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  1. Glitzy icons contrast with fallen schools

    Posted May 26th 2008, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei At first glance, the shiny steel and glass structures of the National Theatre and the new China Central Television headquarters in Beijing would seem to have no connection with the more than 100 schools that collapsed and killed thousands of children in the Sichuan quake zone. But they provide a sad illustration of the biggest lesson the mainland should learn ...

  2. Wang Chunlian

    Posted Jul 18th 2008, 12:00am by Debbie Mason

    ... Debbie Mason Wang Chunlian, 55, is a fruit farmer-turned guest house owner. Running her spotless 30-bed farmer 'homestay' guest house in a tiny village nestling at the foot of a stunning section of the Great Wall, she and her 63-year-old husband have developed quite a following. How long have you lived in this tiny village? All my life. I got married and had two children, ...

  3. Wang Yongjin

    Posted Jun 24th 2008, 12:00am by Debbie Mason

    ... Debbie Mason Wang Yongjin owns a recording studio in Beijing that provides oral texts to students of English at any level, especially those studying for the national college entrance examination. Fifty-year-old Wang, who has a son at university, is from Beijing. How long have you been running your studio? Six years. Presumably the drive to learn English has increased since Beijing ...

  4. Refreshed Wang driven by lure of special Beijing swansong

    Posted Jun 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Hong Kong number one Wang Chen (pictured)still believes she has the drive and the talent to crown her career with an Olympic medal next year. Wang, who returned to Hong Kong ... in Beijing. 'After the Athens Games, I thought I would never be able to compete in the Olympic Games again because of my age and physical condition,' said Wang, who turns 31 tomorrow. ...

  5. Wiretapper in detention hub for dirty police

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Chongqing chiyuk.choi@scmp.com A close ally of former police chief Wang Lijun who was adept at wiretapping was detained in a facility that was designed to house officers busted during the municipality's massive triad crackdown launched by former Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai and Wang. A source in Chongqing told the South China Morning Post last week ...

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    Four jailed ex-police officers waive right to appeal in Heywood murder

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... years, while Li Yang , the former head of Chongqing's criminal investigation squad, received seven years. Wang Pengfei , the former police chief of Chongqing's Yubei district, and Wang Zhi , the deputy police chief in Shapingba district, both pleaded not guilty. They were each sentenced to serve five years in prison. Wang Yalin , Guo's lawyer, said Guo thought that his ...

  7. Chongqing Crime-fighter becomes prolific scholar

    Posted Dec 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun has been hailed for his iron-fisted approach to organised crime in the southwestern municipality, but the 52-year-old is now making headlines as an academic with a growing list of credentials. Earlier this month, Wang was hired as an adjunct professor by a top mainland college, the Beijing University of Posts ...

  8. Top cop's exit a mystery

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Staff reporter BEIJING- A former top police officer who led a crime clean-up in Chongqing was taken away to Beijing for questioning. Wang Lijun (pictured) had been promoted to vice-mayor of the city, but was removed from his job last week. Wang was said to be on 'stress leave', but internet speculation said he had tried to seek asylum at the United States embassy. ...

  9. Rising stars put on a show of harmony

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Long-time political rivals Wang Yang and Bo Xilai- the Communist Party bosses of Guangdong and Chongqing, respectively- put on a show of harmony in Beijing ... on Sunday to strengthen and expand long-term co-operation, based on an accord inked two years ago when Wang visited Chongqing. Wang said Guangdong congratulated Chongqing on its 'great ...

  10. Bo skips chance to tout success in war on crime

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... erstwhile ally and former police chief, Wang Lijun- saw hundreds of triad bosses and their followers detained and jailed, along with more than 1,000 officials accused of protecting them. The crackdown's future has been thrown into doubt since Wang was detained after visiting the US consulate in Chengdu on February 6 in what was believed to be an unsuccessful attempt to seek political ...




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