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  1. New Three Gorges funds scandal

    Posted Jan 27th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... forced to shut down and move out. Highlighting the irregularities, the report said communication authorities in Yunyang county channelled more than 14 million yuan to non-relocation purposes such as office renovations and loan repayment. In another instance, an agency under Zigui county received an extra 10.3 million yuan by inflating relocation costs. Xinhua said local police ...

  2. Poor county's 600m yuan loan to mineral firm raises eyebrows

    Posted Jul 19th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan An impoverished county in Anhui has raised eyebrows after it promised to lend 600 million yuan (HK$680 million) to help a local private enterprise through rough waters. Huoqiu county is among the poorest counties in China and its residents earn less than 400 yuan a year. The loan to a mineral company in the county will take up 85 per cent of the government's ...

  3. Quake zone is reborn as a tourism hub

    Posted May 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui in Beichuan county The towns of Beichuan, Yingxiu and Shuimo were almost unknown outside Sichuan before the magnitude 8 earthquake that rocked the province three years ago ... have climbed back to their feet to find themselves thrown into the new way of life. Tour buses pull over at the car park next to what was Beichuan's county seat. It's now a memorial ...

  4. Judge upsets Web users with use of costly shoes

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sally Wang sally.wang@scmp.com A vice-magistrate in a Sichuan county has become the target of online anger after reportedly being photographed wearing Italian shoes valued at above 5,000 yuan (HK$6,100) while performing inspection work. A news portal for Hunan province, Voc.com.cn, reported on Wednesday that Liao Weizhong of Shuangliu county was wearing Ferragamo shoes. ...

  5. Police protect gambling dens in Anhui

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anhui province, one of the nation's poorest, is home to a thriving gambling industry that enjoys police protection and official collusion. The residents of Taihu county ... tables operating across the county. One table can earn 500 to 10,000 yuan (HK$470 to HK$9,370) a day. The average wage in the county is just 3,200 yuan a year. The owner of a gambling house, Zhou ...

  6. Heroes and villains

    Posted May 28th 2008, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... David Eimer One consequence of the Sichuan earthquake is that the response to it has been like holding up a mirror to mainland society. What's being reflected is both good and bad. On the negative side, there are the loathsome scam merchants who have ...

  7. Hundreds held for traffic in babies

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hebei, became suspicious because a clinic in Pingxiang county was being visited frequently by pregnant women from other places. They uncovered another massive baby-trafficking ring, controlled by Ji Xiaofang and Yang Xuehua and operating in provinces including Sichuan, Hebei and Shandong. Ji and Yang also collaborated with three other clinics in Guangzong, Julu and Wei counties ...

  8. Lottery ticket scores a record 570m yuan win

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... million yuan, won by a businessman in Xinchang county, Zhejiang province, last year. He too had made 110 bets on the same sequence of numbers. The businessman donated 20 million yuan of his ...

  9. News - China

    China Digest

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by more than 1,500 companies and institutions. Xinjiang Aftershock rocks quake zone A 3-magnitude aftershock hit Keriya county in Hetian yesterday morning, China National Radio reports. It was the latest tremor since a 6.2-magnitude quake hit the county on Sunday and could be felt 130 kilometres away. No injuries or property losses were reported. Move to protect wetlands An ordinance ...

  10. Central edicts 'not right for all regions'

    Posted Apr 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Some counties falsify reports to keep subsidies, says official It is not viable to apply central government edicts across the board as local authorities must consider each province's unique characteristics, officials in Anhui province say. Provincial Governor Wang Jinshan also said at the weekend that some local counties had submitted falsified reports, fearing ...




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