Former deputy mayor probed over graft claims

A former deputy mayor of Fuzhou is being probed for amassing numerous properties and cash of 30 million yuan (HK$37 million).

Friday, 15 June, 2012, 12:00am

Fragrant dish led them into temptation

This elaborate soup, served to US President Ronald Reagan and Queen Elizabeth on their visits to China, is known as one of the most prestigious Chinese dishes.

15 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Villagers protest over fish deaths

More than a thousand protesting villagers clashed with authorities in Fujian province after a suspected chemical leak killed a large number of fish in the Min River, according to a Hong-Kong-based rights organisation.

5 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Explain this to our dead, relatives tell officials

There were chaotic scenes at Wenzhou South Railway Station yesterday as around 120 relatives of victims from Saturday's high-speed rail disaster protested in an increasingly desperate attempt to get government officials to heed their demands.

28 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Family strikes 500,000 yuan compensation deal

The first compensation deal has been struck between authorities and relatives of victims of Saturday's fatal high-speed train crash amid growing tensions over the official handling of disaster and its aftermath.

27 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Explosive rage . . .

The man who set off three explosions outside government buildings in Fuzhou, Jiangxi, late last month, killing himself and two others, was a successful and generous businessman who was afraid of breaking the law, his half-sister and neighbours say.

23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Friends say bomber was driven to action

Qian Mingqi was one of the pioneers of the refrigerated coffin rental industry. He started his business almost 20 years ago in Fuzhou, Jiangxi province, earning around 200,000 yuan (HK$240,300) a year. For him money was never a problem; it was the injustice that he had faced that forced him into such irrational actions, says Chen Dan, who owned a small plant next to Qian's shop.

23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

No wonder so many are angry

Qian Mingqi, who took his own life and those of three other people when he detonated bombs outside government offices in the Jiangxi city of Fuzhou, committed a terrible crime. But to many people on the mainland he is regarded as a hero - a man driven to desperation by the injustices of a corrupt and ineffective system.

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

'Injustice' drove bomber to violence

Jiangxi bomber Qian Mingqi was twice the victim of forced demolitions - losing his savings, his wife and his hopes for life in a decade-long battle against social injustice.

28 May 2011 - 12:00am

At least two killed, six hurt in Jiangxi blasts

At least two people were killed and six others injured yesterday in three explosions suspected to have been triggered by a disgruntled Jiangxi petitioner outside government buildings.

27 May 2011 - 12:00am

Storyteller takes couples through A-Z of a traditional wedding

Lin Lingzhi, 38, is skilful at both the art of narration and the traditional folk practice of being a wedding chaperon. A specialist in pinghua - a storytelling dramatic art dating to the Song and Yuan dynasties - since she was 17, Lin later picked up xiniang skills, officiating at wedding rituals.

20 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

A lifetime in the party

1953 born in Beijing, the son Xi Zhongxun, who was vice premier from 1959 to 1962

1975-1979 studied at Tsinghua University; majored in chemical engineering

1979-1982 secretary at the General Office of the State Council and the General Office of the Central Military Commission

19 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Survivor endured different kind of loss

Few lives were changed more dramatically by the disaster than that of Ye Lunming, one of the 36 survivors and one of the few still alive. He attended the memorial event last month.

27 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Fuzhou drums up participation in cross-strait trade fair

A government delegation from Fuzhou was in Hong Kong yesterday to persuade local businesses to attend the annual cross-strait trade fair to be held in the capital of Fujian province in May.

20 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

More exam measures

Mainland education authorities will take emergency measures to cope with the annual national college entrance examination on Sunday in the light of the swine flu outbreak.

3 Jun 2009 - 12:00am