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  1. HK haven for spies: ex-Xinhua chief

    Posted Jun 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong The former head of Xinhua in Hong Kong said the city has long been a haven for foreign spies, and that he had been forced to travel to Shenzhen to make confidential telephone calls. Xu Jiatun, who was forced into exile for siding with late reformist leader Zhao Ziyang in 1989, told the Chinese News Monthly that foreign intelligence agencies had used hundreds of agents ...

  2. Bright idea

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of rural teachers- the central government should just pick up the bill. Her logic is simple: 'If this is your policy, you pay for it.' According to Xinhua, Ms Hu, who is a vice-director ... start their own businesses. And to help students do that, Mr Xia told Xinhua he has suggested that universities, secondary and primary schools include entrepreneurship in their curriculum. ...

  3. Passengers take Shenzhen bus company for a ride

    Posted Jun 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting Bus passengers are taking free rides in Shenzhen using fake money, according to Xinhua. Shenzhen Bus Corp, which runs the city's public bus services, has collected more than ... collectors and some patrons have taken advantage. According to Xinhua, the bus company collects about 40,000 yuan worth of fake bills every day. In the first four months of this year, the amount ...

  4. Trademark row over Silk Alley

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the 'Silk Alley' trademark it registered in 2002, Xinhua reports. Beijing Yelusheng is demanding 3.5 million yuan in compensation. Xinhua said the case had been accepted by the Beijing ... to court,' he was quoted by Xinhua as saying. Li Shunde, a vice-director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said ownership of the trademark ...

  5. Hit-and-run driver 'must be found'

    Posted Feb 04th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... was confirmed in his post last week, was quoted by Xinhua as saying the case was the police force's top priority. On Wednesday, witnesses said they saw a white Lincoln sedan being driven by suspect ... borrowed the car from a friend, to turn himself in, Xinhua said. ...

  6. Gambling warning for Lunar New Year

    Posted Jan 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... month. Party officials involved in any kind of gambling would be sacked, while those who gambled abroad would face tougher punishment, Xinhua reported. The announcement indicates that the central ... battleground of China's fight against corruption,' the Xinhua report said. The warning was issued last week by the Central Disciplinary Inspection Commission and the Ministry of Supervision. ...

  7. Xinhua Finance beefs up for takeovers

    Posted Nov 25th 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing Xinhua Finance, a service company partly owned by state-run Xinhua News Agency, says it is preparing to issue up to US$86.4 million in new shares to help fund the acquisition of a Chinese advertising agency. Tokyo-listed Xinhua Finance will sell the shares to Japanese consumer finance company Nissin and others in a limited third-party allotment. 'The ...

  8. Media snippets greeted with an air of indifference

    Posted Apr 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the content from Xinhua and the China News Service. People.com, the online version of Communist Party mouthpiece the People's Daily, posted information on its main news page. CCTV also reported ... Xinhua has put out.' Many mainlanders showed indifference to the news. Li Song, a Beijing-based engineer from a rural area of Zhejiang province, said he had kept a close eye ...

  9. Trial looms for former Shenzhen police chief

    Posted Apr 14th 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... with her were rewarded with quick promotions. Xinhua reported that the Shenzhen prosecutors had not mentioned the sexual allegations in their indictment. The news agency quoted an official ... for the bureau from 1995 to 2003, the news agency reported. She allegedly took the bribes from subordinates seeking promotions, as well as from businesses bidding for engineering projects and government ...

  10. Sex in the news

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Jon Campbell

    ... to access, and in no way risks the censors' wrath. I am talking about the site of the official news agency, Xinhua. Not satisfied with simply reporting the news, Xinhua's English website, chinaview.cn, has been sprucing up its content with images that might not be out of place on a banned internet game. At the bottom of each news story, there are usually three photos, each an appetiser ...




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