China Digest, September 26, 2012


12-year-old gives birth

Wednesday, 26 September, 2012, 3:19am

Sino-Japanese ties fraught as Diaoyu protests continue on mainland

Diaoyu, the biggest of the Diaoyu Islands. Photo: Reuters

Anti-Japanese protests continued on the mainland yesterday despite state media's playing down of rallies held in several big cities on Sunday.

Several hundred people took to the streets in Shijiazhuang , in Hebei province , waving flags and banners with slogans in a park opposite the city government's headquarters, China News Service said.

23 Aug 2012 - 2:01pm

Housing compensation activist stays unbowed

Qi Yueying, 49, is digging in her heels amid a stand-off with municipal authorities over the demolition of a historic family farmhouse that lies just beyond the southeastern part of Beijing's Second Ring Road. Police officers and security guards maintain a constant presence outside her home.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

HK a bastion of unhappiness? That's rich

If happiness is a measure of economic success, as China's 12th five-year plan affirms, we could be in trouble.

7 May 2011 - 12:00am

Moderate quake rattles Taiyuan

An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale rattled Taiyuan, the capital of the northern province of Shanxi, late on Saturday night. No casualties were reported, but some buildings were damaged.

7 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Web of deceit lands party young gun in hot water

A deputy secretary of the Communist Youth League committee in Shijiazhuang has been sacked and handed over to prosecutors for allegedly fabricating her age, resume and identity to win promotion and inherit a huge estate that her billionaire lover left to his daughter.

4 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

A woman's lot

Last week, Agence-France Presse reported that a shopping centre in Hebei province had built a women-only car park.

3 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Heavy, early snowfall causes trouble

Heavy snowfall has delayed traffic and disturbed daily life in the northern part of the mainland.

16 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Wen visits Hebei after disastrous snowfall

Premier Wen Jiabao travelled to snowbound Hebei province yesterday to oversee relief efforts as the snowstorm that engulfed northern China turned into a disaster.

13 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Shijiazhuang seeks US$11.5b in investment

The government of Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei province, is inviting US$11.5 billion in foreign investment to fuel economic growth over the next three years.

The city, in the south of Hebei province, yesterday unveiled 100 project proposals covering infrastructure, property, pharmaceuticals, technology and tourism.

1 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Six degrees

Hong Kong would be next most populous nation - if it were to be counted as such - after Honduras now that the population has passed the 7 million mark. The official count of 7,008,900 for last year would put the city at No98, one place above El Salvador ...

15 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Dairy assets sold for 616m yuan

The core assets of the disgraced state-owned dairy giant Sanlu Group were bought by Beijing-based Sanyuan Foods yesterday for 616.5 million yuan (HK$700 million) in a five-minute auction held in a courthouse in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province.

5 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Top court official's vow gives hope to families of milk scandal victims

A senior Supreme People's Court official's promise that mainland courts were ready to accept civil claims over the melamine milk scandal offered a ray of hope for victims' families, lawyers said yesterday.

4 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Inspection team to check on dairies

An inspection team established by the State Council has fanned out to a number of provinces heavily affected by the tainted-milk scandal to step up monitoring of dairy production.

26 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Olympic voices

Wu Shuang , 26, manager of Chongqing-style hotpot restaurant near the 'Bird's Nest'.

9 Aug 2008 - 12:00am