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Mainland prosecutors have formally arrested four employees of the mining giant, Rio Tinto, five and a half weeks after they were first detained in Shanghai.

Missing students safe

Nickkita Lau The Standard 17.07.2009
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A massive rescue operation in a remote mountain holiday resort in Qinghai province for more than 80 university students from Hong Kong and the mainland ended when they were found alive and well late last night.


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The Xinjiang regional government has now said the number of people injured in last week's riots in was 1,680.

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A mainland official says that mosques in riot-hit Urumqi have been ordered to stay closed for Friday prayers in the wake of ethnic violence that left 156 dead.


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A moderate earthquake hit southwestern China, destroying more than 10,000 homes and leaving hundreds of people injured, state media and seismologists said Friday.

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The communist party chief in the Xinjiang city of Urumqi says the situation there is "under control" after the recent rioting in which more than 150 people were killed.


Screaming for blood and revenge

The Standard 08.07.2009
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Thousands of Han Chinese armed with iron bars and machetes roamed Urumqi yesterday looking for Muslim Uygur targets to wreak revenge for bloody ethnic clashes two days earlier which killed 156 and wounded more than 1,000.

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Police have arrested 1,434 suspects in connection with the worst ethnic violence in decades in the Mainland's western Xinjiang region, which killed at least 156 people, the Xinhua news agency reports.


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Mainland state media says 140 people have been killed and more than 800 injured in unrest in Western Xinjiang. A brief report by Xinhua news agency gave no other details.

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Flooding and heavy rain in central and southern China have forced 500,000 people to evacuate their homes and killed at least 15, Xinhua news agency reported.


An Unoccupied Building Collapsed In Shanghai

At around 5:30am on June 27, an unoccupied building still under construction at Lianhuanan Road in the Minhang district of Shanghai city toppled over. One worker was killed. According to information, a 70 meter section of the flood prevention wa...

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The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has urged China to publicly account for those killed in the suppression of the pro-democracy movement 20 years ago.


Screen idol Tang linked to June 4 escape plot

NickkitaLau The Standard 29.05.2009
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For the first time in 20 years, veteran movie star Alan Tang Kwong-wing has been linked to helping 133 dissidents flee the mainland after the June 4 Tiananmen Square crackdown.

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There's been a call for more information to be made available to students on the 1989 Tienanmen military crackdown.


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President Hu Jintao has pledged to closely monitor the use of funds set aside for the reconstruction of earthquake-devastated areas of Sichuan, and ensure that new buildings there can withstand tremors.

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Chief Executive Donald Tsang has called on Hong Kong people to continue to show their care for Sichuan earthquake survivors.


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China is marking the first anniversary of last year's devastating Sichuan earthquake.

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The mainland has confirmed its first case of swine flu. Xinhua news agency said that a man in Sichuan province who had flown home from the United States was infected.


Payback time for Lady Luck

Nickkita Lau The Standard 07.05.2009
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A mainland businesswoman who blew HK$53 million on a two-year gambling spree in Macau - and then threatened to sue a casino to get her money back - has just pocketed the territory's second- highest slot-machine jackpot from the same casino.

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A self-proclaimed billionaire from Zhejiang province, who claims she lost more than HK$53 million at Wynn Macau, is threatening to sue the casino for preventing her from playing 20 slot machines at the same time.



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