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Hong Kong China News Agency

Two more caught in corruption crackdown

Another two provincial officials have been tried for corruption, official press reported yesterday.

Wednesday, 29 November, 2000, 12:00am

PLA gains know-how in hi-tech warfare

The PLA has made progress in preparing for hi-tech warfare by developing a version of the US-designed theatre missile defence system that can intercept multiple missiles, it was reported.

18 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

'Big Spender' officer promoted

A crime fighter who played a crucial role in the arrest of Hong Kong gangster Cheung Tze-keung has been made the police boss of Shenzhen.

5 May 1999 - 12:00am

End of road for emblem and anthem

Guangzhou is to stop using the city's official emblem and anthem.

The decision by the Guangzhou Government had been taken to preserve the dignity of the national emblem and national anthem, the Hong Kong China News Agency reported.

25 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

6 hurt in podium collapse

Six holidaymakers were injured when they fell into a lake after a crowded podium collapsed at the World Pavilion theme park near Guangzhou.

Saturday's accident happened as a group performed a Thai dance on the platform, which had been built over the water.

2 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Shoppers appalled by tiger display

Shanghai shoppers, disgusted at the sight of a caged tiger in a shopping centre, have called for the 10-day display to end immediately.

The Hong Kong China News Agency said protests had been held to call attention to the six-month-old animal's plight.

27 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

China foreign investment

Beijing has decided to expand the powers of regional governments in approving foreign-funded projects as part of its plan to narrow the economic gap between coastal and inner regions.

18 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Officials deny retreat from development

Official commentators and economists have denied the decision to bail out state-owned enterprises is a retreat from market reforms.

The semi-official Hong Kong China News Agency said yesterday that in the first half of this year the banking system granted 100 billion yuan (HK$93 billion) more in loans than the same period last year.

29 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Living standards predicted to rise

MOST Chinese will attain a 'modestly comfortable living standard' before 2000, government statistics show.

The prediction was based on the Engels Index, which compares family incomes to the cost of basic necessities like food and clothing.

24 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Increase in reform of small firms

MORE small-sized state-owned firms will move towards the marketplace this year as China steps up its enterprise reform.

They will be allowed to transform themselves through measures including the formation of share-holding companies, leasing, contracted operations, mergers and bankruptcies.

15 Jan 1996 - 12:00am