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  1. Beijing moves in to defuse dam crisis

    Posted Nov 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... city, with a large number of troops on guard to prevent further unrest. Wang Yang, a vice-secretary-general of the State Council, met local cadres on Monday to announce the sackings. He promised ... Rangao and county party secretary Tan Zhengyu. Mr Tan was succeeded by one of his deputies, Yang Changming. Speaking to more than 1,000 provincial, city and county officials, Mr Wang said ...

  2. Wen urged to tighten financial reins

    Posted Jan 21st 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Officials see 2003's fast-paced growth of 9.1pc as sign of an overheating economy Premier Wen Jiabao is under increasing pressure to adopt a so-called 'appropriately tight' monetary policy to rein in the overheating economy, sources in the central government said yesterday. The economy grew 9.9 per cent in the fourth quarter of last year ...

  3. Yang's blunder adds to the agony

    Posted Aug 20th 2004, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin A shell-shocked Yang Wei described bowing out of the all-round final after being on course for gold as a personal nightmare in keeping with the disastrous Games the Chinese men's gymnastics team are having. Following the blunder that saw divers Peng Bo and Wang Kenan crash out in the men's three-metre synchronised springboard, the 24-year-old Yang's hopes ...

  4. Wang Liqin leads clean sweep for dominant China

    Posted Sep 20th 2004, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Tim Maitland World number one Wang Liqin made some amends for the disappointment of a bronze medal in Athens by defeating Wang Hao to take the men's Volkswagen Open in Changchun. Wang Liqin, who lost to Wang Hao, currently ranked three, in the semi-finals at the Olympics, gained revenge by beating him 4-3 in his home city, 6-11, 11-6, 13-11, 10-12, 11-6, 12-14, 11-2. ...

  5. Great myth of Wall consigned to history

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... alive as a proudly held fact until Colonel Yang Liwei came back from making his giant leap for Han-kind. Colonel Yang told CCTV he could not see the historic landmark out of the window ... a teacher at Ding An Li primary school in Beijing's Chong Wen district, who hopes the book will be changed 'as soon as possible'. Colonel Yang's revelation prompted CPPCC member ...

  6. A classic revival

    Posted Dec 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... acted,' says Wang Fang, who plays Yang. 'We really just have to trust ourselves.' Judging by the opening night's performance, held in December in Beijing, they succeed. The play ... fell in love with Yang Guifei, a beautiful young woman he saw on a trip outside the palace. As his infatuation deepened, he designated her first among his thousands of concubines, and went ...

  7. Model seeks rights for 'man-made beauties'

    Posted Jul 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Plastic proved to be not so fantastic for Yang Yuan and the 20-year-old Henan model is now demanding compensation. In May this year, Yang made it through to the finals ... other women to shed their inferiority complexes by going under the knife. Yang then raised the media alarm about her ban and the contest's backers were forced to readmit her ...

  8. Crackdown on abuses of power offers hope

    Posted May 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang A woman whose brother died in custody believes the new rules may bring justice A Henan woman who has spent the past year trying to find out the truth behind her brother's death in police custody is hoping that the new government crackdown on abuses of power will see the case reopened. Yang Tao was 28 when he died suddenly while in detention last year. Officials ...

  9. Art of perception

    Posted Oct 17th 2004, 12:00am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Painter Yang Mian refuses to buy into the all-encompassing aspiration myth that's sweeping the mainland, writes Benjamin Robertson IT'S HARD NOT to like Yang Mian. With his infectious laugh, elegance and kindness- he spends part of our interview trying to convince a nine-year-old rose seller to go home and sleep- Yang seems at odds with the frenetic changes around him. ...

  10. Manager admits to lottery swindle

    Posted May 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The other three- identified as Wang Jun, Liu Xiaoli and Yue Bing- kept their 'wins' quiet, operating a syndicate with Yang, the report said. Wang and Yue have both disappeared. The report ... Staff Reporter Police say a lottery manager in Xian has confessed to colluding with about six people to cheat in lotteries run by the state last March. Yang Yongming admitted while ...




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