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  • Dec 28, 2014
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Ponzi scheme tycoon's missing assets revealed

The whereabouts of millions of yuan of assets belonging to the former Zhejiang tycoon Wu Ying, who is on death row pending a final court review, has finally been revealed, almost five years after her arrest.

Friday, 10 February, 2012, 12:00am

Editor on trial over bribes of 2.3m yuan

A former editor-in-chief of the Ministry of Land and Resources' mouthpiece newspaper was put on trial this week for taking 2.3 million yuan (HK$2.8 million) worth of bribes, state media reported yesterday.

28 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Celebrity tycoon probed for land deal

Boom town shocked after TV investor flees party's disciplinary confinement

Police are searching for a celebrity entrepreneur from booming Zhejiang province to face allegations of 'severe corruption' in land bidding four years ago.

3 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Woman tycoon arrested in probe over fund-raising

All my money is clean, declares Bense president

A renowned female tycoon from Zhejiang, who once claimed to have billions of yuan in assets, has been arrested for allegedly illegally soliciting funds from the public, authorities in Dongyang said.

12 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Source of beautician's assets still a mystery

Wu Ying has come a long way since working as a beautician in her home city of Dongyang in Zhejiang province .

Ms Wu was born in a Dongyang village in 1981 to a construction sub-contractor father and a farmer mother. She has three sisters, according to media reports.

12 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Fights erupt after political beating

Two men badly beat the wife of a popular challenger for a seat in a local people's congress in a Zhejiang village as the couple strolled in Huaxi at 7pm on Monday, according to locals.

6 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Farmers pay a heavy price in victory over factories

Nearly a year after the village of Huaxi in Zhejiang province was rocked by a massive riot against the government, the target of villagers' anger - chemical factories built on illegally taken farmland - lie empty, a rare victory for the farmers.

Yet Si Xiaoyan , 31, is paying a heavy price for that victory.

3 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Five elderly villagers held as police break up protest

Tensions in Huaxi, Zhejiang province , are rising again after the arrest of five elderly villagers by police who tore down roadblocks around 13 chemical plants accused of poisoning the environment.

28 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Poisoned village up in arms again

Local officials in Zhejiang pledged to move factories after a bloody protest, but four months later the pollution continues

Villagers in Zhejiang province who won a promise from their local government to clear out factories that are blamed for poisoning the environment are threatening to resume protests after officials failed to act on their vow.

26 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Mainland official hails bloody riots as a sign of democracy

Vice-minister says protests inevitable as country undergoes huge changes

Violent protests by the mainland's farmers are inevitable due to the country's enormous social and economic changes, according to a top central government official in charge of agricultural policy.

4 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

'Give us all your notes and pictures'

Normally, when journalists sit down to write their stories, they look at their notes. But I did not have any. They were confiscated by officials on Monday in Dongyang city , Zhejiang province , when I was detained on the way back from reporting a mass riot in nearby Huaxi village.

17 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

In riot village, the government is on the run

Huaxi is a village in mutiny. Instead of going to work or school on Monday morning, thousands of people milled around its broad, paved streets and - despite the steady rain - the atmosphere was upbeat, even jubilant.

Huaxi has the government on the run.

13 Apr 2005 - 12:00am