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Video: Maserati smashed up outside Qingdao auto show in protest over 'bad service'

Men smash a Maserati with sledgehammers outside the Qingdao auto show in Shandong province. Photo: Reuters

The men said the angry owner had asked them to destroy the 2.6-million-yuan (HK$3.3 million) sport-sedan in protest against “poor sales service” he received from a Qingdao dealership, where he bought the Maserati.

Wednesday, 15 May, 2013, 3:13pm 10 comments

Carrier Liaoning arrives at Qingdao home base

The Liaoning in Qingdao, where the ship's base is operational after four years of work. Photo: Xinhua

China's sole aircraft carrier arrived yesterday at its permanent base in the eastern port city of Qingdao, Shandong province, home to the navy's North Sea Fleet that oversees waters surrounding Japan and the Korean Peninsula, according to state media.

28 Feb 2013 - 5:35am

China opens naval base to US defence chief

US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta (left) meets with China's Commander of the North Sea Fleet Vice-Admiral Tian Zhong in Qingdao. Photo: AFP

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta had a rare look at a Chinese naval base on Thursday, as Washington pushes a security dialogue with a country that could rival US power in the Pacific.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Anti-Japan protests turn violent in Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Qingdao

Demonstrators disperse after tear gas is fired into the crowd in Shenzhen yesterday. Photo: AFP

Torrid protests against Japan broke out in dozens of mainland cities for a second day yesterday, prompting Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda to urge Beijing to protect his country's companies and diplomatic buildings from fresh assaults.

17 Sep 2012 - 9:19am 1 comment

Tsingtao faces test of confidence

The resignation of Tsingtao Brewery chairman Jin Zhiguo, coming just days after a major shareholder sold HK$1.5 billion worth of shares in the company, will weigh on market sentiment towards the brewer, analysts say.

30 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Fury as rail officials fired after accident get promoted

Two railway officials dismissed from their posts after an accident in Shandong province four years ago in which 72 people died have been appointed to new senior positions, triggering an outcry online.

17 May 2012 - 12:00am

About-face on tree plan a win for civil rights

An apology by Qingdao's landscaping and forestry bureau over its handling of a controversial tree-planting project is being seen as a victory for the civil rights movement on the mainland.

It came in response to a reporter's questions about the project, which was reportedly going to cost taxpayers four billion yuan (HK$4.9 billion) this year.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

One son's big mistakes

It was 6am when fully armed police officers with sniffer dogs burst into the home of elderly couple Nie Yuxiang and Zhang Yongqing - throwing their lives into a tailspin.

The officers were targeting the couple's son, Nie Lei, a triad kingpin who was wanted for gang-related killings and other crimes.

17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Summer song hits right note

Her name itself evokes a happy picture of a balmy day out on the water with the sails filled with breeze and the sun on your back while your favourite melody lifts your spirits higher and higher.

15 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Powerlong aims at sales of 6b yuan

Powerlong Real Estate Holdings has set itself a target of 6 billion yuan (HK$7.38 billion) in contract sales after reporting a drop last year.

The developer yesterday reported its contract sales last year dropped 11.8 per cent to 5.48 billion yuan from 2010. The total contract-sales area dropped 7.2 per cent to 811,959 square metres.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Coast clear for tourism

Qingdao has everything that makes a world-class tourist destination: beautiful coastal scenery, temperate weather, historical architecture and a relaxed lifestyle. It's also where people come for water sports and where drinking beer has developed into a unique culture.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

US investors rush to city

While foreign investment in Qingdao has been dominated by South Korean and Japanese companies, in recent years trade and investment from the United States has risen.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Colonial gems defy years

Qingdao is that rare gem in modern China - a city seemingly immune to the rapid changes that often bring dramatic transformations to the cityscape. It's almost as if its colonial past has inoculated it against the reconstruction that has been sweeping the nation for more than three decades.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Seafood tickles taste buds

The Lu cuisine tradition of Shandong emphasises seafood, steamed bread and a rich variety of vinegars. Lu cuisine is divided into two basic schools, Jiaodong and Jinan. As a coastal city, Qingdao belongs to the Jiaodong school.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Room for optimism

Qingdao's hotel and hospitality industry has experienced a boom. Cosmopolitan and picturesquely placed by the sea, the city is home to one of northeast Asia's leading logistics hubs, while its port also lays claim to being the seventh largest in the world.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am