In Brief

PUBLISHED : Monday, 29 November, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 29 November, 2010, 12:00am

Senior media official in Shaanxi stabbed to death

A senior official in Shaanxi was stabbed to death on Friday evening, according to local media. The body of An Rong, 48, head of the Administration of Press, Publication, Radio and Television in Weinan , was discovered around 9pm. Citing police sources, local media said his personal belongings were intact and had ruled out robbery. An had served in various government posts since 1979, and since 1997, he was appointed to several senior positions at Weinan Television, including its head of disciplinary inspection and head of the station. Mimi Lau

Artificial lake part of plan to restore ruins of ancient city

The Chinese Academy of Science is drafting a plan to revitalise the ruins of an ancient city by building a freshwater lake near Lop Nur in southeastern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the Chengdu Commercial Daily reported yesterday. Lop Nur is a former saltwater lake in one of Asia's driest regions. Mainland geologist Xia Xuncheng said the academy planned to revitalise the ancient city of Kroran, or Loulan in Chinese, which was established 2,000 years ago and then disappeared mysteriously after flourishing for about 800 years. Mimi Lau

Site management blamed as 7 die

Poor site management and violation of protocols has been blamed for an expressway construction accident on Friday in Nanjing , Jiangsu, which killed seven workers and injured three others, the Yangtse Evening Post reported. The city government appointed a panel of five experts to determine the cause of the accident, in which a giant steel girder toppled while seven men were working on it. Mimi Lau

Hit-and-run driver killed survivor

A 26-year-old waitress was stabbed to death by a driver after a hit-and-run accident in Xian , Shaanxi, on October 20, the Yangtse Evening Post reported yesterday. Later that evening, the driver - a university student - was caught by a crowd after trying to flee from a second accident. The driver later admitted to police that he was trying to keep the victim from recording his car's number plate. Mimi Lau