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  1. News - China - RELIGION

    Official downplays number of churches demolished in Zhejiang

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:29pm by Nectar Gan

    ... hectares were razed or altered Amid concerns there was an ongoing crackdown on churches, the Zhejiang government came out with figures showing that religious buildings constituted only a tiny ... were for religious purposes. Of that already miniscule figure, 2.3 per cent were Protestant buildings, the Today Morning Express in Hangzhou, Zhejiang’s capital, reported. So far, 225 million ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    Rocket scientist becomes deputy governor of Zhejiang

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 04:48pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... of Nasa has been appointed the deputy governor of Zhejiang province, in a rare but not unusual move. Dr Yuan Jiajun, 52, former commander of previous Shenzhou manned space projects, was approved for the deputy governor post, effective immediately, by the Zhejiang People’s Congress on Monday, according to the provincial government’s website. His long list of administrative responsibilities mostly ...

  3. News - China

    Migrant worker shocked at price of retrieving bodies of drowned loved ones

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:31pm by Amy Li

    ... Tan Sheng, a migrant worker in China’s eastern Zhejiang province, was astounded when local fishermen demanded a 12,000 yuan (HK$15,000) fee on Sunday to salvage the bodies of his brother and his brother’s girlfriend who drowned in a river in Wenling on Saturday night, reported website Zhejiang Online.  Tan ended up paying only 3,000 yuan. But the story sparked widespread outrage ...

  4. News - China

    Hundreds of Zhejiang taxi drivers strike on Labour Day

    Posted May 01st 2013, 02:38pm by SCMP staff

    ... SCMP Staff Hundreds of taxi drivers in China’s eastern Zhejiang province joined a strike on Wednesday, the Labor Day, to protest competition from illegal taxis and the lack of law enforcement. Upset taxi drivers in Zhejiang’s Wenling city said making a living was becoming extremely hard due to the increasing number of taxis operating without legal licences. They were also ...

  5. News - China

    Chelsea star Mutu wants to adopt baby rescued from Chinese toilet pipe

    Posted May 30th 2013, 04:39pm by AFP

    ... 'I must adopt him, he has been sent to me by God'," the AC Ajaccio striker said. The baby from Jinhua in the eastern province of Zhejiang “left the hospital on Wednesday evening ...

  6. News - China - CRIME

    Newborn's fall into toilet was accidental, officials say

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:51pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Baby's fall into toilet accidental, officials say The fall of a newborn baby into a toilet pipe in Jinhua, Zhejiang, was accidental and his mother will not be prosecuted, local officials said yesterday, adding that the boy had survived the ordeal. The mother, 22 and unmarried, had kept her pregnancy secret and gave birth unexpectedly when she went ...

  7. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Crackdown on jaywalkers in Zhejiang province of China

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren Tempers flare over crackdown on errant pedestrians, with some detained after refusing to pay fines and assaulting officers Jaywalkers public enemy No.1 for police in Zhejiang Speeding sports car drivers in Hangzhou, Zhejiang's provincial capital, used to be called "killers on the streets" for causing the deaths of so many pedestrians. But jaywalkers have ...

  8. News - China

    Help arrives for parents who manually kept paralysed son breathing

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 11:16am by Amy Li

    ... afford a 100,000 yuan (HK$123,000) respiratory machine, but they couldn’t afford to lose their son either. Fu Minzu and Wang Lanqin, an elderly and poor couple in China’s eastern Zhejiang ...

  9. News - China

    Christians in Zhejiang cross with authorities over church demolitions

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:25pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan in Wenzhou, Zhejiang, and Laura Zhou The Christian community in Zhejiang is at loggerheads with the local authorities over a campaign to remove crosses from church buildings At cross purposes Wenzhou in Zhejiang province is known as China's Jerusalem. One million of the city's eight million legal residents are Christian. Huge crosses rise towards the sky ...

  10. News - China - ABUSE

    Kindergarten teacher lifted boy by his ears 'just for fun'

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Parents outraged after photos of pupil thrown in bin and another with mouth taped posted on net Kindergarten teacher lifted boy by his ears 'just for fun' Two kindergarten teachers in Wenling, Zhejiang, were detained yesterday after a photo of a woman lifting a little boy by his ears were widely circulated on microblogs by angry internet ...




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