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Changsha gay parade inspires war veteran to appeal 1969 male rape conviction

Activists hold a rainbow flag at a gay pride parade in Changsha in south China's Hunan province on May 17. Photo: EPA

Inspired by gay rights activists, a war veteran from Hunan has said he wants to clear his name more than 40 years after he was convicted of raping 11 men, a crime he said he did not commit. 

Tuesday, 28 May, 2013, 11:59am

Search abandoned for missing woman, 21, who fell down manhole

Rescue team was sending down officers to search for the missing woman. Photo: Xinhua

A two-day city-wide rescue mission to find a woman who had fallen down a drainage hole filled with poisonous marsh gas was abandoned yesterday in Changsha, southern China, the Today Morning Express reported on Monday.

Rescue teams in the capital city of Hunan ordered their personals to withdraw on Sunday evening after they failed to find Yang Lijun. 

25 Mar 2013 - 3:08pm

Changsha crash sees cats escape cooking pot

Volunteers try to save cats locked in cases without food and water, after a traffic accident on a street of Changsha. Photo: Reuters

Around 600 cats stuffed into wooden crates and destined for dinner plates in southern China were rescued by animal protection volunteers after a truck crash, a volunteer said on Thursday.

17 Jan 2013 - 8:33pm

Undercover reporter accuses homeless shelter staff of beating

A screenshot from a surveillance tape posted on of shelter staff holding undercover reporter Dai Peng on the ground. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Changsha officials are investigating allegations that an undercover reporter had been beaten up by staff members of a homeless shelter this week, Chinese media reported on Thursday.

11 Jan 2013 - 6:10pm 1 comment

China Digest, September 27, 2012


Crowd-covered hills

Provincial tourism authorities expect more than 4 million visitors to Huangshan , one of the nation's most scenic and popular mountain regions, next week for the National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival holidays, the Hefei Evening News reports. The government's biggest concern is that the park has only 10,000 car parking spaces.

27 Sep 2012 - 4:00am

Timeline: trail of blood links Zhou Kehua to fatal robberies in three provinces

April 22, 2004 Zhou Kehua allegedly robs a bank in the Jiangbei district of Chongqing and shoots two women withdrawing cash, killing one and injuring the other. He escapes with 70,000 yuan.

May 16, 2005 Zhou allegedly shoots a couple and steals 170,000 yuan at a bank in Chongqing's Shapingba district. The gunman then targets a passer-by. Two die, one is injured.

13 Aug 2012 - 12:12pm

Hunan party chief affirmssuicide verdict on dissident

The Communist Party's top official in Hunan province has broken his silence on the death of Tiananmen dissident Li Wangyang to reiterate the findings of a recent investigation that ruled it was suicide.

31 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

829b yuan to beat the downturn

Hunan provincial capital Changsha has unveiled an 829.2 billion yuan (HK$1.02 trillion) stimulus package, prompting speculation it could be a model for other local governments to counter the economic slowdown.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Clock is ticking on Kai Tak stadium

Unless there are plans to employ the 'build-it-in-a-flash' consortium behind the towering Sky City in Changsha, it seems our own sports hub at Kai Tak might not be completed on schedule. But even more worrying than the delay to start work on a state-of-the-art stadium and the surrounding infrastructure is that everything has gone silent in the government's corridors of power.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Slow going in project for hi-tech integration

Beijing named the second batch of cities it says will take part in a national integration trial involving cable television, internet and telecommunication services, but critics note there has been little progress among the first cities integrated in 2010.

The scheme will allow people to use one cable connection for TV, the internet and phone calls.

5 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Citic mainland retail fund raises first US$225m

Citic Capital Holdings has announced the first closing of its fourth fund, which aims to raise US$600 million to invest in the mainland's retail properties.

The fund completed its first closing at US$225 million on November 5, attracting institutional investors from the United States, Europe and Asia, the company said.

15 Nov 2011 - 12:00am


Guangzhou calls off land auction at the last minute

9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Police raids root out tainted food producers

Large quantities of substandard foods made with dangerous additives have been seized in joint raids in Hunan, Shanghai, Fujian and Jiangxi since late August, Xinhua reported yesterday.

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Museum seeks fresh look at relics

The Southern Song Dynasty Guan Kiln Museum in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, said yesterday it would seek official approval for a re-evaluation of some porcelain relics it houses, after one of its star relics, a porcelain royal water vase from the Tang dynasty, was dismissed as a forgery.

22 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Sowing seeds of hope among the 'leftover children'

As millions of the mainland's rural labourers head to cities for better-paying work, millions of children are left behind in the countryside. There are an estimated 58 million of these 'leftover children' with absent parents, and some develop psychological problems and become delinquents.

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am