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Pollution heads south to Shanghai as steel mills driven from Beijing's environs

Steel mills in Hebei province were polluting Beijing, leading to a crackdown that saw many of them move to Jiangsu. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese steel production is moving from its heartland in Hebei province in the wake of government efforts to tackle pollution near Beijing, but Shanghai could be paying the price as steel mills around the commercial capital ramp up output.

Saturday, 4 January, 2014, 2:03am

Apples grow black in China's 'Coal City'

Cooling towers can be seen in the distance at a coal power plant in Xiahuayuan county, northern China's Hebei province. Photo: AP

Chinese media tell shocking story of coal mine pollution in Huailai, just 100km from Beijing

24 Jun 2013 - 4:40pm

Residents fear Hebei expressway will drive up house prices

Hebei transport authorities had signed an agreement with Beijing to work together to speed up construction of several highways. Photo: Bloomberg

Hebei media have painted a rosy picture of a 940-kilometre expressway that will link the province with Beijing in 2015, even dubbing it the capital's "seventh ring road", but some residents are not impressed.

6 Jun 2013 - 3:50am

Headmistress in Hebei held as two girls die after eating poisoned yoghurt

Family members at the bedside of one of the girls who died in hospital after drinking yogurt containing rat poison. Photo: SCMP Pictures

The headmistress of a kindergarten in Pingshan county, Hebei, has been arrested over the fatal poisoning of two girls at another kindergarten.

3 May 2013 - 5:41pm

Sperm bank rejects claims that medical students forced to donate

A photo Jiang took on his way to the sperm bank.

A sperm bank in Hebei dismissed online claims alleging a college had forced its students to make donations, news portal Hebeinews.cn reported on Wednesday.

25 Apr 2013 - 5:26pm

Hebei child abuse scandal still being questioned

The Yanjiao Youyou Kindergarten in Sanhe city, Hebei. Photo: SCMP Pictures

A row between parents and a large private kindergarten in Hebei province which last month found itself at the centre of a major child abuse scandal, continues amid new reports of mistreatment.

3 Apr 2013 - 2:42pm

Xi wins rave reviews for visit to Hebei villages

Xi Jinping's visit to the villages in Hebei province earned him rave reviews. Photo: Xinhua

At first glance, Xi Jinping's weekend sweep through a pair of impoverished villages looks much like the usual year-end trips of his predecessor, Hu Jintao.

But unlike Hu's official tours, which had seldom stirred much public discussion, online or otherwise, Xi's visit to the villages in Hebei province earned him rave reviews - even from some of the most critical pundits.

31 Dec 2012 - 5:37am 2 comments

Xi Jinping visits poor in Hebei province and tells of goal to lift millions out of hardship

Xi Jinping with villagers during his visit. Photo: SCMP

Party chief Xi Jinping said lifting tens of millions of people out of poverty remains the biggest challenge for the new leadership in its bid to build a moderately prosperous society by 2020, state media reported.

Xi made the remarks during a visit to Luotuowan village and Gujiatai village in Baoding, Hebei province yesterday.

31 Dec 2012 - 5:37am

Former transport official suspected of placing 14 relatives in office

A cartoon mocks former hebei transport secretary who found jobs for his relatives. Picture: SCMP Pictures/Weibo

The former secretary of Quzhou city’s Department of Transportation was reported to have placed fourteen relatives in various Hebei governmental positions while he was in office.

21 Dec 2012 - 8:23pm

'Diaoyu Islands war tax' hits Hebei businessman, report says

A Hebei businessman was told by local tax officials that he owed "overhead levy" for an imminent "Diaoyu Islands war" with Japan.

The tax adds to the economic burden felt by the northern province's small- and medium-size businesses, which face increasing pressure from a slumping economy, the Beijing News reported Wednesday.

28 Nov 2012 - 4:37pm

Xi Jinping began career as cadre in rural Hebei

Xi (second left) visits a company in Fujian in 2001 during his time as governor of the southeastern province. Photo: SCMP

Xi Jinping kick-started his political career with a bold move. At the age of 29, Xi turned his back on a life of privilege as a party elder's son in Beijing to accept a posting 250 kilometres away in an obscure, dusty town in Zhengding county, Hebei province.

23 Oct 2012 - 4:38am

The solution to Beijing's problems: move the capital to Hebei

Mid-afternoon traffic clogs the Third Ring Road in Beijing. Photo: EPA

Early next month, the ruling Communist Party is scheduled to elect a new generation of leaders to head the country for the next 10 years. As the incoming leaders ponder the future of the country they should also spare some thoughts for the future of the capital where they live.

24 Oct 2012 - 7:14am 8 comments

Thwarted July 1 marcher back in jail

Activist Li Guizhi, who fled illegal custody in her hometown in Hebei two weeks ago after trying to attend the July 1 rally in Hong Kong, has been caught in Sichuan and returned to a 'black jail'.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:56pm

Forgotten villagers complain of lack of assistance

As volunteers raise money and send aid packages to flood victims in Fangshan in Beijing, residents in Hebei province are being largely ignored by the media, and their relief effort is proceeding at a snail's pace.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Activist located, moved to safety

A blind mainland activist who fled a 'black jail' where she was held after mainland authorities refused to let her enter Hong Kong to attend the July 1 rally is being transferred to a 'safe place', a Hong Kong-based rights group said yesterday.

23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am