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  1. Chengdu bus tragedy blamed on suicide-arsonist

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan A blaze that engulfed a bus in Chengdu killing 27 people and injuring 74 early last month was believed to be the work of a suicide-arsonist, local police said yesterday. Xinhua said the suspect was a 62-year-old unemployed man named Zhang Yunliang, a native of Suzhou, Jiangsu, who was living temporarily in Sichuan's capital. Zhang was fatally burned at the rear ...

  2. Don't assume the worst, says Hong Kong's man in Chengdu

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Cheung Chi-fai in Chengdu and Agnes Lam A senior Hong Kong official stationed in Chengdu yesterday still had hopes for eight Hong Kong residents in Sichuan missing since the earthquake ... of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Chengdu. Mr Luk said all Hong Kong people in Sichuan were his responsibility and his office would continue to use every means possible to find those ...

  3. Demolition rules under scrutiny after self-immolation case

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The central government is considering revising a controversial regulation on urban housing demolition, after a stand-off between the authorities and a family in Chengdu, which ... between public interests and the protection of private property ownership, they could backfire.' On November 13, an entrepreneur from Chengdu's Jinniu district, Tang Fuzhen, doused ...

  4. Police investigate after bus explosion injures seven in Chongqing

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an unemployed suicide-arsonist ignited a blaze on a bus in Chengdu, Sichuan, which killed 27 people and injured 74. Ever since the incident, bus safety has been a hot topic on the mainland. In the Chengdu tragedy, many passengers could not escape because bus doors failed to open and safety hammers that could have been used to shatter the windows could not be found. Many mainlanders ...

  5. Rescue efforts thwarted by lack of safety equipment and thick glass

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo in Beijing and He Huifeng in Chengdu Ms Su pushed her way onto a No 9 bus in Chengdu yesterday morning and managed to squeeze into a spot just behind the driver. Everything, even ... open from the outside, but by that time the flames had gutted its interior. Some burned passengers managed to hobble off the bus. Many never made it out. The Chengdu government said the death ...

  6. Around the Nation

    Posted Dec 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the father bought a new mobile phone with his money. First 'fireproof' bus tested SICHUAN- Tests on the mainland's first bus that fights fires began this week in Chengdu, Qianlong.com ... on such a bus after a fire on a bus in Chengdu killed 25 passengers in June. Police target online criticism SICHUAN- Police in Ziyang will respond quickly to negative reports online that target police, ...

  7. Companies profit little from consumer drive

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Andrew K. Collier in Chengdu China's growing middle class is expected to drive an expenditure boom in consumer goods, from shampoo to DVD players. But some experts are concerned ... cent of the population in 1998 to 15 per cent last year, or 50 million households. BNP Paribas China economist Chen Xingdong told investors at a conference in Chengdu that he expected ...

  8. Tighter rules on home demolition under way

    Posted Dec 21st 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... to forge ahead with home demolitions in collusion with developers while offering little or no compensation due to loopholes in the housing demolition regulation. Photos of a Chengdu woman setting ... existing housing demolition rules. However, he said local governments were likely to hold out over key points. Bleak house One Chengdu woman spent more than 7 million yuan (HK$7.94 million) ...

  9. Resident's death over demolition stirs furore

    Posted Dec 04th 2009, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... people across the internet. About 30 uniformed police officers went to Tang Fuzhen's house in Chengdu early on November 13, using bulldozers to pull down her front gate. They barged in, ... conference on Tuesday in Chengdu, officials told state media that Tang's house was in the way of a road project, and although the local government had offered compensation for its demolition, ...

  10. Seven killed in chemical blast

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Kelly Chan

    ... in Chongqing's Changshou district. Six workers were in a critical condition, Xinhua reported. Last week, two people died and three were injured in a chemical plant explosion in Chengdu, Sichuan. ...




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