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  1. News - China Insider - Morning Clicks

    China news round-up: N Korean rail link, tensions in Tibetan county over flag campaign

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 09:44am by Patrick Boehler

    ... land,  says the Ministry of Land.  Radio Free Asia Chinese security forces have surrounded monasteries with paramilitary police and detained monks in Tibet's Biru County which has been ...

  2. News - China Insider - GRAFT

    Shaanxi county seizes officials’ passports after deputy head fired for Europe jaunt

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 01:18pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Ningshan county in central China, known for its pristine forests sheltering golden snub-nosed monkeys, has imposed travel restrictions on its leading officials after its deputy head was fired for dipping into government funds to go on a two-week-long bender in Europe. The county of about 75,000 people in Shaanxi province has asked its ...

  3. News - China

    China’s last county finally linked by road

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 04:29pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing The last county in China to be accessible by modern land transport was finally linked up to the rest of the country on Thursday with a new road that has taken decades to build, state media said. The 19,000 people of deeply isolated Medog in southeastern Tibet, where the mighty Brahmaputra river – known as the Yarlung Zangbo in China – winds its ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese county of eternal youth under threat from gravely ill seeking cures

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com A region of Guanxi famous for the longevity of its residents is now under threat from an influx of gravely ill people seeking cures of last resort County of eternal youth turning into paradise lost Bama, a county tucked amid the green rivers and humid jungle of central Guangxi province, is famed for its centenarians. Scientists have studied their DNA ...

  5. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    California's Sonoma county emerges as a premium wine-growing region

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by Euan McKirdy

    ... Euan McKirdy life@scmp.com Its complex, layered varietals show that California's Sonoma county has come into its own as a premium wine-growing region, writes Euan McKirdy New frontier ... spirit remains in Sonoma county, the larger, more geographically diverse wine-producing cousin of neighbouring Napa. While the latter makes up the bulk of California's wine exports, ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    Hong Kong captain Jamie Atkinson gears up for English county cricket

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Atkinson gears up for English county Hong Kong captain Jamie Atkinson is gearing up for November's ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers after being picked up by Warwickshire in the English County Championship. Wicketkeeper-batsman Atkinson, 23, has been signed up by the English county for the tail end of the season and is playing in a four-day ...

  7. News - China Insider - CORRUPTION

    Guangdong official makes 100m yuan by monopolising county's school uniforms

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 03:21pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com As children return to schools across China, a county in Guangdong province is coming to terms with a corruption case in its education bureau, which, along with the county administration’s response, has come to embody the small-scale abuse of power commonplace in rural areas. On Monday, the China News Service reported the long-awaited ...

  8. Sport - Soccer

    Sheffield United launch year with win over Notts County

    Posted Aug 04th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Blades are sharp on opening day Sheffield United kicked off the English Football League's 125th season with a 2-1 victory over 10-man Notts County ... on the opening weekend of the season to be given "anniversary" status as part of the league's celebrations. It was chosen because Notts County are England's oldest professional club ...

  9. News - China Insider - ECONOMY

    China's Santa factory capital tops richest county ranking

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 09:10am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Counties in the eastern provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangsu top the Forbes ranking of China's 10 richest county-level cities as other provinces ... average per capita disposable income of 40,000 yuan (HK$50,580) per year is the highest among China's counties, followed closely by Zhuji just 60km to its south. Kunshan, a satellite city ...

  10. News - China - NATURAL DISASTER

    89 dead after earthquake strikes Gansu counties

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... earthquake strikes gansu counties At least 89 people were killed and hundreds were injured when a powerful earthquake struck near Min and Zhang counties in Dingxi, Gansu, yesterday morning. ... and clothes hangers. Liu said people stayed in the streets after the quake, fearing to go back indoors, and the county's hospital of traditional Chinese medicine was full of victims, most of them ...




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