Gansu province

Son-in-law defends China's 'orphan saviour' over property ownership

Yuan Lihai. Photo: Xinhua

The son-in-law of China’s controversial “orphan saviour”, Yuan Lihai, denied allegations on Tuesday made by

Wednesday, 6 February, 2013, 12:55pm

Gansu investigates Lanzhou mayor over luxury watches

Yuan Zhanting, the mayor of Lanzhou, is being investigated over the luxury watches he owns. Photo: Screenshot from Sina Weibo.

China’s Communist Party officials need to be very careful about the watches they wear in public, according to the nation’s finest anti-corruption force – netizens.

5 Dec 2012 - 2:21pm 1 comment

Gansu mother given labour camp sentence seeks justice

A Gansu woman who was sentenced to one year of hard labour after a trip to Beijing last month, is taking legal action against Lanzhou city’s security authorities for abuses of power.

4 Dec 2012 - 3:56pm 2 comments

Gansu province 'beautifies' its roadways by walling in rural villages

Walls separating the main road from Zhang county's villages. Photo: Screenshot from People's Daily

Rural poverty in China’s northwest is anything but a new topic. But those who want to see it for themselves may find it increasingly hard as the government ramps up efforts to conceal it – literally.

3 Dec 2012 - 6:56pm 1 comment

China crackdown may be fuelling Tibetan immolations

Exile Tibetans in Dharamsala, India, hold a candlelight vigil on November 20. Photo: AFP

A security crackdown in Tibetan-inhabited areas of China is fuelling self-immolations in protest at Chinese rule which have claimed dozens of lives, an advocacy group said on Sunday.

Three self-immolations have occurred since Thursday, including two in China’s northwestern Qinghai province and one in neighbouring Gansu, the International Campaign for Tibet said.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Second Tibetan self-immolation in two days

A Tibetan farmer set himself ablaze in front of a market in remote northwest China in the second self-immolation death near the Labrang Monastery in two days, a rights group said.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Tibetan burns himself to death in China protest

A Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire near a Buddhist monastery in northwest China in the latest self-immolation protest against Beijing’s hardline rule, a rights group said.

Lhamo Kyeb ran towards the monastery in China’s Gansu province after setting himself ablaze on Saturday, the London-based Free Tibet group said.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am