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  1. County governments to get more power and autonomy

    Posted Aug 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo The mainland has started to implement an important administrative reform by granting more power and autonomy to thousands of county-level governments. In Zhejiang, the provincial government will formally hand over 443 administrative duties to its county governments today, Xinhua reported. Similar measures will be implemented across the country in coming years. The reform aims ...

  2. Thousands riot over rural-urban merger; many hurt

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Thousands of protesters in Chongqing have clashed violently with police over the merger of their district with a neighbouring county. The clashes began late on Tuesday in an area known as Wansheng district before being merged with Qijiang county to form a new district called Qijiang. Yesterday residents said that all shops had been shut ...

  3. Casinos get a whiff of dollars and scents

    Posted May 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam Forget TV ads and giant billboards, the next time you feel an urge to shop or gamble, your nose may be controlling your wallet and there's nothing you can do about it. The use of perfumes to attract and keep customers in a shop or on the gam ...

  4. Highs and lows

    Posted Mar 17th 2005, 12:00am by Bradley Winterton

    ... Bradley Winterton, Taipei This year has seen unusually low temperatures for March in Taiwan, and for an unusually long period. Last weekend, snow again dusted the tops of Yangmingshan's volcanic hills, visible from Taipei's city centre, while in ...

  5. Detour ahead?

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Bradley Winterton

    ... Bradley Winterton, Taipei Taiwan's wonderful motorways are in the news. They are a pleasure to drive- especially when you stop for food and drink- but they may be under threat from a fast new train service. Two virtually parallel highways run down th ...

  6. July 1 protest pair sent to labour camp

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... terms in a labour camp in Jiangxi yesterday. Song Ningsheng and Zeng Jiuzi, who took part in the annual march in Hong Kong, were detained in a police station in Ningdu county, Jiangxi, after ... was against the law. But Liu was not told which type of petitioning was involved, nor the location of the labour camp. Cheng Jinshan, the public security bureau chief of Ningdu county, said: 'I ...

  7. Businessman left to rue HK$30m deal on mainland

    Posted Nov 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... state-owned enterprises to sell to another mainland company, Yuanqu County Wulong Industrial, at 'zero value'. Yuanqu County Wulong Industrial's director, Dong Kangdian, could ... the joint venture should be terminated and Yuanqu County Wulong Industrial liquidated. The ruling said Mr Wang had invested 8 million yuan- 26 per cent of the amount he claims he invested- ...

  8. News - China - CRIME

    Army joins police in hunt for killer in Chongqing

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... and Geleshan regions of the municipality to the mountainous areas of two neighbouring counties, Tongliang and Bishan. The authorities have offered a reward of 50,000 yuan (HK$61,000) for information ...


    What the mainland media say, Sunday Morning Post, August 19, 2012

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... in such an unbridled way," it said. The Economic Daily also pointed to Zeng Kaigui, who remains on the run after being named responsible for a killing in Menghai county in Yunnan province in October ...

  10. Seven on Taiwan tour hurt in bus crash

    Posted Jul 01st 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Seven members of a tour group with a China Travel Service Hong Kong subsidiary were injured when their bus was involved in a collision with another vehicle in northeastern Taiwan yesterday. The group of eight with mangocity.com, led by the firm's vice-president, were on a study tour in Yilan county when the crash happened. Two of the injured suffered fractures and were ...




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