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  1. 51 counties pilot a new approach to HIV/Aids care

    Posted Apr 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Ministry will set cadres tough targets for treatment, support and prevention Fifty-one counties in 11 provinces have been designated 'exemplary zones' to provide treatment to 90 per cent of Aids patients and help them establish self-help groups. The Ministry of Health yesterday named the counties, which are in Hubei, Guizhou, Hunan, Anhui, ...

  2. County shuts down private Aids orphanage

    Posted Feb 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... to get control of the money. Workers from the Tuocheng county government went to the farmhouse of Zhu Jinzhong on Sunday and removed about a dozen children, taking them to a new government-run orphanage in a nearby village, Mr Zhu claimed. He said yesterday that county officials had ordered him to shut the orphanage by January 29 on the grounds that he had Aids and had not officially ...

  3. Mine-scarred county digs deep to survive

    Posted Nov 01st 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... a blessing for the people of the zinc and lead-rich mountains of Lanping county in Yunnan. But instead of making the locals rich, it has become a curse. Flanked by the Lancang and Bi rivers, ... one-room housing unit with his wife and three-year-old son. Two companies operate Lanping's mines- one a subsidiary of the local county government, the other a joint venture between the Yunnan ...

  4. The misery of life in cancer county

    Posted Sep 11th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... in the lowlands of Henan. In the surrounding villages of Shenqiu county, cancer has already claimed the lives of thousands and pushed hundreds to the brink of death. In Ms Kong's village alone, ... replies: 'Try to eat some porridge- you will be okay.' The culprit for all this death and despair is, apparently, contaminated water. Shenqiu county lies inside the Huai River basin, one ...

  5. 'Celebrity' farmer tires of life in the city

    Posted Nov 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The Sichuan farmer who gained fame after she told Premier Wen Jiabao of the wages owed to her husband has decided to start a pig farm after a brief spell as a factory manager in Chongqing. Xiong Deming said she would be returning with her husband Li Jianmin, to her home town in Yunyang this week. Ms Xiong became an instant celebrity in October last year when ...

  6. Chinese are back at work on Morecambe Bay's deadly sands

    Posted Apr 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Chinese migrants are back working the deadly sands of Morecambe Bay in northern England, just two months after a tragedy that claimed 20 lives. Groups of them have been spotted harvesting the shellfish near Barrow-in-Furness, in Cumbria, at ...

  7. Perfect 10

    Posted Mar 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Joshua Samuel Brown

    ... Limestone peaks, drunken ducks and spelunking. There's much to see and do in Yangshuo, writes Joshua Samuel Brown 1 West Street Yangshuo, in north Guangxi province, is one of the most beautiful places in the Middle Kingdom, a fairy-tale town of low-s ...

  8. 'Fireworks rumour sparked stampede'

    Posted Feb 11th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Officials in Miyun county, Beijing, yesterday blamed a stampede that killed 37 people on rumours of a fireworks display, which led to thousands of people crowding onto a bridge. Xia Qiang, Communist Party Secretary of Miyun county, said the rumours drew as many as 30,000 people to Mihong Park on Thursday to celebrate Chinese Valentine's Day. ...

  9. One size fits all

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

    ... but that will be more expensive.' Other projects include a Sichuan University dig at an archaeological site in Yunyang county. About one in 10 artifacts has been recovered but the site has been abandoned. ... in Chongqing's Kai county in December. And on April 15, leaking chlorine gas tanks killed nine factory workers and forced the evacuation of 150,000 residents from surrounding areas. Troops were ...

  10. HK businessman tried for fraud in Guangdong

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A Hong Kong man has gone on trial in Guangzhou Intermediate Court for committing an alleged fraud of 77 million yuan related to a state-backed company. The court was told on Wednesday that Mak Kin was the director of Guangfeng, a trading compa ...




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