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  1. No more pig-headedness

    Posted Feb 05th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... at the start of a new year. And we badly need a new start in our politics. We've been too pig-headed about doing that but, now the Pig is about to go into hibernation for 12 years, it is time to change. Yes, we have been pig-headed about our politics. All of us have stuck to our own mantra without giving ground. The end result? We've covered no ground. In our attempt to give life ...

  2. A pig of a year?

    Posted Feb 21st 2007, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... David Eimer It's the Year of the Pig and, across China, hospitals are preparing for an influx of pregnant women. Pig years have always been popular times for giving birth, as pig ... are expected, up from the 129,000 born last year, according to the city's health bureau. This, though, is a media-induced baby boom. For the mainland press, 2007 is not only a pig year ...

  3. Party in tribute to flood dead

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for five districts today. The People's Daily said it was the government's responsibility to disclose key information in times of disaster. It said naming the dead so far identified ... University associate professor Wei Dedong, who was among the first to call for the public to mourn the dead, said he had deleted the blog posting carrying the appeal. He refused to say whether he ...

  4. News - China - Beijing

    Pictured: 'zombie' commuters ditch cars and walk amid massive Beijing traffic jam

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 03:04pm by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters It’s like a scene out of American television show The Walking Dead, said a microblogger on Sina Weibo, after photos of apocalyptic, zombie-infested Beijing began spreading ... Weibo likened the scene to "some sort of zombie apocalypse" in which undead creatures traverse highways lined with rows of abandoned vehicles. AMC's hit zombie series Walking Dead ...

  5. Badly injured child left for dead in traffic

    Posted Oct 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to release pressure on the brain. She was transferred to the ICU of the PLA hospital in Guangzhou, where a doctor said yesterday that when Yueyue arrived she was nearly 'brain dead ...

  6. Not dead and buried

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan On a bitterly cold night in 1937, a beautiful British teenager, Pamela Werner, was found lying murdered beside the Fox Tower in Beijing. The killing sent shockwaves through the city, but as the second world war loomed and then broke out, the ca ...

  7. 5b yuan set aside to stop virus hitting mainland

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

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The central government has set aside a 5 billion yuan (HK$5.7 billion) war chest to prevent the deadly swine flu virus from entering the mainland, Premier Wen Jiabao ... prohibited,' a statement it issued after the meeting said. The agricultural authorities had been told to step up the monitoring of pig farms, slaughterhouses and livestock markets, it said. Mr Wen ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Deforestation to blame for Beijing's pollution

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by XUN ZHOU

    ... to deal with this dusty season by covering their head and face with a scarf or wearing a mask. This year, the sandstorm and smog was said to be so bad that even Mao Zedong, the long-dead chairman ...

  9. Shrine dining

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Restaurant Beijing is in the hands of Moroccan-British chef Zak El Hamdou, whose menu includes roasted turbot with a basil crust, crispy suckling pig with mashed potato and spiced apple, and roasted ... Beijing is to the northeast of the Forbidden City, a virtual dead zone when it comes to international-standard bars and restaurant. 1949- Jin Bao Jie has a little more action in the vicinity, ...

  10. School is out

    Posted Mar 06th 2006, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Peering through large, round-rimmed spectacles, he quotes a proverb: 'A dead pig isn't scared of scalding water. I am that pig! It's been a rough three years, and now I'm ...




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