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  1. Farmers 'locked up' to stop land deal complaints

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... in Wuhou district. Another petitioner, 39-year-old Liu Yongqiong, said they had been tortured, threatened and starved while in detention. 'I tried to commit suicide because they didn't ... the details,' one of the students said. 'We signed a disciplinary document with our government to keep it a secret.' A Wuhou district spokeswoman denied the petitioners' claims. 'I ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US House to debate funding for NSA data mining

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 11:37am by Agence France-Presse in Washington, District of Columbia

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington, District of Columbia Debate comes six weeks after Edward Snowden's revelations US lawmakers will begin debate as early as Tuesday on whether to halt intelligence agencies from spying on millions of Americans, but senior senators warned the effort was “unwise”. The debate comes six weeks after a National Security Agency contractor, ...

  3. Displaced farmers 'jailed, tortured'

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... as officials have failed to solve our problems,' said Ms Lei, 44, from Taiping village in Wuhou district. Another petitioner, Liu Yongqiong, 39, said they were tortured, threatened and starved. ... document with our government to keep it a secret.' A Wuhou district spokeswoman denied the petitioners' claims. The Taiping petitioners said they had lost more than 120 hectares ...

  4. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Technology tenants transform Chicago district into top office market

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:52am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Chicago Rundown Chicago area is transformed from a wasteland into a trendy district thanks to demand for office space from technology firms Tech makes district top office market Chicago's River North, a district once notorious for its prostitutes and dilapidated warehouses, has become one of the hottest office markets in the US. The neighbourhood has ...

  5. Wealth of options

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and bars in the central business district and other parts of town. Others just amble about the city, stopping here and there to shop, grab a snack or watch the Fu Nan River flow by. The nightlife ... nightlife area, Binjiang Lu Bar Street. The whole district- Lan Kwai Fong, Binjiang Lu and the Shangri-La complex- is full almost every night and definitely in the evenings at weekends. The Emperor ...

  6. News - China Insider - CRIME

    Founder of first Tibetan monastery in Europe stabbed to death in Chengdu

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 09:24am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche, 73, was stabbed to death Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche, the founder of the first Tibetan monastery in the West, was killed in Chengdu on Tuesday, local police said in a statement. The 73-year-old Tibetan was stabbed to death along with his nephew and their driver in the city’s Wuhou district around 11am on Tuesday. Three ...

  7. News - World - CRIME

    US$65m raid on Los Angeles' garment district in drug cash laundering probe

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:07pm by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Nine arrested in probe of businesses in fashion district, as official says Mexican cartels made city the hub of narco-dollar money laundering US$65 m seized in L.A. garment laundering raid US federal agents launched a series of raids in the downtown Los Angeles fashion district and seized an estimated US$65 million in cash and other assets ...

  8. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Luk Fook to expand in prime shopping districts as rent rises ease

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:27am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Luk Fook to expand in prime districts Luk Fook Holdings International, the second-largest jeweller in Hong Kong by market value, plans to expand in the city's prime shopping districts as landlords hold back on raising rents. Landlords were foregoing rent increases or asking for smaller gains when leases came up for renewal, said Luk Fook chairman Wong Wai-sheung. ...

  9. News - China - OIL SCANDAL

    Executive of supplier to scandal-plagued CNPC 'dies in fall'

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... a building in Chengdu's Wuhou district. The district's police station refused to comment on the report. Star Cable also refused to give further details on her death when reached by phone. ...

  10. News - China - CONTROVERSY

    Red Cross admits illegally renting out warehouse space in Beijing district

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 06:34pm by Alice Yan

    ... but was empty, into commercial use because they needed funding to pay staff. The warehouse, with a total floor space of 62,157 square metres in Shunyi district, was built in September 2008 after ...




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