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  1. Chaotic rush for Games tickets

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... of the new lines. When ticket sales kicked off at 9am, layers of security forces tried to organise people into small groups, letting 40 people in at a time. Many in the crowd were upset about ... into areas that were off limits, it said. South China Morning Post photographer Felix Wong Chi-keung was taken away by police for allegedly kicking an officer, Xinhua said. He was released ...

  2. Arms-deal agency will be shut down, new defence chief vows

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Taiwan's new defence minister, Michael Tsai Ming-hsien, vowed yesterday to disband a controversial arms-deal agency that led to the resignation of his predecessor, ... cent stakes in the project. News reports said Taiwan Goal would handle the government's NT$150 billion purchase of PC-3 Orion anti-submarine aircraft, attack helicopters and transport ...

  3. Bank for SMEs eyed to ease cash bottleneck

    Posted Nov 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for their investment and development,' Xinhua quoted China Association of Small and Medium Enterprises head Li Zibin as saying, without specifying when the bank would open. Any industrial firm with revenues up to 300 million yuan would be eligible for assistance from the fund and the bank, Mr Li said. The association, an agency affiliated with the National Development and Reform Commission, ...

  4. Grand ceremony today to celebrate 30 years of reform

    Posted Dec 18th 2008, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... will start at 10am at the Great Hall of the People and all major mainland media, including China Central Television, Xinhua and China National Radio, will broadcast it live, Xinhua reported. ... and opening up, which was started in 1978, was the critical decision that 'had determined the fate of contemporary China' and brought the country historic changes. At the third plenary ...

  5. Probe into Hunan abuse of power

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... the provincial commission for discipline inspection as saying. The case followed the central government's publication of a new regulation last week that spelled out harsh punishments for promotion-related corruption. Mr Long's behaviour violated the new regulation, Xinhua said, though its report did not elaborate. Despite a perennial anti-corruption campaign by the Communist Party ...

  6. Central Committee member dismissed

    Posted Oct 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... holds a doctorate in Marxist philosophy from Zhongshan University in Guangdong. He has written extensively on Guangdong and China's reform experiments. Dr Yu's Central Committee vacancy was filled by Wang Xinxian, party secretary of the China Disabled Persons' Federation, Xinhua said. ...

  7. Tax agency to probe Ping An financial records

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'It has nothing to do with the refinancing deal,' said the spokesman, Shen Ruisheng. The China Securities Regulatory Commission this week pledged to scrutinise fund-raising plans from publicly listed companies, heightening speculation Beijing was planning to derail Ping An's offering. The insurer plans to issue 1.2 billion new yuan-denominated A shares, as well as up ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Feb 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the country have disrupted food transport to the two special administrative regions, China News Service reports. The ministry said an extra 600,000 chickens a day would be sent to Hong Kong until ... supermarket chains to raise prices on food items in the wake of supply shortages, China News Service reports. Zhejiang officials said food supplies to the markets remained sufficient. Incentives ...

  9. Local-level cadres told to toe Beijing line

    Posted Nov 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan New rules to ensure policies carried out The State Council yesterday issued a directive announcing measures to strengthen supervision and control of defiant local ... at local level to report on the status of policy implementation to Beijing regularly and 'within limited periods'. Xinhua said the new directive was issued because 'lax supervision ...

  10. Corruption hotline jammed with calls

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng A national hotline to report corruption and breaches of discipline by civil servants and officials has been jammed since it went into operation on Thursday, state media reported. About 1,000 citizens called the new toll-free '12388' Ministry of Supervision hotline on its first day, according to Xinhua, with most of the calls related to land use, abuse ...




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