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  1. News - China - ECONOMY

    Premier Li Keqiang points to six barriers to rural progress

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:16am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Daily on Sunday, he said the issues raised by the villagers "are also common problems hindering the development of rural China, especially villages in the north". In the letter, ... Centre, said that if the rural-urban gap in wealth and public services was not narrowed, "it will be impossible to build up a moderately prosperous society". According to the National ...

  2. News - China - CORRUPTION

    How rural spending programmes became the growth area for graft

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:48am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Rural funds fertile ground for graft Public funds allocated to agriculture projects have become a "growth area" for corruption as China has invested heavily in rural regions over the past decade, recent anti-corruption investigations have found. Some 6,000 cases of rural spending fraud, totalling more than 2 billion yuan (HK$2.5 billion)- were ...

  3. News - China

    Villagers in China ordered to alert authorities if they hold outdoor banquets

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 02:59pm

    ... poisoning, it has been reported. Some critics have said the new policy discriminated against rural residents while others warned it would be difficult to enforce and would have little impact, according to the Dahe Daily newspaper. Holding outdoor banquets for occasions such as weddings and funerals is customary in rural China. The size of the feasts varies from a few dozen guests ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Truth and lies echo around Hong Kong, leaving a deeply divided society

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 01:33pm by Bernard Chan

    ... the students are gullible and have been misled by troublemakers – or even anti-China forces overseas. The other sees the protesters as brave and honourable and fighting for justice. Hong Kong’s serious ...

  5. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Microcredit schemes struggling to aid China's rural poor

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... organisations in rural China. Such non-governmental organisations, which now number about 100 on the mainland, aim to support entrepreneurship and fight poverty by providing small loans to individuals ... Rural Development Institute, said China, unlike other developing nations, has failed to support microcredit NGOs and allow them a free hand to help fight poverty. "We have called ...

  6. News - China - SOCIAL SECURITY

    Pension systems for urban and rural dwellers in China will be merged

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 04:29am by Zhang Hong

    ... and better prepare it for the challenges of an ageing society. The State Council announced the move in a meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang. The mainland has different pension systems for rural ... encourage mobility of the population and provide farmers with a better sense of social security. "These measures will help meet the mounting challenges China faces from its ageing society ...

  7. News - China - GANSU

    Gansu province 'beautifies' its roadways by walling in rural villages

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 06:15pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao Rural poverty in China’s northwest is anything but a new topic. But those who want to see it for themselves may find it increasingly hard as the government ramps up efforts to conceal it – literally. Brick walls have been erected along the highways of Zhang county, located in Gansu province’s Dingxi City, to “hide” the “ugly” living conditions of villagers inhabiting ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Fingers point, but little children are still dying

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... kindergarten pupils in rural Guixi, Jiangxi province, crammed into a van designed for seven, plunged into the cold waters of a roadside pond on Christmas Eve because their driver, who owned ... involving rural children in overloaded, modified vans because there is a lack of safe school buses. The authorities quickly punished 12 officials, including a Guixi vice-mayor, but that did little ...

  9. News - China - SOCIETY

    Two new cases of officials using fake identities to hide ill-gotten wealth

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... their personal information and wealth A senior banker at the Rural Commercial Bank in Shenmu county, Shaanxi province, allegedly colluded in his wife's purchase of at least 12 properties in Beijing ...

  10. News - China Insider - SOCIETY

    11 arrested for tomb-raiding and selling women's corpses for 'ghost marriage' rituals

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 02:28pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Police in eastern China have arrested 11 people for their alleged roles in digging up dead women’s bodies which were then sold into ritual “ghost marriages”. ... today in rural areas of Shaanxi, Shanxi, Henan, Hebei and Guangdong provinces. The lead suspect, identified by the surname Wang, said the fresher the bodies, the more they were worth. “Years-old ...




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