Nanjing mayor fired for corruption

Sacked Nanjing Mayor Ji Jianye waves the Olympic flag in this file photo. Photo: Reuters

The mayor of Nanjing has been removed from his post for corruption, state media said on Saturday, the latest official to fall foul of a crackdown on graft.

Saturday, 19 October, 2013, 3:58pm

Nanjing teenager exposed as perpetrator of Temple of Luxor graffiti attack

Graffiti reading 'Ding Jinhao was here' lies scratched into a piece of Egyptian artwork in the 3,500-year-old Temple of Luxor in Cairo.

A mainland tourist who defaced a sculpture at a 3,500-year-old Egyptian temple has been identified as a teenager from Nanjing, his embarrassed parents confirmed yesterday.

He had written "Ding Jinhao was here" on the artwork some years ago during a visit to the Temple of Luxor, the parents said in an apologetic interview with Nanjing's Modern Express newspaper on Saturday.

28 May 2013 - 8:32am 36 comments

Mystery Nanjing road goo is 'corn starch and Foxconn workers' tears', says Jon Stewart

White foam erupts from Wende Road in Nanjing's Pukou district. Photo: AFP

Jon Stewart, arguably Chinese netizens’ favourite foreign funny guy, recently brought America’s attention to the strange occurrence in Nanjing, China’s Jiangsu province.

23 May 2013 - 2:09pm 1 comment

Two Jiangsu teens commit suicide over unfinished homework

Schoolchildren are facing increasing pressures. Photo: SCMP

Two teens in eastern China committed suicide after “failing to complete homework assignments” state-run media said on Friday, in an extreme case highlighting the immense pressure schoolchildren can face.

3 May 2013 - 4:25pm 1 comment

Nanjing orders livestock cull to stem spread of H7N9 virus

Medical workers stage an exercise to prevent human infections of the H7N9 virus in Hefei, Anhui. Photo: Xinhua

Residents of Nanjing, Jiangsu province, are now banned from raising livestock as health authorities yesterday confirmed that five more people have contracted the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus in the Yangtze River Delta.

11 Apr 2013 - 5:31am 2 comments

Nanjing chicken vendors shocked by sudden closure of stalls over bird flu

A vendor with his birds at a poultry market in Nanjing. Photo: Reuters

Chicken traders in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, voiced shock after authorities closed their stalls, without warning or mention of compensation, because of the latest bird flu outbreak.

7 Apr 2013 - 5:44am

Nanjing poultry butcher fourth person infected with H7N9 bird flu

Chicken are sold on a street on Monday, April 1, 2013 in Shanghai. Photo: AP

A new case of bird flu was reported in China’s eastern Jiangsu province on Tuesday after a member of staff at a Nanjing hospital leaked a patient’s diagnosis on a Chinese social networking site.

4 Apr 2013 - 10:31am

10,000 gather to recall victims of Nanking massacre

Seventy-five years on from the start of the Nanking massacre, 10,000 people attended a ceremony at the Nanking massacre memorial hall in Jiangsu, singing the national anthem and laying memorial wreaths. China says 300,000 civilians and troops were killed by Japanese troops over the course of six weeks in what was then the national capital. Photo: Reuters

Air raid sirens sounded in the eastern city of Nanjing yesterday as nearly 10,000 people attended a ceremony to mourn those who died 75 years ago in the Nanking massacre.

The Chinese government says 300,000 civilians and soldiers died in a six-week massacre after Japanese troops entered what was then the capital on December 13, 1937.

14 Dec 2012 - 3:59am 5 comments

China marks 75th anniversary of Nanking massacre amid tense relations with Japan

Soldiers hold a wreath of flowers during a rehearsal a day before a memorial ceremony in Nanjing. Photo: EPA

Air raid sirens sounded in the Chinese city of Nanjing on Thursday as it marked the 75th anniversary of the mass killing  and rape committed there by Japanese soldiers – with the Asian powers’ ties at  a deep low.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Agony endures 75 years after Nanking Massacre

Bronze sculptures depict victims of the Nanking Massacre at the Memorial Museum in Nanjing. Photo: AFP

Three quarters of a century after Japanese soldiers butchered her family and left her for dead, Xia Shuqin says she relives her terror with every denial that the Nanking Massacre ever happened.

As the Imperial Japanese Army entered China’s then capital city on December 13, 1937, Xia heard pounding at the door.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Serial armed robber suspected in Chongqing killing

Chongqing authorities put up a reward of 500,000 yuan (HK$613,000) to track down a serial armed robber suspected of gunning down three people outside a bank in the southwestern municipality yesterday.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:27pm

Beijing deploys inspectors to push home policy point

The State Council has sent out another strong signal that it intends to tighten the enforcement of property curbs, highlighting Beijing's concerns that any easing of the controls at the local level may derail its efforts to rein in prices.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Forget robbery, try state-owned enterprises for a quick buck

The most popular Hollywood movies on the mainland are always about heists, with Fast Five reaping 67 million yuan (HK$82.45 million) at the box office in its first four days of screening last year.

In that perfect world, the outlaws pocket all the money and take hot, bikini-clad girls back home. The outlaws are happy, and so are the audiences.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

I'm trying to heal my son, says 'Eagle Dad'

He Liesheng, a 44-year-old father and businessman in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, aroused heated online debate over what some people say are inhumane child-rearing tactics that he uses on his four-year-old son, He Yide , who he forced to run half-naked in the snow during a holiday in New York in February.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Odd proposals

Use space in public buildings for car parks

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am