South China University of Technology

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.

Wednesday, 27 June, 2012, 12:00am

Grants go to rich as well as poor

'The day I started university, a senior schoolmate told me to seize the opportunity to apply for grants,' recalls Li Qing, a third-year undergraduate at South China University of Technology.

'I was quite confused, because my family is totally capable of supporting my studies. But now, I understand why they suggested it.'

15 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Institutions are named for fee scams

The mainland has named and shamed the first batch of eight schools for arbitrarily charging a total of 22.7 million yuan, as the central government struggles to streamline fees to make education accessible to more people.

20 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Strong work ethic helps TCL chairman become TV celebrity

TV OR NO TV? That is an easy question to answer for Tomson Li Dongsheng, chairman of one of the mainland's largest television set makers, TCL International Holdings.

As an entrepreneur who has been engaged in electrical appliance manufacturing for about two decades, Mr Li thinks and breathes TVs, but he is hardly a couch potato.

9 Apr 2003 - 12:00am