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Briefs, November 19, 2012

Five children 'found dead in dumpster'

Monday, 19 November, 2012, 4:30am

China says no to rugby at Tianjin East Asian Games

The Chinese National Olympic Committee has turned down a request by the Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) to include sevens in next year's East Asian Games in Tianjin.

10 Nov 2012 - 3:09am

Zhang Gaoli's Tianjin economic model promises disaster for China

Next week as the party faithful wait for China's new leaders to shuffle on to the stage in the Great Hall of the People, hopes will be riding high that the latest line-up of bosses will press ahead with the economic reforms needed to sustain the country's economic growth.

Unfortunately, the early signs are not promising.

6 Nov 2012 - 7:09am

Toyota to shut Tianjin car factory for one week

Toyota Motor Corp will shut its production lines in Tianjin for a week, after a drop in sales of Japanese cars triggered by the diplomatic row between China and Japan.

The world's largest carmaker decided to close the factory, which is a joint venture with First Automobile Works, better known as FAW, from October 22 through October 28, Japan's Nikkei newspaper said yesterday.

17 Oct 2012 - 2:23pm

China Digest, September 22, 2012


'Love capital' ambitions

22 Sep 2012 - 3:32am

Tianjin industries in line for capital injection over next four years

China’s northeast city of Tianjin plans to invest 1.5 trillion yuan (US$236 billion) in 10 major industries over the next four years, the local government said on its website, joining other cities in rolling out big spending plans to boost its economy.

22 Aug 2012 - 3:18pm

Paper launches drive to boost party chiefs

In a new propaganda blitz, the People's Daily is publishing a series of special reports heaping praise on the economic success of certain regions - a move aimed at helping their party chiefs secure promotion at the next party congress, analysts say.

Ranging from four to eight pages, the reports focus on the progress the regions have made over the past five years.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm

Dessert chain offers place to chill out

Hong Kong dessert shop chain Hui Lau Shan is speeding up its expansion across the border with the aim of becoming a popular hangout modelled after Starbucks.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:07pm