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  • Jul 27, 2014
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Chinese leftists dumbfounded by lack of official support after Mao Yushi speech

The renowned liberal Mao Yushi has for many years been a hate figure for Chinese leftists for his vocal criticism of Mao Zedong's legacy.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Shenyang man impersonated official, thinking he could do a better job

It took Zhao Xiyong, a 58-year-old Shenyang native, three years to rise from being a nobody to a vice-ministerial-level civil servant. He inspected six provinces, held countless meetings and gave speeches, but it was all a sham. Last month, Zhao was arrested for impersonating a national official.

5 Apr 2013 - 4:38am

Tremor felt in downtown Shenyang after underground explosion

An explosion in an underground pedestrian walkway injured five people and halted traffic in a busy downtown intersection in Shenyang in northern China on Monday morning.

4 Mar 2013 - 1:18pm

Opera singer Shenyang promotes Western classical music on mainland

After being discovered in 2007 by opera singer Renee Fleming, winning the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World award and debuting at New York's Metropolitan Opera that same year, bass-baritone superstar Shenyang has set his sights on promoting classical music on the mainland.

20 Jan 2013 - 3:50am

Who said it?

The government is building these grand stadiums … but most of them have no idea how to manage a theatre

Classical singer Shenyang on the struggles of China's opera scene


I only stayed naked in front of everyone six to seven minutes, but I felt I had lost all dignity

20 Jan 2013 - 2:07am

‘Civil Servant’s Notebook’ author sheds light on dark side of power in China

“Politics is an ugly business,” says an official in Chinese author Wang Xiaofang’s novel, The Civil Servant’s Notebook. “You always need to keep a knife in reserve, even for your own boss.”

Delving into the darkness of Chinese bureaucracy, Wang depicts a world of intrigue where those at the top lose sight of their principles in the race for political power.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Toothpick sellers fined for lacking logging licence

With reports of toothpick sellers being fined thousands of yuan for not having a logging licence, hundreds of owners of small shops in the provincial capital of Liaoning have chosen to close their doors for fears they could be the next victim of a city government crackdown.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:10pm

Great malls of China lead the market

Half the shopping space being built in the world is in China, according to a new research report by an international property consultant.

Some 29.6 million square metres of shopping centres are now under construction globally - equivalent to the total existing mall space in France, Britain and Germany, according to CBRE's Global ViewPoint report.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Nine-year-old stadium demolished in Shenyang

A massive stadium that cost 800 million yuan to build in 2003 was demolished on Sunday in Shenyang, Liaoning province, triggering public calls about wasted money and resources.

The Green Island Sports Centre was once heralded as the largest indoor soccer stadium in Asia. But authorities decided to raze the stadium because it was not used enough, the China Youth Daily reported.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am