After working for more than 20 years as a coal miner in northern China, 40-year-old Long Yongquan has decided to stay at home - a traditional timber cabin and a leaking cement bungalow in the mountains of Hubei's Enshi autonomous prefecture - with his grandfather, fatherFriday, 3 May, 2013, 6:28am
Fu Maoyan and his wife have been busy building a storehouse for pig feed beside their three pigsties.
The more than 80 pigs they raise and their pig feed business have made them better off than most households in Qingbao village in Hubei's mountainous Enshi autonomous prefecture.2 May 2013 - 7:09am
The new cement road leading from Longfeng, a remote township in the mountains of southwestern Hubei , to the villages of Longma and Qingbao has never been so busy.1 May 2013 - 5:05am
The death toll has risen to 14 from a fire at a commercial building with a hotel in Xiangyang, Hubei province. But three of four suspects wanted by police in connection with the blaze turned themselves in yesterday, according to a local government statement online.16 Apr 2013 - 5:04am
Chinese authorities say 14 people were killed after a sleeper bus fell off a bridge in central Hubei province. Hubei highway police said on its microblog on Tuesday night that the bus went off a bridge spanning the Yangtze River in the city of Jingzhou and crashed into a river beach, killing 14 and injuring eight more13 Mar 2013 - 1:51am
Four school children were killed in a stampede in China’s central Hubei province on Wednesday morning, according to local authorities.
The stampede happened around 6.15am at Qinji Primary School in Hubei’s Laohekou City. It left 11 students injured. Four of them died in hospital, said local authorities.27 Feb 2013 - 11:54pm 1 comment
Nineteen construction workers have plummeted 30 storeys to their death after an elevator scaling the high rise block they were building collapsed beneath their feet, prompting new calls for more stringent safety conditions in the mainland workplace.14 Sep 2012 - 4:25am
Hubei officials are looking into an incident in which a class of senior high school pupils were intravenously given amino acids in a night course in preparation for the national college entrance exam, an education spokeswoman said yesterday.8 May 2012 - 12:00am
More than 12,000 artillery shells were seized from a truck in the central province of Hubei on Sunday, local media reported yesterday.
The truck was heading to the northeastern provonce of Jilin from the southwestern municpality of Chongqing when traffic police stopped it.6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
With their blue faces and little snub-noses, two golden monkeys are the latest example of China's endangered wildlife to greet visitors to Ocean Park.
The pair moved in next to giant pandas An An and Jia Jia at the park's new Sichuan Treasures exhibit, which opened yesterday.3 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
An unopened section of a high-speed railway in Hubei province has collapsed due to heavy rains - the latest in a string of mishaps to hit the network since the fatal collision last summer in Wenzhou .13 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Tens of millions of travellers were making last-ditch efforts to rush home for Lunar New Year's Eve reunion dinners today, even as heavy snow was falling across seven provinces.22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
The Hubei provincial party committee, led by a controversial official who once seized a reporter's recorder during an interview, has ordered local media to stop investigating events outside the province.5 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Wuhan police yesterday released online three photos of a suspect in a deadly bank explosion on Thursday, and 100,000 yuan (HK$122,000) was offered for tips leading to the man's arrest.5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
At least two passers-by were killed and more than 10 others injured in a massive blast, reportedly set off by someone armed with a bomb who tried to rob a bank in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, yesterday.2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am