China news round-up: Xi Jinping set to visit the US, Lanzhou unifies hukou

Pakistani commuters ride past a welcome billboard showing portraits of visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, and caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso in Islamabad on May 21, 2013. Photo: AFP

Xi Jinping's trip to the USWall Street Journal Obama, Xi to meet in California in June.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Officials in Lanzhou say bodies floating in river not affecting water quality

A worker on a boat clears garbage from the Yellow River in Lanzhou in northwest China's Gansu province. Photo: AP

Between 2008 and 2012 police extracted 417 bodies from the Yellow River, which runs through the region, Lanzhou authorities told the China News Service on Thursday.

29 Mar 2013 - 1:53pm

Briefs, January 4, 2013

The workplace safety watchdog yesterday called on regional governments to step up their investigations into a series of fatal accidents and mete out harsh punishment for any attempted cover-ups. 

4 Jan 2013 - 4:29am

Students ask Lanzhou mayor to reveal income

Two mainland university students have written to the authorities in Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province, asking for details of the city mayor's income to be made public.

7 Dec 2012 - 4:25am

Man held over China Southern flight hoax

Police in China have detained a suspect they say made a fake terrorism threat that forced a passenger plane bound for Turkey to make an emergency landing. 

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

June home price growth slowest in 10 months

Housing prices on the mainland last month rose at their slowest pace in 10 months, with the average prices in 70 major cities climbing 8.2 per cent year on year, down from 9.2 per cent in May, the National Development and Reform Commission said yesterday.

17 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Officials row over Lanzhou's precious beef noodles

The humble bowl of beef noodles is at the centre of a war of words between the price watchdog in Lanzhou , Gansu , and the country's top planning body over price caps on the local staple.

13 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Chalco may buy parent's assets in 1.15b yuan deal

Shares in Aluminum Corp of China (Chalco) were suspended in Hong Kong and Shanghai yesterday amid speculation the listed firm will buy assets from its state-owned parent - including Shanghai-listed Baotou Aluminium - in a deal possibly worth about 1.15 billion yuan.

13 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

60pc of Yellow River's water unfit to drink

The health of China's second-longest river is worsening, with 60 per cent of the Yellow River's water now unfit to drink. The rate of its deterioration is alarming, an expert said yesterday.

14 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Drink milk? Poisoned villagers too poor to buy it

'Let them drink milk.' That's what health experts have prescribed to poisoned Gansu villagers too poor to afford anything but water, according to a local doctor.

9 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Reporters sacked over 'cooked arms' article

A newspaper in Lanzhou has sacked two reporters for fabricating a report that said two cooked children's arms were found at a Gansu rubbish dump last week.

14 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Airline sued for turning away badly injured girl

Hainan Airlines is being sued for 1 million yuan after refusing to allow an injured girl to board a plane and fly for medical treatment, a decision the family says forced doctors to later amputate her right foot.

8 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Body parts on landfill came from lab, say police

Human body parts found at a landfill in Lanzhou on Monday were from a laboratory specimen and not the remains of a grisly murder, according to local police.

7 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Party's over for corrupt officials

Zhang Yushun, Lanzhou's acting mayor in 2000. Expelled from party for accepting 400,000 yuan in bribes. Faces criminal investigation.

Yang Zaixi, former vice-mayor in charge of Lanzhou city's construction projects from 2000 to last year, was expelled from the party for accepting 1.4 million yuan in bribes. Also faces criminal investigation.

9 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Police under fire for killing siege man as he surrendered

Critics say the shooting of the suspect by Gansu officers was incomprehensible

Police in Lanzhou , Gansu province , have been criticised for gunning down a suspect at the end of a nine-hour siege even though the man had agreed to give himself up.

The siege began at 7am on Sunday when the man, surnamed Jiang, arrived at a residential block in Lanzhou.

29 Sep 2004 - 12:00am