Appeal against revoked will dismissed by court

The long-term live-in girlfriend of the late owner of Lin Heung Lau Tea House has again lost a HK$100 million probate fight with his children.

Wednesday, 11 July, 2012, 12:00am

Popular blogger accused of fraud takes foe to court

When does a fraud-buster cross the line? And is questioning a popular blogger's bona fides tantamount to libel?

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Novelist Han Han to sue fraud crusader for libel

Best-selling mainland author Han Han is suing self-proclaimed 'Science Cop' Fang Zhouzi, who recently accused Han of hiring ghostwriters for most of his works, says Han's agent.

30 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Housing still too dear, says mayor

Shanghai mayor Han Zheng ruled out yesterday easing controls on the property market this year.

He vowed to continue to drive down the 'excessively high' house prices he said were harming buyers and sustainable development.

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Girlfriend of tycoon loses probate fight

The long-time live-in girlfriend of the late owner of the celebrated Lin Heung Lau tea house has lost a HK$100 million probate fight with his children.

6 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Shanghai given Saudi pavilion - lock, stock & TV

Five popular foreign pavilions at the World Expo last year have been given to Shanghai, mayor Han Zheng says.

The five came from Saudi Arabia, Russia, France, Italy and Spain, Han told the annual meeting of the Shanghai People's Congress on Monday.

19 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Full steam ahead for Han

After making her name playing virtuous characters in television dramas, South Korean actress Han Hyo-joo now hopes to take on more challenging roles, including those involving steamy scenes.

18 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Rush for blogger's magazine a cry for freedom

The debut of a long-awaited magazine by China's top blogger, Han Han sold out its first print run of 500,000 copies in two days.

25 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Helping Han costumes make elegant comeback

In an unassuming ground-floor shop in an obscure neighbourhood in the northwest of Beijing, Shangdong -native Kang Zhaoxiang, 58, has been making traditional Han costumes since 2002 for a growing circle of customers who find such costumes fashionable, and even necessary in a fast-changing China.

18 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Sex-scandal official held over graft

A Guangxi tobacco official was arrested yesterday on corruption charges, days after his diary describing sex with women and bribe-taking was leaked online and caused a national outcry.

14 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Red-hot party for a naughty 40

Reyna Harilela's 40th birthday party

Where: Dragon-i

When: October 15

13 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Red-hot party for a naughty 40

Reyna Harilela's 40th birthday party

Where: Dragon-i

When: October 15

13 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Ethnic tensions rife in city's mixed areas

Ethnic tensions remained sharp in some of Urumqi's poorer districts yesterday, even as work got under way to clear away burned wreckage and repair shop fronts shattered in Sunday's riots.

In Erdaowan, in the city's southeast, where Han Chinese, Hui Muslims and Uygurs live side by side, residents were still trying to come to terms with the violence that erupted this week.

10 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Han Dongfang: the labour activist

When he left the mainland in 1993, Han Dongfang wanted nothing more than to return immediately.

30 May 2009 - 12:00am

Official vehicle licence plates phased out to curb traffic violations

Shanghai is phasing out official vehicle licence plates in an attempt to prevent government drivers from ignoring traffic laws, Mayor Han Zheng said yesterday.

'While in the street I have seen some cars with official licence plates, which were not fully respecting traffic rules,' Mr Han said in a webcast. 'As far as I am concerned this should be dealt with very seriously.'

22 Feb 2009 - 12:00am