Local Governments News
- HK funds services to help disabled people
THE Hong Kong government has allocated HK$19.2 billion (US$2.48 billion) to provide a wide variety of services for people with disabilities in the 2008-09 financial year, Hong Kong Secretary for Labor and Welfare Cheung Kin-chung said on Saturday.
- 10,000 moved for South-to-North Water Diversion Project
Chinese authorities began Sunday relocating the first batch of rural residents totaling 10,600 in central Henan Province to make way for one of the three routes of the country's massive South-to-North Water Diversion Project.
- Steel plant takeover halted after workers protest
Authorities in central China's Henan Province Sunday ordered an immediate halt to the takeover of a state-owned steel factory by a private company after mass protests by the factory workers.
- Lead smelter blamed for poisoning kids
Environment authorities said Saturday a smelter is mainly to blame for a lead poisoning that sickened 615 kids in northwest China's Shaanxi Province.
- Officials in trouble for shemale show
County officials in Sichuan province have been outed for allegedly using the public purse to pay for a shemale show in Thailand five years ago, Newssc.org reported on Friday.
- Macao donates over US$1.5m for typhoon relief in Taiwan
The government of Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) Friday announced that an amount of 12 million patacas (1.52 million U.S. dollars) will be donated for relief and rehabilitation work in Typhoon-stricken Taiwan.
- HK Monetary Authority new deputy named
Arthur Yuen has been appointed Deputy Chief Executive of Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government announced Friday.
- Court upholds death penalty for corrupt officials
The Higher People's Court of Hunan Province overruled the appeals of two senior government officials and upheld the previous decision of death penalty, said local officials on Friday.
- Official executed for raping 24 underage girls
A former lawmaker from Henan province was executed by the local intermediate court Thursday afternoon, chinanews.com.cn reported Thursday.
- Chinese policemen jailed after detention center death
Two police officers were sentenced Friday to jail terms for dereliction of duty and abusing detention center inmates that led to the death of an inmate in southwest China.
- Lead poisoning spurs relocation from smelting plant
Authorities in northwest China are working to relocate at least 1,000 people living near a smelting plant suspected of causing lead poisoning in more than 600 people.
- Police take entertainment workers' DNA
Police in southern China have started to keep DNA records of employees in entertainment venues such as nightclubs and KTVs, a move that has outraged some people in the industry.
- Beijing sets up legislation think tank
Beijing municipal government has set up a 30-strong think tank to help it draft legislation.
- Guangzhou to invest 100 billion in new energy
Guangzhou, the capital city of south China’s Guangdong Province, is to invest 100 billion yuan (US$14.6 billion) in new and renewable energy sources over the next 12 years, according to a recently published energy development program.
- China to regulate use of simplified characters
China started to collect public opinions Wednesday on a modified list of simplified characters of the Chinese written language to further standardize a language used by billions around the world.
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