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  1. Retiring boss urges 'party purity' at Beijing meet

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will be decided. Incumbent Beijing Mayor Guo Jinlong, 65, is tipped to replace the 70-year-old, retiring municipality party chief Liu Qi. Another political high-flier said to be in the running for the post ... and punishing breaches to law and party discipline. Maintaining social harmony and stability would be their main task, he said. Liu also outlined Beijing's economic plans, vowing to increase ...

  2. Firms get moving on retirement

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... others who have announced plans to develop retirement facilities are Hong Kong developer Kerry Properties, mainland insurer Taikang Property, a unit of Taikang Insurance, and mainland developers ... units designed for elderly people. And this is a sound business model, according to US investor Adam Lazar. Five years ago he came up with plans for a retirement complex comprising 525 suites ...

  3. 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

    ... are permanent residents of Beijing without a flat and those already enrolled for a unit in other government-subsidised affordable housing. The project, called Royal Scenery, is part of a broad plan ... land price is reached. The city plans to supply 50,000 self-use commercial homes this year, compared with total new home sales of almost 120,000 last year. Apart from the self-use commercial ...

  4. Residents snub poll on renewal plan

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

    ... of the plans and terms. Mr Yu, a Korean war veteran and retired state-owned factory employee, said that under the government-sanctioned plan he was entitled to a free flat 15 sq metres bigger than ... yesterday that he boycotted the ballot in protest against the plans. The 5,473 dilapidated homes in Chaoyang district's Jiuxianqiao neighbourhood were listed by the municipal government in 2004 ...

  5. Concrete bungle

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing's ever-slowing traffic, the fiftysomething taxi driver is preparing to do the once-unthinkable: retire in his wife's native village in Hebei province. 'Beijing has become ... registered in other cities were included. 'Now there's even suburban gridlock,' Dr Liu said. Michael Woo is a Los Angeles city planning commissioner who also teaches at the University ...

  6. Senior government officials feather their retirement nests

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... they retired. As Xinhua recently reported, some retired officials have been so busy recycling their old influence and networks that they have been charged with corruption. One such case was that of Li ... membership and deprived of all his official titles and privileges for his alleged criminal conduct after he retired as deputy minister of land and resources in 2008. 'Management of retired ...

  7. News - China - SOCIETY

    Gay couple defy family to hold wedding party in Beijing

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... in strapless wedding gown, being blessed by about 25 guests. One said he was a retired teacher and his partner was a migrant working in Beijing. He did not disclose details such as their names, ages, previous marital status or how they met. He updated the couple's microblog with a countdown to the banquet and had planned to broadcast the ceremony via V6.cn a mainland-based video-sharing ...

  8. Beijing plans its new Washington embassy colossus

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by Steven Knipp

    ... Bush's proposal to allow Mexican workers to take up temporary jobs in the US has been crushed beneath relentless criticism, Beijing plans to import several hundred Chinese construction labourers ... of retirement at Beijing's request to work on the project, is best known for designing the controversial glass pyramid addition to the Louvre art museum, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, ...

  9. Retired doctor volunteered seven years of her time

    Posted Aug 06th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Even a year after the Beijing Olympic Games, Hu Zhiyun still remembers the frustration on the face of a British tourist who asked her for street directions. Dr Hu, a 74-year old retired doctor who served as a volunteer for the Olympics, said a man had asked her where the metro station was. But she stood confused for a while because she had no idea what 'metro' ...

  10. News - China

    Beijing plans to rebuild past by razing hutongs

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 04:48pm by AFP

    ... an old way of life is still visible – mahjong rooms, shared courtyards, clothes hanging to dry – against a more distant backdrop of skyscrapers. The plan to redo the neighbourhood has raised ... At one home, pigeons warble in coops on the corrugated iron roof. A previous plan in 2009 to demolish the courtyard houses and build an underground mall was shelved after opposition from civic ...




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