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  1. Operating speeds and services cut on lines

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Beijing-Shanghai line cut its number of daily trips by a quarter. Vice-Premier Zhang Dejiang spoke publicly about the crash for the first time since the search and rescue operation was called off on July 24, the day after the crash. Zhang said a month-long inspection ordered by the State Council was 'a pressing need to boost the government's credibility and the public ...

  2. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Faith can go on its merry way, but get the festive spirit and shop

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:47am by George Chen

    ... this in my newspaper- Merry Christmas!   George Chen is the Post's financial services editor. Mr. Shangkong appears every Monday in the print version of the SCMP. Like it? Visit ...

  3. Bookings for high-speed rail service plunge following fatal train tragedy

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... in on the public's shaken confidence in the high-speed rail service. eLong, an air ticket booking website, shows that more than 34 out of 46 flights departing Beijing for Shanghai are now being sold ... That is a sharp reversal of fortunes from the initial feverish demand for the service (which was launched on June 30), which subsided following frequent breakdowns and the train disaster in Wenzhou. More ...

  4. Anti-graft focus shifts to public projects and safety

    Posted Sep 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Anti-graft watchdogs plan to focus their efforts on areas where corruption is more likely to happen, such as publicly funded infrastructure ... to areas where people's livelihoods are affected, such as land reclamation, education, medical services, social security, food and medicine safety, environmental protection and workplace ...

  5. Taking stock of Beijing's public relations experiment

    Posted Aug 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang ed.zhang@scmp.com The Ministry of Railways has been weathering a public relations storm in the past few weeks following a collision between two high-speed trains on July 23 ... The Changjiang Daily, based in Wuhan , commented that, with Wang gone, the Ministry of Railways still needed to give the public answers, whether about the crash or the general safety of high-speed rail ...

  6. Policy U-turn as debt piles up

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Their debts should be under stringent supervision,' Hong was quoted by China News Service as saying. Beijing tried to tackle a financing shortfall for public projects last year by allowing some ... China News Service reported. Local governments and their financing vehicles borrowed heavily from banks to fund construction projects as part of Beijing's four trillion yuan 2008-09 ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing couple's tap water protest goes down the plughole

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... water was good and up to international standards. Zhao Tianhong , a veterinarian by training who is now a water expert with the Beijing Health Care Association, told China News Service that her ... with Beijing's municipal government coming under particularly heavy fire. Li Fuxing , Zhao's 73-year-old husband, told China News Service yesterday that Beijing's tap water was not a problem. ...

  8. No gaps at top, says the civil service chief

    Posted Sep 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn in Beijing There were 'loads of high-calibre candidates' to succeed two long-serving senior civil servants whose retirement was announced yesterday, the civil service ... for the Civil Service Joseph Wong Wing-ping said: 'There is always a vacuum period after the departure of a government official. This is normal procedure.' Mr Leung will retire on November ...

  9. Comment - Blogs - Beijing

    Beijing researchers abstain from drinking city's 'deteriorating' tap water for 20 years

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 05:31pm by Ernest Kao

    ... officials, researchers and scholars, who had a choice not to drink tap water, could do so little to provide "the most basic of public services" to a modern city of nearly 20 million people. ... Health Association Professional Committee for Drinking Water and along with her husband, a member of the Industry Committee of the National Development and Reform Commission’s Public Nutrition ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Will the dealmakers go to Shanghai's financial centre?

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... centre dream is not so far away. But now? Not yet.   George Chen is the Post's financial services editor. Mr. Shangkong appears every Monday in the print version of the SCMP. Like it? Visit ...




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