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  1. County cordoned off as outbreak spreads

    Posted Nov 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Authorities in northeastern Liaoning province yesterday cordoned off the entire county of Heishan after nine more villages reported outbreaks of bird flu in their flocks, Xinhua reported. The latest cases brought the number of villages affected by the disease in Heishan to 15. More than six million head of poultry have been culled in the county since the H5N1 ...

  2. Massive culling in Liaoning county

    Posted Nov 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu A massive poultry cull continued yesterday in Heishan county in the northeastern province of Liaoning to stop the spread of the H5N1 bird flu virus, adding to the carcass count ... and villagers worked around the clock at the weekend to kill poultry near the site of a bird flu outbreak in the county two weeks ago, state media reported. Residents said the cull had been extended ...

  3. Shunde loses title of richest county

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Rise in strength of Yangtze Delta is reflected in result Kunshan in Jiangsu province has been named the richest county in China by the National Bureau of Statistics, unseating ... county ranking. Other counties to make the list were, in order of ranking, Jiangyin, Zhangjiagang and Changshu in Jiangsu, Nanhai in Guangdong, Zhejiang's Xiaoshan, Jiangsu's Wujin, ...

  4. Women caught fleeing ex-hostages' home county for vice trade

    Posted Feb 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yi Hu Arrests coincide with foreign minister's surprise visit to Fujian Seventeen women were arrested at the weekend for trying to sneak out of the country from the island county ... the residents of the county 'had rich connections', he said. Seven Chinese workers held hostage in Iraq last April and another eight kidnapped last month were all from the county in eastern ...

  5. End of the Essex joke?

    Posted Mar 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it is London's second-wealthiest home county, Essex is seen as impoverished in culture, a region where more is more, be it crazy paving on the 17th century manor house drive, or wearing Versace ... to reposition the once-cheap districts of Angel and Pentonville Road further round the board, to reflect its coming up in the world. So, does Essex need rebranding? If the county's image ...

  6. Dollars and sense

    Posted May 01st 2005, 12:00am by Stephen McCarty

    ... Stephen McCarty When former United States president Bill Clinton visited China in 1998, Guilin was one of the places he toured. Clinton wasn't breaking new ground, however, merely following the lead of predecessor Richard Nixon in 1972. It's a s ...

  7. Pilot's triple wave greets well-wishers in red carpet welcome

    Posted Jan 30th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei China Southern Airlines pilot Hao Jianhua yesterday made history when he waved from the cockpit window after his Boeing 777 became the first mainland airliner to land at Taiwan's Chiang Kai-shek International Airport in Taoyuan in ...

  8. Poor relations

    Posted Dec 01st 2005, 12:00am by Michael Fahey

    ... but by the Tamshui River, which separates Taipei city from Taipei county. The city and the county form the core of the giant megalopolis of 10 million people that covers northern Taiwan. One million county ... stations are decorated with works by local artists and connected to office towers by wide, well-maintained pavements. The much smaller, art-free stations in Taipei county, many of which are painted ...

  9. The tides of justice

    Posted Sep 25th 2005, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Five people faced a British court last week over the drownings of 21 Chinese cockle pickers in a trial that has focused international attention on the vulnerable position of illegal workers, writes Kelvin Chan As the rising tide waters swirled around him ...

  10. How to create living art

    Posted Jan 17th 2005, 12:00am by Mei Ng

    ... Mei Ng Nature and culture could be strange bedfellows. Yet nature and culture could also be the perfect match. My recent visit to Yangshuo, about one hour's drive from picturesque Guilin, has rekindled my reinterpretation of culture in nature and nat ...




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