An explosion of questions

'A loving husband, sincere and honest' was how neighbours characterised Zhao Dengyong So it came as a shock when the 26-year-old was blamed for a suicide bombing last month.

Saturday, 9 June, 2012, 12:00am

Qin's work explores boundaries

Galerie du Monde presents the work of mainland artist Qin Chong in an exhibition entitled 'interplay' which will feature his new works of Chinese ink on paper, oils on canvas and sculptures.

The show runs at the gallery in Central from today until June 13, while a parallel exhibition of Qin's work will be held at ART HK 12 from May 17 to 20

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Billionaire spared the death sentence after outcry for mercy

A 30-year-old billionaire was spared the death penalty yesterday after the mainland's highest court ruled on a case that attracted an unprecedented outcry for mercy including sympathetic comments from Premier Wen Jiabao.

21 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Secret land of peach blossoms

The fisherman, Wen, was having a bad day. He had set off from Wuling at daybreak, and now the sun was high in the sky and he had caught only a handful of fish.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

A good week for ...

Wang Shu

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Party chief shows common touch via microblog

When the Shanghai party chief wrote back to the relative of a cancer patient via online microblog this week it was seen as the latest example of Communist Party officials using social media to garner support, boost popularity and polish their image.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Dean tells why he decided to quit

The dean of Baptist University's School of Communication, embroiled in a row over the premature release of opinion poll results on the chief executive election, said he hoped his resignation would end a 'power struggle'.

7 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Red Cross set to ask ministers for help

The Red Cross Society of China is set to ask for help from the State Council to launch major reforms in a desperate move to restore public confidence and donations after it was hit by a series of scandals - but the proposal has met strong resistance from its provincial branches.

10 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Xian's cultural core seeks investors

Qujiang new district, known as Xian's cultural core, is seeking to raise money in Hong Kong to strengthen its role as a cultural hub for western China. At a ceremony yesterday, 21 projects were signed for total investment of 23 billion yuan (HK$28 billion).

27 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Vet guilty of syringe attack

A veterinarian was yesterday found guilty of beating his ex-girlfriend and threatening to inject her with a drug used for euthanising animals.

8 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

'What do I know - as an old lady?'

The elderly woman at the centre of a legal battle over the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge said yesterday she had been asked to file the judicial review, and that she understood very little about it.

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

The man who put China on the world's golf map

Few sports in history have grown as spectacularly as golf in China.

The mainland's first golf course was built just 26 years ago. Today, there are almost 500 golf venues, many boasting world-class facilities.

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Channel hop

Every spring, Zhang Changhua and Chen Sugin join the world's largest human migration - as 130 million people leave the mainland's coastal industrial cities to return to their home villages for Lunar New Year.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Milk activist is taken away after protest at office

Milk activist Zhao Lianhai was taken away by mainland authorities yesterday after trying to enter the headquarters of a dairy industry association in Beijing to ask about a compensation fund set up for the 300,000 victims of melamine-tainted milk powder in 2008.

27 May 2011 - 12:00am

Capturing Cathay

Yao Lu and Qin Wen's photographs (including Old City No 7, above) of traditional Chinese cultural elements and lifestyles that are threatened by global pop culture. Today-Sat, 10am-7pm, Galerie du Monde, 108 Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell St, Central. Inquiries: 2525 0529. Ends Sat

4 Apr 2011 - 12:00am