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Slain fugitive in Chongqing told lover about robbery plans

Slain fugitive in Chongqing told lover about robbery plans

The fugitive who triggered one of the largest police manhunts in years would regularly exchange text messages and phone calls with his 20-year-old girlfriend about robberies he planned to stage.

Thursday, 16 August, 2012, 4:23am

Mister Nice Guy shows his steely side

Guangdong party chief Wang Yang has been hailed as a model modern leader for defusing tensions sparked by a land dispute in Wukan village peacefully last year by pursuing open dialogue.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Activist has already seen the worst

Li Biyun is no longer intimidated by threats of torture and death. The petite 44-year-old woman has endured years of hardship while fighting for land rights and fair elections in her hometown of Rongli village, under Foshan city in Guangdong.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Alleged Yunnan bomber 'a nice honest man'

Those who knew Zhao Dengyong describe the 26-year-old as well-mannered and find it hard to believe he could be behind an explosion that killed four and injured 16 at a community office in Yunnan.

His landlord, Peng Zixiang, 51, said Zhao (pictured) caused no trouble other than sometimes being short on the rent.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Confusion over the suicide bomber

Internet users and local residents are demanding the truth as conflicting accounts emerge about the identity of a suicide bomber in Yunnan's Qiaojia county, who set off an explosion on Thursday that killed three people and injured 16 others, allegedly in a protest against forced demolition.

12 May 2012 - 12:00am

Suicide bomber kills 3 in land row

A woman suicide bomber killed three other people and injured 15 when she blew herself up yesterday while protesting against the forced demolition of her home in Yunnan's Qiaojia county.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Hospital subsidence - hundreds moved

Two Shenzhen hospital buildings housing more than 600 patients and medical staff were evacuated on Friday after construction work on a new ward shook their foundations.

In all, 246 patients and about 400 staff were transferred from two of the three buildings of the Shenzhen Xili People's Hospital in Nanshan district at around noon.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Firm's wax scam makes dummies out of investors

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen looked happy enough to endorse the product, a free internet-messaging software. So did tycoon Li Ka-shing.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Guangdong governor urges more reform

Guangdong Governor Zhu Xiaodan says resistance to reform comes from within government and has pledged to counter it with more transparency and civil rights.

10 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Village poll nothing new, says party chief

Guangdong party secretary Wang Yang yesterday played down the significance of the weekend's village committee election in Wukan, denying it was a political novelty and saying it was simply carried out according to existing mainland law.

6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

What do they want? More female toilets

Guangzhou may become the first mainland city to require by law that public toilets for women exceed those for men by 50 per cent.

23 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Base reforms on 'Wukan way', party boss says

Guangdong party chief Wang Yang said the southern province would use the 'Wukan approach' as a template to reform the governance of villages and townships at the grass-roots level.

Some analysts said Wang's latest remarks, regarding protests last year over land-grabs in Wukan, demonstrated courage and proved he was a liberal-minded modern leader.

5 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Villagers made world's press feel welcome

Wukan villagers have demonstrated their organisational ability, solidarity and hospitality by hosting dozens of journalists from all over the world during the past few weeks.

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Villagers vow to fight if police attack

More than 80 per cent of the 13,000 villagers in Wukan, Guangdong, are ready to shed blood to defend their rights if the authorities respond to their protests with violence, a village representative said yesterday.

20 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

The young and the restless lead way to enlightenment

An essay written by Qing dynasty scholar and journalist Liang Qichao in 1900 titled The Young China made quite a splash in its day.

It said China's destiny was in the hands of 'quality youth' and had a profound impact on the political culture during the New Culture Movement in the early 20th century.

17 Dec 2011 - 12:00am