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Qinghai party chief Qiang Wei is set to head Jiangxi province, sources say

Qiang Wei. Photo: Xinhau

Qinghai party chief Qiang Wei is set to become the top Communist Party official in the eastern province of Jiangxi, two independent sources say, as part of the mainland's ongoing provincial leadership reshuffle.

Tuesday, 19 March, 2013, 5:03am

Tibetan jailed in Qinghai for 'goading' monk who called off self-immolation

A court in a Tibetan area yesterday convicted a man of intentional homicide and inciting secession for "goading" a monk to set himself on fire, state media reported, even though the monk did not follow through.

Xinhua said the man, named as Phagpa, was sentenced to 13 years in jail by the court in Qinghai province.

9 Feb 2013 - 4:06am

China convicts man over self-immolation ‘goading’

Exiled Tibetan Buddhist monks walk past photos of Tibetan protesters as they participate in a candlelit vigil to show solidarity with Tibetans in Tibet. Photo: AP

A Chinese court in a Tibetan area convicted a man of intentional homicide and inciting secession on Friday for “goading” a monk to set himself on fire.

8 Feb 2013 - 4:50pm

Qinghai officials crack down on Church of Almighty God cult

Harry's view

Authorities on the mainland have stepped up their crackdown on a radical religious sect promising salvation to people who give up their belongings before "doomsday" strikes on Friday.

17 Dec 2012 - 5:56am

Wild and wonderful

VENTURING INTO the far-flung parts of China was once the exclusive preserve of backpackers - the only people with enough reserves of time and fortitude to endure the bumpy journeys, filthy hotels, ill-informed guides and mediocre food.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

New questions after transparency drive

The Red Cross Society of China's move to improve transparency and the image of the charitable organisation by publishing information on donations and expenditure online raised more questions yesterday - just one day after its launch.

2 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Officials hand out gagging order to HK team coach

Shen Jinkang was honoured yesterday for his services as coach of the Hong Kong team but he can't talk about the sport, his success or his charges after being muzzled by the cycling association.

2 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Listing pioneer Zhejiang Glass faces bankruptcy

Zhejiang Glass, the first privately owned mainland company to join the Hong Kong stock market, may be plunged into bankruptcy and sold off to state-owned enterprises under plans drawn up by a local government and state-backed banks.

18 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

From a tent, couple count their blessings and offer medical care

Medicine bottles sit in rows in a tent that serves as both a small pharmacy run by Dr Song Xiaobin and his wife, Wang Qijuan, in Yushu, and as their bedroom. It's been an unusual year, and the couple are counting their blessings.

15 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Yushu still struggling, one year after quake

'Toil for three years and you will leapfrog ahead by 20 years' is the government slogan to motivate reconstruction of Yushu prefecture.

But many Yushu residents have begun to wonder if the promise was realistic.

On this day last year, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake killed at least 2,700 people and flattened 200,000 homes.

14 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Youth orchestra used to attract visitors

The northwestern hinterland of Qinghai used music to vie for attention at the World Expo in Shanghai yesterday, with a youth orchestra taking centre stage at its pavilion.

3 May 2010 - 12:00am

Former bankers parlay Yushu travels into a fund-raising opportunity for quake victims

Three former bankers who fell in love with the scenery and people of Yushu three years ago are selling their travel photos to raise funds for the earthquake-hit Qinghai region.

Christophe Grosperrin, Yann Muzika and Laurent de Meyere visited Yushu in 2007 for the traditional Tibetan summer festival and were taken by the beautiful landscape and friendliness of villagers.

30 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Blank faces return to school amid the prayers

'We have confidence, we have hope. We will give all our love to you,' schoolchildren from the No 3 Yushu Primary School sang, with blank, unsmiling faces.

Yesterday was their first day back at school since the powerful earthquake struck Yushu county in Qinghai last Wednesday.

20 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Western regions declare war on pornography

8 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Drunken mob of migrant workers blamed for attack on police station

A mob led by drunken brawlers attacked a police station in Qinghai twice in a day, smashing public facilities and injuring several officers, Xinhua and local police said yesterday.

30 Mar 2009 - 12:00am