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  1. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, May 1, 2013

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am

    ... that were exported to Islamic countries such as Pakistan and Afghanistan last year. The company's owner attributed their rapid business expansion in recent years to loans from China ... people with strong political connections would dare to drive without a car plate.   YUNNAN Drought leaves schools dry A total of 663 schools in rural parts of Kunming cannot provide drinking ...

  2. News - China

    China Digest

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... at a coal mine in Pingxiang city on Sunday afternoon, including one who was found dead yesterday afternoon, China News Service reports. A total of 38 miners were underground during the explosion, ... from 2005 to 2011. Influx of Taiwan tourists More than 119,000 Taiwanese arrived in Shanghai by plane during the summer's two-month peak travel period, which ended on Friday, China ...

  3. News - China - MEDIA

    Unusual commentary on accidents 'reflects party's lack of confidence'

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... highlighted a difference of opinion among state media on the mainland, in such a politically uncertain and sensitive period before the power shift, according to someone familiar with the nation's ... as they are backed by a powerful political faction. We call it limited diversity." Zhan said Xinhua's English service may also be subjected to less censorship. Xinhua published a similar commentary ...

  4. Casualty of lies

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... users that whoever 'makes and spreads political rumours and attacks party and government leaders and current systems' would be warned or punished. Afterwards, even Fu's name was banned from Weibo. China's new media has made it more difficult for officials to lie and hide the truth. So they have adopted the attitude of 'I may have the information, I just ...

  5. Frigate aground off Spratlys

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com A Chinese frigate has run aground while patrolling near a shoal in the disputed Spratly Islands chain in the South China Sea, the Ministry of National ... territorial waters. 'We have to hear from them [China] what happened. If it is in distress, we're always ready to provide any assistance,' he told Associated Press. The accident ...

  6. China offers to share tsunami buoys

    Posted May 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to sidestep political disputes in the region for the advancement of scientific observation and the mitigation of natural disasters. China's proposal was made at the 24th session ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com The mainland's marine authorities have deployed two tsunami-warning buoys in the South China Sea and have offered to share them with other regional ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 2, 2013

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... of a political demonstration. No wonder we are accused of being unpatriotic. The central government is taking a tougher line than ever before in an effort to stamp out corruption. I think ... are getting the help they deserve. The Sichuan people are hurting, and now is not the time to selfishly put political issues before human lives. William McCorkindale, Ma On Shan   Collective action ...

  8. News - China

    Recent seismic activity in China no cause for concern

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 03:15pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Authorities have dismissed fears that a series of minor earthquakes, which struck China last week, were a sign of a major, destructive one yet to come, Oriental Morning Post reported. Between February 18 and 22, a total of 10 earthquakes, all magnitude 4 or greater, struck China, according to China Earthquake Network Centre. Eight ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books

    A calamity made by man

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Tombstone- the Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962 The Great Famine in China, 1958-1962 edited by Zhou Xun Yale University Press Two works lay out China's Great Famine in all its horror, ... of and condoned mass starvation in the second year of the Great Famine, and the quote is contained in The Great Famine in China, 1958-1962, a documentary history by Zhou Xun, a research assistant ...

  10. Capital's new leaders battle anger over floods

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com The new leadership in Beijing is scrambling to deal with the aftermath of the city's worst rainstorm in six decades, amid mounting public anger as more complaints emerge of officials' poor handling of the d ...




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