Shi Jiangtao

Thousands demand Li Wangyang probe

Thousands of protesters demanding an investigation into the death of Tiananmen dissident Li Wangyang marched on the central government's liaison office yesterday.

Monday, 11 June, 2012, 12:00am

Post picks up five prizes in Asia editorial awards

The South China Morning Post and Sunday Morning Post won five prizes and six honourable mentions in this year's Society of Publishers in Asia Editorial Awards.

The SCMP dominated in the reporting breaking news category, with China correspondent Shi Jiangtao and former correspondent Will Clem winning the award for excellence for their reports on the Wenzhou rail disaster.

8 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Zhang mulls libel action over paid-sex allegation

Film star Zhang Ziyi said she visited Hong Kong yesterday, following media reports she had been barred from leaving the mainland because of an alleged relationship with disgraced princeling-politician Bo Xilai .

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

Anger over toxic plant reopening

The future of a petrochemical plant in Dalian that was at the centre of a toxic pollution scare four months ago is again shrouded in uncertainty, with the local government confirming that the controversial project has been allowed to resume production despite widespread opposition.

31 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Rebuilding 99pc done, officials declare

Sichuan authorities have claimed victory in the rebuilding of earthquake-ravaged areas despite glaring inadequacies and key questions that remain unanswered more than three years after the country's worst natural disaster in decades.

15 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Plane beats train, but winning isn't everything; If you want to travel in style, take the train

Two South China Morning Post reporters yesterday pitted the new high-speed Shanghai-to-Beijing train against an airliner and discovered that although taking to the skies had the edge for speed, rail won out for comfort and convenience.

1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

The lake with no water

Tens of thousands of people in the central province of Jiangxi have been caught unprepared by the nation's worst drought in 50 years.

Villagers living around Poyang Lake say they have never experienced such a severe water shortage, which has ruined their crops.

30 May 2011 - 12:00am

Villagers see activist as their hero

Luo Jinzhi said she could not remember how many times she had embarked on the same road to voice grievances on behalf of her fellow villagers.

25 May 2011 - 12:00am

Mountain pupils hope for shoes and clothes

It is one of China's poorest places in the northwestern most part of Yunnan province.

In Gongshan county, Li Hailong, a third grader at Sijitong village school, dreams of having a pair of new shoes.

Shivering in the winter chill, the barefooted nine-year-old says he wears his worn-out slippers only when he walks to school every morning and returns each afternoon.

28 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Celebrated rail-link picture is a fake

An award-winning photograph, which is often used to reject criticism of building the Qinghai-Tibet rail link, has turned out to be fake.

18 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

New river diversion scheme in Yunnan raises old questions

The Yunnan government's revised plan to divert water from the Jinsha River to save the drought-hit provincial capital, Kunming , and polluted Dianchi Lake seems, at first glance, an improvement on a plan shelved in 2004, but questions remain.

15 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

I was misquoted over state of Pearl River, says water expert

Mainland water expert Ma Jun has denied issuing a widely reported warning on the worsening quality of water in the Pearl River.

10 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

PLA launches anti-graft campaign

Teams are told to clamp down on commercial bribery among senior officers

Graft fighters in the People's Liberation Army have launched a campaign against commercial bribery among senior military officers following a corruption scandal involving a top navy commander, state media reported yesterday.

3 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

More than 100 people killed in string of holiday week accidents

Safety watchdogs have handled a spate of deadly traffic and industrial accidents over the Labour Day holiday, which has seen a record 320 million mainlanders take to the roads and skies.

Two dozen people were killed in accidents on the road - prompting criticism of the system of 'golden week' holidays and calls from some for them to be scrapped.

6 May 2006 - 12:00am

Shanxi seeks to heal its mining scars

Shanxi authorities have vowed to take drastic measures to tackle pollution disasters and massive land subsidence resulting from decades of over-mining, as part of an ambitious plan to revitalise the poverty-stricken province.

17 Mar 2006 - 12:00am