Long holidays can sometimes be too much of a good thing – as officials from Gansu and Hunan provinces are now learning.Tuesday, 19 February, 2013, 1:01pm 1 comment
Tourism Board unveils its plans19 Feb 2013 - 5:03am
Xi reportedly came bearing gifts for the nearly 450 households in the village. Noodles, cooking oil, pork, sweets, melon seeds and cotton-padded quilts were among the items distributed to each household.4 Feb 2013 - 8:29am
He told them owning a mobile phone would “raise their intelligence” and get them out of poverty, but was later accused of colluding with a county telecoms provider.28 Jan 2013 - 3:42pm 1 comment
A Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire in protest at China’s rule of the Himalayan region, a rights group and overseas media said, relaying the first self-immolation of this year.13 Jan 2013 - 12:18pm
Police in the heavily Tibetan region of Gansu province are offering tipsters a reward of US$7,700 for information about planned self-immolations in a bid to stem a wave of protests against Chinese rule.25 Oct 2012 - 5:18pm
National education petition goes to school7 Sep 2012 - 2:27am
The only book I've ever thrown away unread - nay, unopened - is a guidebook a Norwegian travel agent forced upon me when I set off on my life's biggest journey back in 1988: the Trans-Siberian train trip to China.27 May 2012 - 12:00am
If you want to do something different with your mum this Mother's Day, how about taking her on a hike for a good cause?26 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Women marry for money and houses, while men wed for passion and looks, according to a countrywide survey of single and divorced mainlanders.
Almost 80 per cent of women interviewed said they would not consider a man who earned less than 4,000 yuan (HK$4,900) a month.8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
At least two members of the Hui ethnic minority in Ningxia have died in clashes between more than 100 protesting Muslims and hundreds of armed police officers when a new mosque was demolished by the authorities on Friday, a resident said.3 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Despite high government debt, mainland authorities will invest hundreds of billions of yuan in infrastructure projects over the next few years as part of its 'go west' policy to develop poorer western provinces.21 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
The horrifying school bus crash, which claimed the lives of 19 young children in Gansu last week, is a tragedy that should never have happened. The danger of cramming far too many pupils into small buses has been apparent in rural areas for years, but has been allowed to continue. We should not have had to wait for a terrible accident before action was taken.23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Crack down on breeding farms
I am angry at the snail's pace of legislation to ban the private farms which breed animals to supply pet shops.
The current legislation is clearly inadequate and Hong Kong has an oversupply of these sad creatures, whose end, like their life, is tragic, and whose life-long distress and pain is easily preventable.23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
The families of the 21 people killed in Wednesday's school bus accident in Gansu will each receive 436,000 yuan (HK$534,235) in compensation from the local authorities.
The semi-official China News Service said yesterday the Zhengning county government in Qingyang prefecture had drafted a compensation plan over the 19 children and two adults who died.19 Nov 2011 - 12:00am