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Revenue growth slows dramatically

The mainland's total revenue growth slowed drastically to 1.64 trillion yuan in the first half of the year, a 14.6 per cent rise from a year earlier. But this is far behind a 30.5 per cent year-on-year increase in the first six months of last year.

Monday, 25 July, 2005, 12:00am

'Boomerang kids' a burden on parents

Xiao Zhang, a member of the mainland's growing legion of 'kidults', left home to go to university and landed a job paying 2,000 yuan a month after graduation. Now he's back home, living with his parents, after quitting his job.

9 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Bar to HK entry 'regressive'

Democratic Progressive Party assemblyman Shen Fu-hsiung dismissed an initial attempt to deny him entry to yesterday's seminar as 'politically regressive'.

He revealed that his application for entry to Hong Kong only succeeded after the intervention of CS Culture Foundation chairman Susie Chiang Su-hui.

20 May 2005 - 12:00am

Energy sector helps fuel 24pc surge in fixed-asset investment

China's fixed-asset investment grew by a robust 24.5 per cent in the first two months of the year compared to the same period last year, a figure on track to exceed government forecasts.

17 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Decree reaffirms fight against rampant land misuse

The State Council has issued a decree reiterating its determination to adopt strict rules to stop rampant misuse of land throughout the country.

The document, issued on Friday and entitled 'The Decision on Deepening Reforms and Strengthening Land Management', vows to track down government officials who fail to enforce the land management law it issued two months ago.

26 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Bomb threats prompt holiday safety warning

Vacationers are told to be on the alert after two scares in Beijing this week

Holidaymakers were yesterday warned by the Ministry of Public Security to be careful of their safety during the week-long National Day holiday, after at least two bomb scares in Beijing.

1 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Harbin's clean sweep puts scavengers in uniform

In an attempt to polish up the streets of Harbin, officials are cracking down on rubbish scavengers, ordering them to register at the local public security office and wear a uniform, state media reported yesterday.

The scavengers rummage through refuse looking for things to sell.

22 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Woman given 15 days to undo home renovations

A Shanghai woman's attempt to create her dream home through extensive renovations has ended in a nightmare after a court ordered her to restore the home to its original state - within 15 days.

The woman, surnamed Yun, bought the property on a busy street in the western part of the city in August last year and embarked on an ambitious remodelling project.

9 Aug 2004 - 12:00am