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Protesting farmer crushed to death in Sichuan

Another farmer has been crushed to death in China in a dispute with a mining company on Wednesday – the third such case in a week, mainland media reported on Friday.

Friday, 5 April, 2013, 4:41pm 3 comments

Premier recalls major turning point for nation

While new premier Li Keqiang gave little away about his personal feelings in his speech yesterday, he spared a moment to recall one day in one of the poorest counties in China during the Cultural Revolution as one of his most memorable experiences.

18 Mar 2013 - 5:28am

How Taiwan's Shen Hsin-ling helped poor through computers

Shen Hsin-ling changed the lives of poor, struggling Taiwanese farmers by setting up a website to sell their fresh produce - a feat even a computer-savvy adult would find challenging. Shen was 11 when she finished the project.

27 Jan 2013 - 5:00am

Angry farmer who threatened children after his house demolished detained

A Hunan farmer turned himself in last night following a citywide manhunt in Guangzhou that began at the weekend after he threatened to attack schools in the city.

15 Jan 2013 - 3:53am

First farmers crafted ancient water wells without metal tools

The people who lived in eastern Germany around 7,000 years ago are thought to have been some of the first farmers.

Now, new archaeological evidence suggests they were also skilled woodworkers, crafting intricate water wells some 2,000 years before metal tools were forged in Europe.

31 Dec 2012 - 6:00am

Wealth gap to be cut, Han Changfu tells Central Rural Work Conference

Beijing will look to boost farmers' income, protect their land rights and seek more equitable treatment for migrant workers in cities, reports from the annual rural work conference said yesterday.

23 Dec 2012 - 5:26am

Two steps that would prove Beijing is serious about reform

At their first Politburo meeting earlier this month, China's incoming leaders pledged to boost domestic consumer demand, promote urbanisation and enhance social welfare provision.

17 Dec 2012 - 5:31am 2 comments

How did Hong Kong Airlines win a prize for service excellence?

We wrote last week about our astonishment at Hong Kong Airlines receiving a prize from the magazine Capital CEO for its "service excellence in the aviation industry." As readers who have followed our previous reports on this airline will know, it has had considerable difficulties this year and "excellent service" is not what immediately springs to mind when reflecting on the airline.

27 Nov 2012 - 3:14am

The Green Huntsman

In the great forest of Grunwald, people have told tales of a ghostly Green Huntsman who rode through the thicket on his black horse with a pack of hell hounds snapping at his heels.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am