Petition mother Tang Hui clears hurdle in court appeal over labour camp imprisonment

Tang Hui in Changsha, Hunan province last month. Photo: AFP

The Provincial Higher People’s Court said on Sunday that it would review plaintiff Tang Hui’s lawsuit against Yongzhou authorities after she was sent to a labour camp for 18 months.

Monday, 20 May, 2013, 3:57pm

Hunan official's 'meteoric rise' to the top cut short as he's forced to resign

Xu Tao, former Xiangtan deputy county head, seen in a photo circulating on Sina Weibo. Photo: Screenshot from weibo.

Hunan county's 27-year-old deputy head Xu Tao resigns after it emerges that his parents were also once local officials. 

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Fears in Hong Kong and Guangdong as H7N9 virus hits Hunan

A woman from Shaoyang, Hunan, developed a fever on April 14, four days after having contact with poultry. Photo: AFP

A 64-year-old woman from Shaoyang in Hunan province was diagnosed with H7N9 bird flu yesterday, sparking fears that the virus might soon emerge in Guangdong and Hong Kong.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Defiant labour-camp mum Tang Hui to appeal verdict against payout

Tang Hui, the mother of a rape victim, is still fighting for justice.

Tang Hui, the mother of a rape victim whose campaign for justice is also seen as a strong call to end the notorious labour camp system, remains defiant and is working on an appeal to the Hunan provincial high court.

20 Apr 2013 - 4:50am

Former labour camp inmate Tang Hui denied compensation

Tang Hui before the court hearing at the Yongzhou Intermediate People's Court in Yongzhou, Hunan, on Friday. Photo: Xinhua

A court in Hunan has denied compensation to a former labour camp inmate in a what could have been landmark case in Hunan on Friday. Tang Hui had sought damages from the Yongzhou government department that had put her in the camp for infringing on her personal freedom.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Hunan villagers refuse to drink tap water deemed 'safe'

Taihu Lake, struck by a rapidly spreading canopy of algae, in Wuxi, east China's Jiangsu province. China aims to spend US$850 billion to improve filthy water supplies over the next decade, but even such huge outlays may do little to reverse damage caused by decades of pollution. Photo: Reuters

About 20,000 residents from the town of Changshou in Hunan province’s Pingjiang county have refused to drink local tap water for years despite quality control tests showing no evidence of contamination.

18 Mar 2013 - 4:24pm

Officials chided for taking too many days off for Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year fireworks light up the sky in Changsha, Hunan province. Photo: Xinhua

Long holidays can sometimes be too much of a good thing – as officials from Gansu and Hunan provinces are now learning.

19 Feb 2013 - 1:01pm 1 comment

15 killed, scores injured in Hunan highway pile-up

Fifteen people died and 65 others were injured after multiple vehicles piled up in the Changde section of the Changde-Zhangjiajie Expressway on Friday. Photo: Xinhua

A massive pile-up involving more than a dozen vehicles on a busy central China highway has killed at least 15 people and injured more than 60, Chinese media reported on Friday.

8 Feb 2013 - 9:56pm

Angry farmer who threatened children after his house demolished detained

A Hunan farmer turned himself in last night following a citywide manhunt in Guangzhou that began at the weekend after he threatened to attack schools in the city.

15 Jan 2013 - 3:53am

Recently denied state compensation, Tang Hui still demands an investigation into two police officers she claims raped her daughter in 2006

Tang Hui, a mother of underage rape victim, talks to a reporter after being released from a labour camp on Aug. 10, 2012.  Photo: Xinhua

The two men her daughter was able to identify from among her many rapists, Tang says, are being protected by their police colleagues who refuse to launch an investigation.

14 Jan 2013 - 12:23pm

CCTV reporters beaten while investigating illegal sewage treatment in Hunan

Zhao and a staff member from ACEF tried to call the emergency hotline for 10 minutes. Picture: SCMP Photos/ Beijing News

Zhao Xi, a CCTV reporter, was attacked and received head injuries covering a story on illegal sewage treatment at a paper mill in Hunan on Wednesday night, the Beijing News reported

11 Jan 2013 - 12:53pm

Undercover reporter accuses homeless shelter staff of beating

A screenshot from a surveillance tape posted on of shelter staff holding undercover reporter Dai Peng on the ground. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Changsha officials are investigating allegations that an undercover reporter had been beaten up by staff members of a homeless shelter this week, Chinese media reported on Thursday.

11 Jan 2013 - 6:10pm 1 comment

Briefs, December 28, 2012

The Diaoyu Islands, called the Senkakus in Japan. Photo: AFP

China is "highly vigilant" about Japanese jet fighter flights over islands claimed by both countries and Japan must bear responsibility for any consequences, military and maritime officials said yesterday. The officials were responding to Japan sending jet fighters several times in the past two weeks to intercept Chinese patrol planes approaching airspace above the Diaoyu Islands. "We will decisively fulfil our tasks and missions while co-ordinating with relevant departments ... so as to safeguard China's maritime law enforcement activities," said Defence Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun.

28 Dec 2012 - 5:47am

Parents of children in Hunan GM rice trial were lied to

Parents of children who unwittingly took part in a controversial testing of genetically modified rice on children in Hunan five years ago - which resulted in the sacking of three scientists on Thursday - were only shown the last page of the endorsement paper, state media reported yesterday.

8 Dec 2012 - 4:41am

Four students killed on 'road of danger' in Hunan

Rescuers search the crash site in Yongzhou. Photo: Xinhua

At least four students were killed and three seriously injured last night, when a bus carrying them to exams plunged more than 30 metres off a notorious section of road in Yongzhou city, Hunan province.

19 Oct 2012 - 5:15am