demonstrations of varying sizes were reported in at least six cities- Changsha, Jinan, Fuzhou, ... Carrefour has more than 115 stores in 40 mainland cities. In perhaps the largest protest, about 200 people gathered outside a Carrefour store in the Hunan provincial capital of Changsha, holding ...

  5. Migrant workers pose headache in run-up to World Expo

    Posted Mar 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui They might have built the skyscrapers that define Shanghai's unique skyline and pavilions in the World Expo with their bare hands, yet in the eyes of some of the social elite, migrant workers are an eyesore and should be removed in a makeover. Yan Chengzhong, a professor at Shanghai's Donghua University and also a National People's Congress deputy, ...

  6. Divorce rate soars as couples find it easy to quit

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... that extramarital affairs are increasingly the culprit. A two-year survey released last month by the Wan He Lian He Law Firm in Changsha, Hunan, found that half of more than 500 divorced couples split up ...

  7. Lighting a candle for the living

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at the University of Washington in the United States from 1980 to 1985, before spending two years as a visiting scholar at Hunan Medical University in Changsha, Hunan. In 1987, again by chance, he ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to a 10-metre-long crack that split a road in Shanghai last month. The construction of skyscrapers and extraction of underground water are thought to have been the main causes. While the report focused ...

  9. Provinces are reaping fruit of co-operation

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for Guangdong residents, with the completion of the inter-province highway cutting travel time between Guangzhou and Changsha to 61/2 hours. On public holidays the highway is jammed with cars from ...

  10. The loneliness of a long-distance worker

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... I found new residential skyscrapers towering above where the farmlands were,' said Xu, whose parents used to farm rice 60 kilometres outside Luzhou. 'Traffic jams are dreadful. It takes ...




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