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  1. Blind masseur yearns for day he can prove himself to detractors

    Posted Feb 27th 2011, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Lu Baoxing spoke to Mimi Lau Lu Baoxing, 37, a visually impaired massage therapist based in Guangzhou, has just passed yet another Lunar New Year without returning for a family reunion in Hanzhong, Shaanxi. It was the third New Year he had decided against going home. He has a two-year-old son whom he has never met before. A gifted but untrained vocalist, Lu likes to imitate Inner ...

  2. Revenue falls as crisis deepens

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was greater because the Lunar New Year was in January this year but in February last year, the ministry said. The ministry attributed the decline to 'worsened company profitability' ...

  3. Crackdown on dissent targets culture and art

    Posted Apr 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... especially artist Ai Weiwei- have been ordered called off. Weekly political and social lectures at two locations, which were halted for the Lunar New Year, have not yet resumed. The latest ... art community, were taken away for more than a day or invited for 'a cup of tea', a euphemism for police interrogation. Wu Hongfei, 36, vocalist and leader of the Beijing-based rock ...

  4. Lunar New Year Thursday Thinktank Special (so special it's on Wednesday)

    Posted Feb 06th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. Five things we're all wondering about 1 The cold spell... is set to continue through Lunar New Year. Where's that global warming when you need it? 2 Public broadcasting consultation suddenly postponed... Beijing is worried that it will produce another RTHK, when all they want is a Radio and Television Beijing. ...

  5. Stations mobbed as run on Lunar New Year's rail seats continues

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... not meet demand, especially over the Lunar New Year and National Day holidays, Mr Liu said. Cargo and passenger trains have had to share existing facilities, but Mr Liu said he expected ... Kelly Chan Migrant workers and students yesterday mobbed railway stations to secure their return tickets as the rush to get home for the Lunar New Year continued. The Railway Ministry has ...

  6. Migrant grocer content in knowing he is more fortunate than most

    Posted Jan 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... despite the long hours every day. How long do you work every day? My little vegetable shop is open from 8.30am to 11pm every day. I get up at 6am and ride my motorised pedicab for half an hour ... electricity, pesticide and labour, you actually earn very little. These days only those who are really good at farming can earn money through crop-planting in my village. Why didn't your wife ...

  7. Activists arrested 'worst crackdown and beaten in in five years'

    Posted Oct 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jia says that this year's National Day, which we normally call guoqingjie [national celebration day], has been a guoshangjie [national mourning day]', said 24-year-old Zeng Jinyan ... 'We're down to eating garlic,' Ms Wei said on the telephone. Then the line went dead. Nicholas Becquelin of Human Rights Watch said it was the most severe crackdown in years. &#039 ...

  8. For more mainland couples, gold delivers message 'I love you' best

    Posted Feb 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... who works in a leather goods company. 'I hope to give her a more serious gift this year. After all, this is the only festival for the two of us all through the year.'; Another ... their outlets in Beijing had increased by more than a third. Valentine's Day has become an important sales period for jewellers on the mainland, besides the Lunar New Year, Christmas, National Day ...

  9. It's years since Patten's day but egg tarts are still a treat

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... nemesis at the time, Lu Ping, egged on by state media, variously tagged the governor a 'prostitute', 'a sinner of 1,000 years'; and a 'tango dancer' for what they saw ... the market, Wang looked at an empty 400 square foot flat on Ching Hoi Estate before arriving in Sha Tin to see the new headquarters building of rural affairs body the Heung Yee Kuk. He was greeted ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Revellers in face masks setting off fireworks sparks rethink of ritual

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... micrometres in diameter that can lodge deep inside people's lungs or their bloodstream - rose drastically in Beijing on Lunar New Year's Eve, from about 150 micrograms per cubic metre at 5pm ... concerns. But the Yangtze Evening News argued that even if fireworks were not used during Lunar New Year celebrations, the country could only hope for a few days of clean air, as once the holidays ...




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