Chinese activist detained 'for inciting subversion of state power'

Lawyer Zhang Xuezhong is seen on Tuesday outside the police station in Xinyu, Jiangsu, handling the charges against Liu Ping. Photo: Screenshot via Sina Weibo

Activist and former independent candidate to the National People's Congress Liu Ping has been detained on suspicion of inciting subversion of state power after being taken away by state security officials last month. 

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

H7N9 bird flu spreads to southern China

More than 110 people in mainland China have been confirmed with H7N9 bird flu virus. Photo: AFP

China’s deadly outbreak of H7N9 bird flu has spread to Fujian province in the country’s south, the government said on Friday, marking the second case in two days in a new location after Jiangxi confirmed its first case of the deadly virus.

26 Apr 2013 - 11:14pm 2 comments

Qinghai party chief Qiang Wei is set to head Jiangxi province, sources say

Qiang Wei. Photo: Xinhau

Qinghai party chief Qiang Wei is set to become the top Communist Party official in the eastern province of Jiangxi, two independent sources say, as part of the mainland's ongoing provincial leadership reshuffle.

19 Mar 2013 - 5:03am

School incidents highlight China's corporal punishment debate

Middle school students kneel in a playground. Picture: Screenshot from Weibo.

Corporal punishment in schools is still very much alive in many parts of China, particularly in the south.

While many see corporal punishment as a breach of children’s rights, others argue that it is an effective disciplinary tool.

Adding to the debate, two independent incidents that took place in Jiangxi and Wenzhou earlier this week caught media attention.

25 Jan 2013 - 3:45pm

Li Keqiang follows new down-to-earth working style on tour of Jiangxi

Li Keqiang shows his man-of-the-people credentials during his visit. Photo: SCMP

On his first inspection trip to the provinces since becoming No 2 in the Communist Party hierarchy last month, premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang mapped out some areas of future policy focus: housing, medical care and schooling for migrant workers and their families.

29 Dec 2012 - 5:04am

Officials suspended after Jiangxi school bus crash

Rescuers search for missing children at the bank of a pond in Guixi, Jiangxi province, on Monday. Photo: AP

A dozen local officials in rural eastern China have been suspended while authorities investigate the crash of an overloaded school van that killed 11 kindergartners.

26 Dec 2012 - 1:28pm

Five Hong Kong family members die in crash in Jiangxi

Five members of a family - two of them Hongkongers - were killed yesterday when the van they were travelling in collided with a truck on a highway in Jiangxi province.

8 Oct 2012 - 10:42am

Gan Opera Theatre of Jiangxi Province

The Chinese opera troupe performs: The Story of the Wooden Hairpin (left), Aug 3; various opera excerpts, Aug 4; and The Injustice Done to Dou E, Aug 5. In traditional stage language of central China with influences from regional dialects of Jiangxi with Chinese and English surtitles. 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

15 Aug 2012 - 10:56pm

Jiangxi earmarks 100b yuan for expressways

Brushing aside concerns over the rising debts of local governments on the mainland, Jiangxi province is planning to spend more than 100 billion yuan (HK$123 billion) on building expressways by 2015.

7 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Poyang Lake dam 'will make drought worse'

Environmental activists say a dam that has been proposed to tackle a severe water shortage in China's largest freshwater lake, which supplies drinking water to millions of people, will exacerbate droughts and deprive migratory birds of their habitat.

1 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Air drops readied for starving birds

Mainland authorities have drawn up plans to air-drop shrimp and maize to feed hundreds of thousands of birds facing starvation as a result of a severe drought affecting the country's largest freshwater lake.

Poyang Lake, in Jiangxi, has shrunk to less than 200 square kilometres, about 5 per cent of the area it can reach at full capacity, Xinhua reports.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:12pm

Police raids root out tainted food producers

Large quantities of substandard foods made with dangerous additives have been seized in joint raids in Hunan, Shanghai, Fujian and Jiangxi since late August, Xinhua reported yesterday.

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Flag burner jailed

Mainland farmer Zhu Rongchang (pictured), 74, was jailed for three weeks in Hong Kong for 'publicly and wilfully' burning the Chinese flag in Central in July.

Zhu, from Jiangxi province, said he had been exercising his right to free speech by criticising the mainland's 'authoritarian rule'.

23 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Men attack mob angry over death of patient

About 200 people, many wielding sticks and metal bars, clashed at a hospital in Jiangxi's provincial capital on Tuesday over the death of a patient in an operating room, highlighting the distrust between patients' families and medical staff on the mainland.

24 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

China Resources bids for Jiangxi supermarket chain

Retailer China Resources Enterprise has offered 3.69 billion yuan (HK$4.46 billion) to take over Jiangxi Hongkelong Department Store, which runs 21 hypermarkets in Jiangxi province. The purchase would provide a stepping stone for further expansion.

30 Jul 2011 - 12:00am