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  • Aug 22, 2014
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Chengdu event shows quest for big numbers hard to shake

For Chengdu, last week proved to be a busy one, and perhaps also cause for celebration by business. But for the rest of the China, it was rather disastrous in terms of how many lives of ordinary Chinese people were lost in various accidents.

Monday, 10 June, 2013, 10:09am

Henry Paulson calls on Xi, Obama to 'reset' relations in California meeting

Chinese President Xi Jinping and United States President Barack Obama should use their meeting in California to “reset” US-China relations to focus on mutual economic benefits, advised former US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

Paulson, who was also former head of Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs, said Xi had a “different style and tone” to his predecessors.

7 Jun 2013 - 8:00pm

Chengdu's Fortune Global Forum stuns guest with 'North Korean-style' welcome

Chengdu, host of the Fortune Global Forum this year, stunned its heavyweight guests on Thursday by welcoming them in what many call a “North Korean" style guards of honour, according to Chinese media reports.

8 Jun 2013 - 8:12am 5 comments

Chengdu mayor hopes Fortune 500 firms set up in his city

Ge Honglin, mayor of Chengdu, spoke to more than 100 chief executives and chairmen of Fortune 500 companies in the first day of the Fortune Global Forum, which Chengdu is hosting this year. About half of Fortune 500 firms have already set up businesses in the city.

7 Jun 2013 - 2:50am

Facebook and Twitter go live in China - but only for Chengdu business forum

Facebook and Twitter, the world’s two largest real-time social media network services, finally went live in China, but only in one small location and for the next few days.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Beijing's increasingly heavy-handed response to maintain stability

Before the Wenchuan earthquake in 2008, the most serious public incident in Chengdu was the protest against the setting up of a petrochemical plant in the suburbs of Pengzhou city. People answered blog calls and gathered "for a peaceful stroll" on May 4. That followed a number of anti-pollution protests in Xiamen.

22 May 2013 - 2:53am 4 comments

'I am scared': Chinese creator of White House petition seeks help after police visit

When a Chengdu blogger created a White House petition last week against a controversial petrochemical plant in Pengzhou, the young woman wasn’t expecting a response from security agents back at home.

14 May 2013 - 12:30pm 2 comments

Kunming residents rally against chemical plant

Hundreds protested in Kunming, Yunnan province, but a march in Chengdu, Sichuan province, was prevented by police. The rallies were timed to coincide with the anniversary of the May 4 student demonstrations in Beijing in 1919.

5 May 2013 - 5:24am

Unable to walk the walk, Chengdu residents talk the talk

The presence of thousands of police officers and security agents in Chengdu on Saturday brought back memories of a  “peaceful stroll” in May, 4, 2008. Back then, residents of the city, known as “the land of abundance”, protested construction of a 40-billion yuan petrochemical plant in Pengzhou, a country-level city 20km away from the Sichuan capital.

12 Sep 2013 - 11:41am

Chengdu ethylene plant halts construction over quake safety fears

Chengdu , the capital of Sichuan province, has halted a controversial chemical plant project amid concerns over its proximity to an earthquake fault line.

1 May 2013 - 2:41am