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  1. 9 suspected of graft, negligence over club blaze

    Posted Oct 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... derelict in carrying out their duties. The report came after provincial leaders vowed to root out the causes of the disaster. Xinhua reported that Guangdong Communist Party secretary Wang Yang had ...

  2. Cadres chastised for spreading 'political rumours'

    Posted Jun 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not explain what prompted the circular. It did not mention any specific events which triggered the warning. The circular comes, however, after calls to cadres by Guangdong Party Secretary Wang Yang ...

  3. Generation change for Guangdong leadership

    Posted Jan 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... appointees, chosen with Guangdong party boss Wang Yang's preferences in mind, would help raise Wang's national profile before the next party congress in 2012. Since arriving in Guangdong in late 2007, Wang has been trying to upgrade or shift low-end manufacturing and introduce pilot administrative reforms in Shenzhen and Foshan. Both initiatives have hurt local officials' ...

  4. Another HK volunteer dies on way to help quake victims in Qinghai

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that with the help of local Tibetan volunteers in Xining, Tsang set out from the provincial capital with two Beijing colleagues, Yang Hao and Wang Rui, on October 25. Their jeep was accompanied by a truck ... the road and grabbed some grass to avoid following it down the ravine. Tsang, Yang and the Tibetan driver were killed, while Wang suffered only minor injuries. A fifth passenger, a Tibetan, ...

  5. Altitude sickness hits rescuers and press from the coast

    Posted Apr 17th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... immediately, with some people's lips turning blue,' the reporter wrote. Wang Liang, a photographer from the Guangzhou-based Nangfang Daily, had a high fever on Thursday night, colleague Yang Dazheng wrote on Sina.com's microblog service, seeking help. '[Wang] insists on working even though he is falling down,' Yang wrote. 'As altitude sickness can be fatal, could ...

  6. Geologist defies ban to discuss possible link between the disaster and a hydroelectric dam

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... and before so many breakthroughs on important scientific and engineering topics,' he writes. Wang Yongchen, a Beijing-based environmentalist, praised Mr Yang's work as invaluable, saying: ... Shi Jiangtao Geologist Yang Yong was doing a field survey along the Jinsha (Yangtze) River in a Sichuan county bordering Tibet when he learned of the earthquake. He set out ...

  7. Taipei freezes new Filipino hires amid row over deportations

    Posted Feb 09th 2011, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... screening of applications for employing new Filipino workers,' Taiwan's Council of Labour Affairs Minister Wang Ju-hsuan said yesterday. Wang said that instead of the previous maximum ... to facilitate enforcement of the government's foreign policy,' she said. Wang said the council would not rule out a longer freeze if Manila failed to show goodwill to Taiwan. There are 370,000 ...

  8. A-Mei calls for aid for typhoon victims

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that singer Jay Chou Chieh-lun and Wang Lee-hom had each donated NT$2 million (HK$471,000) while fellow artists Jolin Tsai Yi-lin, Show Luo Zhi-xiang, Rainie Yang Cheng-lin and Stanley Huang Li-xing ...

  9. Xinjiang beauty spot pipeline fear

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... had given the go-ahead for the pipeline, which would be about 2,000 kilometres long. Wang Yongchen, a Beijing-based environmentalist, called on the authorities to release a public statement ... officials who think economic interests rate above everything else.' Xiong Yang, of the Chinese NGO Green River, said most environmental groups were worried about the project. 'There's ...

  10. Still-grieving mothers have trouble conceiving

    Posted Feb 17th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... only 61 have given birth and 13 are pregnant, including some into their 40s and one aged 48, said clinic director Wang Fang. Grieving women have difficulty conceiving and their rate of miscarriages is much higher than normal, Wang said. Doctors have attributed most miscarriages to post-quake stress and trauma, but they identified other possible reasons, as well, such as harsher ...




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