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Survey: People want lowdown on pay

People want to know how much government officials earn, a survey published on Monday has found.

HK jumps into action as Tsang calls on public to help

Hong Kong people have rallied around the call to help victims, with donations running into the tens of millions of dollars within hours.


Hong Kong pledges 38 million US dollars to China earthquake rescue

Hong Kong - Hong Kong Tuesday pledged 300 million Hong Kong dollars (38.4 million US dollars) in aid and volunteer rescue teams for the victims of the earthquake in China's Sichuan province. Hong Kong's Chief Executive Donald Tsang announced at a ...

The Home Affairs Department has established a mechanism to channel donations from Hong Kong citizens to Mainland earthquake victims.


Cheering people watch the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games torch relay in Quanzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province, on May 12, 2008. (Xinhua/Jiang Kehong)

The Beijing Olympic torch relay started on Monday in the southeastern coastal city of China, Quanzhou, the third stop in Fujian province.

Local disease cases 'not severe'

Cai Wenjun Shanghai Daily 11.05.2008
Local disease cases 'not severe'

SHANGHAI Center for Disease Control and Prevention has detected enterovirus 71, or EV71 in 18 patients suffering hand, foot and mouth disease.


China Says 3 Abducted Workers Freed in Nigeria

China's Foreign Ministry says three Chinese construction workers kidnapped earlier this week in southern Nigeria have been released.

Temporary residence permits hard to come by

As China's foreign residents are complaining about visa problems, some Chinese citizens are facing difficulties obtaining the temporary residents permits they need to conduct business in cities where they do not have a hukou, or household registra...


EV71 virus claims two more children

Ji Mi Shanghai Daily 10.05.2008
EV71 virus claims two more children

EASTERN China's Anhui Province reported two more fatalities from a viral illness, bringing the nationwide death toll to 34. The number of cases rose to more than 27,600.

Olympic torch faces new threat from overzealous crowds

HONG KONG - CHINA may yet have to beef up security for the Olympic torch after a new threat emerged during the flame's domestic relay - jubilant crowds.


A child suspected of carrying the EV-71 virus receives treatment in a hospital in Hefei in central China`s Anhui province Monday May 5, 2008.  (AP Photo)

BEIJING - China announced Wednesday new rules that require health care providers to report all cases of a viral illness that has killed 28 children and sickened thousands in outbreaks across the country.

China drivers fined for slow-drive on scenic bridge

BEIJING (Reuters) - China opened the world's longest cross-sea bridge last week aiming to cut travel time between two major ports, but hundreds of drivers have been fined already for, unexpectedly, driving too slow to enjoy the view.


China hand-foot-mouth infections rocket to 15,799

The number of hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD) cases reported in China this year rocketed to 15,799 as of Tuesday, resulting in 26 deaths, according to a Xinhua tally of local official figures.

3 killed, at least 12 injured in Shanghai rush-hour bus inferno -

A rush-hour bus packed with Shanghai commuters caught fire yesterday, killing three people and injuring at least 12, with authorities blaming a passenger carrying unspecified "flammable materials."


Torch relay worsens China crackdown: Uighur leader

BEIJING (AFP) — The planned route of the Olympic torch through China's restive Xinjiang region is worsening Chinese repression there and should be cancelled, a leader of the area's ethnic Uighur population has said.

China issues virus alert; 24 children dead

Barbara Demick Los Angeles Times 04.05.2008
China issues virus alert; 24 children dead

BEIJING -- The Chinese Health Ministry issued an alert Saturday over a virus that has killed 24 children and sickened more than 4,000, as it scrambled to fend off a potential scandal over a coverup. The latest victim of enterovirus-71 was an 18-mo...


The Longest Bridge in The World Opens In China

The Hangzhou Bay Bridge has opened in china. A 36km bridge crossing above the sea from Shanghai to Ningbo, making the driving distance shorter by 120km

China slams work safety after train wreck: state media

BEIJING (AFP) — China's cabinet has blasted local officials and companies for failing to ensure workers' safety across the nation after a deadly rail crash earlier this week, state press said Friday.


Tibetans shot officer 'to avenge killing of monk'

Jane Macartney in Beijing Times Online 02.05.2008
Quduo, 21, was wanted for his role in a protest for Tibetan independence

A policeman shot dead in a rare gun battle in a Chinese village this week was killed by outraged Tibetans after he opened fire on a young monk, local sources said.

Child slavery scandal in China

DAVID BARBOZA Kansas City Star 01.05.2008
Child slavery scandal in China

SHANGHAI | China said Wednesday that it was investigating whether hundreds or perhaps thousands of children within its borders had been sold into slavery. Authorities in Guangdong province, near Hong Kong, said they already had rescued more than 1...



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