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AseanPlus News 09 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Traditional Chinese medicine works for SARS patients

TRADITIONAL Chinese medicine featuring herbs, minerals and other natural ingredients has proven useful in the treatment of SARS patients, especially when coupled with Western therapy.

AseanPlus News 01 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Asian news in brief

Asian news in brief including from Hong Kong that a court in Beijing is playing Richard Clayderman songs as background music to sooth the tempers of litigants during trials.

AseanPlus News 01 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

HK mass rally planned to mark day of handover

B>HONG KONG: /B>Hong Kong prepared yesterday for a huge protest against a proposed law many fear will curtail rights and freedoms, on the same day Chinese premier Wen Jiabao leads celebrations marking the anniversary of the city's reversion to Chinese rule.

AseanPlus News 02 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

China reforms to safeguard party rule

B>BEIJING:/BChina's Communist Party turned 82 yesterday and said any reform would be aimed at preserving party rule.

AseanPlus News 02 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Weather report proves too hot for censors

B>BEIJING:/BChinese television censors have axed a controversial new weather programme after the scantily clad hostess's flirty performances aroused nationwide debate over the limits of tasteful entertainment.

AseanPlus News 02 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Thousands in street demo to denounce planned bill

B>HONG KONG:/BHundreds of thousands of protesters took to Hong Kong's streets yesterday to denounce the government's planned anti-subversion law, in the city's biggest street demonstration since the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.

AseanPlus News 10 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Need to revise town planning

BEIJING authorities have been reminded of the pressing need for town planning, following a trend for people to move out of the city to larger, better-equipped suburban housing after the SARS crisis, which has left a deep impression on urban residents.---------------------------------------------

AseanPlus News 10 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Residents ponder effects of sexual harassment law

A RECENT survey conducted among Beijing residents showed that females are the main group subject to sexual harassment.

Nation 10 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Maintain promotions, hotels advised

Hotels have been told to continue giving special packages and reduced rates to attract customers as it will take some time before the industry recovers from the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome impact.

AseanPlus News 10 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Another rally in Hong Kong against bill

Thousands of people surrounded Hong Kong's legislature yesterday to denounce the government and its planned anti-subversion bill, cranking up pressure on the territory's embattled chief executive.