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Municipal Government

Online outrage at 4 billion yuan municipal office in Jinan, Shandong

The Jinan municipal government's massive 4 billion yuan (HK$4.96 billion) offices have sparked online outrage, amid the Communist leadership's repeated discouragement of displays of luxury among its cadres after the 18th party congress.

Wednesday, 12 December, 2012, 4:00am

China Digest, October 24, 2012


Hero gets his reward

24 Oct 2012 - 12:35am

Beijing curbs force agents to axe 700 outlets

The downturn in the Beijing property market and a sharp fall in commission revenue forced the closure of 12 per cent of the capital's property agents, after home-purchase restrictions killed demand, a survey said.

15 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Ceiling on Beijing agents' fees to cool home sales

Beijing property agents face a squeeze after the municipal government reduced the maximum commission they can charge on the sale of homes in the secondary market.

From today, people who buy homes on the secondary market in Beijing will pay set fees on a sliding scale from 2 per cent to 0.5 per cent; the higher the price, the lower the percentage fee chargeable.

31 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

The culprits will pay for this: Wen

Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday visited the site of Saturday's fatal high-speed-train crash and pledged to find the cause of the disaster through an open and transparent investigation that would be 'accountable to the people'.

29 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

City bridges great divide

Chongqing is one of China's most important cities and the country's fourth municipality, after Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai, to fall directly under the administration of the central government.

17 May 2011 - 12:00am

Airport residents say noise work will make lives worse

Shanghai residents again protested against noise pollution from Hongqiao International Airport yesterday as sound-insulation barriers were installed on the outside walls of their flats, saying they would make living conditions even worse.

8 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

As a decade of Disney hype ends in a whimper, Shanghai villagers wonder what's next

Barely a month ago, many in Shanghai were rejoicing at news they had long been waiting for: Disney was coming to town. The past couple of weeks have left some wondering why they wanted the theme park in the first place.

5 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Tax on furniture trade sparks riot

Thousands rioted in Nankang , Jiangxi province , yesterday after the local government levied new taxes and clamped down on the city's furniture industry.

Protesters took to the streets and paralysed traffic. They also attacked government offices and overturned police cars.

16 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Poor given vouchers

Hundreds of low-income residents in Chengdu , Sichuan , received 100 yuan (HK$113) municipal government vouchers on Monday to spend at supermarkets and chain stores as part of government efforts to boost consumption.

17 Dec 2008 - 12:00am