Street protest after Anhui police bust pyramid scheme

Ponzi scheme participants block a road in Hefei, Anhui, on Saturday. Photo: Screenshot from Sina Weibo

Hundreds people involved in a pyramid scheme in Anhui blocked a road in Hefei, the provincial capital, to protest against a police crackdown on the scheme's operators, fearing the loss of their investment.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

We've given up all hope: Chinese activist ends campaign to send daughter to school

A recent photo showing the arrests of activists at the Hupo school. Screenshot from Sina Weibo.

Zhang Lin, a long-time activist in Anhui, has given in and ended a campaign against a local government decision barring his 10-year-old daughter from attending school because of his political background.

"We have given up all hope of getting her back to school in Hupo," he said. "It's very sad, but we need to give in so the people who are still detained are released."

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Hefei mounts quest for a high-end industrial future

The inland city of Hefei in Anhui province has big plans to build more infrastructure to lure businesses away from the prosperous east coast. Photo: Reuters

The Anhui capital of Hefei may be 500 kilometres inland from the country's financial heart of Shanghai but the provincial city has ambitions to become a player in the business world.

23 Mar 2013 - 5:02am

Anhui couple sacked over sex orgy photos

An official from Anhui's Hefei University and his wife, a schoolteacher, have been sacked after being linked to a sex photo scandal that has been unfolding on the internet for a week.

15 Aug 2012 - 3:16am

Reporters left out of the in-crowd

Jittery authorities in Anhui's provincial capital, Hefei, were on high alert yesterday for the trial of Gu Kailai, billed as the most politically sensitive case in China for decades.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm

World's press descend on intentionally quiet Hefei

The world's media has descended upon Hefei , a bland, industrial city in the eastern province of Anhui , as the nation's most sensational criminal case in decades opens in the city today.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:14pm

Lawyer for Bo's wife rules out trial role

The trial of Gu Kailai, the wife of disgraced Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai, is expected to begin in less than two weeks, while a family lawyer made a surprise announcement that he would not be defending her.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Mother of girl set on fire vows court action

The mother of a teenage girl in Anhui has vowed to bring a man to court for allegedly setting the girl on fire after she refused his advances, but the decision not settle out of court may mean the girl's parents have to pay millions of yuan in medical fees.

The family turned to the internet on Friday to garner support for their case and help for their daughter.

27 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Mainland cities in bid to get around market curbs

Cash-strapped mainland cities attempting to boost their housing markets are playing a 'cat-and-mouse' game with their bosses in Beijing who are trying to tame property speculation.

21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Watchdog plays down lake pollution

The quality of water in Anhui's Chao Lake, which suffered a massive blue-green algae attack in June, deteriorated again last month, but the local environment watchdog insisted it was only a seasonal problem.

5 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Firm plans Anhui hotel

Shenzhen Investment, the Hong Kong-listed unit of Shenzhen's municipal government, plans to develop a 100-room hotel in its 890 million yuan resort project in Anhui province.

28 May 2007 - 12:00am

Maanshan Iron plans to move capacity home

Maanshan Iron & Steel, the mainland's second-biggest Hong Kong-listed steelmaker, said it planned to move to its home base the iron and steel-making capacity of a 71 per cent-owned unit, at a possible investment of 19 billion yuan.

19 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Auctions held to help ease grain shortages

Sale of 1.6m tonnes should also stabilise prices, say analysts

The State Grain Administration has held two large auctions within a week to ease the mainland's grain shortage and stabilise market prices pushed up by previous central reserve purchases.

6 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Chevalier takes 51pc stake in Hefei project

Chevalier International Holdings, a construction and engineering services firm, has teamed up with two state-owned companies to develop a 750 million yuan commercial-residential project in Hefei, central China.

13 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Central edicts 'not right for all regions'

Some counties falsify reports to keep subsidies, says official

It is not viable to apply central government edicts across the board as local authorities must consider each province's unique characteristics, officials in Anhui province say.

24 Apr 2006 - 12:00am