Two Jiangsu teens commit suicide over unfinished homework

Schoolchildren are facing increasing pressures. Photo: SCMP

Two teens in eastern China committed suicide after “failing to complete homework assignments” state-run media said on Friday, in an extreme case highlighting the immense pressure schoolchildren can face.

Friday, 3 May, 2013, 4:25pm 1 comment

One more H7N9 virus death in Shanghai

A security guard wearing a face mask stands guard at a poultry market which has been closed by local government officials in Nanjing, eastern  China's Jiangsu province. Photo: AP

Three new cases of H7N9 avian influenza were reported in eastern China on Monday, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to seven.

8 Apr 2013 - 7:02pm

Chinese man accused of adultery clears his name after 50 years

Chinese man accused of adultery clears his name after 50 years

After his release in 1965, Wang Jingzhi of Jiangsu began several attempts to appeal his case after he was jailed for fathering a son with a soldier's wife. His luck finally changed last month when a court ruled a case of mistaken identity. 

7 Mar 2013 - 4:32pm 1 comment

Village activist locked up along with entire family after protest

Yao Baohua (right) and his wife Liu Qinfeng. Photo: Sina Weibo

Yao Baohua and his wife will be separated by steel bars on their 50th wedding anniversary this year. He is locked up at the Changzhou Detention Centre awaiting trial, accused of "inciting a mob" and disturbing the peace.

7 Feb 2013 - 4:34pm 1 comment

14 charged over riot in Qidong, Jiangsu province, plead guilty

Fourteen people pleaded guilty to encouraging a riot in Jiangsu province last year in which a Communist Party chief was stripped half-naked in a mass protest that ultimately forced the local government to scrap a waste-water treatment project.

1 Feb 2013 - 4:34am

Guangdong leaders fear they will lose economic pole position to Jiangsu

Hu Chunhua, the new party secretary of Guangdong, says rival Jiangsu province is catching up economically. Photo: Simon Song

In a panel discussion on Friday afternoon, Hu told the provincial legislative congress that the gross domestic product of Jiangsu province was catching up quickly with Guangdong, according to a China News Service report.

28 Jan 2013 - 5:59am

Jiangsu villager flies US flag to protest illegal demolitions

A US flag flying from the top floor of a village home in Taizhou city, Jiangsu. Picture: SCMP Photos and Weibo.

A large United States flag was flown from the top floor of a village home in Taizhou city, Jiangsu, in a protest against government authorities and property developers over illegal demolitions, media reported.

11 Jan 2013 - 10:25am

State media regulator suspends TV network after vulgar talk show

Gan Lulu performs at the Lady Gaga Nightclub in Shenzhen. Photo: Edward Wong

China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) took a Jiangsu television network off the air on Friday after a popular television game show violated broadcasting regulations and created "negative influence on society”, the Beijing Dai

30 Nov 2012 - 8:16pm

Chongqing official Lei Zhengfu sacked over sex film

Lei Zhengfu (left), who was caught on film. Photo: SCMP

A Chongqing district party chief caught on video having sex with a young mistress was sacked yesterday, becoming the latest party official to succumb to his own decadent lifestyle.

24 Nov 2012 - 8:20am 1 comment

Apathy, distrust, slows efforts to force asset disclosure in a Jiangsu district

With calls for mainland officials to disclose their assets practically ignored, one city in Jiangsu has hit the headlines, being hailed by the Communist Party mouthpiece People's Daily as evidence of the authorities' determination to curb corruption.

9 Sep 2012 - 7:34am

Chinese Estates builds reserves with sale of stake in Jiangsu joint venture

The Macau government has ruled that some land transactions related to the site for Chinese Estates' La Scala residential project were invalid.Photo: Dickson Lee

Chinese Estates Holdings - the Hong Kong-listed property developer at the centre of a corruption case in Macau - has sold its interest in a joint-venture project in Jiangsu province for US$500 million to increase its cash reserves.

7 Sep 2012 - 3:03am

Beijing deploys inspectors to push home policy point

The State Council has sent out another strong signal that it intends to tighten the enforcement of property curbs, highlighting Beijing's concerns that any easing of the controls at the local level may derail its efforts to rein in prices.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Official in fatal case of hit-and-run in Jiangsu

A senior political adviser in Jiangyan city, Jiangsu, was involved in what seems to be a fatal hit-and-run traffic accident over the weekend.

That has prompted questions about whether abuses of government power or resources are involved.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Cash-starved SMEs join hands to issue bonds

The mainland's worsening credit crunch is driving cash-starved small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to join forces to issue pooled bonds.

Shandong Haiwang Chemicals and Lianxing Carbon, based in Weifang, Shandong province, will jointly issue 200 million yuan (HK$244 million) of pooled bonds with a tenor of three years.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Ratings agency pans infrastructure scheme

A mainland credit rating agency has warned that plans by the government of Jiangsu province to spend heavily on infrastructure to stimulate the economy are 'premature'.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am