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  1. Crash pilot a 'martyr' for saving community

    Posted May 21st 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... of lives, Xinhua said. His jet crashed 230 metres from a community of 4,000 people, it said. Media did not disclose what type of aircraft he was flying, but Xinhua and the Jinan Daily described in detail how the crash occurred. Such reports are rare on the mainland, where accidents involving the military are normally kept out of the news. Feng was killed because his parachute did not have ...

  2. New head for HK-Macau institute as Beijing shuffles top city officials

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... as the institute's director early this year. Zhu, a former vice-director of Xinhua News Agency's Hong Kong branch, remains as a senior adviser to the institute. Xinhua's branch in Hong Kong- the de ... and 2020. A person close to Zhao said he was well versed in Hong Kong affairs after working at the liaison office and the Xinhua branch for 15 years.. Zhao was the head of the publicity, culture ...

  3. Reporter often quoted family, Net users say

    Posted Dec 14th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Xinhua confirmed it was investigating one of its journalists after internet postings alleged that more than 30 of her stories were based on quotes from family members. A spokesman for Xinhua's bureau in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, told the South China Morning Post yesterday that it was investigating Yan Bingguang after internet users alleged she constantly ...

  4. China's voice is about to get louder all around the world

    Posted Oct 30th 2010, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu Shaped like a sharpened pencil jutting into the sky, the building in Beijing that houses Xinhua was designed to symbolise the news agency's role as the voice of the state. That voice is about to get louder as Xinhua goes beyond the power of the written word and onto the airwaves. It intends to beam cultural programmes and TV news, all with a distinctly Chinese point ...

  5. There is no blast, public security agency says

    Posted Aug 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a rumour which has been spread by somebody.' Even the fact that the Xinhua news agency had reported the news could not sway her. 'It is not true even though it is reported by Xinhua ...

  6. Beijing to let news websites seek stock listings

    Posted May 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Beijing is planning to let 10 government-controlled news websites list on the mainland stock market, allowing them to raise capital to compete against popular internet portals such as sina.com. Websites run by the Communist Party, including the People's Daily, Xinhua and China Central Television, had been approved to seek listings on the A-share ...

  7. TV dating shows too real for the censors

    Posted Jul 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... version. 'Many people don't like it,' she said. 'They find that guests in the programme don't represent you or me.' Xinhua, the People's Daily and China Central Television stepped up the criticism of materialistic dating shows in a concerted campaign late last month. Xinhua said their emphasis on materialism was a distortion of reality and open defiance ...

  8. Mainland media told to tone down reports

    Posted May 28th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... statements and Xinhua stories about the latest situation in Foxconn replaced independent reports. On Sina.com, all news reports about Foxconn were by Xinhua, and Sohu.com used two stories from ... interviews were disrupting operations. Editors at a newspaper in Guangzhou yesterday said they had been told to use Xinhua's reports, not to give the story too much coverage ...

  9. Man arrested over dumped body

    Posted Mar 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'After the killing, the dismembered pieces were dumped into a manhole in the backyard of the house,' the news agency stated. The mother-in-law was not at home at the time of the killing. ... The dismembered body of Lam Fan, 52, was dumped into a manhole in the backyard of his mother's house in Zhangjiang, Xinhua reported. The man left Hong Kong for Shenzhen with Lam on January 15 ...

  10. Snooze reports

    Posted Dec 28th 2010, 12:00am by Chang Ping

    ... Chang Ping News reporter Yan Bingguang was recently removed from her reporting job by China's official Xinhua News Agency, after she was found to have used her own relatives ... is actually the product of festering frustration over the quality of news coverage in our country. I still remember how, in 2008, Xinhua reported in detail on the successful launch of the Shenzhou VII ...




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