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  1. News - China

    ‘I had four accomplices’, says engineer accused of taking HK$240,000 bribes

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 05:35pm by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau mimi.lau@scmp.com A Qianhai authority engineer accused of taking bribes worth HK$240,000 in return for granting construction contracts, says he had four accomplices. In the first corruption case heard in court in the cross-border cooperation zone, Weng Yunhui, 33, is accused of taking bribes of 130,000 yuan (HK$160,000) and HK$80,000 from contractors. Weng, said to have ...

  2. News - China - HIGH-SPEED RAIL

    New rail lines to halve journey time from Guangzhou to Shanghai

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 05:33pm by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau mimi.lau@scmp.com Guangzhou to Shanghai will be reduced from 16 hours to eight hours, while the journey from Guangzhou to Hangzhou, Zhejiang, would take about seven hours A new high-speed railway line is set to connect Guangzhou and Shanghai in just eight hours by the end of this year, according to Guangzhou Railway Group. The official website of regional railway bureau ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    How leaders and an army of staff turned Beijing's grey into 'Apec blue'

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 04:10am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau mimi.lau@scmp.com State media give more details on the lengths taken to curb smog for this month's summit How army of staff turned Beijing 'Apec blue' More than 400,000 officials across several provinces were involved in this month's huge mission to cut smog and ensure there were blue skies over Beijing for the Apec summit. Revealing new details ...

  4. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Down and out among the bright lights of Macau's casinoland

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 04:04am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau mimi.lau@scmp.com Down and out among the bright lights of casinoland If the streets near the landmark Grand Lisboa are any sign, Macau is a city not built for the people living ... with handouts for long due to the growing wealth gap," Chou said. mimi.lau@scmp.com   ...

  5. News - China - ARTS

    Free film 'The Secret Tree' highlights plight of child sex abuse victims

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 03:47am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau mimi.la@scmp.com Movie highlights plight of child sex abuse victims A film that tells the story of a victim of child sex abuse will have its national premiere in Beijing today. The Secret Tree is an independent movie co-produced for 200,000 yuan (HK$252,000) by director Wu Shuang and several non-governmental organisations to raise awareness of what they say is a hugely ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Outsider from Tianjin breaks 33-year tradition to become Guangzhou party chief

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:45am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Tianjin deputy mayor Ren Xuefeng breaks 33-year tradition of appointing as party secretary someone with Guangdong background Outsider named Guangzhou boss For the first time in 33 years, someone from outside the ranks of Guangdong cadres has been named the Communist Party secretary of its biggest city, Guangzhou. Ren Xuefeng, previously ...

  7. News - China - CRIME

    Japanese politician, 70, denies charges in China after being caught with 3kg of crystal meth

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 12:40pm by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Defence lawyer claims accused did not know he was carrying narcotics when he was picked up last year by airport security in Guangzhou Japanese politician denies drug charges A 70-year-old Japanese politician stood trial yesterday in Guangzhou on drug charges punishable by death, with his defence lawyers arguing he did not know he ...

  8. News - China - DRUG TRAFFICKING

    Accused Japanese politician's lawyer goes on the offensive in meth trial

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:35pm by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau mimi.lau@scmp.com Two phone calls at the end of a trip to Guangzhou imply behaviour different to that of someone who knows he's running drugs, defence lawyer argues Call logs cited in drug trafficking trial Two phone calls between a 70-year-old Japanese politician accused of carrying illegal drugs and a business associate who handed him the suitcase in which ...

  9. News - China - EDUCATION

    Education ministry may drop requirement pupils love the Communist Party

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 04:29am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau mimi.lau@scmp.com Loving the party may get dropped from pupil rules Education authorities may drop the requirement that pupils love the Communist Party. The suggestion is contained in reforms the Ministry of Education proposed to national guidelines for pupils, which were introduced in 2004. The requirement asking pupils "to love the people and Chinese Communist ...

  10. News - China - YUNNAN EARTHQUAKE

    Despite killer quake, Longtoushan residents still love the land

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:34am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Longtoushan, Yunnan mimi.lau@scmp.com Residents of Longtoushan township return to tending green peppers and the life they know best Death, destruction don't diminish love of the land The people of Longtoushan township are reaffirming their love for their land even though Sunday's earthquake turned their world upside down. Yesterday, Gan Kaiying, 54, displayed her ...




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