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  1. Rare diversion for divers: time out at home

    Posted Feb 11th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Two of the mainland's top Olympic divers have been allowed to spend the Lunar New Year with their families, an infrequent treat for the country's leading athletes. ... is quite unusual that we have been given three days' leave, which we have not had for years,' she said. Guo said her Lunar New Year wish was to be with her parents and be a good daughter. ...

  2. Strive with us for harmony, Premier Wen urges Taiwan

    Posted Feb 08th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... million compatriots in Taiwan,' Mr Wen said in Beijing yesterday. At the annual Lunar New Year reception organised by the Communist Party Central Committee and the State Council, Mr Wen also ... highlighted the building of a harmonious society as the priority in the new year, saying this strategic task embodied the leadership's concepts of putting the people first and governance ...

  3. Migrant workers flood Guangdong

    Posted Feb 14th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the provincial authorities lifted the ban on large-scale recruiting at the start of the new lunar year. Trains travelling to the southern province have seen a marked increase in the number of passengers ... from outside the province within a month of Lunar New Year. The lifting of the ban, which had been in effect for years, was believed to be an official response to the recent province-wide ...

  4. Freezing weather hobbles holiday travel

    Posted Jan 24th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... for the Lunar New Year- will last for another day or two and continue to move south, meteorologists say. The cold spell is expected to lift just in time for the holidays, and a repeat of the severe ... snowstorms brought the country to a halt. Mr Zhai and the centre's spokesman, Yu Xinwen, tried hard yesterday to ease concerns that the cold weather would spoil the Lunar New Year holiday. ...

  5. Beijing's air quality plunges after fireworks

    Posted Feb 11th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... year, when the city was hit by heavy pollution,' he said. 'Fireworks to celebrate the Lantern Festival [the 15th day of the Lunar New Year] plus stagnant weather have made things ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Beijing's air quality plunged to its worst level since the Olympics yesterday after a night of frenzied fireworks displays marking the end of the Lunar New ...

  6. Safety before profits in mines, Wen demands

    Posted Jan 26th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the Lunar New Year holiday, state media reported yesterday. 'The work safety situation is rather severe and a profound lesson has been learned from the serious accidents in mines and other ... and curb corruption among officials and mine operators, the number of disasters showed little sign of improving last year. The State Administration of Work Safety says nearly 6,000 miners were ...

  7. Environmental budget to double over next 5 years

    Posted Nov 09th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... development. 'Our main goal is not to pay off the huge environmental debts resulting from years of damage. Rather, we just want to make sure we will not run up new debts in the future,' Dr ... 'We have seen big gaps in the implementation of the green budgets for the ninth and 10th five-year plans,' Dr Ren said. 'The new budget is expected to be carried out better, given ...

  8. Beijing's cleanup bill to cost 1.6pc of GDP- environment official

    Posted Jun 19th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... in a high-risk period of high resource-consumption growth and environmental pollution,' he said. 'Given the situation, it will be an arduous task to meet the targets set in the new Five-Year ... five-year period, apart from controlling new sources of pollutants, we also have to pay the environmental debts left over from the 10th Five-Year Programme. 'If the spending is not put ...

  9. Capital drops ambitious target for population

    Posted Jan 24th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Beijing city planners have dropped an ambitious plan to limit the population to 16 million by 2010 from its new five-year development plan. They will instead ... cities to achieve the population target. But he failed to spell out any specific measures or a new population target for the next five years. Meanwhile, Mr Lu said the government was determined ...

  10. Government says Bush will be safe, despite US alerts

    Posted Nov 18th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... current social stability is the result of continuous heavy-handed crackdowns,' he said, but added that the fourth quarter of the year- especially the days leading to the New Year ... on the same period last year, while 108 people were injured. A total of 25,000 people lost their lives in the third quarter of the year in about 115,000 road accidents. 'A total of 100,000 people ...




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