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  1. News - China - DISASTERS

    Landslide claims lives of 46 villagers in disaster-prone region of Yunnan

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the last three bodies were recovered yesterday morning after a night of frantic efforts by more than 1,000 rescue workers to locate the final missing residents in the remote village of Gaopo. ...

  2. Talking points

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Territories indigenous inhabitants, holds a meeting to discuss whether to comply with a registration system introduced by the government on April 1 as part of its crackdown on illegal structures. Some ... breaches, such as additional storeys exceeding the statutory three levels for village houses, the Buildings Department will order their immediate demolition. Some kuk leaders, including Law Society ...

  3. Villages, townships driving Lenovo's growth

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the mainland's so-called tier seven region of more than 1,500 rural villages, a report by Bernstein Research says. 'Rural China represents sizeable unexplored markets with material profitability,' said Bernstein Research senior analyst Alberto Moel, who recently surveyed Lenovo's operations in rural villages. Bernstein estimates there are about 50 cities in tiers one to three, ...

  4. It's not too late to solve village row

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... A sustained revolt against authority in a Guangdong village is symptomatic of rising social tensions across China. A new order to police to launch a charm offensive to improve relations ... relations, such as taking people's complaints more seriously, would have defused the dispute in Wukan village, Lufeng, since it involves local party officials. The confrontations ...

  5. News - China

    Guangdong manhunt ends with arrest of man suspected of chopping schoolchildren

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 07:58am by Patrick Boehler

    ... as mentally ill. The attack occurred in the late afternoon in the ciy's Yangjiao township. Liao, a local, attacked the children near the Baiwu village primary school, striking their heads, police said.  Liao then fled the scene. More than 360 police officers were sent out to find the suspect. Around 2am on Wednesday  police said  Liao had been arrested nine kilometres outside the village ...

  6. No one warned us, says villager searching for her lost children

    Posted Oct 05th 2009, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... there was still no sign of three of her other children who, like she and Vinaflor, had been swept away by rampaging waters caused by Tropical Storm Ketsana a week ago. Her village, Bagong Silangan ... they could only wrap Vinaflor's body in cloth since they had run out of coffins. She said village officials, not just the incessant rain, were to blame for the tragedy. They had received ...

  7. News - China

    Shaming of splurging official reported in party mouthpiece

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 06:44pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Party mouthpiece People’s Daily reporting this week that he was forced to kowtow to villagers at a sumptuous banquet. The director of the Binjiang Industrial Park in Taizhou, Jiangsu, was treating visiting officials to a banquet dinner in the industrial park’s reception building on Friday night when a mob of villagers stormed the building. Within hours, photos of the hapless Zhang ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    More property buying tips in China

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 01:08pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... to urban land has created the unique Chinese development – the “urban village.” As cities grew they absorbed neighbouring villages, classified as rural. These would come in two parts, farmland ... villages. Little oases of rural land, still owned by collectives and still governed rural regulations exist everywhere. They are especially common in southern China, with at least 300 in Shenzhen ...

  9. Hong Kong must not neglect its history

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cemeteries. The tombs of indigenous villagers of the New Territories also provide useful glimpses at the history of Hong Kong's pre-colonial past. We urge the government to embark on a swift ...

  10. HK firm sets scene for the Games village

    Posted Oct 20th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Designs from a Hong Kong architectural company featuring China's diverse landscapes will figure in the Beijing Olympic Village. The Earthasia Design Group said its designs ... for next year's Olympics, but few people have been aware that a city firm was behind the design for the Olympic Village. 'We abandoned the idea of covering the village with huge lawns, ...




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