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  • Sep 21, 2014
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Bill Savadove

T-shirt patriotism does thriving trade on auction websites

Commerce is meeting nationalism as mainland entrepreneurs offer T-shirts with patriotic sayings and images in support of the Olympic torch run.

Thursday, 24 April, 2008, 12:00am

Metro says sorry for kissing video, but couple may still sue

Shanghai's metro company came clean yesterday, admitting video shown on the internet of a young couple kissing came from its surveillance system and apologising to the pair for violating their privacy.

24 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Photo offers glimpse of cold war face-off

The mainland has offered a glimpse of a secretive chapter in the cold war, displaying a photo at an exhibition in Shanghai that it says shows four US-made U2 spy planes shot down by its military.

Taiwanese media said last month that at least seven Taiwanese pilots died flying U2 planes on US-sponsored missions to the mainland.

3 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Alone again, actively

The first time I met Zheng Enchong in 2002, when he appeared at the news bureau unannounced, I thought he was another of the many petitioners who turned to the media because they had no other outlet to express grievances against the government.

17 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Shanghai's economy surges

Shanghai's economy expanded 12.5 per cent in the first quarter of the year, outpacing the 12 per cent growth for all of last year, despite official pledges to slow the city's economy.

Gross domestic product was valued at 262.5 billion yuan for the first three months, local media reported.

12 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Illicit books reveal lurid 'facts' of Shanghai sacking

Government silence over a Shanghai corruption scandal has opened up the market for several underground books, which claim to tell the true story behind the sacking of party secretary Chen Liangyu in lurid detail.

2 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Illicit books reveal lurid 'facts' of Shanghai sacking

Government silence over a Shanghai corruption scandal has opened up the market for several underground books, which claim to tell the true story behind the sacking of party secretary Chen Liangyu in lurid detail.

2 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Last year's economic growth the fastest in 11 years after revision

Authorities revised last year's national gross domestic product growth rate to 10.2 per cent yesterday - up from the previous estimate of 9.9 per cent - marking the fastest economic growth since 1995.

31 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Shanghai property prices take a dive

Housing values drop more than 10 per cent in one week as policies to deter speculators take effect

Shanghai property prices fell more than 10 per cent last week from the week before, in a sign government moves to cool speculation are having an impact.

1 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Kidman coy over wedding rumours in first China trip

Nicole Kidman made her first public appearance in China yesterday, with a ring on her finger that fuelled speculation of imminent nuptials.

Kidman managed to dodge questions about the rumoured wedding, despite the presence of more than 200 journalists. Tabloid media has reported that the actress is due to marry country singer Keith Urban in Sydney as early as next week.

18 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

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