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Ningbo

'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

May not be No 6 much longer: Ningbo's global ranking in container throughput rose from 30th in 2002 to sixth in 2011. Photo: Reuters

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

Residents gather outside the Ningbo city government offices yesterday. Officials say the 55.8-billion-yuan expansion has been suspended pending "scientific debate". Photo: AFP

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

Demonstrators march against the plant. One resident said the crowd did not believe the government would halt the project. Photo: Reuters

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

Police line up in Ningbo where thousands gather to protest against a chemical plant. Photo:Handout

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

Police line up (left) for the third day of protests over the expansion of the Ningbo refinery, while police officers (right) are seen amid demonstrators. Photos: SCMP

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

More rooms for expansion

Riding on its economic growth, Ningbo is drawing more local and international corporations to the city, stimulating demand for hotels and serviced suites.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

Innovation goes on display at trade show

With 5,000 booths and an exhibition area of 125,000 square metres, the 11th China International Consumer Goods Fair (CICGF) will be one of China's largest foreign trade fairs and one of its four largest import and export events.

More than 50,000 products will be displayed to about 70,000 visitors, including 20,000 buyers from outside the country.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

Plenty of paperwork

Origami, or the art of folding paper, is said to have originated in China as early as the Sui dynasty (581-618), when Buddhist monks, travelling to Korea and Japan, brought with them gifts of paper folded into different shapes.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

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