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  1. Worker leaps to his death after injuring 6

    Posted May 18th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... As the nation seeks to recover from the shock of a spate of school knife attacks in recent months, a chopper-wielding man chopped and wounded six women in Guangdong before leaping to his death. The incident happened as a state-run magazine highlighted the ...

  2. 52 on trial over alleged baby-selling operation

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Dozens of people allegedly involved in buying and selling at least 118 babies have gone on trial in the southwestern province of Guangxi, state media reports say. Police said 52 suspects from several baby-trading syndicates had been active in Guangxi, Hen ...

  3. Think-tank warns of policy crisis

    Posted Aug 17th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... The State Development and Reform Commission says it is time to change the belief that economic development is the answer to solving the mainland's many social problems A government think-tank has warned the State Council that conflict between economi ...

  4. Extension of community service scheme applauded

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Experts hope the move will lead to more humane treatment of prisoners An innovative scheme that allows offenders to perform community service instead of languishing behind bars is being extended to more mainland cities and provinces. Sociologists have app ...

  5. Draft bills to strengthen the range of legal rights

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... A blueprint by the National People's Congress contains proposals for civil laws, including protection of property A range of new draft bills will be tabled to the mainland's legislature over the next five years in a move expected to strengthen t ...

  6. Shanghai mulls salary freeze to fill pension hole

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Yu Zhengsheng was quoted as saying by the China Economic Weekly. 'Compared to civil servants, there are many others with much lower incomes, such as retired workers, whose pensions are at a very low level,' Yu said. 'Shanghai retired workers get 1,800 yuan a month, which is lower than the level in Beijing.' The magazine said Yu made the previously unreported ...

  7. Shanghai flies the flag for expats in pension scheme row

    Posted Jan 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chamber of Commerce says Shanghai party boss Yu Zhengsheng and city mayor Han Zheng have privately expressed concerns about the policy, which could put a large dent in foreign investors' ... Shanghai's economic growth over the past two decades. Overseas-funded firms contribute a quarter of the city's gross domestic product. However, Yu and Han have no power to overrule the ministry ...

  8. Idealism gives way to rubber-stamp reality of congress

    Posted Jan 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... to fight corruption. Shanghai's new party secretary, Yu Zhengsheng, outlined the '10 Nos' for officials this week, including taking bribes and abuse of power. In an annual work ...

  9. 8 children hurt in school attack

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shanghai party secretary Yu Zhengsheng and Mayor Han Zheng visited the hospital yesterday afternoon and were taking a personal interest in the case, the Xinmin Evening News reported. No one ...

  10. City trying to bridge pension gap

    Posted Oct 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cent of the city's permanent population. Some projections say the elderly population will rise to 33 per cent of the total by 2020. Yu Zhengsheng, the city's Communist Party chief, ... of the ageing problem,' the China Economy Weekly quoted Yu as saying. But Peng says that Shanghai allowing people to postpone their retirement will have very limited role in easing the pension ...




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