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  1. Henan: renowned for all the wrong reasons

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok The people of Henan are more puzzled than anyone by the old saying 'once you control the central plains, you will rule the whole world'. The saying has been passed down through the centuries as a common belief but the idea that Henan sits at the centre of power seems to have lost its relevance today. Despite its glorious past and a strategic geographic ...

  2. 12 sickened by contaminated water supply in Henan

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... About a dozen people were recovering in a hospital in Henan province's Ruyang county yesterday after drinking water contaminated with what police believe was pesticide. Police have classified the incident as sabotage and warned local residents not to drink tap water. The local government has arranged water trucks to provide an emergency water supply to the 9,000 families living ...

  3. Charges are dropped but HK trader still detained

    Posted Mar 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from a Henan detention centre in the wake of fraud charges being dropped against him- is still no closer to securing freedom. But it was only after intervention by the central government's liaison office in Hong Kong, several local NPC deputies and the Hong Kong government that relatives were informed of 57-year-old Kwong Ching-yuen's location at another Henan detention centre. ...

  4. Officials suspended over pig-feed expose

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The heads of animal husbandry bureaus in Henan counties where pig farmers mixed illegal substances in feed have been suspended from work following a television expose. ... fat. It is banned as an additive in pig feed on the mainland because it is poisonous to humans and can be fatal. The Ministry of Agriculture sent a team to Henan on Tuesday to investigate ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 400 students treated for canteen-food poisoning About 400 students in Zhengzhou, Henan province and Shiyan, Hubei province, have needed hospital treatment in the past two days after eating tainted food from school canteens, reports by China News Service and Xinhua said yesterday. The food poisoning cases were the latest in a series of similar cases. AFP Nuclear test ban hopes ...

  6. TV report on clenbuterol in pigs sees 22 people held

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Mainland police have detained at least 22 people after a television expose about illegal additives in pig feed. The detainees included 14 people from Henan- seven pig farm ... to feed it to livestock or sell and process animals fed with it. The CCTV report said some farmers in Jiyuan, Mengzhou and Qinyang in Henan put the banned additive in pig feed and bribed local ...

  7. Courts fail to enforce rulings in more than half of all lawsuits

    Posted Mar 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it difficult for the courts to enforce rulings, as the receipts and expenditure of courts were controlled by local governments. Li Daoming, an NPC deputy and president of the Henan Provincial Higher People's Court, said inadequate funding of courts was another reason for failure to enforce the law. By the end of 2002, staff in 101 courts in Henan were owed 47.57 million yuan in unpaid ...

  8. The Aids crusader hits back

    Posted Mar 07th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... investigation in Henan, Hubei, Sichuan, Guizhou and other provinces. They use material from her medical work and the thousands of letters she has received from Aids victims, their families and other ... it through contaminated blood and that her husband did not have the disease. She reported her findings to the Henan Health Bureau, which paid no attention. Since then, she has launched a one-person ...

  9. Police detain Aids activist, claiming he damaged hospital

    Posted Aug 24th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu An Aids sufferer turned activist who contracted the disease as a child has been detained by police in Henan province, ostensibly for damaging hospital property, his parents said ... after receiving a message saying the county Communist Party secretary was willing to talk about his compensation issues. But after he returned to Henan, he was angry to find the party chief ...

  10. First rule of law: what the party says, goes

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... in charge of school construction has been accepted by a Sichuan court. It was a similar story in Hebei and Henan provinces last year, when courts refused to hear cases brought by parents whose children had died or fell ill during the contaminated milk scandal. At the same time, lawyers attempting to help the Sichuan, Henan and Hebei parents were warned not to assist them. And there lies ...




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