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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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