Guangzhou’s Bureau of Civic Affairs denied accusations that it’s building a cemetery “exclusively” for deceased government officials, according to a Southern Metropolis DailyFriday, 10 May, 2013, 3:27pm
Public opposes traffic fees11 Oct 2012 - 4:40am
Transforming cremated remains into remembrance diamonds is just one of the options available to tackle the shortage of burial plots and niches in Hong Kong columbaria.
The government is promoting sea burials and offers a free boat service for anyone wishing to commit their loved-ones' ashes to the sea for what is described as 'a sombre and dignified send-off'.6 May 2012 - 12:00am
After not taking the mushrooming of private columbariums seriously until last year, the government must do its best to strike a sensitive balance as it tries to restore order by regulating them. It cannot please everyone. Lawmakers, for example, complain that a proposed system for licensing the columbariums leaves a lot of loopholes for illegal operators.19 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Dying without a final resting place is a Chinese taboo. Yet that is the frustrating reality for thousands of Hong Kong families. The lack of public burial places means many have to wait for months or sometimes years to lay their loved ones to rest.14 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
The vandalism at St Michael's Catholic Cemetery in Happy Valley has shocked Hong Kong. Thirty-seven graves and 130 vases were damaged in the city's first such large-scale attack on the graveyard.
A security guard discovered the damage on Friday morning and called the police. Tombs had been broken into, gravestones overturned and pictures of the dead destroyed.23 Feb 2010 - 12:00am
While homebuyers complain about Shanghai's overheated property market, burial sites in the city's suburban areas are at a premium, costing 50 per cent more than housing on a per-square-metre basis.11 Jan 2010 - 12:00am
At least two sets of human bones were mixed up and a worker injured after a motorised trolley carrying ossuaries fell down a flight of stairs at a Cheung Sha Wan cemetery.
A person with long experience in the funeral business said it would be difficult to sort out the pieces to ensure they went to the right owners.13 Nov 2009 - 12:00am
The ICAC has busted a ghoulish racket in which staff from the government's cemeteries management board allegedly accepted cash to allow bodies to be removed from temporary graves before all the flesh had decomposed.2 Sep 2008 - 12:00am
Some historic tombs at public cemeteries in Hong Kong have been either poorly restored or neglected. Should these graves get more protection?
Surely historic graves deserve to be protected; they are gold mines of information that might otherwise have been lost or forgotten. In Hong Kong, we have 11 public, 28 private and two military cemeteries.20 Jul 2007 - 12:00am