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  1. Welfare group pushes for NPC to draft law on animal protection

    Posted Feb 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei A mainland animal welfare group appealed in Beijing yesterday for public support to have legislation protecting animal welfare and banning animal torture passed at next month's annual meeting of the National People's Congress. The Chinese Small Animals' Protection Association is to petition the legislative body for laws covering the humane slaughter ...

  2. Great Wall to be protected from 'blasphemous' events

    Posted Aug 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok in Beijing Built to prevent invasions of ancient China, the Great Wall is now set to get its own national legislative protection to help defend it from damaging activities- including commercial events described by some as 'blasphemous'. Dong Yaohui, secretary-general of the China Great Wall Society, said a draft of the law, submitted to the State Council late ...

  3. Beijing's protective arms

    Posted Jan 16th 2007, 12:00am by Steven Xu

    ... on building a more 'harmonious society', foreign investors make a soft target. Mainland media often portrays major deals by foreign entities as enriching investors at the expense ...

  4. Parties need to open up; law must protect them

    Posted Jun 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... condemned and, if appropriate, punished according to law. A free society must not pander to political correctness. That must mean making every effort to protect the right to think and act ... The Democratic Party is frantically trying to protect the identities of its members. That is odd for a party that has long promoted transparency as a guiding principle in public life. ...

  5. News - China - AGRICULTURE

    Beijing to spend 18b yuan to protect farmers' land rights

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Beijing set to spend 18b yuan on clarifying tenure of plots and ordering local officials to issue certificates to farmers in five years Plan to protect rural land rights The mainland is going to spend 18 billion yuan (HK$22.4 billion) identifying and registering the contractual rights of farmland in the countryside over the next five years amid ...

  6. News - China - SOCIETY

    Gay couple defy family to hold wedding party in Beijing

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

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Angry son confronts his father at a ceremony in Beijing restaurant Couple defy family to hold gay 'wedding' An elderly gay couple went ahead with their wedding ceremony at a Beijing restaurant on Wednesday despite ...

  7. Border protection emblem unveiled

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Beijing will officially launch a national emblem for border control and coastal defence on Wednesday as part of the country's overall effort to strengthen sovereignty claims over the disputed territories. The emb ...

  8. Blind activist 'under U.S. protection'

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com A US-based activist group and a prominent dissident yesterday confirmed that blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng is under US protection in Beijing. ... Guangcheng that he is under US protection and high-level talks are currently under way between US and Chinese officials regarding Chen's status'. Hu said Chen made a dramatic escape from ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it: China's smog

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:00am

    ... The problem of China's choking smog HOW THEY SEE IT 2. 3. 1. 1.China Daily  We should not forget our long-term role in improving the air quality and protecting the fragile ... to address air pollution after the horrible hazy weather across China, Li said the country should change its mode of economic growth. Vowing to strengthen the enforcement of environmental protection ...

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

    Revellers in face masks setting off fireworks sparks rethink of ritual

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... hear those who litter the streets with plastic bags blame cars for pollution, while drivers blame refineries for poor-quality fuel." The paper said that cultivating a civilised society ...




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