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  1. Foxconn worker in Chengdu suicide

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a dozen employees of the manufacturing giant jumped to their deaths last year. The worker, a 20-year-old man, jumped from the flat he occupied in Deyuan town near the company's industrial ... of the plants in the industrial park. Investigators said it was the result of flammable dust in ducts. A central government spokesman called the explosion a 'product-safety accident', adding ...

  2. News - China

    Shenzhen man's groveling public apology after he forgets to attend his own wedding

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 01:52pm by Peony Lui

    ... Peony Lui Apology in newspaper goes viral A Shenzhen man was so pre-occupied with work that he missed his own wedding.  Realising his mistake, he posted an apology in the Shenzhen Special Zone Daily, asking this fiancee to forgive him..  It reads: “I, Tang Jinhui, carelessly missed the date of registration for my marriage to Miss Zhang on March 13. I deeply apologise for my ...

  3. Central tea-house murderers await outcome of their appeals

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu The five men convicted of the execution-style murder five years ago of businessman Harry Lam Hon-lit in Central's Luk Yu Tea House are awaiting the outcome of their appeals following two days of hearings earlier this month. Among them, Hong Kong actor turned businessman Yeung Ka-on, the only one of the five to plead not guilty to murder when the case was tried last ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ABORTION

    Shenzhen abortions hold high risks for Hong Kong women

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... an abortion each year do so on the mainland. The problem could worsen with the forced closure in September of the non-profit Hong Kong Central Hospital, which performed 40 per cent of abortions ... and charging HK$3,000 for Hong Kong residents, while abortions at the four private hospitals that provide the service cost at least HK$14,000. The closure of the non-profit Hong Kong Central Hospital ...

  5. MTR takes its tried and tested construction model to Shenzhen

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... it is the shortest route in Shenzhen, Line 4 occupies the network's most central location and provides interchanges for all lines. It will also link up with the future high-speed railway to Guangzhou ... metro line in Shenzhen yesterday. The 6 billion yuan (HK$7.2 billion) Shenzhen Metro Line 4, which will operate under MTR's rail-plus-property model, is a centrally located, 20.5-kilometre ...

  6. News - China

    Qianhai economic zone chief says it won't compete with Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... China's growing status as the world's most important trading economy and reduce the dominant influence of the US dollar in the global financial system. The central government needs yuan ... reducing inflationary pressure on the mainland's financial system which is fuelled by capital controls, requiring the central bank to print bonds to absorb hundreds of billions of dollars ...

  7. Sting in the retail

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... economist Sylvia Liu notes in a recent report that 18 out of the 36 stores between No 21 and No 75 Queen's Road Central sell watches and jewellery. Even the first floor of the IFC mall has succumbed to the phenomenon, with a corner spot once occupied by a bar and restaurant now taken over by a sprawling luxury watch store, and with another six jewellery shops just around the corner. ...

  8. News - China - LOCAL GOVERNMENT

    Shenzhen unveils three-year plan to deepen reform

    Posted May 10th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... and legal side of the experimental zone would be revived. In Qianhai, Xi told officials: "Please carry out reform boldly. The central government has granted you very special policies. Qianhai ...

  9. Business - Money - STOCKS

    Concrete scandal weighs on listed cement majors

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... of a construction scandal in Shenzhen and a possible central government investigation into alleged cartel pricing. Work was suspended on several property projects in Shenzhen - including what was to be the country's tallest tower, the 660-metre Ping An International Finance Centre - after China Central Television reported that the quality of concrete used in these projects was compromised by cheap, ...

  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Qianhai as the 'Connecticut' of the PRD

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... however. Having decided that they will call a new financial centre into being, the Manhattan of the PRD, no less, they have begun to tackle the problem of who will occupy this gleaming new city ...




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