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Ningxia charity programme improves prospects for disabled

A bag factory in Wuzhong that has earned the status of a 'charitable business' by hiring the disabled. Photo: SCMP

Six years ago, when Su Xiaohong was just 19 years old, she lost most of her right arm in a Ningxia factory accident. Realising she had to earn a living, she got an artificial limb and took a less desirable job making toilet paper in Wuzhong city.

Friday, 19 October, 2012, 5:25am

Ningxia's coal and farm projects pose critical threat to water supplies

Villagers scavenge low-grade coal from the tailings at a massive coal mine near You Fang Liang, in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. Photo: EPA

A big, golden, pyramid-shaped building stands out in an industrial zone on the remote northeastern border of the Ningxia Hui autonomous region.

Inside, multi-media presentations detail the elaborate and expensive technology required to convert coal into liquid fuel. Buried beneath lie rich reserves of high-quality coal.

12 Sep 2012 - 10:01am

Bringing memories back home to share

Ma Hui is a well-established as an artist in northern Europe, but her roots go deep as a child of the Cultural Revolution - a period of turmoil in China that forever changed her life and the lives of countless others. The 53-year-old left her homeland 25 years ago and moved to Europe.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

China looks to the Arab world

The jasmine revolutions in the Arab world will not hamper China's efforts to improve relations with all Arab states and Islamic countries, according to the head of the regional government in Ningxia, an area with a large Muslim population.

7 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Website founder gives raw reality of food scandals

When he learned that the 'beef' he had frequently ordered at a food stand was actually pork mixed with beef flavouring, student Wu Heng of Fudan University in Shanghai realised he had joined a long list of victims of substandard food on the mainland.

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Senior official gets life for bribery

Former Ningxia vice-chairman Li Tangtang has been jailed for life for taking bribes.

Chongqing's No 5 Intermediate People's Court found Li, 56, guilty of accepting 7.68 million yuan (HK$9.1 million) from 1998 to 2009.

Before serving in Ningxia from May 2008 to October 2009, Li had various government posts in Shaanxi province over 30 years.

9 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing lifts land deal ban on PCPD

Pacific Century Premium Developments (PCPD) has regained the right to buy and sell land in Beijing after a ban imposed by the city government seven months ago.

2 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Surveyors called in to decide on Wen's north-west divide

National surveying experts are studying what comprises northern China, after a verbal battle between Premier Wen Jiabao and a mainland publisher escalated yesterday.

The row is over a middle-school geography textbook and whether Shaanxi and Gansu and the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region should be regarded as part of northern or western China.

15 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

1 trillion yuan bill for decade of green projects

China has spent nearly 1 trillion yuan (HK$1.14 trillion) on conservation and environmental protection over the past decade, a senior official told an international seminar on ecological compensation yesterday in the northwest.

7 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Debt ceiling may have to be raised

Beijing may have to exceed its previously announced 200 billion yuan (HK$226.88 billion) ceiling on local government debt issues, a Ningxia provincial official said yesterday.

27 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Plan to 'leapfrog' into the future pays off as economy catches up

Six years ago, when the Ningxia government decided to build 10-lane highways rather than the six-lane ones originally planned, it set off a storm of criticism from people on the ground and analysts outside the autonomous region.

29 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Relocation scheme proves to be a good move for Ningxia's desperate farmers

Unlike her aunts and uncles, Jin Baogen's seven-year-old daughter, Tiantian , knows her father is not always as mild- mannered as he seems.

29 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

French expats offer fresh perspective with true portraits of China

The world may be interested in China economically, but according to Jacques Penhirin, Diane Michaud and Anais Martane (pictured left to right), most foreigners still don't really know the Chinese. That's why the three French expatriates decided to collaborate on a new book, Chinese Portraits.

20 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Datang income climbs 16.9pc on higher demand, new plants

Datang International Power Generation, the largest electricity producer in the Beijing-Datang-Tianjin region, posted a 16.88 per cent growth in net profit for last year on the back of higher demand and new plant additions.

27 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Xianyang airport seeks key investors

China West Airport Group (CWAG) plans to list its flagship Xian Xianyang International Airport and seek strategic investors to help fund its more than 13 billion yuan (HK$14.26 billion) investment programme planned for the next three years.

10 Mar 2008 - 12:00am