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  1. News - China

    Migrant families in Beijing forced to educate their children at unlicensed schools

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Beijing's migrant families must pay for their children to attend unlicensed private schools as they can't get approval to attend free public ... for children of migrant families in Beijing's Daxing district. His father would like to send the boy to a public school, but his family has been unable to obtain the necessary documents ...

  2. News - China - SOCIETY

    Gay couple defy family to hold wedding party in Beijing

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Angry son confronts his father at a ceremony in Beijing restaurant Couple defy family to hold gay 'wedding' An elderly gay couple went ahead with their wedding ceremony at a Beijing restaurant on Wednesday despite family opposition. Photos uploaded onto their microblog late on Wednesday night showed the couple, one in a black tuxedo and the other ...

  3. Hottest job on the mainland: Supermum

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan in Shanghai and Zhuang Pinghui in Beijing Like other working mothers, Shanghai-based Stella Shi has her hands full from the moment she wakes up to cook breakfast for her family ... picking up her daughter from school at 3pm. In the evenings, Shi serves her family fruit while helping her daughter with homework, making sure the child focuses on her books rather than ...

  4. Demolition leaves family scattered, defenceless

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Beijing's Chaoyang district. Court security guards gave Huang and his family no time to collect their belongings. They were waiting for him when he returned from shopping at a vegetable market ... an eight-year fight by the family for compensation from the district government. The shanty town comprised three villages of about 6,500 households in 2004, when it was earmarked for demolition ...

  5. Families vow to fight on

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the crackdown on the student-led democracy movement. A dozen family members of four victims of the 1989 crackdown were able to pay tribute to their loved ones ... every year. Mum will work hard for you until everything is clear.' Members of other families vowed to fight for democracy. 'You have sacrificed yourself for the democracy of China. We ...

  6. Family seeks Beijing's help in Saudi murder

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com The family of a local engineer who was murdered in Saudi Arabia last year hope to secure Beijing's assistance after getting little from Hong Kong's ... Railway Construction Corporation- in the city of Mecca. On March 10 last year, his family was told that his body- containing multiple knife wounds to the neck and shoulders- had been found stuffed ...

  7. Probe into Bo family's HK links

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporters A task force sent by Beijing is investigating claims that disgraced former Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai and his family hold huge assets in Hong Kong, sources say. ... investigating issues relating to Bo and Zhou has already arrived in Hong Kong,' according to one source. 'One of their main tasks is to investigate the Bo family's connections ...

  8. Families hold back on compensation deal

    Posted Jul 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei in Beijing tzewei.ng@scmp.com Most families of victims of the Wenzhou high-speed train crash held back on signing the government's compensation deal yesterday, despite ... of the victims and families. Ten families accepted the latest offer on Friday, Xinhua said. The original figure, which prompted uproar online, was based on Railways Ministry regulations, under which ...

  9. Payout discussed with family of June 4 victim

    Posted Jun 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... officers in Beijing had approached relatives of an unnamed victim twice since February, offering an unspecified amount of money, said families of those killed in the brutal crackdown in the capital 22 years ago. It was not clear if the money was offered as compensation, or if there were strings attached. So far, only one family has been contacted, the Tiananmen Mothers Support Group ...

  10. Police shadow families, activists

    Posted Jun 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao and Ng Tze-wei in Beijing Mainland activists and the families of victims of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown yesterday marked 22 years since the crushing of pro-democracy protests amid heightened security, police harassment and an escalating clampdown on dissent. The families of at least four of those killed on June 4, 1989, gathered at a public cemetery ...




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