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  1. Staged epic and false hopes

    Posted Oct 18th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... congress. On the day members of the Central Committee met in Beijing, the top news on the Xinhua website was the cold front sweeping northern China. There followed a brief item on the opening ... until a communique was issued at the end. If it was not possible to censor news of China's first manned space flight, raising false expectations on other matters is almost certain ...

  2. Regulation of agents offering foreign tours to be stepped up

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they advertised. He stressed that all tour agents must submit their tour plans to the bureau for approval and put forward proposals on how the tour fees collected would be administered. The new campaign ... the previous year. The increase was comparable to the nationwide average increase of 49 per cent recorded last year. The mainland is fast becoming a new source of tourists for many countries, ...

  3. Restrictions to be imposed over the requisition of land

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Outlook, a new weekly publication affiliated with Xinhua. The news agency also quoted Yan Jinming, member of a group of experts involved in the drafting of legislation on land management, as saying ... to compensate the original users of land when they have to turn over their property, the agency quoted Huang Xiaohu, secretary-general of the China Society of Land Science, as saying. 'The revision ...

  4. Grisly tales slip through press cracks

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to find and write the kind of stories that people want to read.' In July, the government issued new regulations and pulled subsidies from thousands of publications that were formerly given ...

  5. Urban jobless goal of 4.5pc on target

    Posted Oct 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan China's goal to keep its urban unemployment rate at 4.5 per cent this year is on target despite the disruption to the job market by the outbreak of Sars, says Minister of Labour and Social Security Zheng Silin. Mr Zheng, in his work report to the National People's Congress Standing Committee yesterday, said China had created 6.5 million jobs in the first nine ...

  6. Competition- the enemy of corruption

    Posted Oct 25th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... News in neighbouring Shaanxi province, and from the China Youth Daily, rushed to the mining town and reported not only the full tragedy but also how the operators had moved, burned and buried ... by van, following a tip-off from some of the victims' relatives, who were from his province. The China Youth Daily reporter was also aided by families of the victims. The findings ...

  7. Ex-tax chief loses execution appeal

    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to put Yang Gaiqing, a manager of a trading company, on trial for alleged tax evasion involving the smuggling of 820,000 tonnes of cooking oil into China from 1996 to 1998. ...

  8. Major news for foreign media

    Posted Jul 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... The magnitude of the historic march was not lost on overseas media, with most newspapers and television networks covering it prominently. Only China's state television and Xinhua did not report the mass rally yesterday. Xinhua reported the brief statement issued by Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa last night while the semi-official Hong Kong China News Agency reported ...

  9. Cover-up of mine disaster shakes Xinhua

    Posted Sep 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for covering up one of Shanxi province's worst mining accidents in recent years. The official news agency announced the punishments on Friday night, saying one of its reporters, Shan Baohong, had ... Commission for Discipline Inspection and the Supervision Department of the agency have included this case in an education documentary for our staff. 'In recent years, Xinhua News Agency has ...

  10. Report says officials are shortsighted big spenders

    Posted Nov 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... over-investment in five sectors: iron and steel, building materials, non-ferrous metals, vehicle manufacturing and textiles. Huang Yiping, China economist with Citigroup in Hong Kong, said the problems ...




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