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Schools Games draw to a close

After days of fierce competition, the 11th All China Secondary Schools Students' Games drew to a colourful end on the grasslands of Inner Mongolia.

Monday, 25 July, 2011, 12:00am

The great Mongol hoard

From his window in the sail-shaped Blue Sky Tower, Dale Choi watches an army of workers paving roads and pouring concrete around Sukhbatar Square in the Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator.

18 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Hong Kong volleyball stars ready for crucial opener

The Hong Kong boys' volleyball team are not wasting any time here in Inner Mongolia as they prepare for their first match today against Jiangsu in the All China Secondary Schools Students' Games. Many think they can win a medal and they are feeling the pressure.

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Girls bond while on shopping trip

The Hong Kong girls' volleyball team are keen to soak up the atmosphere away from home while competing in the All China Secondary Schools Students' Games in Inner Mongolia.

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing boost for Inner Mongolia

Beijing is pledging more policies directed at the 'sound and rapid' development of Inner Mongolia and to improve the livelihoods of people there, after recent protests by herdsmen in the northern autonomous region.

16 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Mongol aid only scratches surface

The vision of Inner Mongolia as a place of endless grasslands sparsely populated by horse-riding herdsmen watching over their cattle and sheep is as outdated as it is romanticised. For the past decade, mining companies have been moving in en masse to extract the rich deposits of coal, iron ore, copper and rare earths.

7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Inner Mongolia quieter after herder's death

Security remains tight after days of protests in an Inner Mongolian area where a herder was killed while attempting to block a coal truck, and in Xilinhot, the city which witnessed the first unrest over the incident, life seemed back to normal.

3 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Pledge to improve lives of Mongols after protests

The chairman of the Inner Mongolian government pledged yesterday to take immediate action to improve livelihoods in the autonomous region, especially those of ethnic Mongols, after recent protests had authorities scrambling to come up with ways to address rising ethnic tension.

2 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Officials pledge to compensate herdsmen

The Inner Mongolian government has promised to discipline the mining industry and compensate herdsmen for environmental damage after protests by ethnic Mongolians erupted in the autonomous region last week, state media report.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

Protests after herder is run down by coal truck

Hundreds of ethnic Mongolians protested outside a local government headquarters in Inner Mongolia on Monday, with hundreds of middle school pupils taking to the streets the next day, after a herder was allegedly killed by two Han Chinese truck drivers, a rights watchdog and online postings said.

Unrest is rare in Inner Mongolia, a relatively stable minority region.

26 May 2011 - 12:00am

Mongol hoard: HK battles London for IPO

The Mongolian government is pressing ahead with an initial public offering of shares in the Tavan Tolgoi coal deposit, an immense reserve in the Gobi Desert that has an estimated five billion to six billion tonnes of coal, mostly coking and thermal.

20 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Illegal enclave the best address in Ulan Bator

On a freezing night in early December in Zaisan, an area of luxury apartment blocks at the base of the Bogd Khan mountain, a dozen smartly dressed young professionals are viewing a show flat in the brand new Blue Sky Town.

5 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Mongolian contract hangs on size of upfront payment

International miners competing to develop a vast, untapped coal deposit in Mongolia are being selected based on how much money they will pay the poor nation's cash-strapped government to clinch the contract.

28 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Construction lays firm foundations

A 25-year veteran of the Leighton Group, Hamish Tyrwhitt, managing director of Leighton Asia, is responsible for one of the fastest-growing segments of the company. A graduate of the University of Western Australia in Perth, where he studied civil engineering, Tyrwhitt moved to Asia in 1989.

20 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

How herdsmen melted his communist soul

Chen Jiqun went to Inner Mongolia in the 1960s to convert the herdsmen, but was converted by their nomadic culture. He lives in Beijing but calls Inner Mongolia his real home. He has always been a quiet oil painter, but recently he's become a fearless environmental activist.

What led you to the grassland?

24 Oct 2010 - 12:00am