The CLUAS Archive: 1998 - 2011

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A read of the government website www.antifraud.gov.cn suggests China is awash with fraud and scams. Typical is a report from a recent copy of the China Youth Daily detailing a scam by a school claiming to be affiliated to the China Little Journalist Association which recruits provincial high school students for their RMB1,480 (abut EUR150) journalism courses with the promise that the brightest will be sent to conduct interviews at the Olympics. The Ministry of Education and police eventually caught up with the school when several hundred angry parents began demanding a refund after repeated requests for Olympic plans were met with silence.


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2003 - Witnness 2003, a comprehensive review by Brian Kelly of the 2 days of what transpired to be the last ever Witnness festival (in 2004 it was rebranded as Oxegen when Heineken stepped into the sponsor shoes).