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Shaanxi schoolboy slits classmate's throat after fight

What began as a playful scuffle between two boys at a Shaanxi secondary school spiralled into tragedy on Tuesday.

Thursday, 9 May, 2013, 5:53pm

Chinese drive to create vast vineyards spark concern

Pandas' habitats would be damaged through deforestation in regions suitable if winegrowing unless controls are put in place. Photo: Reuters

Shenzhen businessman Peng Weijian has an insatiable curiosity when it comes to wine. For more than a decade he has travelled the globe tasting the products of grapes from many regions.

6 May 2013 - 5:22am 8 comments

Outrage among lawyers after official calls them 'cowards'

Lawyers throughout China reacted angrily to Hu Shimin's comments. (Photo: SCMP Pictures)

A local Communist Party official’s denigration of lawyers as cowardly has caused uproar among legal practitioners in China.

Hu Shimin, in charge of legal affairs in Weishi county in Henan called lawyers, "cowards," for having to deal with local citizens petitioning his superiors. By exposing incompetence or corruption, petitioners can often embarrass lower level authorities.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Talking points

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives in Washington for talks that will be watched closely in Beijing. Abe, who will meet US President Barack Obama for the first time tomorrow, is expected to seek to strengthen the Japanese alliance with the US amid tension with China.

21 Feb 2013 - 5:46am

'It's not my father': says devastated daughter after Shaanxi crematorium blunder

A Chinese man tends to a grave of a family member at a cemetary in Beijing. Photo: AFP

A woman in China's northwestern Shaanxi province, mourning her dead father Liu Bin, was devastated to discover that the wrong body was cremated after his funeral in Fuping county earlier this month, the Shaanxi-based Chinese Business View reported on Friday.

26 Jan 2013 - 1:39pm

Briefs, December 23, 2012

An anthology of 100 bamboo-themed Chinese poems has been published that features a foreword and a poem by former president Jiang Zemin.

23 Dec 2012 - 5:26am

'Giant cigarettes' in Shaanxi county draw ridicule from fuming netizens

The "giant cigarettes" welcoming visitors to Zhouzhi County. Photo: Screenshot/Chinanews.com

Zhouzhi county, Xian, in central China’s Shaanxi province, is more famous for its kiwi fruit exports than it is for good architecture, let alone landscaping.

Nevertheless, it was the subject of mass ridicule when photos of the county’s newly designed North Gate entrance surfaced on the internet.

29 Nov 2012 - 4:01pm

Zhao Leji a man whose time has come

Illustration: Henry Wong

Shaanxi party secretary Zhao Leji is a strong candidate to become the Communist Party's personnel chief following the leadership transition at its 18th national congress next month.

29 Oct 2012 - 5:35am

Shaanxi dormitory fire kills 12 workers, injures 24

Chinese state media say a fire in a workers’ dormitory has killed 12 people and injured 24 others in northwestern China.

The official Xinhua News Agency says the fire broke out early Wednesday in a dormitory for workers on a water diversion project in Shaanxi province. It did not report the cause.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Shaming the smiles of officials, and the watches on their wrists

The fatal bus-truck collision. Photo: AP

It seems like every week brings another reason for mainland officials to turn their smiles into frowns. Now cadres are learning that one careless grin in public, say, while surveying a disaster scene, can bring a lot of grief.

2 Sep 2012 - 4:48am

First thing China, August 27

Guangzhou's deputy head of police is currently under investigation for "serious discipline violations", local media reported late Sunday night.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:05pm

36 die in fiery inferno as sleeper coach hits tanker in northwestern China

Police and rescuers inspect the charred wrecks of the bus and tanker on the expressway near Yanan , Shaanxi province. Photo: AP

At least 36 people died and two were in critical condition when a double-decker coach was engulfed in a fire ball after it slammed into the back of a tanker truck full of formaldehyde in Shaanxi province yesterday.

27 Aug 2012 - 7:36am

Concrete facts of man under a cloud

Zhang Jimin, chairman of West China Cement, is caught in a war of words with US short seller Glaucus Research Group that threatens to upset the Chinese company's deal with Italy-listed firm Italcementi Group.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:29pm

The Majesty of All Under Heaven: The Eternal Realm of China's First Emperor

Exhibition of Qin dynasty (221-207BC) cultural relics brought in from Shaanxi province (including a terracotta armoured junior officer, left) that also features six tie-in multimedia programmes that help explain the history, culture and stories behind the figures.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:16pm

Dispatches from Crazytown

Dispatches from Crazytown by Chris McElwain Amazon Digital Services (e-book)

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am