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    Young boys found dead in Guizhou shack

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 02:35pm by Amy Li

    ... Five young boys in China’s southwestern Guizhou province died of suffocation on Monday in a deserted shack, the Xinhua state news agency reported on Tuesday. The boys, aged four to six, died after apparently trying to burn some wet straw, although further ...

  2. No Mr Gay China for world final

    Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Hopes of seeing the first mainland Chinese compete for Mr Gay World next month in Oslo, Norway, have been dashed after organisers of Mr Gay China decided not to send a contestant to the event, apparently due to pressure from authorities. Ben Zhang, co-org ...

  3. First national radio show dedicated to HIV/Aids prevention goes on air

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... The first national radio programme dedicated to HIV/Aids prevention goes on the air this week amid authorities' heightened concern over the rising prevalence of the virus on the mainland. Positive Talks, a weekly radio talk show, will feature an HIV-positive host, panel discussions as well as interaction with listeners, according to Song Li, deputy executive of China ...

  4. 'Green card' to replace Beijing residence permit

    Posted Dec 04th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Beijing's municipal government is set to replace the controversial temporary residence permit scheme with a 'green card' system to improve management and monitoring of its swelling migrant population. The move is also a step towards the lon ...

  5. The ties that bind

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Information-technology engineer Zhang Yong has lived in Beijing with his wife Wang Caiying for eight years. They met in the city, fell in love, and in 2004 bought a house ... University sociologist Professor Li Dun said the hukou system was put in place at a time when the country faced unprecedented isolation from much of the international community. 'First of all, ...

  6. First top Tibetan official removed from office since start of unrest

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Ng Tze-wei and Raymond Li A high-ranking Tibetan official in charge of minority and religious affairs has been removed from office - the first since deadly riots broke out in Lhasa two weeks ago. A notice on the state-run Tibet Daily website said the Tibetan Autonomous Region's Ethnic and Religious Affairs Committee director, Danzeng Langjie, and seven court ...

  7. Yao Ming, Bill Clinton, David Ho honoured by HKU for HIV roles

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Basketball superstar Yao Ming, former US president Bill Clinton and scientist David Ho Da-i will receive honorary University of Hong Kong degrees for their contribution to HIV/Aids advocacy, among other work. Yao will receive a doctorate in social science, Mr Clinton a doctorate in law and Dr Ho a doctorate in science. The university said Yao had made an outstanding ...

  8. Yao Ming joins Magic in HIV/Aids messages

    Posted Oct 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Woo in Shanghai TV stations yesterday began showing a series of advertisements featuring basketball stars Yao Ming and Magic Johnson aimed at promoting awareness of HIV and Aids. ... Behrens, said: 'Yao Ming and Magic Johnson are internationally admired. Both men generously agreed to join us in this effort to utilise the popularity of NBA basketball in China and deliver ...

  9. Rita Fan airs 'suspicions' over Li Wangyang death

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Tiananmen activist Li Wangyang. Fan was the latest Beijing loyalist to express doubts on last week's alleged suicide of Li in a Shaoyang hospital in Hunan. She said she had written ... and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference members who had expressed concerns over Li's death. However, Fan was reluctant to discuss the details, saying that she was not even ...

  10. Doubts over Li's death

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... HONG KONG- A senior Hong Kong official said the death of dissident Li Wangyang in hospital was suspicious, after thousands of protesters marched through the city demanding justice. Li's relatives found him last week strung up to a windowsill by a bandage wrapped around his neck, with his feet on the ground. Hong Kong's Secretary for Food and Health, Dr York Chow ...




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