Ethnic tensions in the far western autonomous region of Xinjiang have again flared into violence. In the worst single incident since rioting between Muslim Uygurs and Han Chinese six years ago left 197 people dead, last week 15 community workers and police were among 21 killed in a clash involving knives, axes and the burning down of a house.Monday, 29 April, 2013, 2:06am 1 comment
Nine officials, six police officers and six ethnic Uygurs died in the incident on Tuesday afternoon in a town in Bachu county, Kashgar prefecture, about 1,200 kilometres southwest of the provincial capital, Urumqi, said Hou Hanmin, a Xinjiang government spokeswoman.29 Apr 2013 - 5:22am
A Chinese government official says four people were killed and eight more were injured in an attack in China’s restive western region of Xinjiang while the national legislature is meeting to install new leadership.8 Mar 2013 - 11:17am
Fine food often does not come cheap. Take a delicacy such as Xinjiang matang, a dense, cake-like confection that Uygurs make almost entirely of walnuts and other nuts. A single slab of the stuff can cost as much as 6,000 yuan (HK$7,450).9 Dec 2012 - 4:08pm
To properly understand China's standing in the new world order of the 21st century, just look at upcoming sci-fi thrillerLooper: Rian Johnson's time-travelling hitman film will be released in a longer version on the mainland after its Chinese investors demanded more Shanghai-set scenes (which the director had cut to maintain the film's pacing).10 Sep 2012 - 9:33am
Councillors in one of the city's most ethnically diverse districts have been accused of short-changing many of their constituents by refusing to offer information in English or use the language in meetings.1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
The front row of a fashion show is the spot everyone else in the crowd is focused on as they wait for the action to start. Recently, the front rowers (also known as 'frowers') raising the most eyebrows have been Chinese starlets.23 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
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
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
There may be many mysteries in Chinese politics, but whether the state propaganda machine is surrounded by many competing voices is not one of them.
A leader among those voices is Han Han, a 29-year-old professional rally driver and self-described amateur writer, whose blog has received 520 million visits since he started it in 2006.8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
The writing is on the wall: this year's most popular Chinese character and phrase reflect the public's growing discontent and anxiety over the country's situation, a recent poll has shown.29 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Mainland universities will be given state funding to help extend the overseas reach of Chinese academic research, the latest initiative in the nation's soft-power push abroad.
The funding will come via the 'Go Abroad' initiative, which aims to give greater overseas exposure to Chinese research, particularly in the social studies.23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...
Shanghai Tang next to leave Pedder Building6 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
When Ji Jinlu, 66, was a boy, he was unable to speak Putonghua until he went to school at age nine. Today he has hardly anyone to talk to in his native tongue.29 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
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