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.

Friday, 18 May, 2012, 12:00am

Jiang putting himself in limelight with calligraphy

Former president Jiang Zemin is back in the limelight after creating high-profile calligraphy for an airport in his hometown, a gesture one analyst said shows he is still capable of wielding some influence in the leadership reshuffling later this year.

10 May 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

Silence over PLA deserters raises questions

The desertion of four soldiers from a PLA base in Jilin province after stealing an automatic rifle with almost 800 bullets has sparked speculation about the reasons for their escape and how they carried it off.

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

One pilot missing in Xian air show crash

A mainland-made JH-7 fighter-bomber plunged nose-first into the ground at an air show in Xian yesterday morning. One pilot who ejected was injured, while the other was missing, state media reported.

15 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