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  1. News - China - TRAVEL

    Visa glitch leaves US family stuck in Guangzhou with adopted babies

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:48am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Nortons and their adopted Chinese children are stuck due to State Department computer glitch Visa snag leaves US family in Guangzhou lurch After a long, bureaucratic 18 ... of Maryland. Instead, Norton, 37, a senior director in information technology, his wife, Annie, and their now five children have been living in a hotel room in Guangzhou. They are unable to leave ...

  2. News - China - LANGUAGE

    Guangzhou locals seek 'Cantonese Day' to help preserve mother tongue

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:15am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com While the street protests of 2010 are unlikely to be repeated, Cantonese speakers are wary of moves to marginalise their mother tongue Guangzhou ... news channel is broadcast in from Cantonese to Putonghua in September. Lao Zhenyu, editor-in-chief of GZNF.net, a news and discussion website on Guangzhou lifestyle and culture, has launched ...

  3. News - China - ETHNIC MINORITIES

    Uygur community workers help to solve migrants' problems in Guangzhou

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 07:42pm by Kathy Gao Kathy.gao@scmp.com

    ... newspaper News Express reports Eleven Uygurs are working as part of an urban management force helping migrants from China’s far west Xinjiang region living in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou. Guangzhou’s municipal authorities hired the Uygurs in April to  solve problems in the city involving Uygur migrants, such has helping them find accommodation, or catching those that get into trouble, ...

  4. News - China - MEDIA

    I was fired for writing Hong Kong columns, Song Zhibiao, Guangzhou-based reporter, says

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:35am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Reporter says he was sacked for writing HK columns A veteran Guangzhou-based journalist said he was sacked for writing a column for Hong Kong media following Beijing's introduction of a rule banning mainland reporters from contributing to overseas news outlets. Song Zhibiao, 39, began working for China Fortune magazine in 2011 and also ...

  5. News - China - CRIME

    Man who set Guangzhou bus ablaze was angry over debts, police say

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:43am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Guangzhou police say suspect, 25, confessed to setting vehicle on fire; witnesses who helped rescue victims recall horrific scenes Man who set bus ablaze 'angry' over gambling debts Frustration over gambling debts drove a 25-year-old man to set fire to a bus in Guangzhou, killing two and injuring 32 others, during rush hour ...

  6. News - China - EMERGENCY

    Arson suspect arrested after Guangzhou bus explosion kills two, injures 32

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 09:15pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Witnesses speak of blast followed by flames that engulfed the vehicle Two dead in Guangzhou bus inferno Police in Guangzhou said today they had arrested ... from Hunan province. The statement on the microblog of Guangzhou police gave no indication of a possible motive. The bus burst into flames on a busy street in Guangzhou last night, local police ...


    Party expels former Guangzhou deputy mayor for alleged multiple adulterous relationships

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 08:03pm by Keira Lu Huang Keira.huang@scmp.com

    ... agency reported After seven months of investigation, Cao Jianliao, Guangzhou’s former deputy mayor, has been expelled from the party, the Guangdong anti-graft agency said on its website ... month, the former Guangzhou party boss, Wan Qingliang, was removed from his post. Wan was seen as a rising political star, governing the metropolis of 12 million people, which is traditionally ...

  8. News - China - Anti-terrorism

    Guangzhou police also reward anti-terrorist tip-off

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:16pm

    ... hours, Guangdong province has a second announcement about a resident receiving a cash reward for a tip-off to police that led to the capture of a terrorism suspect. Guangzhou police posted ... anti-terrorism cash reward schemes in response to directives from the Ministry of Public Security. The scheme implemented in Guangzhou, for instance, promises a cash reward of up to 500,000 yuan ...

  9. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Flush with bribes, Guangzhou's sewage plant chief jailed for six years

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 03:03pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Official was also blamed for his part in a controversian Asian Games water project in 2010 The chief of Guangzhou’s sewage disposal plant has been sentenced ... of the Guangzhou Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant, was sentenced to 69 months in prison by the Haizhu district court for accepting bribes worth 550,000 yuan (HK$690,000) and taking advantage of his ...


    Wan Qingliang sacked as Guangzhou party boss amid corruption investigation

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Move comes days after rising political star was held for 'grave violations to party discipline' The Communist Party has dismissed its Guangzhou ... Organisation Department, which does not have a website. As Guangzhou's Communist Party secretary, Wan ranked above the mayor and was the most senior official of the top-tier city, the capital ...




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