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  1. Fears of higher toll in Jiangsu school bus crash

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com A confession by police in Feng county, Jiangsu, that there were at least 41 primary school pupils on a school bus that plunged into an icy ditch on Monday, ... schools. 335 The number of primary schools closed between 2001-2004 in Feng county, Jiangsu, as part of centralisation. The total fell from 445 to 110 ...

  2. Hong Kong investors wanted as Jiangsu tries to grow service sector

    Posted Jul 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Delegates from Jiangsu are seeking help from deep-pocketed Hong Kong investors to develop the service sector as the Yangtze River Delta province responds ... focusing more on technology and on the service sector in its strategic 12th five-year plan, which ends in 2015. 'Jiangsu is developing fast, but we face the task of adjusting the composition ...

  3. Boys' basketball team respond far too late to Jiangsu

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... were ultimately outclassed by Jiangsu in their opening match in Baotou on Wednesday- losing 62-31- although they fought back well in the closing stages. In their second match yesterday, ... of the favourites to win the title. The taller and more muscular boys' basketball team from Jiangsu were always going to pose a daunting challenge for Hong Kong's smaller-sized players. However, ...

  4. More secret 'black jails' exposed in the capital

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... according to Chen Hongxian, a retired worker from Funing county, Jiangsu province, who came to petition on March 8 against alleged corruption in the county government, but ended up being locked ... as there's no political reform.' Sun Huaiyuan, who hails from Yancheng, Jiangsu, filed a petition at the reception centre for petitions in Fengtai district on June 30, and said he ...

  5. Suzhou resetting its focus on the services sector

    Posted Feb 25th 2011, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... Ed Zhang in Beijing Having seen the limits of manufacturing-based growth, Suzhou, one of the mainland's wealthiest cities, will try to tap the services sector in the next five years, Vice-Mayor Huang Qin (pictured) says. With huge manufacturing and e ...

  6. Briefs

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tour agency denies talk of forced shopping A local travel agency has dismissed claims that mainland tourists from Jiangsu province had been forced to shop in Hong Kong. The 19-member tour group made the accusation at a sit-in protest in Macau yesterday and left for Zhuhai around noon. The tourists did not make any such complaints when they were in Hong Kong, said the owner ...

  7. Good Samaritans count cost of rushing to rescue

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... be taken when, for example, a child has been hurt in a road accident, and follow a case in November 2006 in which a 65-year-old woman in Nanjing, Jiangsu, sued a man who helped her back to her feet ... is overturned and the judge apologises'. Last month, bloggers were outraged by the case of an 81-year-old woman in Nantong, Jiangsu, who claimed that she had been injured after being knocked off ...

  8. Diners demand hairy crabs, ready or not

    Posted Sep 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai and Suzhou and Jennifer Ngo The hairy crab season is shaping up to deliver especially plump delicacies this year, with top conditions at a prime breeding area on the mainland and Hong Kong suppliers working overtime to satisfy local palates. Yesterday marked the official start of the crab harvest from Jiangsu province's famed Yangcheng Lake. Suppliers ...

  9. Villagers say bullying won't force them out

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Dozens of villagers living near Tai Lake in Zhoutie town, Jiangsu, are under pressure to leave their homes to make way for property development and industry ... didn't move. Her home is part of the 27 hectares of land in Fenshui that is being claimed so that Jiangsu Shenqian Food Packaging Corporation can expand, villagers said. The company declined ...

  10. Begging gymnast off to a new life

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Former gymnastic champion Zhang Shangwu will bid farewell to poverty tomorrow when he flies to Nanjing in Jiangsu province to start work with one ... Post that he would become a personal fitness instructor for Chen Guangbiao, a Jiangsu-based recycling tycoon and flamboyant philanthropist, as well as training staff at Chen's Jiangsu ...




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