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  1. 14 areas targeted in plan to improve lives of poor

    Posted Jun 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by the central leadership. A Politburo meeting in late April said all those who live below the poverty line should have adequate food and clothing as well as basic education, health care and housing ... living in poverty if the World Bank's poverty line- US$1.25 a day- was adopted. Previous mainland media reports expected the mainland's current poverty line- 1,196 yuan (HK$1,435) ...

  2. End of the line for Tibet?

    Posted Aug 14th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Goff

    ... Beijing says the rooftop railway to Lhasa, close to completion after years of struggle, will help fight poverty. Critics say it's designed to tighten control and plunder resources, ... At an official cost of 26.2 billion yuan, the line will link Tibet to China's extensive rail network, with the journey from Beijing to Lhasa- in pressurised aircraft-like carriages- taking 48 hours. ...

  3. News - China - Beijing

    Beijing homeless sent packing after being 'robbed' by security officials

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 03:21pm by Ernest Kao

    ... to improve the appearance of cities and hide urban poverty. The appearance of a city and the cleanliness of the environment can not be superior to the rights of a citizen,” said CASS’ Centre ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Getting a flat in new affordable housing project in Beijing like winning a lottery

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:07am by CELINE SUN; LANGI CHIANG

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing and Langi Chiang The city's latest affordable housing scheme leaves more than 140,000 applicants vying for just 2,000 homes in an outer district Buying in Beijing comes down to luck of the draw It's like a lucky draw. More than 140,000 families are lining up for only 2,000 flats on sale in Beijing's first "self-use commercial ...

  5. 'Guest' student endures poverty in a bold quest

    Posted Apr 06th 2008, 12:00am

    ... Ye Defu took a huge gamble four years ago. He left his teaching job to come to Beijing and become an unofficial full-time student- in the hope of getting the chance to sit the exam for a postgraduate programme at Tsinghua University. He spoke to Natha Why ...

  6. When rural poverty turns to despair for women

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li From her small, run-down bungalow in a remote village in Qinglong county, Hebei province, Li Suxiang struggles to hold herself together as she tries to recount her suicide attempt. On a late autumn day a few years ago, Ms Li went to a beach in ...

  7. Classical lines in French accent

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peraud spoke with Zhuang Pinghui Amelie Peraud, 37, taught French until her unique take on baby apparel proved popular among both Chinese and foreigners. To make the transition from teacher to designer, she opened Tang'Roulou in Beijing in 2004 selli ...

  8. Policy tweaks to be in line with a changing world

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com The central government will fine-tune its policies in line with changes in domestic and international economic environments, while continuing to curb speculative property purchases, Premier Wen Jiabao said. The mainland will continue the curbs which have dampened prices after the cost of a home rose by more than 10 times in the past 10 ...

  9. Hard-hit firms in line for cash aid

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com The central government says it will take a slew of measures to help the mainland's cash-strapped small businesses, including earmarking billions of yuan in funding, offering tax cuts and opening up microlendi ...

  10. Beijing takes softer line with its neighbours

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Recent diplomatic efforts to improve relations between China and its neighbours, which have been strained by disputes over the South China Sea, suggest that Beijing is taking a more conciliatory approach to resolving the t ...




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