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  1. News - China

    China Digest

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Reserve to increase the fertility rate of snub-nosed monkeys, one of the rarest animals in China and famous for its golden fur, Xinhua reports. The monkeys mate year-round, but pregnancy occurs ...

  2. News - China

    China Digest

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in China. Hua is considered the most precipitous. Fatal pile-up on wet road One person died and 12 were injured in a nine-car pile-up along a road in Yanan , News.cnwest.com reports. The accident ... uncle's water A 13-year-old boy was found to have poisoned his uncle's water tank to get back at the uncle for spreading rumours about him, the West China City Daily reports. The uncle, ...

  3. News - China - MEDIA

    Unusual commentary on accidents 'reflects party's lack of confidence'

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Accident commentary a sign of party's jitters Editorial 'exposes lack of confidence' A spate of fatal accidents this month has cast a pall over the upcoming 18th party congress, when the nation will name i ...

  4. Safety checks find serious flaws in China rail network

    Posted Apr 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih Checks on China's railway system have uncovered serious safety problems, said Railways Minister Sheng Guangzu, who also called for a massive reform of his ministry. ... to Sheng, who blamed lax safety management at manufacturing level. And defective parts were just one of many problems uncovered in China's railway network, which covers more than 90,000 ...

  5. Ministry cites SOEs for 'serious' rail flaws

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih The Ministry of Railways has cited several Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) over 'serious' quality and safety flaws in 12 mainland rail lines. Among the SOEs are companies listed in Hong Kong and Shanghai, including China Railway Group, China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) and China Communications Construction (CCC), as well as companies like ...

  6. Holiday flights across strait unlikely

    Posted Jan 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Allen T. Cheng Chartered flights across the Taiwan Strait during the Lunar New Year holiday are unlikely, according to a top aviation regulator. Gao Hongshan, China's deputy minister of civil aviation, said Taiwan officials had not responded to his call that mainland carriers be allowed to fly to Taiwan for this year's holidays. Last year, several Taiwan carriers were ...

  7. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Rain-damaged roads cost billions

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... according to a report by China Central Television. An investigation by the provincial government in the wake of public outrage found that the construction company in charge of laying asphalt had ... cost, kept its licence, according to China Youth Daily. No one went to prison for the scandal and details of the investigation were never made public. The same stretch of highway was one ...

  8. Mainlanders go home after railway crash

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Association of the Republic of China, Taiwan. Yao said the family agreed to accept compensation of NT$8.8 million (HK$2.4 million) from Taiwanese authorities. That amount- the highest paid so far ...

  9. Gulf opens between residents and official media over floods

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com The news footage on Beijing Television showing Beijing party secretary Guo Jinlong having instant noodles at an emergency meeting over the deadly July 21 flood in the early hours of the following morning lasted only for abou ...

  10. Heaviest rain in 6 decades causes chaos in Beijing

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... residents of the danger late at night, when the city was already flooded. More downpours were forecast yesterday for northeastern and southwestern China, where at least 10 others were reported ...




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