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  1. Bus driver kills four in rush-hour rampage

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou A bus driver in Huizhou, Guangdong, killed four people and injured 11 in a rampage in an empty bus after being asked to work despite applying for sick leave. Li Guoqing, a Hubei native, was arrested after his rush-hour rampage on Tuesday evening, which damaged 28 vehicles. He has not yet been charged. Mr Li drove the empty bus down Huizhou Avenue, smashing ...

  2. Guangdong officials to get new watchdogs

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou Guangdong will send provincial-level corruption-busters to lead anti-graft operations in 34 government departments now supervised by the officials they are set to monitor. The provincial economic and reform commission, the police force, and the health and transport bureaus would be included in the new arrangement, the Nanfang Daily reported yesterday. ...

  3. Another top official falls from grace in Tianjin graft probes

    Posted Dec 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou A deputy ministerial level official in Tianjin has been made the subject of Communist Party disciplinary action over corruption allegations, making him the latest official in the city to fall from grace. Pi Qiansheng , 57, who was formerly in charge of Binhai New Area - Tianjin's answer to Shanghai's Pudong area- was placed under house arrest ...

  4. Mao's jet to be sold to make room for parking

    Posted Oct 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Zhuhai Chairman Mao Zedong's personal airliner is on sale after the owner concluded he preferred more parking space to keeping the country's former 'Air Force One' at its shopping mall. 'There are many complaints from consumers that the car park is full at the weekend so we decided to sell the plane and use the cleared area for parking,' ...

  5. The need for speed

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by Nadine Bateman, Yvonne Lai

    ... Nadine Bateman and Yvonne Lai It's the early hours of a Monday morning and, while most of Hong Kong is tucked up in bed, Sam (not his real name), a senior cook at a city hotel, is wide awake and hunched over the steering wheel of his car. Adrenaline pumps through his body, a vein pulses in his temple and he bites down hard on his lip, concentrating as though his life ...

  6. Lai See

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... with Howard Winn Alstom Transport chief does a U-turn on Chinese trains Philippe Mellier, president of Alstom Transport, seems to have had a rethink about China. In March last year he told the Financial Times that China was exporting trains using foreign ...

  7. The man who put up US$1m for Jimmy Lai hit

    Posted Aug 09th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A Hong Kong businessman living in Taiwan put up a US$1 million bounty to have media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying and former Democratic Party chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming shot ... Instance sentenced Huang to 16 years in jail for his role in the plot against Mr Lee and Mr Lai. He was convicted of possessing a gun and ammunition with intent to commit an arrestable offence. ...

  8. I do not believe there was a plot to harm me, Jimmy Lai tells court

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Peter Brieger and Barclay Crawford Tycoon publisher Jimmy Lai Chee-ying yesterday rejected the possibility that anyone would plot to shoot him or former Democratic Party chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming. And if he was going to be the target of a violent attack, it would have happened a long time ago, Mr Lai told the trial of alleged gunman Huang Nanhua, 50. When asked what he had ...

  9. Jimmy Lai, Martin Lee 'likely shooting targets'

    Posted Jun 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Peter Brieger and Barclay Crawford Tycoon publisher Jimmy Lai Chee-ying and former Democratic Party chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming were the likely targets of a mainland gunman, a court heard ... Peter Chapman told jurors in his opening address at the mainlander's trial in the Court of First Instance. Huang was carrying a picture of Mr Lai, publisher of the Chinese- language ...

  10. Lai See

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Ben Kwok Brokerage says Gome may be down but can only go up Brokerage UBS reckons Gome Electrical Appliances Holding will resume trading in the near future and is tipping the stock will go up. Gome has been suspended for six months after its founder and a ...




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