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  1. Tsun Yip cleared for Xinhua TV takeover deal

    Posted Dec 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and convertible bond issue. Xinhua TV is a branch of China Xinhua News Network Co (CNC). 'We have no experience in the media industry, but we are very interested in exploring new businesses, especially in advertising,' Tsun Yip's chief executive Eric Chia Thien Loong said. In return for the stake, CNC, a subsidiary of Xinhua News Agency, will own 28.49 per cent of Tsun Yip ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hu welcomes Saudi envoy President Hu Jintao met Saudi Arabia's special envoy Prince Bandar yesterday and exchanged views on the Middle East and the Gulf, Xinhua said. Bandar is also national security adviser to King Abdullah. Hu called Saudi Arabia 'a reliable good friend and a sincere partner', Xinhua reported. He said: 'We are willing to make joint efforts ...

  3. 12,000 Chinese evacuated to safer countries

    Posted Feb 26th 2011, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... the evacuation work is facing many challenges,' Vice Foreign Minister Song Tao told Xinhua. The vast majority had been taken to safety in neighbouring countries, either by ship or overland in bus ... haven't been able to close our eyes, so now we are finally back in the homeland we will finally be able to get a really good sleep,' one passenger told China News after disembarking from ...

  4. Lawmaker suspended over lurid pictures

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... police in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province, said three obscene photos allegedly involving an official with the city's top planning agency were fakes, Southern Metropolis News reported ... taskforce sent from Luoyang found he had been involved in the scandal, an unnamed official told the China News Service. An anonymous woman had posted four photos of a woman she claimed was herself ...

  5. Officials steal 1.18b yuan earmarked for farmers

    Posted Apr 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... reported. A total of 1,977 corrupt officials were found to have misappropriated 1.18 billion yuan (HK$1.39 billion) of funds, Xinhua reported on Thursday, citing the municipality's supervisory ... farmland to forest, Xinhua said. Chongqing prosecutors said more village and township cadres had been embezzling such money recently, with 70 per cent of the cases involving collusion among several ...

  6. Officials urged to disclose assets

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The son of the People's Republic founding marshal Xu Xiangqian is calling on officials to publicly disclose their assets, Xinhua reports. Xu Xiaoyan, a scientific official with the People's Liberation Army, said on the sidelines of the NPC session that Communist Party members should consider money trivial. 'What was there to stop them from ...

  7. Hotlines to top Shanxi officials 'out of service'

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... making public the mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses of the key disciplinary heads, Xinhua said. Provincial-level media outlets publicised the numbers and addresses, it reported, ...

  8. Corrupt tobacco boss made bureau a family business

    Posted Feb 12th 2011, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... including Xinhua, have since dubbed Chen 'the most amazing tobacco official'. Over the past two months, Xinhua has published numerous lengthy feature articles taking aim at Chen. They were ... distribution, warehouse management and monitoring in Shanwei's Tobacco Bureau. Xinhua said Chen was the third director of the bureau since its establishment and that its founding director, Cai ...

  9. Railways agency slaps builders for negligence

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of major negligence in construction quality', Xinhua reported yesterday. The scam involved fraudulent business contracts, repeated subcontracting of engineering projects and substandard construction, the state news agency reported. Media reports had earlier said that local rail officials had introduced personal contacts with negligible experience in railway or bridge building work ...

  10. 12,000 arrested for selling drugs online

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... chat rooms. It is the first time authorities have smashed a nationwide drug distribution system which used the online media as its main transaction platform, Xinhua reported yesterday. ... were only allowed to enter the chat room after being introduced by 'acquaintances' and taking drugs live via webcam,' Xinhua cited Gu as saying. Police began detaining suspects ...




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