Minnie Chan

System targets angry poor

'The so-called efficient franchise system, which they claim is similar to the one used by McDonald's, is an absolute scam,' said Angela Zhang, a former DCHL distributor who invested more than HK$67,000 in December to become a 'count' level distributor.

Wednesday, 11 July, 2012, 12:00am

Sichuan tower block the height of controversy

A controversial Sichuan commercial centre built on the site of a school funded by Hong Kong donations that was torn down has exceeded height limits and caused mayhem at a local airport.

Mianyang airport has had to cancel all night flights and reroute daytime flights since April 23 because the 32-storey Fucheng Wanda Plaza near the runway poses a safety threat.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Fishing boat owners fear for safety of seized crews

The owners of three mainland fishing boats seized by North Koreans in the Yellow Sea last week say they are growing increasingly concerned about the safety of the 29 crew on board following the passing of Thursday's ransom deadline.

19 May 2012 - 12:00am

Triads may be in on hijacking by N Koreans

Chinese nationals were believed to be involved in the hijacking of three mainland fishing boats by North Koreans in the Yellow Sea last week, the vessels' owners told the South China Morning Post yesterday.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Dozens rescued in swoops on child-trafficking gangs

Mainland police busted three child-trafficking groups spanning 14 provinces in raids on Wednesday morning, rescuing 77 children and arresting more than 300 suspects, the Ministry of Public Security said yesterday.

10 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Tsai still touting idea of coalition

Dr Tsai Ing-wen, presidential candidate of Taiwan's main opposition party, is wooing ethnic Hakka voters in her hometown and her party's power base in the south with the idea of forming a coalition government.

12 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Villagers rage anew over leader's death

Residents of a fishing village in Lufeng, Guangdong, staged another rally yesterday to seek justice for the rural leader who died in police custody after riots over land grabs.

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing keen to avoid maritime row with India

Beijing has shown restraint in India's involvement in South China Sea oil exploration, according to a scholar who also said China had kept a low profile on the Kashmir issue to avoid stoking tensions.

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Two drivers face charges over toddler's death

Police will charge the two drivers who ran over a two-year-old girl in Foshan, Guangdong, in a tragedy that appalled the nation after surveillance footage of it was posted online.

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Corrupt official dodged jail after bribes paid

A convicted former vice-mayor in Guangdong avoided spending time behind bars for almost two years after being given a 10-year jail sentence for bribery, mainland media reported yesterday.

1 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Cable sheds light on the secret life of Wen Jiabao

The 'people's premier' Wen Jiabao is a 'headache' and a formidable boss in the eyes of his subordinates, according to a US diplomatic cable that has been released by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Forget the bluster, DPP is treading softer line on ties

The 10-year policy blueprint released by Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party on Tuesday is full of contradictions, analysts say, but hints that the DPP has fine-tuned its cross-strait policy stance.

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Candidate questions free-trade pact

Taiwan's main opposition presidential candidate, Dr Tsai Ing-wen, vowed yesterday to revisit the island's free-trade pact with the mainland and press Beijing to accept 'real soveignty' for the island.

24 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

PLA begins monthly meetings with media

The People's Liberation Army, long known as the world's most enigmatic army, declared it would have monthly press conferences to improve its transparency.

28 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Interrogators threatened me, says Ai's assistant

A female assistant of maverick artist Ai Weiwei, who is in her 30s, says she was threatened and verbally abused by a plain-clothes police officer and denied access to the toilet during four hours of interrogation at a Beijing police station on Thursday.

9 Apr 2011 - 12:00am