Sally Wang

Thinking outside the box

For nine-year-old Shenzhen boy Cao Hua, school classes start at 3pm sharp - when his father, Cao Yingqiu, a professional investor, finishes monitoring the mainland's stock market online. Earlier in the day, Hua reads books and does his homework.

Monday, 30 July, 2012, 12:00am

Typhoon sets back Shenzhen's greening

Severe Typhoon Vicente damaged 115,000 trees in Shenzhen, including 30,000 that were uprooted, leaving the city with its biggest clean-up challenge in decades.

By comparison, Vicente felled about 1,000 trees when it slammed into Hong Kong on Monday night.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Official in fatal case of hit-and-run in Jiangsu

A senior political adviser in Jiangyan city, Jiangsu, was involved in what seems to be a fatal hit-and-run traffic accident over the weekend.

That has prompted questions about whether abuses of government power or resources are involved.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Former chair of Nanshan CPPCC said to be in US

A top political adviser from Shenzhen's Nanshan district who is being investigated by a party discipline committee is now in the US, a family member has told a local newspaper.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Classically framed

Teachers at Luming School in eastern Shenzhen start every class with the same instruction: 'Children, read after me.'

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

Hostage drama sparked by toilet row

A man who held a female deputy county chief hostage for nine hours on Tuesday in the eastern province of Zhejiang was unhappy that public toilets had been built in front of his home, state media reported.

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

Tycoons seek wives in dating contest

More than 300 women are vying to tie the knot with one of 11 super rich men in a contest that takes the dating game to a whole new level.

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

Culture industry displays 3,000 projects at fair

The mainland has introduced more than 3,000 cultural projects during the four-day International Cultural Industries Fair that ends today in Shenzhen, in an effort to draw investment and financing from home and abroad.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am

A tale of two cities trying to integrate

A young Guangzhou couple trying to buy a flat in Foshan's Wanke Wonderland housing complex soon found out that integration between the two cities goes only so far.

'If you don't have tax proof or social insurance registered in Foshan, forget about buying houses here,' a real estate agent told the couple as he turned them away.

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Wukan committee off to a rocky start

The village committee in Wukan, Guangdong, elected by universal suffrage and hailed as a milestone for grass-roots democracy on the mainland, swung into action yesterday after an inauguration ceremony.

But the administration is facing a bumpy start, as most financial records and administrative documents from the past have disappeared.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Safety down the tube

Lying on the hospital bed, Chen Xilong stared blankly at passers-by. His eyes were dull. He tried to move his head but was too weak. When tested on his ability to calculate, he could add one-digit numbers. But when asked a simple calculation - 'how much is two times two?' - he could not answer. He couldn't sit up or eat by himself. He wore adult diapers.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Suspect in bank blast seen on video

Wuhan police yesterday released online three photos of a suspect in a deadly bank explosion on Thursday, and 100,000 yuan (HK$122,000) was offered for tips leading to the man's arrest.

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Woman who rescued toddler receives award

Chen Xianmei, the rubbish scavenger who came to the aid of a two-year-old girl who was run over by two vehicles and ignored by more than a dozen passers-by in Foshan, Guangdong, on Thursday, has been awarded 20,000 yuan (HK$24,000) by local governments.

19 Oct 2011 - 12:00am