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  1. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Angela Merkel begins visit to China with trip to Sichuan wet market

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 07:33pm by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com German leader spices up latest mission to China with a tour of Chengdu's culinary hotspots Merkel given a taste of Sichuan German Chancellor Dr ... the first full day of her visit with a stop at a wet market in Chengdu, Sichuan province. The Sichuan Daily reported that Merkel stopped at a grocery in the Shenxianshu wet market and paid 5 yuan ...

  2. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Two major generals detained as Sichuan graft probes widen

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 03:21pm by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com The two detentions focused on Sichuan province thought to be part of a wider investigation into corruption in the PLA Senior military officers held in graft probe Two major generals in the PLA with connections to Sichuan province have been detained as part of a corruption investigation, two sources with knowledge of the matter said. The detention ...

  3. News - China - WEATHER

    Two killed, 21 missing in Sichuan landslides

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 03:55pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Worst rain for up to a century devastates infrastructure and towns still reeling from two major earthquakes Two killed, 21 missing in Sichuan landslides Landslides killed two and left 21 missing in a mountain village yesterday in Dujiangyan, Sichuan, as torrential rains struck another blow to parts of the western province still reeling from two ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    Newspaper apologises for publishing doctored photo

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 03:06pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler On Wednesday evening, a small-town newspaper in Sichuan made a rare move by apologising for a doctored photo it published of its local Communist Party secretary. With its apology, the Neijiang Daily, the Party mouthpiece in the town of four million people in south-eastern Sichuan, reacted to widespread satire online after it published the photo two weeks ago. ...


    Day of gratitude and grief on anniversary of Sichuan quake that killed 88,000

    Posted May 13th 2014, 03:49am by Li Jing

    ... years of grief Bai Peian, a 46-year-old villager in Maoba village, Sichuan, held a simple memorial for his second son, who died in the magnitude 8 Wenchuan earthquake six years ago yesterday. ... contest "to express the area's gratitude for the aid it has received since the quake", news portal Sichuan Online reported yesterday. Wang Guorong, a resident of Luobozhai, a Qiang ...

  6. News - China - MASS TRANSIT

    Arson blamed for fatal bus fire in Sichuan city

    Posted May 13th 2014, 03:49am by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com Schoolgirl reports smelling gasoline as the city bus catches fire while crossing bridge in Yibin Arson blamed for bus blast that kills 1 and injures 20 An explosion on a bus in Yibin, Sichuan province killed one and injured roughly 20 others during the afternoon rush hour yesterday. Officials said an initial investigation suggested it was a case of arson. ...

  7. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Politician at centre of Sichuan graft probe 'helped relatives, friends, secure lucrative land deals'

    Posted May 08th 2014, 03:13pm by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com Li Chuncheng, detained on suspicion of graft, helped arrange lucrative property purchases for friends and relatives, newspaper report says Ex-Sichuan leader tied to cheap land deals Li Chuncheng, the former deputy Communist Party chief in Sichuan province who is under investigation for corruption, allegedly used his power to help relatives ...

  8. News - China - AVIAN FLU

    Sichuan man dies in first human case of H5N6 bird flu

    Posted May 06th 2014, 10:02pm by Zhuang Pinghui, LO WEI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui and Lo Wei Death of 49-year-old after contact with infected dead poultry an isolated incident, say experts Sichuan man dies in first human case of H5N6 bird flu A 49-year-old man in Sichuan has died of H5N6 bird flu in the first known human infection of the strain in the world. The man from Nanchong, Nanbu county, had been in contact with dead poultry that had ...

  9. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Food meant for Sichuan quake victims found rotting in storeroom- six years later

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 01:14pm by WU NAN

    ... for victims of the Sichuan earthquake six years ago have been found rotting in a storeroom, sparking anger at a local party chief who has been accused of trying to cover up the find. The mouldy, foul-smelling piles of food, clothes and other materials were found hidden in a storeroom near the village office of Sichuan’s Santai county, near Mianyang city, after residents complained of a bad ...

  10. News - China - ANTI-GRAFT CAMPAIGN

    Sichuan official with Zhou Yongkang link expelled from Communist Party

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 04:42am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Sichuan's ex-deputy party chief stripped of titles Li Chuncheng, Sichuan's former deputy party chief and an ally of retired security boss Zhou ... one step closer to deciding the fate of Zhou, who is believed to have been placed under detention in December amid a wide-ranging graft investigation. Li was transferred to Sichuan ...




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