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  1. News - China

    Chengdu ethylene plant halts construction over quake safety fears

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Patrick Boehler

    ... a controversial chemical plant project amid concerns over its proximity to an earthquake fault line. "The government insists that it will not allow production at the petrochemical project in Pengzhou to begin prior to a legally required examination," the Chengdu Daily quoted a statement from a city council meeting on Monday. The statement came nine days after a magnitude 7 earthquake ...

  2. Visit to earthquake zone leaves chief executive overwhelmed

    Posted Jun 29th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma and He Huifeng Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said yesterday he had been overwhelmed by the scope of the earthquake in Sichuan and the huge task required to rebuild the quake zone. Visiting the area for the first time since the May 12 disaster, delegations from Hong Kong and Macau toured a temporary school and visited families living in a resettlement area ...

  3. News - China - PROTEST

    Kunming residents rally against chemical plant

    Posted May 04th 2013, 08:32pm by He Huifeng

    ... thwarted after authorities pre-emptively sealed off several landmarks including Tianfu Plaza and Jiuyan Bridge. Police claimed their large presence was part of an earthquake drill. Since May 4, ... in the name of an earthquake drill and assisting earthquake rescue," Chen Ji, a local journalist, said. "But what they did was just to fool and scare the public." Angry protesters ...

  4. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Chengdu official reveals details of disgraced cadre Li Chuncheng's graft

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Disgraced ministerial-level official accused of making wife head of Chengdu Red Cross after it received funds following 2008 earthquake Chengdu official ... sold official positions to incompetent candidates and made his wife head of Chengdu's Red Cross after it received huge sums following the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Legal Daily yesterday ...

  5. News - China

    Unable to walk the walk, Chengdu residents talk the talk

    Posted May 04th 2013, 03:02pm by Amy Li

    ... be held the next day to “assist earthquake rescue” and”help build a peaceful Chengdu.” The letter drew fierce criticism from local residents. “Who are your combat enemies? The Chengdu people?,” ... was photographed and has gone viral on Weibo. Distrust and Tension An increasing number of  the city’s 14-million population became anxious about the Pengzhou project after a magnitude 7 earthquake struck ...

  6. News - China

    'I am scared': Chinese creator of White House petition seeks help after police visit

    Posted May 14th 2013, 10:31am by Amy Li

    ... to an earthquake fault line. “We promise not to start production unless the plant passes environmental protection tests,” reads a statement from PetroChina . The state-owned company had also said ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing's increasingly heavy-handed response to maintain stability

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Chang Ping

    ... Chang Ping Chang Ping says two recent heavy-handed displays of power to quell relatively minor protests show the authorities are ramping up efforts to maintain stability, and would not hesitate to quash any sign of dissent Targeted response Before the Wenchuan earthquake in 2008, the most serious public incident in Chengdu was the protest against the setting up of a petrochemical ...

  8. Suspect charities face new shake-up

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... billion) in donations in 2008, after a devastating May 12 earthquake in Sichuan province. The scale of the disaster triggered an unprecedented outpouring of aid, which in turn cast a spotlight ...

  9. Yang will put quake hell behind her in Shanghai

    Posted May 14th 2008, 12:00am by John Higginson

    ... John Higginson Chengdu-born Yang Taoli will try to put aside the trauma of this week's earthquake to become only the second woman, and the first female professional, to compete ... Jiang Yan, a small city northwest of Chengdu and close to the earthquake's epicentre. 'I left home last week to play in this tournament,' she said. 'If I had decided to fly ...

  10. Air China passenger numbers hit by quake

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Air China carried 10.7 per cent fewer passengers last month due to slowing demand and the cancellation of nearly 1,000 flights after the earthquake in Sichuan. 'Chengdu is the second-biggest air hub of Air China so the impact (of the earthquake) on us was bigger than on other carriers,' an Air China spokesman said yesterday. 'Some 985 flights were cancelled and 623 ...




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