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'Naked officials' to be banned from cadre elections

Officials with family members residing overseas - the so-called "naked officials" - will be barred from running in Ningbo's cadre elections, the Zhejiang Online news website reports.

Tuesday, 5 March, 2013, 5:20pm

China's Ningbo port on way to regain glory

Ningbo stands a fair chance of overtaking Shenzhen as the mainland's second-busiest port and the world's fourth-busiest in a few years.

17 Nov 2012 - 4:13am

Ningbo residents doubt pledge to halt chemical plant expansion

Ningbo residents reacted warily yesterday to the city government's decision to halt the expansion of a Sinopec petrochemical complex, with hundreds of people continuing to protest.

Experts said the stand-off highlighted deepening distrust of government on the mainland.

30 Oct 2012 - 2:25pm

Ningbo petrochemical factory protesters win pledge to halt project

Thousands of protesters who marched yesterday against the expansion of a petrochemical factory in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, won a pledge from the local government that the project would be halted.

29 Oct 2012 - 5:01am

Over a thousand protest over chemical plant in east China

More than a thousand people gathered in the eastern Chinese port city of Ningbo on Saturday to protest against plans to expand a petrochemical plant, highlighting a major challenge for the leadership as it readies for its once-in-a-decade power transition.

On Friday, protesters overturned a police car and attacked the police.

27 Oct 2012 - 1:56pm 1 comment

Ningbo activists seek big weekend protest over Sinopec plant expansion

Hundreds of people in the city of Ningbo demonstrated for a third consecutive day yesterday over plans to expand a controversial petrochemical plant.

The government said the work would continue despite calls for a larger protest during the weekend.

25 Oct 2012 - 4:12am

Walking the Tycoons' Rope

Walking the Tycoons' Rope by Robert Wang Blacksmith Books

Memoirs of Hong Kong life add much to our understanding of both time and place. Walking The Tycoons' Rope by solicitor Robert Wang offers a series of eye-widening, impressionistic portraits of local life from the 1950s to the 1990s seen through Chinese eyes, and written in English.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Mainland architect collects top award

25 May 2012 - 12:00am