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  1. Third official in shattered county commits suicide

    Posted Jun 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wei Hong, 34, a cadre with the agricultural bureau in Beichuan, jumped to his death from a fourth-floor hospital ward early on the morning of May 21, the Guangzhou-based Southern Metropolis Weekly reported yesterday. It noted that, according to the Chinese lunar calendar, Wei killed himself on the anniversary of the quake- the 12th day of the fifth month. It was not immediately ...

  2. Agriculture official urges more controls before growing GM foods

    Posted Mar 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to grow such crops. Vice-Minister of Agriculture Wei Chaoan said yesterday that safety licences for transgenic food were not the same thing as permits for commercial planting. 'We need regional production experiments that are stricter than for common crops,' Wei said. He said transgenic food was a major trend in the nation's agricultural development, but the central ...

  3. News - China - SICHUAN FIVE YEARS ON

    Hope flourishes among the despair of Sichuan quake five years on

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... the school was flattened like a pancake. The reality on the ground was far different from the picture painted by Sichuan deputy governor Wei Hong a year after the quake. He said its massive strength, rather than slipshod construction, was to blame for the collapse of so many school buildings. To the surprise of many China-watchers, Wei was promoted to provincial governor this year despite ...

  4. Alibaba.com net rises 112pc in quarter

    Posted May 07th 2008, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... of sales. 'Despite concerns about the credit crisis and the economic slowdown in the United States, buyer activity in our international marketplace continued to increase,' said David Wei ... to 215.9 million yuan from a year earlier, a trend that would continue this year, said Mr Wei. The number of paying customers increased 35 per cent to 327,118 from a year earlier. The slower growth ...

  5. Still no official toll of students killed in quake

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... parents of the children and the mainland public, the government has stubbornly refused to give an estimate of the student death toll. Executive vice-governor Wei Hong said yesterday ... the earthquake, saying the government contradicted itself by revealing the exact number of schools and even classrooms affected by the quake. Mr Wei said 9,145 schools in some 140 counties were damaged ...

  6. Government to seek another HK$3b for Sichuan from Legco

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... if approved, will take the total contribution from the Hong Kong government to HK$9 billion. Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen, after a meeting with Sichuan executive vice-governor Wei Hong ... lawmakers said they wanted to tour Sichuan to examine the reconstruction progress and monitor the use of funds. Mr Tang conveyed their request to senior Sichuan officials yesterday. Mr Wei said ...

  7. Wheat crop may suffer, but prices will be stable: officials

    Posted Feb 13th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... wheat production, but that grain prices would not increase. Wei Chaoan, vice-minister of agriculture, said the drought had affected nearly half of the country's winter wheat fields, peaking ... in temperatures as a cold drizzle and occasional light showers fell on the city throughout the day. Although more rain was forecast for the next few days, Mr Wei said it was still uncertain whether a good ...

  8. Farming income unlikely to rise, official says

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vice-Minister of Agriculture Wei Chaoan said. Beijing has announced that it will set aside 716 billion yuan (HK$813 billion) in subsidies for farmers this year, 120 billion yuan more than last year, ... hit a new high last year, with farmers earning 4,761 yuan on average for the year, 11,020 yuan less than urban dwellers, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Mr Wei said ...

  9. After 50 years, torrent of criticism is still flowing

    Posted Jun 28th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... 10km inland from the Wei River. Last August, after 20 days of nonstop rain, the Wei broke its banks and flooded the surrounding area, including their home and their 13-acre plot of soybeans ... says the dam is the main reason for the flooding of the Wei. The Wei flows through Shaanxi and into the Yellow River, but since the Sanmenxia dam went into operation 114km downstream in 1961, ...

  10. NetEase nails deal to market Blizzard titles on mainland

    Posted Aug 19th 2008, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... formed globally,' said Dick Wei, JP Morgan's China internet analyst. 'This suggests a higher likelihood of further product licences and renewals.' NetEase, the mainland's second-largest online games company, started developing games in 2001. It produced two mega-hits, Westward Journey Online II in 2002 and Fantasy Westward Journey in 2004. Mr Wei said about 90 per cent ...




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