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  1. Fresh efforts urged to ease farm tax burden

    Posted Aug 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rural livelihoods. 'Attention on the efforts to relieve farmers' burdens has weakened, efforts have slackened,' the China News Service said, adding that farmers were now suffering ... said. But the ministry urged that efforts to improve the lot of China's 800 million farmers should not be slackened, as officials attended a conference in Heilongjiang on Friday ...

  2. Ministries and agencies probe Bohai Sea oil spills

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'eliminate risks of further spills and guarantee that no new harm would be done to the marine environment', the newspaper report said. The North China Sea branch of the SOA said it had received reports from ConocoPhillips China that at least nine new sources of leaked oil have been found in the areas within 15 metres north of one of the rigs, Xinhua reported. Analysts said the discovery ...

  3. 29 killed in Hunan bridge collapse

    Posted Aug 15th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Workers crushed as new road link crumbles A bridge due to be finished in two weeks has collapsed in Hunan province, killing at least 29 people and injuring 22, state media reported ... the reputation of being 'China's most beautiful small town'. ...

  4. 'Tigergate' inquiry results demanded

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

    ... the images were proof of the rare South China tiger's comeback. But netizens swiftly denounced the photos as digitally doctored, and the criticism soon escalated into a public outcry about ... forestry ordered the provincial department to commission another authentication later in the month with a state-level agency. But a state forestry official admitted anonymously at the end of last ...

  5. Colourful walls built to hide rural poverty

    Posted Apr 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... a socialist new countryside' to dress up their jurisdictions with 'image projects'. In one case, funds to alleviate poverty in Gansu's Yongjing county have been spent on building ... A county official who oversees poverty alleviation works told Xinhua that the idea of constructing the walls 'was thrashed out from their studies of 'building a socialist new ...

  6. Tighter controls over land supply unveiled

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... control measures. The mainland leadership has listed tighter controls on land use as one of the key weapons to rein in surging investment in infrastructure and new industrial projects, which need ... of this year, 20 per cent more than in the same period last year. In some main cities, illegal land use accounted for 90 per cent of the new land requisitions for non-agricultural use, officials said. ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Agency seeks to ensure power, transport services

    Posted Jan 29th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... of the Lunar New Year, which starts on February 7. Meanwhile, the commission urged China National Petroleum Corp and China Petroleum and Chemical Corp to ensure stable oil supplies, according ... Cary Huang in Beijing The mainland's top economic planning agency has pledged to try to ensure the uninterrupted supply of coal, electricity, oil products and transport services ...

  9. Will new national energy agency be just another toothless body?

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... and some overseas media have been quick to hail the significance of the supra-ministry agency, which reflects the high priority of the energy issue because of the mainland's thirst for oil ... head. Its members include ministers of the mainland's 21 most powerful agencies. According to the mainland hierarchy, such a high-level make-up of the commission denotes serious power ...

  10. Forestry executives stand trial

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

    ... campaigns and even became an actor himself, appearing in rural television dramas aired on China Central Television. ...




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