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  1. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 8, 2014

    Posted Nov 08th 2014, 05:27am by LETTERS

    ... of alighting passengers instead of pausing while still half in the traffic lane. This is bad for passengers and traffic flow. Shane Kelly, Mid-Levels   Chengdu is the new economic hotspot As a native of Chengdu, I sincerely hope that the city can look forward to a promising future. Chengdu is far inland and a provincial capital, but it ranks No 1 in Asia in terms of the rate of job growth over ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 06:17am by STAFF

    ... projections.   Ma Kai attends international fair in Chengdu Vice-Premier Ma Kai will attend the 15th Western China International Fair which starts today in Chengdu, Sichuan province. While in Chengdu ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Facebook and Twitter go live in China- but only for Chengdu business forum

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 10:30am by George Chen

    ... George Chen in Chengdu george.chen@scmp.com Facebook and Twitter, the world’s two largest real-time social media network services, finally went live in China, but only in one small location and for the next few days. Chengdu, host of the Fortune Global Forum this year, surprised journalists who flew in from all over the world to the mainland’s western financial capital when ...

  4. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Chengdu event shows quest for big numbers hard to shake

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... George Chen in Chengdu george.chen@scmp.com Publicity-driven grand signings for projects at Fortune Global Forum are at odds with leadership's push for a focus on sustainable development Chengdu event shows quest for big numbers hard to shake For Chengdu, last week proved to be a busy one, and perhaps also cause for celebration by business. But for the rest of the China, ...

  5. News - China

    What has Li Chuncheng ‘the demolisher’ done to Chengdu?

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 03:33pm by Amy Li

    ... the provincial capital Chengdu, where Li had worked over 10 years – first as mayor and then as deputy party secretary – said what Li did during his term finally made sense. Li, whose fist name ... is exactly what Li managed to achieve during the past 10 years. Li managed to demolish some of the most distinct and culturally rich neighbourhoods in Chengdu, locals say, before the government ...

  6. News - China

    'I am scared': Chinese creator of White House petition seeks help after police visit

    Posted May 14th 2013, 10:31am by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li Blogger was garnering support against controversial petrochemical plant in Pengzhou When a Chengdu blogger created a White House petition last week against a controversial petrochemical plant in Pengzhou, the young woman wasn’t expecting a response from security agents back at home. She was contacted days after  the city of Chengdu mobilised thousands of police officers ...

  7. News - China

    China NGOs turn to WeChat to aid quake rescue

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 11:36am by Patrick Boehler

    ... victims in Sichuan. "I never expected that we'd have this earthquake the next day," said the Chengdu-based executive director of an NGO that helps miners with lung diseases. ... It happened only because of the changes in social media over the last years. The WeChat group, Chengdu Public Welfare Circle, was originally meant to bring together social welfare organisations ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Liberal writer Li Chengpeng was punched and threatened with a knife at his Beijing book-signing event yesterday

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 06:36am by John Kennedy

    ... (@niubi) January 13, 2013 Writer Li Chengpeng returned to his hometown Chengdu Saturday to sign copies of his new book, " The Whole World Knows ", a collection of essays, only to be told ... York, offers a rare inside look at the journalists of CCTV, who work under intense political and financial pressures. Chachin Ain't Easy-- Li Cheng Peng Book Signing in Chengdu   As he sat ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Canada's misguided pitch to rich Chinese immigrants

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 04:14am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... investment. They do not. Follow the money. Mainlanders living in the mainland do not own Canadian dollars. There is nothing you can buy with a Canadian dollar in Chengdu. Only yuan will serve ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing's increasingly heavy-handed response to maintain stability

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Chang Ping

    ... not hesitate to quash any sign of dissent Targeted response Before the Wenchuan earthquake in 2008, the most serious public incident in Chengdu was the protest against the setting up of a petrochemical ... years ago, was marked. This time, the authorities took much stronger measures. Chengdu authorities organised a drill for some 170,000 people to promote social stability. All the streets ...




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