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    Party will 'spit out' errant cadres- no matter how well-connected, state warns

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 07:06pm by Keira Lu Huang, Keith Zhai

    ... Keira Lu Huang and Keith Zhai Friends in high places no safeguard, Xinhua says, pointing to brother of ex-Hu aide Connections 'won't save corrupt officials' A Xinhua commentary has warned officials that high-level connections will not prote ...

  2. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Seven years to stamp out spitting: the 'Woodpeckers' swooping on Beijing's bad habits

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:56am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Seven-year crusade to stamp out spitting and other poor behaviour is paying dividends Woodpeckers of Beijing swoop on antisocial habits Wang Tao, ... volunteers go out on the streets to persuade their fellow Beijingers against such antisocial behaviour as spitting, ignoring red lights or even walking around shirtless. Years of experience have ...

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    Urinating, spitting and trampling flowers: Mainland papers slam Labour Day crowds

    Posted May 05th 2014, 02:45pm by KEIRA HUANG

    ... for serious offences. He said spitting or treading on lawns only warranted a caution from park staff, but damaging property or stealing plants should incur a fine. Zhu said parks should also use ropes ...

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    Anti-spitting army fine India's foul-mouthed

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mumbai Mumbai cracks down on rife dirty habit that can spread tuberculosis and is unhygienic Anti-spitting army fine India's foul-mouthed At a bus stop in south Mumbai, a man hawks loudly before expelling a mouthful of saliva into the road without a second thought- but unfortunately for him, the spit inspector is watching. Rajeshree Rajaram ...

  5. Homestyle goes luxe

    Posted Jul 29th 2010, 12:00am by Anneliese O'Young, Prudence Lui

    ... Anneliese O'Young, Prudence Lui Opportunity is knocking for young chefs as a new generation of private kitchens open their doors to impress diners with five-star-restaurant-style cuisine. Seen as a cost-effective alternative to the restaurant, privat ...

  6. 'Tycoon Cheng near to buying Daily News'

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The Hong Kong Daily News, owned by entertainment mogul Albert Yeung Sau-shing, is believed to be on the verge of being bought by property tycoon Henry Cheng Kar-shun. Founded in 1959, the Chinese newspaper has been owned by Yeung's Empero ...

  7. Top China vintages in spitting distance, say experts

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sarah Wong foodandwine@scmp.com Francis Ford Coppola added a touch of Hollywood to the galaxy of wine stars who appeared at the Wine Future 2011 conference this month in Hong Kong. Other visiting grape luminaries included Robert Parker (see cover story, p ...

  8. Kudos to Beijingers for good manners

    Posted Aug 01st 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Residents 'no longer spit or swear as much' Beijing residents have been told not to wear more than three colours, not to shake hands for longer than three ... at another person's face during a conversation. The booklet also told people not to jump queues, spit or take off their shoes and put their feet on the opposite bench when taking a train. Ms ...

  9. Reform plan for by-elections is just spitting the dummy

    Posted May 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mike Rowse Last year, five members of the pan-democratic camp did a very foolish thing. They resigned their Legislative Council seats to force by-elections and create what they hoped would be seen as a 'referendum' on political reform. The move ...

  10. Spitting image 'bad for police force'

    Posted Jan 04th 2011, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu An off-duty police officer accused of hitting a taxi driver during a row over a cleaning fee for spitting in the taxi was given the benefit of the doubt yesterday. Edmond Chong Yiu-ming had pleaded not guilty in Kwun Tong Court to assaulting Wong Chi-ming, 38, on September 5. Wong said a drunken Chong spat in his taxi and he demanded a cleaning fee. Police had to subdue ...




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