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Deadly factory fire, PLA jet crash strike Shantou

Twin disasters befell Shantou in Guangdong yesterday, as 14 young women died in a factory fire and an army jet crashed, injuring four people.

Wednesday, 5 December, 2012, 3:38am

Four injured as fighter jet crashes in Shantou

A Chinese fighter jet crashed in a southern Chinese city of Shantou on Tuesday, sparking a fire that injured at least four people, reports said.

4 Dec 2012 - 9:45pm

Cultural Revolution museum draws foreigners from Brazil, America

A museum in Guangdong that commemorates the victims of the Cultural Revolution has been drawing visitors from as far away as Brazil and America.

Many of the foreigners are descendants of the millions of Chinese who died during one of the most destructive periods in China's history.

18 Aug 2012 - 11:09am

Graft-busting campaign hits smaller cities

Eight mid-level Shantou officials have been arrested for allegedly taking millions of yuan in bribes as part of an anti-graft campaign in Guangdong that analysts say is spreading to second-tier cities.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Seven detained in assault of students

Local police have detained at least seven suspects in the attack of more than 10 middle-school students in Shantou, Guangdong province, on Sunday.

There is widespread speculation among local residents and internet users that the incident is linked to a local tycoon's family, which the police has denied.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Wary Haimen waits for answers on power plant

After a week of protests in front of the Haimen town government complex and the nearby Shenzhen-Shantou expressway, people are resuming the normal routines of small-town life.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Police use tear gas on third day of protest

Several thousand furious residents confronted riot police in Haimen township, Shantou, for a third day yesterday. The authorities tried to drive them away with volleys of tear gas.

23 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Protests rage in Haimen despite huge police presence

Broken beer bottles, bricks, stones and masks used to protect protesters from tear gas littered the streets of the township of Haimen, in Shantou, eastern Guangdong, yesterday as several thousand angry residents staged a second day of protests against plans to build another large power plant nearby.

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Protesters halt power plant

Thousands of residents clashed with police yesterday in the Guangdong coastal town of Haimen, near Shantou - inspired in part by unrest in the village of Wukan, 115 kilometres away.

21 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Third of toys tested too toxic for children

Nearly a third of the toys on store shelves contain heavy metals and about 10 per cent have lead levels that exceed national safety standards, Greenpeace said in a report released in Hong Kong yesterday.

8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am