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  1. Official crackdown the new poison for Shaanxi peasants

    Posted Dec 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Fengxiang They were desperate to have their voices heard when lead poisoning destroyed their health and families, but now they have fallen prey to another source ... 600 children were confirmed to have lead poisoning. However, tests were denied to many people over the age of 14, which suggests the total number poisoned could be higher. Residents had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/702296/official-crackdown-new-poison-shaanxi-peasants
  2. Role of LDP chief seen as Japan's poisoned chalice after election loss

    Posted Sep 15th 2009, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... the party. However, familiar LDP names are reluctant to put themselves forward for a position considered to be a poisoned chalice. Sadakazu Tanigaki emerged as the first contender, the former finance ... to step in and do much of the legwork of rebuilding the party, and then consider a bid for the leadership. 'There are two ways of looking at the job,' said Robert Dujarric, director ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/692490/role-ldp-chief-seen-japans-poisoned-chalice-after-election-loss
  3. LDP leadership considered a poisoned chalice

    Posted Sep 15th 2009, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... the party. However, familiar LDP names are reluctant to put themselves forward for a position considered to be a poisoned chalice. Sadakazu Tanigaki emerged as the first contender, the former finance ... to step in and do much of the legwork of rebuilding the party, and then consider a bid for the leadership. 'There are two ways of looking at the job,' said Robert Dujarric, director ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/692492/ldp-leadership-considered-poisoned-chalice
  4. Poisoned villagers vow to fight on

    Posted Aug 04th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Residents of Hunan villages beset by metal poisoning that has killed at least five people have vowed to take to the streets again despite threats of a crackdown. Officials were sent to three villages under the jurisdiction of Liuyang city yesterday to soothe the anger of the thousands who claim to have been poisoned by the discharge of two heavy metals, cadmium ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688778/poisoned-villagers-vow-fight
  5. Anger mounts as number of poisoned children climbs

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Fengxiang and He Huifeng The number of children poisoned by a factory in Wugang, Hunan province, had risen to 1,354, state media reported yesterday. This growing public-health crisis comes as officials at the centre of another poisoning outbreak in Shaanxi province admitted that a factory that was supposed to have been shut down was still operating. In Hunan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690270/anger-mounts-number-poisoned-children-climbs
  6. listening+

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1 Fill in Ting Shi's business card Question 2 Which organisation broke the story on the lead poisoning? a. South China Morning Post b. Associated Press c. Reuters d. Xinhua Question 3 Fill in the number of children poisoned in the correct area. Question 4 What, according to Ting Shi, is another issue concerning the residents? a. They want water b. They want to be relocated c. They want ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691303/listening
  7. 'Long Hair' ordered to do community service

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... general Qiao Xiaoyang was inside, the pair set fire to paper inside a tyre to represent the 'foul and poisonous air' in Hong Kong society. A policeman came forward with a fire ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/667244/long-hair-ordered-do-community-service
  8. 'Buy China' policies would do far more harm than good

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... idea, protectionist policies from Beijing would do the mainland economy far more harm than good. At first glance, it might not look like it. External demand is crumbling. In December, mainland ... of foreign-made steel in government-funded infrastructure projects. Such stipulations do make some sense. After all, reasoned the members of Congress, the impact of stimulus spending would be diluted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/669398/buy-china-policies-would-do-far-more-harm-good
  9. Building starts on new homes for lead-poisoned villagers

    Posted Sep 26th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou Authorities in Shaanxi have started to build new housing for residents of Fengxiang county whose homes became uninhabitable due to pollution from a nearby smelter. But the move has done little to soothe their anger. More than 850 children were diagnosed with lead poisoning caused by the factory. Residents said the compensation offered by authorities in conjunction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693658/building-starts-new-homes-lead-poisoned-villagers
  10. Order restored after factory protest

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... tearing down the fence and throwing rocks at trucks. There were no fresh protests yesterday but the situation remained tense, with anger simmering among the parents of lead-poisoned children. ... free check-ups and 615 of them have tested positive for lead poisoning so far, which can harm the nervous and reproductive systems and cause brain damage. Villagers at one of the potential ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690068/order-restored-after-factory-protest

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