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  1. Heavy fines on cowboys who trigger disasters

    Posted Feb 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Allen T. Cheng in Beijing With cave-ins killing hundreds a year, those who cause them by illegal drilling or building will pay up to 500,000 yuan People who cause disasters through unauthorised drilling, digging or building of illegal structures will face a maximum fine of 500,000 yuan, the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources says. The fine, to take effect on Monday, is part ...

  2. PLA rewarded with monthly salary increases of up to 50pc

    Posted Mar 24th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan China will give its 2.3 million People's Liberation Army servicemen and servicewomen up to 50 per cent pay rises for their hard work last year and to boost morale during a year of sensitive anniversaries and social unrest, sources say. &# ...

  3. Commuters sweat it out as crowded subway lines do overtime

    Posted Jul 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo The surge in passengers on the first workday under Beijing's new car ban proved problematic for the city's newly expanded subway system, with several stations temporarily shutting down during the rush hours to handle accidents or prevent ...

  4. Hung out to dry

    Posted May 18th 2008, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... the symbol of a large tree reaching to the sky to represent 'harmony and unity between human beings and nature'. However, the massive water diversion is raising questions about ...

  5. News - China - Beijing

    Pictured: 'zombie' commuters ditch cars and walk amid massive Beijing traffic jam

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 03:04pm by Staff Reporters

    ... in history. The 12-day affair in August 2010 was not caused by bad weather or a natural disaster, just way too many vehicles. ...

  6. Lockdown in the capital ahead of military parade

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao and Al Guo in Beijing Central Beijing was under lockdown on the eve of the nation's most sensitive anniversary of the year, with security forces on maximum alert ahead of the military parade and celebrations today to mark 60 years of Com ...

  7. Traffic woes drive Beijing underground

    Posted Jan 20th 2011, 12:00am by Michael Martin

    ... Green World Underground, which is assessing the costs and benefits of underground urban development. Ng said that building underground sometimes allowed planners to avoid damaging natural ...

  8. Reza Deghati

    Posted Sep 19th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... Yvonne Lai THE PROMISE The nature of my job [as a photojournalist] takes me away from home so much that, until he was two, my son would refer to the telephone as 'dad'; he was hearing my voice over the phone more than face to face. One day, while preparing for an assignment in China, I found that one of my cases was heavier than usual. I opened it and Delazad ...

  9. Capital's new leaders battle anger over floods

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... release information about the natural disaster in a timely manner. Beijing media also reported that Guo had taken the lead in making donations to victims and their families, adding ... as more complaints emerge of officials' poor handling of the disaster. After original reports of large amounts of water that accumulated under bridges, and tens of thousands of stranded ...

  10. A truly modern army can't be a tool of the party

    Posted Dec 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Despite its name, the People's Liberation Army is an army of the Communist Party, not of the nation. This is not only political reality, but something written into the constitution. Even so, the PLA's popularity and standing among ordinary peopl ...




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