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  1. News - China

    Female farmer crushed in housing compensation dispute

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 04:17pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A female farmer was crushed to death by a cement delivery tanker on Saturday in Hubei during a housing compensation dispute between local villagers ... An official statement published on a local government website said Tan was detained by police early on Sunday morning. Officials were still investigating the case, it said. The longstanding dispute ...

  2. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTES

    China welcomes Vietnam’s move to compensate riot victims

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:33pm

    ... Reuters in Beijing Chinese workers and businesses attacked in May over South China Sea oil rig dispute China has welcomed Vietnam’s decision to compensate the victims of the anti-China ... by Chinese workers”. Hong cited Vietnam as saying that Chinese workers who were victims would receive “some form of humanitarian compensation”, adding that Hanoi would send missions to China ...

  3. News - China - HISTORY

    China pointedly adds Japan’s WW2 ‘comfort women’ house as protected historic site

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:11pm by AFP

    ... with political overtones in April, a Shanghai court impounded a large Japanese freighter in a dispute dating to the 1930s until its owner paid US$28 million in compensation. Beijing’s state-controlled ... housed more than 200 “comfort women” forced to serve Japanese soldiers during the second world war, and was the largest such facility in Asia, the official news agency Xinhua reported. The former ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Despite Hanoi's hedging strategy, it must settle disputes with China

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:23am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Limits to Hanoi's hedging tactics A friendly neighbourhood is one in which people communicate effectively and take care not to cause disputes. If things do not work ... a Vietnamese Communist Party Politburo member, has seemingly been more fruitful, in part due to Vietnam expressing regret for the unrest and offering to compensate affected firms and hundreds ...

  5. News - China - LABOUR

    Rare decision: Xiamen labour panel punishes foreign-run company in dispute over workers' strike

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 12:08pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... of that, the committee ordered the firm to compensate the workers. The labour committee’s decision was extraordinary as mainland labour dispute arbiters – under pressure from stability-obsessed ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com Legal experts say ruling is 'rare' as companies usually win the upper hand in such cases due to loopholes in the law A labour dispute ...

  6. News - World - TERRORISM

    'US is at war with ISIL,' White House declares amid doubts over Syria policy

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 12:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington After tiptoeing over the term 'war' to avoid angering conflict-weary Americans, White House clarifies its stance The White House has declared ... House and Pentagon left little doubt. “The United States is at war with ISIL in the same way that we are at war with al-Qaeda and its al-Qaeda affiliates all around the globe,” said White House ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DISPUTE

    Workshop wrecked in land dispute

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:02am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... Timmy Sung timmy.sung@scmp.com Kwu Tung villager says landlord tore down her property without warning Workshop wrecked over land dispute An elderly villager has spoken out against ... she would lie in front of the bulldozer if they returned to tear down her house. Ho, 78, said the workshop had been used for arts and crafts work. But all that was left now was a pile of iron ...

  8. News - World - FRANCE

    Retired couple walled in to own home in Brugairolles after dispute

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brugairolles Laneway dispute between British neighbours ends with pair being walled into their own home Retired couple's village dream becomes prison A British ... were so appalled by the act that they rose up to rescue the elderly couple, tearing down a wall from the front of the house and ripping open windows and doors that had been nailed shut. ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Harsh realities of market stymie Leung Chun-ying's housing goals

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by NICHOLAS BROOKE

    ... in the New Territories and the failure of successive administrations to address the challenges this brings in terms of compensation, village houses and the uncooperative attitude of the clans. ... Nicholas Brooke property.post@scmp.com Despite the best of intentions, the administration has been unable to deliver the results it intended in terms of housing Harsh realities of market ...

  10. News - China - forced demolition

    Henan couple dragged 'half-naked to cemetery' as house is forcibly demolished

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 07:26pm by Kathy Gao

    ... said the demolition order against Zhang’s house was then transferred to village authorities. Zhang told Xinhua that the government only offered compensation of 690 yuan (HK$868) per square ... Kathy Gao kathy.gao@scmp.com Local authorities make rare admission that forced razing was carried out on couple's house A couple's four-storey house was forcibly demolished, ...




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