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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

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'

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 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 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

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

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

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