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  1. News - China

    Former railways ministry official given suspended death sentence

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 11:04am by Nectar Gan

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Zhang Shuguang was accused of accepting bribes of more than 47 million yuan The former deputy chief engineer of the disbanded railways ministry has been ... in July 2011, earlier reports said. Zhang was sacked from his position in February 2011, soon after Liu’s detention. The railways ministry was later disbanded in March last year amid widespread ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Axed Railways Ministry is reborn, with little changed

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... Shirley Yam shirley.yam@scmp.com The much-maligned ministry's replacement will lack checks and balances and commercial incentives, with its huge debt left untouched Axed Railways ... by the central government and supervised by the Ministry of Transport and the future State Railways Administration. The Ministry of Finance will represent the State Council in performing the role ...

  3. News - China - COURTS

    Weibo blogger admits defaming railways ministry as benchmark trial opens

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 05:24pm by Andrea Chen

    ... traffic has pleaded guilty to charges of defaming the railway ministry. It is the first known case to apply new penalties for internet rumour-mongering, following an interpretation by legal authorities in September last year. Qin Zhihui, 30, was accused of defamation and disturbing public order. Prosecutors said Qin used his weibo, or microblog, to claim the now-defunct Ministry ...

  4. Railways ministry reform under way

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com China's Ministry of Railways has been stripped of its powers to hear transport cases in its own courts. In a move welcomed by critics of the ministry's power, the jurisdiction of the China Court of Railway Transportation has been transferred to local governments. 'It is a step to show the market that the Railways Ministry is starting ...

  5. News - China - INTERNET

    IT worker's ticket browser plug-in upsets railways ministry

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... irks rail ministry When Ni Chao tried to buy a ticket using the Ministry of Railways' online system before last year's Lunar New Year, he failed more than 50 times. With the website ... seconds because the new plug-ins allowed internet users to jump the queue and take them faster than they could be booked through a Ministry of Railways website, the Southern Metropolis Daily ...

  6. News - China

    Railway ministry a bloated outfit few will mourn

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com A bloated organisation few people will mourn The mainland's scandal-plagued Ministry of Railways, an unreconstructed relic of the planned economy era, ... restructuring in 2008, a transport ministry was created, merging the Civil Aviation Administration of China and the State Post Bureau. But the railways ministry remained separate and accumulated more ...

  7. News - China

    Analysts welcome railways ministry's break-up as move towards reform

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

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Break-up will encourage investment and make debt more manageable Analysts welcome move to reform railway industry The break-up of the Ministry of Railways will encourage greater private investment in the railways, foster more initial public offerings (IPOs) of rail companies and alleviate its massive debt, industry insiders say. The once-powerful ministry ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    China to dismantle scandal-plagued railways ministry

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 10:29am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China will split its railways ministry in two and switch control of its administrative functions to the transport ministry, a top official said Sunday, in an effective abolition of the scandal-plagued body. "The railways ministry will no longer be maintained," Ma Kai, secretary general of the State Council, China's cabinet, was to tell ...

  9. News - China

    Railways Ministry stops plug-in browsers after heavy traffic crashes site

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 11:29am by Peony Lui

    ... process have generated a huge amount of traffic to the Ministry of Railway’s official website and caused crashes on China’s shared-hosting network servers, such as GitHub. The Ministry of Railway ... a discussion with the ministry, but declined to elaborate. It is not clear whether the Ministry of Railways plan to hold talks with other browser vendors. Meanwhile, a couple in Foshan, Guangdong ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Breaking up the railways ministry would send the right signals

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by Hu Shuli

    ... ministry would send right signal on reform Finally, it seems the railways ministry may soon be restructured as part of a wider exercise by the Chinese government to streamline its ministries ... and government in China, to further boost development. China's rail system is one of the last bastions of a planned economy. The Ministry of Railways is both the company that operates the rail ...




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