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  1. News - China

    Unable to walk the walk, Chengdu residents talk the talk

    Posted May 04th 2013, 03:02pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li Forbidden to demonstrate, Chengdu residents protest the controversial petrochemical plant on Weibo The presence of thousands of police officers and security agents in Chengdu ... final construction phase - was planned. Many good-natured Chengdu residents would later argue the “walk” still happened - only it was done by police officers. It seems that the authorities have ...

  2. News - China

    Rare practice of ‘eye shaving’ still part of daily life in Chengdu

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 04:40pm by Chris Luo

    ... movie Un Chien Andalou , but it is a daily occurrence in Chengdu. This is a traditional Chinese practice called “eye shaving”. Sichuan barber Liu Deyuan, 53, is one of the few barbers still known to engage in the practice today, Chengdu Business Daily reported. After dipping his razor in clean water, Liu uses one hand to hold open a customer’s eyelid while holding his razor in his ...

  3. Petrol carried by bus passengers caused blaze that killed 27

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo Petrol carried by passengers caused the bus blaze that killed 27 people on Friday in Chengdu, Sichuan, investigators have confirmed. However, they said it was too early to tell ... the autopsies of the 25 victims,' he said. Twenty-five of the 27 victims were killed at the scene, and 74 people were still in Chengdu hospitals, 18 of them in critical condition. ...

  4. Three safety hammers found in burned bus

    Posted Jun 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Qinghan, director of the Chengdu city's transport commission, said he would neither confirm where the hammers were found nor whether trapped passengers had tried to use them to break the bus ... they saw trapped passengers banging their heads against the windows trying to break the glass. The fire erupted in a packed bus carrying 120 commuters from the outskirts of Chengdu to the downtown ...

  5. HK Flying Service joins relief effort

    Posted May 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The flying team, which will be providing technical assistance, consists of two pilots, two aircrew members and an aircraft engineer. A service spokesman said the team arrived in Chengdu yesterday afternoon, and would stay in Sichuan for at least a week. They are based at an aviation base in the town of Guanghan, just outside Chengdu, where a fleet of helicopters is stationed. The team ...

  6. Little Bar is the epicentre of the city's underground scene

    Posted Jun 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sascha Matuscak Chengdu's art scene centres around the Little Bar. Tang Lei is almost always there, usually chatting with a group of young artists- foreign and local. Other spots that merit mention are the Hemp House on the east side of the city, Huang Cheng Lao Ma, run by one of Tang Lei's friends, Ms Yang Yali, the Three Strings Coffee and Book House in Yulin, ...

  7. News - China

    Chengdu's Fortune Global Forum stuns guest with 'North Korean-style' welcome

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 01:03pm by Staff Reporters

    ... In what looks like an attempt at hospitality, the host city on Thursday night lined the steps inside a five-star hotel with an army of children holding panda dolls Chengdu, host ... a panda bear doll - the symbol of Chengdu.  Quan Jing, a reporter from Sina News on her way to an official banquet thrown by the organiser inside the hotel, had run into the children and snapped ...

  8. Business - China Business - INVESTMENT

    Chengdu mayor hopes Fortune 500 firms set up in his city

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 04:18pm by George Chen

    ... George Chen in Chengdu george.chen@scmp.com Ge Honglin hopes Fortune 500 companies can create jobs in the capital of Sichuan province Chengdu mayor aims to attract the biggest firms Chengdu wants to attract more Fortune 500 companies to help it achieve at least one goal - the creation of jobs offering decent salaries. Ge Honglin, mayor of the mainland's western financial ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. News - China

    Chengdu ethylene plant halts construction over quake safety fears

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler The controversial ethylene factory comes under scrutiny over safety concerns Chengdu halts plant work amid quake fears Chengdu , the capital of Sichuan province, has halted ... to begin prior to a legally required examination," the Chengdu Daily quoted a statement from a city council meeting on Monday. The statement came nine days after a magnitude 7 earthquake ...




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