“You own a BMW, you poor little rich kid.”
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July 1st 2012 marked the 15 year anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the People’s Republic of China, and the beginning of Leung Chun Ying’s term at the head of the SAR. On this occasion, My1510.cn published a number of blog posts about the relationship between Hong Kong and Mainland China. Read more
Today’s first posting is the tale of an angry citizen calling Shaanxi provincial government offices to complain about the recent forced abortion scandal. Read more
This is Danwei Week, a summary of the most important China stories from the last seven days. We’ll choose a maximum of five topics per week, and try to link to the best coverage of them in English. If this new weekly feature works, it will become a standard part of the Sinica podcast.
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The front page of the Guangzhou Daily today announces that Ni Junxiong, the former Bureau Chief of Public Security in Maoming city, Guangdong province, has been convicted of corruption and sentenced to 15 years in jail. He will also be fined 3 million RMB and have another 3.38 million RMB worth of illegal income confiscated. Read more
Today the Nanhu Evening News features the headline: “The largest underground tax-evasion scheme in the history of Jiaxing gets busted.” The story details how a firm was recently caught specializing in producing fake tax invoices (fapiao 发票) to aid in tax evasion and money laundering. There is over a hundred million yuan involved in the case, which is spread across 12 different Chinese cities. Read more
The Chonqing Economic Times is a newspaper under the Chongqing Daily Press Group with a circulation of around 630,000 copies per day. Today the front page announces a new round of economic stimuli to promote stable growth in China. According to the article, the State Council has decided to launch 11 new stimulus initiatives to deal with the recent economic slowdown. Meanwhile, the featured picture shows three parents: One is holding a home-made sign about their missing children. The headline reads: “In Jinning County, Yunnan Province, 17 people have disappeared – there may be a serial killer.” Read more
The China Youth Daily is a commercial daily run by the Communist Youth League. The front page today features a story on Wu Ying, the 31-year-old Zhejiang-based entrepreneur who was sentenced to death in 2009 for illegal fundraising, and cheating investors out of 380 million yuan ($60 million). Read more
The China Youth Daily is a commercial daily run by the Communist Youth League. On the right hand side of today’s front page is a tiny headline: “how to restore the harmonious doctor-patient relationship,” along with a thumbnail picture of a medical worker learning self-defense from a policeman at the Women and Children’s Hospital, Ningbo City. The article notes there have been several cases of patients killing doctors in the past few years. In response, the Ministry of Health has issued an emergency notice that requires health administrative departments at all levels to increase public security in hospitals and other medical institutions. Hospitals in particular must have a guard’s room equipped with helmets, shields, anti-stab vests and a long stick. Read more
The front page of the Beijing Morning Post today features the headline, “Hospital appointment scalpers will face the consequences.” Chinese hospitals require patients to wait in line to make am appointment. The scalpers wait in line, make appointments and then sell them on to people who have actually come to the hospital to treat a disease.