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    Liberal writer Li Chengpeng was punched and threatened with a knife at his Beijing book-signing event yesterday

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 06:36am by John Kennedy

    ... and a t-shirt on which he had written, "I love you all." Yesterday, Li returned to Beijing for another book signing, this time greeted by a very long line of readers, a punch in the head, ... yesterday, without giving further details. The central bank lists the so-called QDII2 initiative as one of its major goals for 2013. China Daily--  China 'needs say' on investment rules ...

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    First thing China, August 17

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 10:25am by John Kennedy

    ... destruction of the boat on which they arrived, no charges will be filed against the men. Beijing announces timeline for new airport construction The Beijing transport commission yesterday announced that construction of the first phase of the city's second airport will be completed by 2015, bringing with it an additional annual capacity of 40 million air passengers. Also announced yesterday were ...

  3. News - China - POLLUTION

    Strong winds blow away smog but bring sand to Beijing

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Beijing yesterday and cleared the air of smog that had blanketed it on Saturday, only to bring sand. Heavy gusts picked up around noon, mixed with local dust and sand from Inner Mongolia, which was hit by a strong sandstorm yesterday. As well as reducing visibility and stirring up debris such as plastic bags, the winds were strong enough in Beijing for some people reporting ...

  4. News - China - POLLUTION

    Worst smog in a year blankets Beijing

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Staff Reporters Worst smog in a yearblankets the capital Beijing was hit by its worst smog in almost a year yesterday. Exacerbated by heavy fog, the dense, choking smog that had blanketed the capital for the better part of the past fortnight plunged to a new low yesterday morning. Although the capital is often hit by smog in winter, the past two weeks have seen one of the longest ...

  5. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Residents fear Hebei expressway will drive up house prices

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Daily reported yesterday. But the news was greeted with scepticism, with some people questioning the claim that it would be a Beijing ring road, given that only a tenth of it would actually run ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SECURITY

    Beijing to look into attack on TV pair

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... but there is no guarantee anyone will be arrested, a Hong Kong deputy to the National People's Congress said yesterday. Michael Tien Puk-sun said he was told by the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office ... yesterday the department is waiting for the results of the investigation. Civic Party lawmaker Claudia Mo Man-ching has written to chief executive Leung Chun-ying asking him to urge the mainland ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Seven-year-old girl confirmed as Beijing's first bird flu case

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 09:41am by Minnie Chan

    ... A seven-year-old Beijing girl was confirmed as having H7N9 bird flu yesterday - the first time it has been found beyond Shanghai and neighbouring provinces. Five other new cases were also ... with the virus 10 days after her death. The couple's home was close to a poultry farm, Xinhua reported yesterday. It quoted experts as saying there was insufficient evidence to show ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Hong Kong journalists, activist beaten outside home of wife of dissident Liu Xiaobo

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu, Dennis Chong

    ... were beaten by unidentified men in Beijing yesterday while filming Hong Kong activist Yang Kuang's attempt to visit Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo's wife, who has been under extralegal ... away by police and detained overnight at Yangfangdian police station. Yang told the Post by phone yesterday afternoon that security guards at Liu Xia's residence refused to let him ...

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    No Valentine's Day weddings this year, says Beijing

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 10:51am by John Kennedy

    ... There won't be any weddings held in Beijing this Valentine's Day, the city's Civil Affairs Bureau  announced yesterday. Because February 14 this year also happens to be the fifth day of the lunar calendar and part of the Lunar New Year national holiday, a Bureau spokesperson said, wedding registry offices in the city will not be open for business. According ...

  10. News - China - MEDIA

    New York Times reporter 'forced' to leave Beijing

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Staff Reporters US newspaper's reporter 'forced' to leave Beijing US newspaper The New York Times said yesterday it had been "forced to relocate" one of its ... yesterday, the same day that his mainland journalist's visa expired. "I regret that Chris Buckley has been forced to relocate outside of China despite our repeated requests to renew his ...




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