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'Suicide bomber' was an innocent victim

Police in Yunnan province yesterday admitted a man they said had triggered a bombing - and who local officials had painted as an extremist and a sociopath - was not to blame for the deadly blast, and issued an apology, Xinhua reported.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:10pm

Liberal-leaning officer joins top brass

The leadership's decision to appoint a liberal-leaning officer to the heights of the army is part of the party's effort to refashion its image as open-minded and inclusive, analysts say.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:42pm

Poll row academic denies political aim

A top academic at the centre of a row over a poll on the popularity of the men vying to become the next chief executive said his decision to release early results had not been politically motivated.

Professor Zhao Xinshu has apologised for the negative impact the incident has had on the image of the university at which he works.

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Migrant escapes death penalty over killings

A migrant worker in Guangdong was given a suspended death sentence on Monday for killing two of his bosses and seriously injuring another, local media reported.

Liu Hanhuang, 26, a factory worker in Dongguan, quarrelled with three deputy general managers, all Taiwanese, over a workplace injury in which he lost his right hand.

4 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Zhao C wins the battle to be unconventional

A university student who uses the letter 'C' as his first name has won a lawsuit against the government, and the right to keep his name.

Zhao C, 22, could not get his identity card renewed two years ago because his first name was a single letter. He was told to change his first name to Chinese characters otherwise no new ID would be issued.

9 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In the article 'Jilin officials seek investors for 12b yuan projects' published yesterday, the name of Jilin's governor should be Han Changfu.

11 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Mainlanders @ wit's end in the search for unique names

One of the most recognised characters of the internet age, @ - which sounds like 'love him' in Putonghua - has made its way into a baby's name as mainlanders try to expand the limited pool of names.

17 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Policeman's family says his killer should die

The family of a Beijing police officer beaten to death last year in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, yesterday said they will appeal against a suspended death sentence handed to the Shanxi police officer who orchestrated the attack.

27 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Hell on wheels

I have had enough,' said Liu Yang, as he sat in a traffic jam in the evening rush hour. 'I've been driving for 12 hours, I am exhausted and want to go home. But I cannot, because I have not fulfilled my quota for the day. That means another six hours at the wheel.'

26 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Liu second only to Yao in the money stakes

National hero Liu Xiang is about to become the second-highest paid athlete on the mainland behind NBA superstar Yao Ming.

2 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

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