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  1. News - China - UNREST

    Rumour police beat man to death sparks riot in Luzhou, Sichuan

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... to police vehicles in a protest after the officers were accused of beating a driver to death in southeastern Sichuan yesterday. Video clips and photographs said to be taken at the scene in Luzhou ... had to fire tear gas to disperse the crowd. Luzhou police declined to comment last night. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1063576/rumour-police-beat-man-death-sparks-riot-luzhou-sichuan
  2. Factory layoffs shelved after thousands protest

    Posted Dec 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang The restructuring of a PLA-linked chemical plant in Luzhou, Sichuan province, has been shelved after a mass protest last week which saw several protesters arrested. The factory resumed normal operations on Sunday after local authorities suspended the restructuring plan, an employee said. Last Wednesday, about 3,000 employees of the Torch Chemical Plant went on strike ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/482881/factory-layoffs-shelved-after-thousands-protest
  3. The loneliness of a long-distance worker

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang in Luzhou and Dongguan denise.tsang@scmp.com Xu Guanghui had not seen his family for two years when he sat down for a celebratory feast in Luzhou, Sichuan province. ... All of Xu's 30 friends and relatives who went to southern China for work 20 years ago have gradually come back to Luzhou, some as recently as last year. His wife, Huang Xianjun, returned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999904/loneliness-long-distance-worker
  4. Liquor firm manager defends worker plan

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui A senior manager from Luzhou Laojiao, a Shenzhen-listed liquor manufacturer, has defended the company's decision to ask more than 80 employees in Beijing to resign and then sign new contracts. 'We absolutely have not violated the law,' Wang Jianhui, the company's manger in charge of northern China, told the Beijing Morning Post. He declined to say ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/620059/liquor-firm-manager-defends-worker-plan
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China needs free media, not just citizen journalists

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... SCMP Editorial A citizen media is not enough A driver dies in the Sichuan city of Luzhou while police are trying to get him to move his truck, which they say is illegally parked. The body is noticed by passers-by and word quickly spreads that the 58-year-old man was beaten to death. A crowd gathers and its anger gets out of control. Soon, thousands of people are reportedly rampaging ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1065863/china-needs-free-media-not-just-citizen-journalists
  6. News - China

    Migration a thing of the past for families living where jobs now grow

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... to where the heart is Xu Guanghui is determined to prove that you can go home again. In May, the 49-year-old migrant worker quit his job in southern China and went "home" to Luzhou ... in the town where he grew up. When we interviewed Xu in March, he was resisting entreaties by family members, themselves former migrant workers, to return to Luzhou, an ancient city on the upper ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1114569/migration-thing-past-families-living-where-jobs-now-grow
  7. 'Tasting splendour' ended in tragedy

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com 'There is just one life. Taste all the splendour the world has to offer.' Those are the words that Ma Chi chose to greet people with on his instant-messaging service. Then, while living in Singapore three weeks ago, the 31-year-old businessman from Luzhou, Sichuan province, sped through a stop light in his red Ferrari 599 GTO and crashed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002121/tasting-splendour-ended-tragedy
  8. News - China - DISASTERS

    Four dead, scores injured as 'gas' explosions rip through Sichuan shopping mall

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 12:30pm by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Four people were killed and at least 37 others were wounded when a series of powerful explosions rocked a shopping mall in downtown Luzhou city, Sichuan province, on Thursday evening, scol.com.cn reports. The blasts, believed to have been caused by a gas leak at a restaurant, occurred at around 10.40pm at the Moer shopping centre in Jiangyang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1390833/four-dead-scores-injured-gas-explosions-rip-through-sichuan-shopping-mall
  9. Suspended death term for killer cadre

    Posted Nov 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu A Sichuan court has handed down a suspended death sentence to Hu Dengju, a former senior official in Luzhou, Sichuan province, for the murder of his wife and possession of unexplained wealth. Hu, the former deputy secretary-general of the Luzhou People's Political Consultative Conference, was convicted by the Luzhou Intermediate People's Court and given ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/526191
  10. Yangtze River ports heading up the creek

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Reiterating concerns about overcapacity, Monroe said Luzhou, upriver of Chongqing, last year handled about 80,000 teu, a unit based on the volume of a 20ft container. Monroe estimated that, with expansion projects underway at Luzhou and other ports in the upper reaches, capacity would reach 7 million teu in 2015, compared with forecast throughput of 2.2 million teu. Xu Weiping, general ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/971477/yangtze-river-ports-heading-creek

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