Official cause of blaze at Sinograin plant in Heilongjiang under question

The granary in Heilongjiang burns. Photo: SMP

Provincial fire authorities in Heilongjiang blamed a short circuit for a fire at a major grain-storage centre in Huayuan township, Lindian county, but the finding further fuelled public scepticism about the cause and efforts to tackle corruption.

Tuesday, 4 June, 2013, 4:37am

Heilongjiang governor Lu Hao heads 'next generation' of leadership

Lu Hao

The overseas edition of People's Daily ran a prominent profile of rising political star Lu Hao yesterday, with analysts saying it was part of a propaganda campaign ahead of his elevation to the next generation of party leadership.

21 May 2013 - 4:06am

Woman gets locked in morgue after labour camp, Beijing petition

The wheelchair bound Chen Qingxia. Photo: CNR

Like many petitioners who dare to journey to Beijing to seek redress for injustices, Chen Qingxia soon found herself sent to toil in a dingy labour camp.

24 Jan 2013 - 8:00pm

Briefs, December 27, 2012

A former China Railway Container Transport chairman went on trial for corruption yesterday at a court in Qiqihar , Heilongjiang . Luo Jinbao, 56, was said to have introduced ousted railways minister Liu Zhijun to Ding Shumiao - believed to have found Liu numerous young women for sex - and made 800 million yuan (HK$983 million) from rail projects. Prosecutors accused Luo of taking 47 million yuan in bribes, as well as illegally owning a shotgun.

27 Dec 2012 - 3:07am

Congress Briefs, November 9, 2012

Taiwan urges focus on Chinese citizens' rights

9 Nov 2012 - 4:11am

Rigidity may cost Heilongjiang party secretary promotion into Politburo

Illustration: Henry Wong

The recent collapse of an approach ramp on a new, 1.8 billion yuan bridge in Harbin , Heilongjiang , could be the final blow to provincial party secretary Ji Bingxuan's hopes of promotion to the Communist Party's Politburo.

3 Oct 2012 - 1:42pm

Macabre deaths dismissed as accident

A district government in Daqing of northeast Heilongjiang province has tried to distance itself from a tragedy in which the operator of an earth mover and the owner of a pig farm were killed in a macabre incident last week.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am


Guangdong standing committee take posts

14 May 2012 - 12:00am

Suspect in bank fraud surrenders

The alleged mastermind of a 1 billion yuan (HK$1.2 billion) bank fraud in Heilongjiang province has returned to the mainland and surrendered to police after seven years of self-imposed exile in Canada.

Li Dongzhe, 45, is said to have played a key role in the fraud from 2000 to 2004, Xinhua reported yesterday, quoting a statement from the Ministry of Public Security.

31 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Tree branches may have distracted crash driver

Overhanging tree branches that struck a tour bus may have led it to crash, killing two Hong Kong tourists, in Jilin province, tour members said yesterday.

A man, 42, and a 60-year-old woman died after the coach ran into a truck carrying corn near Yushu wile it was heading from Harbin in Heilongjiang to Jilin on Friday.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

The orphans of Manchukuo

Noriko Suzuki remembers with horror the last days of the second world war. The 16-year-old was part of a settlement of Japanese farmers in Inner Mongolia. When the Soviet army invaded the region, on August 9, 1945, she and the other Japanese fled.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Academic may lose privileges in China

A prominent Chinese-born researcher hired by Harbin Medical University via a global recruitment scheme by the central government could lose privileges in China as an honoured professor following a decision by a Canadian research institute to shut down his laboratory amid an investigation into scientific misconduct.

6 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

The long road home for Mao's exiled youth

Kong Ping has spent the past two years converting his company's Shanghai cemetery grounds into a 50 million yuan (HK$59.91 million) museum and square. The project is dedicated to the tens of millions of zhi qing (educated youth) who were mobilised under a call from Mao Zedong to leave their urban homes during the 1950s and '70s and endure an arduous life in the countryside.

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Sino Prosper to boost gold mining on mainland

Sino Prosper State Gold Resources Holdings plans to invest HK$300 million to boost its mining and processing capacities on the mainland.

The company aims to increase the capacity of its Aohanqi Xinruien mine in Inner Mongolia from the current 600 tonnes per day to 2,500 tonnes in the third quarter of this year.

8 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Travellers' checks

Northern exposure

19 Dec 2010 - 12:00am