Deadly factory fire, PLA jet crash strike Shantou

The tailfin of the crashed PLA fighter jet, silhouetted by flames; smoke (centre) rises over Jinping; right, a victim of the crash is carried away on a stretcher. Photos: SCMP

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

An injured person is carried away from the crash site. Photo: Sina Weibo

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

New airport lifts region's hope for better economy

A new airport scheduled to open in geographically isolated eastern Guangdong next month may help boost the local economy, which has long trailed behind its western neighbour, officials say.

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Urbanising Guangdong most populous region

Guangdong has replaced the central province of Henan as the mainland's most populous region as a result of rapid industrialisation and urbanisation in the past decade.

30 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Teens held after woman in car killed by stone

Police in Guangdong have detained three teenagers for allegedly hurling stones at vehicles on an expressway, causing the death of the young widow of a Shenzhen singer renowned for his dedication to the underprivileged.

18 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Guangdong police seize huge haul of illegal guns

Guangdong police busted the biggest illegal gun factory in a decade, confiscating more than 113,000 guns bound for the local mafia and well-off clients.

Xinhua reported yesterday that the second platoon of the Guangdong border maritime police raided a large illegal weapons operation during the National Day holidays in Shantou .

21 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

HK Airlines to begin daily Shantou service

Hong Kong Airlines announced yesterday that it would start a new service between Hong Kong and Shantou at the end of April as it seeks to cash in on growing tourist and business traffic on the route.

The daily Boeing 737-800 service, with a two-class configuration of eight seats in the front and 154 in economy, will begin on April 30.

17 Apr 2010 - 12:00am