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  1. Business - Companies

    President of China Railway Group commits suicide- reports

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 10:45am by Raymond Li

    ... suffering from depression in recent years, reported China Business News, a Shanghai-based business newspaper, citing Bai's family members. Economic Information, a newspaper published ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    Mao faithful pay respects at 'shrine' to former leader

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:48am by Raymond Li

    ... memorabilia of the late Chairman Mao Zedong to tourists 20 years ago, he said at best he made 10,000 yuan (HK$12,600) a year. Mao, who operates a 20-room family hotel from his own four-storey home ... Mao,'' he said Mao Zedong was born to a rural family in Shaoshan on December 26, 1893, and the small town has undergone a huge revamp to prepare for celebration of the 120th anniversary of his ...

  3. Business - China Business

    Businesses feed off growing nostalgia for Mao Zedong

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 05:09am by Raymond Li, JANE CAI

    ... the man and his controversial legacy. Tang Ruiren, 84, a distant relative and close neighbour of Mao's family, is one of the key figures making Mao's favourite cuisine a household name. ... not start really building her fortune until three years later when she opened a small family eatery under the name Mao's Restaurant in the heart of Shaoshan, the birthplace of Mao, where she ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Beijing TV station calls for boycott of comedian Guo Degang

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 03:50am by Raymond Li

    ... its statement. It sensibly suggested leaving the matter up to the family of the late BTV director and if they felt Guo had crossed a line, they could go to the courts. The Shanghai-based ...

  5. News - China - EDUCATION

    Will Beijing's higher education reforms bring more fairness and innovation?

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 10:17am by Raymond Li

    ... remaining policies on the mainland which guaranteed bright students from underprivileged families like her a fair and equal chance of getting into college. Yin, who originally came from a rural town ... to policymakers working on reforms of the exam system. Yin’s concerns, which are shared by many families on the mainland, were apparently backed up by a recent case in which a senior university official ...

  6. News - China - HIV/AIDS

    On World Aids Day, activists say stigma remains in mainland China

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 06:22am by Raymond Li

    ... illustrates the plight faced by many mainland families with relatives infected with HIV/Aids, where the numbers with the illness are growing. Today marks World Aids Day and with the theme Getting ... as those who have lost a parent to the virus are entitled to 600 yuan (HK$800) a month. Most families haven't received any money, advocates say. Wang, who is now an Aids activist, says he quit ...

  7. News - China - EDUCATION

    Parents, professors doubt party's renewed pledge to end elite schools

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 04:02am by Raymond Li

    ... said the schools were keen to retain their status by reserving places for pupils from elite families, such as the grandchildren of Politburo members. As a result, many regional education ... their family's status, truly needed a classroom environment that demanded more of them. The rotation of school principals and teachers would have a limited effect on improving equality, he predicted. ...

  8. News - China - HIV/AIDS

    United Nations warns China of need to tackle HIV risks for women

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 06:22am by Raymond Li

    ... had Aids. That year 28,000 people died of Aids. The National Commission of Family Planning and Health has yet to update its figures. The commission says that sexual transmissions account ...

  9. News - China - LABOUR

    Harder than ever to find prized civil service job in China

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 04:52pm by Raymond Li

    ... market." Wang, the law student, remains bitter about giving in to family pressure and signing up for a job offered by the Weifang branch of the China Meteorological Administration in Shandong, her ...

  10. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Ex-oil firm boss Jiang Jiemin was 'humble and diligent' in youth

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... for corruption. Jiang was born into a rural family in Jiangjia village in Yangxin county, Shandong province, and earned a reputation for self-control, austerity and diligence, according to the profile ... agency overseeing logistics, never took the government car he was given for work. Another local added: "His father was often seen riding a bike home or attending crops on the family ...




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