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  1. Forestry executives stand trial

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... network. A government official from the autonomous region told Xinhua that to ensure financial stability, the government would make sure the duped investors received a reasonable amount ... forest frenzy attracted some ambitious businesspeople, but none more so than Liu Xianggui. According to Xinhua, he convinced famous actors and actresses to become involved in promotional ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/657967/forestry-executives-stand-trial
  2. Fighters, rockets battled Mother Nature

    Posted Aug 11th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... launched 1,104 rockets to deter any downpour, Xinhua said. The intervention brought at least 100mm of rain to Baoding, 140km from Beijing, because it moved the clouds in that direction, the bureau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/648660/fighters-rockets-battled-mother-nature
  3. Media blackout on mudslide disaster

    Posted Aug 05th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Hundreds feared dead under rubble, but mainland officials delayed news for five days Hundreds are feared to have died in a mudslide in central Henan province- but news ... not write about it because provincial propaganda authorities had issued a gag order. Instead, local media outlets were told to focus on rescue operations at the state-owned Zhijian mine. Xinhua ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603109/media-blackout-mudslide-disaster
  4. Reprimand for Sichuan pollution

    Posted May 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Vice-Premier Zeng Peiyan has hit out at officials in Sichuan province for failing to protect the environment and safeguard people's lives, Xinhua reported yesterday. Mr ... the pollution caused by the paper mill. Xinhua said yesterday the chemical factory had been ordered to pay 11 million yuan in compensation to fisheries near the river. According to Xinhua, Mr Zeng ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/457122/reprimand-sichuan-pollution
  5. Suppression of bad news shows old habits die hard

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

    ... The belated disclosure by state media of disastrous flood and mudslides in Lushi county, Henan, last Sunday shows that the practice of sanitising bad news is alive and well on the mainland. Almost 100 people have been confirmed dead or missing in the mishaps and unofficial accounts say the toll could be several times higher. Yet instead of breaking the news to the nation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603056/suppression-bad-news-shows-old-habits-die-hard
  6. Remnants destroyed as hope for survivors fades

    Posted Aug 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... disaster faded. Deputy county party secretary, Luo Ming, told Xinhua that about 23 people were believed to be buried under the piers, which supported the bridge and were too heavy for excavators ... By yesterday, the missing had been buried under the rubble for two days without food or water and the chance of rescuing them was slim, Xinhua said. 'We have to blow up the massive concrete block ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/604410/remnants-destroyed-hope-survivors-fades
  7. Dalian plant to relocate after thousands protest

    Posted Aug 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... headquarters, Xinhua reported on its English-language news wire. The city government held an emergency meeting at 4pm and an announcement was made shortly afterwards that the plant would be shut immediately and arrangements for it to be relocated made as soon as possible, Xinhua reported. The news agency said thousands of protesters took part, but online postings and local residents said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976220/dalian-plant-relocate-after-thousands-protest
  8. Tighter controls over land supply unveiled

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... officials at all levels responsible for land use and the protection of farming under their jurisdictions, Xinhua reported yesterday. It would also pursue criminal charges against those involved ... for industrial use. 'Illegal land use and illegal occupation of farming land have remained unabated despite frequent bans,' Xinhua quoted the statement as saying. Promising tighter management ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/558272/tighter-controls-over-land-supply-unveiled
  9. Rapid urbanisation to persist, says ministry

    Posted Oct 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... industrialised, Xinhua said. The ministry said the proportion of urban dwellers could grow by as much as 1 percentage point per year in the next decade, meaning rural dwellers would be in the minority, ... particularly in the Yangtze River Delta and the Pearl River Delta, Xinhua said. 'These clusters account for less than 3 per cent of China's total territory. But 14 per cent of our people now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654990/rapid-urbanisation-persist-says-ministry
  10. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sunday's page 1 story 'Media blackout on mudslide disaster' and the editorial published on the same day incorrectly stated that Xinhua took five days to report on the Lushi county mudslide. Xinhua reported on Wednesday that flash floods caused by torrential rain on Sunday and Monday had killed 18 people in the county and left 57 missing. In the report 'Party ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603428/corrections-clarifications

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