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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. Gone missing: a little premiership passion

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao, Wang Xiangwei

    ... The annual press conference of Premier Wen Jiabao, broadcast live on television, radio and the internet, is always considered the climax marking the end of the 10-day annual session of the National People's Congress. This is not just because it is th ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. Yang will put quake hell behind her in Shanghai

    Posted May 14th 2008, 12:00am by John Higginson

    ... John Higginson Chengdu-born Yang Taoli will try to put aside the trauma of this week's earthquake to become only the second woman, and the first female professional, to compete ... starts tomorrow. 'I was calling my family all yesterday afternoon and evening, but I only got through to my father on his mobile phone at midnight,' Yang said. 'My dad told me ...

  5. 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 ...

  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. Guangzhou victim pleads for privacy

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou A swine flu patient in Guangzhou pleaded with local media to stop digging up personal information and respect his privacy. The patient, whose family name is Yang ... given readers a detailed profile of Mr Yang, including the name and location of his company, his public duties and why he visited the US and Canada. 'I know there is plenty of news about ...

  8. Wang is driving force behind firm's success

    Posted Nov 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Engineers priming themselves for leadership roles can take heart from the story of Wang Jianzhou, the China Mobile chief who last night was named Director of the Year. Wang, who has more ... services cover 237 countries, and its GPRS roaming service covers 179 countries. Wang is a professor-level senior engineer with extensive specialised industry knowledge. Armed with a master's ...

  9. The new class struggle in China and why it threatens economic progress

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... in society, according to one of the country's best-known journalists. Yang Jisheng worked for Xinhua from 1966 until 2001 and in 2008 published Tombstone, the most detailed and authoritative ... published a revised edition of Yang's Political Struggles in China's Reform Era, an analysis of the country's economy and social structure, with his own forecasts. The revolutions ...

  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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