I'll swim in moat to show it's not polluted, says Shaoxing mayor

A boat sails past snow-covered residences alongside an intracity waterway in Shaoxing, east China's Zhejiang Province. Photo: Xinhua

Last month, local residents of the coastal Zhejiang province said on microblogging website they would offer environmental officials as much as 300,000 yuan if they swam in polluted rivers. Shaoxing mayor Qian Jianmin’s pledge to swim in the city’s moat appears to be the first firm response to the challenge.

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Chinese cooking wines

Pagoda Aged Shao Hsing Chia Fan Chiew

9 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Collective penalties to scare off dopers

Teammates to pay for individual offences

Mainland athletes failing dope tests ahead of the Games face harsh, unprecedented punishments - and they will affect more than just the individual involved.

3 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Shanghai Shaoxing Opera Group

The group perform The Dream of the Red Mansion (Fri, 7.30pm), excerpts from Yue operas (Sat, 2.30pm), To Love and Love Not (Sat, 7.30pm) and Zhao's Orphan (Jul 15, 7.30pm). Zhao Zhigang and Sun Zhijun (left) are the principal actors. In Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles. HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

8 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

Due to an editing error, a picture caption on B1 yesterday, 'Zhejiang road project stalls', misreported the delay affecting Zhejiang Expressway's Jiaxing-Shaoxing project. As reported in the related story on B3, 'Economic curbs hit Zhejiang Expressway', the project's construction start has been delayed from the end of this year to next year.

26 Jul 2005 - 12:00am



Wing Sang, $14

26 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Lai See

reins on a runaway

Despite Beijing's efforts to slow a runaway economy, growth is proving tough to rein in. One idea was to put a stop to unnecessary construction and choke off bank lending in the hope of cooling what smells like a bubble in the making.

20 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Family values fiery toast to all those fine old cannibals

THE WRITER Lu Xun, often called the father of modern Chinese literature, made his mark with his first story, Diary of a Madman, more than 80 years ago. It is a tale of a man convinced he is surrounded by cannibals but its point is that society is mad - and often destructive. If Lu Xun were around today, he might see some reassuring signs of madness as well.

30 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Special zone drawing foreign-backed firms

When Japan's Fukui Chamber of Commerce and Industry wanted to set up an industrial park in Zhejiang province, it opted for Shaoxing Economic and Technological Zone after more than a year of hard work examining other zones in Hangzhou and neighbouring cities Xiaoshan and Ningbo.

13 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Silk leader spins profit from cuts

Zhejiang Shaoxing Silk Printing Mill has been trimming production over the past few years.

Being smaller has done no harm to the silk dyeing factory - one of two highly-regarded industrial models in Zhejiang province. The other is Zhenhai Refining & Chemical Co, in Ningbo, which lists H shares in Hong Kong.

13 Mar 1997 - 12:00am