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  1. News - China

    At least 9 die after hail and thunderstorms hit Dongguan

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:06pm by Peony Lui

    ... Peony Lui China's southern cities lashed by severe hail and thunderstorms Severe thunderstorms and heavy hail struck Dongguan on Wednesday- and are believed to have killed nine people ... rainfall, strong winds and hail, causing substantial damage to homes and vehicles. The storm caused the collapse of temporary buildings and regional power blackouts.  Maximum wind speeds were ...

  2. Wukan polls to be hailed not feared

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wukan's pioneering elections were as free, fair and transparent as a democratic vote can be. Never before on the mainland has there been such a poll, so it is understandable that the manner in which residents of the Guangdong village chose their leaders is being hailed as a model for others in the nation to follow. Despite the success, though, doubts persist among Communist ...

  3. Fugitive's jailing hailed in fight against global crime

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com An Australian court's jailing of a fugitive mainland official for 14 years for money laundering has been hailed as a breakthrough in international co-operation in fighting crime and a deterrent to corrupt officials seeking safe haven overseas. Li Jixiang, or Li Kai Cheung as he is known in Australia, was convicted on seven counts of money ...

  4. Hu hails the miracle of Shenzhen

    Posted Sep 07th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam and He Huifeng Shenzhen marked the 30th anniversary of its special economic zone yesterday amid much fanfare with President Hu Jintao hailing the boomtown as 'a miracle' and pledging to continue to give full support to its development. In his first visit to the city in seven years, Hu also told several hundred mainland and foreign tycoons and Communist ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Guangzhou may reverse ban on people with sexually-transmitted diseases from teaching

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:14pm by Ernest Kao

    ... teachers and widespread condemnation from rights groups.  Nanjing-based anti-discrimination NGO Justice for All hailed the new decision as a “landmark breakthrough” and a sign ...

  6. News - China - DEMOCRACY

    Wukan democracy leaves village divided

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... village committee after months of struggles and confrontations with authorities because of illegal land grabs. The participants hailed their protests as an effective model for people across ...

  7. News - China - AVIATION

    Guangzhou army officer suspended over assault on flight attendant

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

    ... was hailed as a victory by internet users. ...

  8. Storms leave 18 dead, 155 injured

    Posted Apr 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with hail and lashing rain, had been recorded in cities including Guangzhou, Foshan, Dongguan and Zhongshan. Disaster teams were sent to stricken areas and local governments activated emergency ... to a baby's fist. One internet user said the sky suddenly turned dark, followed by pounding noises from hail. 'As soon as I reached the balcony, I was hit by hailstones so I had to stay in,' ...

  9. Wukan committee off to a rocky start

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sally Wang sally.wang@scmp.com The village committee in Wukan, Guangdong, elected by universal suffrage and hailed as a milestone for grass-roots democracy on the mainland, swung into action yesterday after an inauguration ceremony. But the administration is facing a bumpy start, as most financial records and administrative documents from the past have disappeared. Yang Semao, ...

  10. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Guangdong media silent over air hostess row

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... hailed by internet users as a victory against abuse of power by military officials, could not hide the fact that Guangdong newspapers ran almost nothing but the official line. Only Nanfang Daily, ...




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