24 provinces kick off civil service exams Candidates prepare for the provincial civil servant exam in Taiyuan, capital of Northwest China's Shanxi province, April 22, 2017. A total of 24 provinces will held civil servant exam today.
248 firms near Beijing found to spew pollution China's environmental authority found 248 companies in violation of standards during the latest round of air pollution inspection, of which over 100 were found to have discharged pollutants excessively.
Above, Lion Dance during New Year's Eve celebration, Feb 18, 2015, in Chinatown, Philadelphia.
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Champagne bottle broken on carrier’s bow in Chinese first China on Wednesday launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier by smashing a bottle of champagne on its prow, the first time the Western tradition has been used with a PLA warship.
But some guests attending the launch party for the still unnamed carrier at the Dalian shipyard in Liaoning province, wondered why champagne was used and not mao-tai, the Chinese liquor, naval expert Li Jie said.
“China adopted the Western tradition of smashing a bottle on the ship, signalling the...
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:37:09 +0800 Hong Kong’s next leader Carrie Lam spent HK$2m in wages for election campaign team Hong Kong’s incoming leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor lavished over HK$2 million on her 80-member campaign team in the run-up to the chief executive election on March 26, although it failed to ensure her a smooth ride.
Sandra Mak Wong Siu-chun, a PR veteran in charge of publicity, charged an average of HK$100,000 a month, while HK$300,000 went on maintenance of Lam’s Facebook page, which was mostly flooded by angry emoticons.
The expenditure came to light on Wednesday when the...
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:34:11 +0800 China urges end to US-South Korea military exercises China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged an end to US-South Korean military manoeuvres Wednesday as well as a stop to North Korea’s nuclear programme to calm tensions on the peninsula.
He said Pyongyang’s continuing nuclear tests were “a clear violation of UN resolutions”, but stressed that persisting with military manoeuvres around the peninsula “is not in the spirit of the resolutions either”.
“Security and stability are very fragile at the moment...
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:26:50 +0800 Few ship calls, low passenger spending: Hong Kong cruise terminal needs to boost usage, auditor says Is Hong Kong’s much-hyped cruise terminal a white elephant of an underused facility that resembles a ghost town more than the bustling hub for luxury tourism it was billed as?
That was the kind of picture painted by the city’s official auditor on Wednesday as it revealed that few ships were anchoring at the HK$6.6 billion Kai Tak Cruise Terminal and passengers were hardly spending money there.
The terminal’s two berths were both occupied for only five days during its peak...
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:30:30 +0800 Hong Kong’s welfare department gets a grilling for taking years to approve funding applications The city’s auditor has criticised the Social Welfare Department for taking far too long to process hundreds of grant applications for social projects.
In a report released Wednesday, the Audit Commission labelled the department as inefficient after it found 481 out of 2,338 grant applications, between April 2011 and September 2016, were not processed within the target time periods.
The department should process major grants of more than HK$400,000 within nine months and minor grants...
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:12:00 +0800 Children living in Hong Kong’s poorer districts more likely to face abuse, or get into accidents, study says Hong Kong children living in low-income districts are most at risk of abuse or getting into accidents, according to the latest report by a university in the city.
University of Hong Kong (HKU) researchers found a growing number of children were seeking emergency services over the past decade and more.
Children from larger families, with less educated parents and a lower household income are more likely to get injured, they said.
The overall injury rate was lowest in the Central and Western...
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:05:26 +0800 Can China’s president realise his ‘perfect’ city dream? China’s decision to develop a new economic zone in a Hebei backwater is a great thing for the nation and “a big strategy for a thousand years”, according to President Xi Jinping.
It was a bold declaration for a Chinese leader who has not yet finished his first five-year term and who leads a Communist Party that has existed for less than 100 years.
Xi wants to build a “perfect” place in Xiongan, according to the vision presented by the official Xinhua news...
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:45:15 +0800 Hong Kong’s regulation of charities full of holes, city’s official auditor says The Hong Kong government’s rules on charities are ridden with loopholes, the latest report by the city’s official auditor has found, with some groups allowed to maintain their tax-exempt status and free land even after conducting non-charitable activity, paying their directors and operating hotels and serviced apartments for commercial purposes.
“There is no overall statutory scheme for the registration and regulation of charities in Hong Kong,” the Audit Commission said...
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:13:18 +0800 United Airlines in new PR headache after giant rabbit dies on flight from London to Chicago United Airlines is facing another public relation headache after a potentially record-breaking giant rabbit perished onboard one of its transatlantic flights.
The 90cm continental giant rabbit named Simon, which was 10 months old, died while travelling from London Heathrow to O’Hare airport in Chicago, the Sun reported.
Annette Edwards, a breeder from Worcestershire, told the newspaper that Simon was expected to grow to be the world’s biggest rabbit after his father Darius grew to 1...
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:30:37 +0800 Hong Kong police officers warned not to reveal identity while off duty to settle disputes The police watchdog has warned officers not to reveal their police identity for personal matters when off duty, as some were found to have used their authority to take advantage during disputes or befriend women.
But the Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC) stressed the problem was not serious as only five or six complaints were received each year.
It substantiated misconduct allegations against two officers who used their identities to pressure the other party to get an advantage in...
Below, lion dance during Lunar New Year celebrations on Feb 20, 2015, at the International House of Philadelphia.
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