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Nanjing mayor fired for corruption

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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