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  1. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Mar 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The name of a sociology professor at Peking University, quoted in Saturday's page A6 report on the mainland's memorial day for model worker Lei Feng was misspelled. He is Xia Xueluan, not Xia Jinlian. We regret the error. ...

  2. Migrant worker sues after back-pay row ends in fractured skull

    Posted Sep 07th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan A migrant worker from Hubei province who suffered severe head injuries in a fight over back pay is suing his contractor for compensation. Xiang Guanghui said he had sought help from a Tianjin law firm to seek compensation from contractor Hu Fa ...

  3. Why people really back death penalty

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... her to death because he was worried about future compensation claims, was swiftly executed two days ago. Hawker Xia Junfeng, who stabbed two city management officers to death during ... ingrained in society, and China is still at a stage of development where the death penalty is necessary as a deterrent. However, a closer look at public sentiments expressed in Yao and Xia ...

  4. Shanghai maids-to-order put to test

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in a creche or sweep and wax a wooden floor within a set time. The event has been organised by several of Shanghai's domestic help agencies. Xia Jun, manager of participating firm Shanghai ... especially expatriates living in Shanghai. Mr Xia's own research based on the property market shows that at least a million families in the city are in need of domestic help, although the 200 ...

  5. Labour laws 'unfair to women'

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Federation. Xia Yinlan, a professor of the Political Science and Law University in Beijing and a member of a taskforce drafting a new law on the matter, told state media that women too should ... Professor Xia said the current legislation ran counter to other mainland laws which guaranteed equal rights for all citizens. She also said much talent was being wasted in many professions ...

  6. Train seats for disabled but no cheap fares

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as an attempt to 'feign poverty' because it was an open secret that ministry employees and their families received discounts and free train tickets. Xia Wentao, a 24-year-old disabled rights ... departments for the discount as the Ministry of Railways said it has no control over ticket pricing,' said Xia, who has a crippled right leg as a result of polio he suffered as a child. ...

  7. Showcase cities risk creating a resentful underclass

    Posted Nov 30th 2003, 12:00am by Alonzo Emery

    ... Alonzo Emery At the age of 46 and facing imminent eviction, Xia Rei Mi finds himself on the losing side of Shanghai's urban relocation policy. Once set amid a thriving community ... 'We are the last ones living here and the government wants us out soon.' Mr Xia is one of many urban residents across China whose traditional-style housing is set to be demolished to make ...

  8. Education seen as the key to tackling drugs problem

    Posted Jul 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is increasing. The anti-drug task faces huge pressure,' committee deputy director Luo Feng said. Peking University sociology professor Xia Xueluan said mainland authorities had worked hard to crack ... drugs is not enough,' Professor Xia said. 'Young people are facing pressures as they grow- from family and China's changing society.' He added that young people desperately ...

  9. Students get lessons in love from authorities

    Posted Apr 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in campus romance was how to deal with failure in love, which could lead to suicide in extreme cases. Professor Xia Xueluan, a Peking University sociologist, said the programme had good intentions. ...

  10. Bureau denies setting middle-class benchmark

    Posted Jan 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be addressed in public. 'I think we do need quantified measurements for societal class groups,' Xia Xueluan, a professor of sociology from Peking University, told the Beijing News. 'But, ...




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