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  1. Some people misunderstand one country, two systems: Xinhua

    Posted Feb 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung and Agnes Lam Two separate articles released by Xinhua yesterday criticised some people in Hong Kong for a 'lack of understanding' of the 'one country, two ... by the constitutional reform taskforce headed by the chief secretary. The advertisements have no reference to patriotism, which Xinhua and other state-run media have recently stressed is a requirement for Hong ...

  2. Tragic end to internet romance

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... to Shanghai less than two weeks ago. Sun Dongbo, from Zhengzhou in Henan province, was arrested yesterday in Jiangsu province, Xinhua reported. He had allegedly stabbed Yeh more than a dozen times and wounded his former girlfriend, who was identified by her last name Wu. Ms Wu called police, but Yeh died before he reached hospital. Xinhua said Sun, 35, and Ms Wu began dating in September 2002, ...

  3. Some residents joined a procession in HK, says Xinhua

    Posted Jul 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... from many members of the public,' the news agency said. The report, which led off with remarks by Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa, went on to detail activities that took place earlier ... Jane Cai and Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing Xinhua carried a brief report on the march last night stating: 'Some Hong Kong residents joined a procession on Hong Kong Island.' ...

  4. Xinhua officials face corruption probe

    Posted Jan 31st 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove Shanghai branch president is replaced while general manager is detained The president and general manager of the Shanghai branch of Xinhua have been replaced and are under investigation for alleged financial crimes. Authorities detained the general manager of the branch, Pu Xiaojiang, and replaced president Wu Mingfei before the start of the Lunar New Year, Xinhua ...

  5. Culture at a price in Shanghai

    Posted Sep 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Xinhua reported yesterday. An official responsible for monitoring the cultural market was quoted by Xinhua as saying they would not be able to order direct price cuts. 'But we will ensure ...

  6. Manager held over toxic leak

    Posted Jan 19th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... week. Jiang Guiqing, who ran the Qiqihar Pharmaceutical Factory, was held along with two men who bought scrap metal, Xinhua reported yesterday. Jiang said the factory went bankrupt in 1992 ... buyers dismantled them in the open last Thursday, causing the chlorine leak. Xinhua said police found Jiang and the two buyers had violated rules on the management and sale of chemical materials. ...

  7. Hurrah for Xinhua

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Edith Terry

    ... Edith Terry Although it may make me unpopular in some quarters, I would like to offer my personal thanks to Xinhua for its efforts to provide 'objective and clear' criteria ... in September do not produce a government in permanent deadlock between anarchically minded democrats and an Executive Council struggling to deliver policy. I am grateful to Xinhua because it has made ...

  8. check in

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Tinja Tsang

    ... Tinja Tsang New beds on the block: A four-star hotel will open in early autumn on the former site of the Xinhua news agency in Wan Chai. Entertainment is being flagged as the overriding ... on the internet- less than a quarter of what the price will be this time next year (tel: [66] 77 245 678, www.sixsenses.com). Send travel news to Tinja Tsang (tinja.tsang@scmp.com) ...

  9. 'Enraged' Wen orders fertiliser checks

    Posted Apr 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... growth.' The news agency emphasised that the premier had expressed strong interest in details such as the price of fertiliser when he spoke to the farmers. Mr Wen has presented a strong grassroots ... the China News Service reported. 'He ordered an immediate general inspection of the fertiliser market.' After issuing a circular to this effect, the government yesterday published six ...

  10. Wealthy plot their places in the afterlife

    Posted Apr 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (grave-sweeping) Festival, Xinhua reported yesterday that despite repeated orders from the government, families with deep pockets are not just building luxury villas and resorts, but also their own graves- while they are still alive. The agency said the practice of burial remained widespread, even though it is strongly discouraged by the government to protect farmland. People take sites that seem ...




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