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  1. Shenzhen to punish petitioners who threaten to injure themselves

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... as 'irregular petitioning', saying those petitioning at central or Shenzhen government headquarters, Tiananmen Square, embassies and other sensitive venues could be detained or sent to labour ... In 2009, a woman from Chengdu, Sichuan, also burned herself to death during a confrontation with housing officials and a demolition team after the government seized her house for development. Jing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/739503/shenzhen-punish-petitioners-who-threaten-injure-themselves
  2. News - Hong Kong - FOCUS

    Hongkongers looking for a better lifestyle flock to Shenzhen

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... life." Lee also found that working-class people - including those living in public housing, those who use their life savings or whose children chip in to purchase a property on the mainland ... as "a most cherished 5km of white sandy beach and an excellent natural landscape. It makes the holiday life become normal for people". Lee said: "One luxury compound had speakers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1251543/hongkongers-looking-better-lifestyle-flock-shenzhen
  3. Housing activist joins Shenzhen poll of the poor

    Posted Sep 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for a three-year boycott on housing purchases in a bid to cool the overheating property market. He received support online, with more than 30,000 people signing his petition for the boycott. While prices ... He Huifeng Shenzhen housing activist Zou Tao returned to the city from his home province, Hunan, yesterday to be counted on the first day of a government survey of low-income residents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/608302/housing-activist-joins-shenzhen-poll-poor
  4. Housing activist blocked from visiting HK

    Posted Jun 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wang Xue A Shenzhen activist calling for a boycott of housing sales has been denied an exit permit so he could come to Hong Kong. Zou Tao, 32, said yesterday he was shocked and confused ... nothing wrong. I am only trying to resolve social contradictions through rational means,' he said, referring to his online petition campaign. Mr Zou drew national attention by urging people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/553464/housing-activist-blocked-visiting-hk
  5. Shenzhen warns workers against rallies during Universiade games

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam Authorities in Shenzhen have warned workers that any petition or rallies over unpaid wages during a five-month period including the upcoming Universiade games could be regarded as criminal acts. The warning was issued by the Shenzhen Housing and Construction Bureau, which posted a notice advising workers not to petition, hold rallies or use any 'abnormal methods' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967239/shenzhen-warns-workers-against-rallies-during-universiade-games
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Exposé cracks confidence in building safety

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... analysts now wondering if it will be completed on time. There were 92 concrete-mixing operations in the city, the Shenzhen Housing and Construction Bureau said, including the 15 tainted companies. ... Garden in the city's Longgang district took to the streets on Sunday calling for a refund after CCTV named the complex as an example of housing projects using untreated sea sand. Some owners ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1194126/expose-cracks-confidence-building-safety
  7. Much-criticised regulation on petitions toned down

    Posted Sep 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Shenzhen has revised a controversial new regulation on petitions, removing most of the contentious content after an earlier draft was criticised as an attempt to curb civil rights. The new regulation will, however, still strengthen a ban on mass petitioning. The regulation has been finalised and will come into effect from next month, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/978527/much-criticised-regulation-petitions-toned-down
  8. Shenzhen petitioners may be sent to labour camps

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

    ... The new rules, published by mainland media yesterday, target those who make 'abnormal' petitions or protests. Those recorded twice would be given a verbal warning; those with a verbal ... different types of 'abnormal' petitioners were identified. They included people who travelled to Beijing and petitioned in sensitive political areas, those who protested in the city centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698037/shenzhen-petitioners-may-be-sent-labour-camps
  9. Signs of life in housing market

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the secondary housing market, said. 'But the market has been warming up ever since the Lunar New Year.' From zero in the last quarter of last year, Wang has been closing one to two deals every ... say the pace of housing sales appears to have picked up since March. But they hesitate to call the rebound a full recovery. 'A series of restrictive policies has been implemented ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004979/signs-life-housing-market
  10. Shenzhen resident urges real estate boycott on Net

    Posted Apr 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... consultant, urged Shenzhen residents to hold off on buying property for the next three years and to sign a petition to the city government. 'To save us from being slaves to the burden of unaffordable housing, to prevent a lifetime debt on apartments, we must stick together and take action,' Mr Zou said. The letter generated a flurry of mostly positive online responses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/546725/shenzhen-resident-urges-real-estate-boycott-net

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