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  1. 18pc of budget for farming to ensure food security

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in his annual work report yesterday. 'We will make safeguarding food security our primary goal... ensuring adequate food for 1.3 billion Chinese people is always a top priority,' he ...

  2. Tighter security for start of school term

    Posted Sep 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... and safety officers deployed to ensure security following a string of deadly attacks in schools. But there was an extra day's holiday for pupils in Shanghai, where a typhoon warning kept classes ... by flooding in June, with 466 buildings severely damaged. Security was noticeably tighter at schools and kindergartens across the nation yesterday as the government issued new guidelines after a spate ...

  3. Regional security the driving force behind 'campus diplomacy'

    Posted Apr 29th 2010, 12:00am by Joe Cochrane

    ... It is not just about the money, though- Australia sees its education system as a security tool, in particular with Indonesia, its closest neighbour and arguably most important diplomatic relationship. ... power and security. Now it's soft power and greater people-to-people contacts.' Given their sometimes tense diplomatic and cultural relationship (with Australia popularly perceived ...

  4. Security top priority ahead of Asian Games

    Posted Jan 29th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou Guangdong's provincial government has set security as this year's top policy priority and promises strict precautions against 'hostile forces' as it prepares to stage the 16th Asian Games. Guangdong governor Huang Huahua is expected to highlight the importance of public security and social stability when he addresses the opening session ...

  5. 'Shaking house' secures award

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun A Harvard graduate student's design that cleverly makes use of steel framework and elastic braces to build quake-resistant houses has won the top prize in the Greenville Student Design Competition, an initiative to raise awareness of recon ...

  6. Spending on festivities cut amid hard times- except on security measures

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... The rehearsals saw tanks, armoured personnel and missile carriers, and other military vehicles decked out like Mardi Gras floats thunder down the road. Each time, security officers swarmed over the city's main east-west thoroughfare, Changan Avenue, shooing citizens away from what will be the parade's route through the heart of the city and past Tiananmen Square. Security is the one ...

  7. Japan's security concerns are those of the Asia-Pacific

    Posted Jul 28th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... integrity of Japanese democracy is not just a source of pride for Japan, but a measure of comfort and security for Asia. Here's why: its neighbours will never forget the feral Japanese ... The fact that the unthinkable can now be openly thought should put new pressure on all responsible neighbours and allies not to take Japan's security concerns lightly. Thus, Beijing needs ...

  8. Sichuan tightens security to prevent relatives protesting

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Deyang and Choi Chi-yuk The authorities in Sichuan have tightened security across quake-ravaged areas ahead of a series of official events marking the first anniversary of the disaster today. The increased security comes amid reports of planned protests by parents who lost their children. Yingxiu, the epicentre of the May 12 earthquake, has been cordoned off ahead ...

  9. Security tightens for quake's first anniversary

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The city government in Mianyang, Sichuan, is tightening surveillance on activists and petitioners ahead of the upcoming one-year anniversary of the May 12 earthquake, a source of sorrow for parents who lost their children. A document released b ...

  10. Soho China chief feels secure in the spotlight

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu High-profile commercial property king Pan Shiyi's flamboyant streak belies a more practical bent. When the Sichuan earthquake struck last year, one might have assumed he would help the reconstruction effort by building new homes. The Soho ...




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