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Ivan Tang

Villagers tried over sacking of 'corrupt' cadres

FIVE representatives of a village in the northern province of Hebei have gone on trial over the sacking of their corrupt rulers, according to Nanfang Weekly.

Sunday, 18 April, 1999, 12:00am

Public's saving spree 'threatens economic growth'

PREMIER Zhu Rongji's strategy of maintaining high economic growth by stimulating domestic demand is facing an uphill battle as more people opt to save money rather than spend it.

28 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Corruption, pollution and politics 'main concerns'

Internet surfers are most concerned with corruption, environmental protection and political reform among issues discussed at the NPC and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), a survey said.

15 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Teens get hard time at home

Most parents expect too much from their teenage children and put them under unnecessary pressure which causes family rows, a survey in Tianjin found.

Researchers discovered the majority of parents used simple and brutal methods to teach their children.

2 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Poor service and high telecom fees attacked

A monopoly of the telecommunications industry held by the Information Industry Ministry has resulted in poor service and unreasonably high charges, a newspaper reported.

The Guangming Daily quoted a columnist as saying the industry was in such disarray 'there is no alternative but change'.

29 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Web site for public's five-year plan ideas

A government Web site has been set up inviting suggestions on the draft of the five-year plan for 2001 to 2005.

The site, run by the State Development Planning Commission, is the first use of the Internet by the Government to solicit public opinion and a sign of the medium's growing popularity.

7 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Edicts target ability to check crime

Beijing is pushing ahead with security measures to improve the nation's ability to prevent crime.

With the measures in place it is hoped at least 80 per cent of urban districts and 60 per cent of villages nationwide can be considered 'secure' by 2000.

All grassroot organisations will be reinforced to help maintain public order.

11 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Help for laid-off workers

Anhui province is encouraging its debt-ridden state-owned enterprises to set up service companies to employ their laid-off workers.

To prevent social unrest, companies have been ordered to continue workers' insurance schemes even after they find another job.

26 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

New patrol has its eye on police

POLICE in Beijing launched a special taskforce yesterday to keep tabs on the behaviour of officers and prevent them abusing their authority.

Thirty members of the Police Affairs Supervisory Team, wearing white helmets and special armbands, would patrol the capital's streets around-the-clock, said Xinhua (the New China News Agency).

8 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Rain brings chaos to opening of conference

A major conference aimed at narrowing the development gap between prosperous coastal regions and the hinterland was marred by poor organisation yesterday.

4 Apr 1997 - 12:00am