New probe of June 4 activist's death launched

Hunan provincial authorities have launched a new probe into the suspicious death of June 4 activist Li Wangyang, calling in a team of criminal investigators.

Friday, 15 June, 2012, 12:00am

More vehicles escape idling ban

The director of environmental protection has quietly exercised discretionary powers to introduce a new exemption to the already much diluted ban on idling engines.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Skyline filled by iconic projects

The fast-changing skyline of Chengdu will see another transformation with the completion of several iconic projects within the next few years.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

Personally, I like to hang out with people who are willing to expose their merits and flaws

Zhao Qizheng, spokesman for the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference

I now believe with all my heart that it's not a good idea to put your child on public display

John Ramsey, father of JonBenet Ramsey (above), who was murdered in 1996

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Villagers stage sit-in after being blamed for violence

Thousands of residents rallied in Wukan village, Guangdong, yesterday to protest against the authorities' branding of previous petitions as illegal. They vowed not to budge in their fight against corrupt officials.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

Ocean Park's August was best month in 34 years

August saw Ocean Park's highest monthly attendance in its 34 years, with a turnout of more than 900,000 visitors. Numbers were driven up by two recently opened attractions and growing interest from mainland visitors, a spokesman said.

Man in critical condition after gang attack in TST

3 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Greentown shares dive on news of probe

Shares of debt-laden property developer Greentown China Holdings plunged 16.23 per cent yesterday on reports the mainland banking regulator had asked trust companies to report their exposure to the Hangzhou-based company.

23 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Flash it, cash it, or stash it

On a rain-drenched evening, under Times Square's sheltered entrance, we grabbed quotes from Hong Kong residents who were not only eligible but ready and eager to get their HK$6,000 tax rebate from the government. Even those who weren't going to benefit had a sense of the excitement for friends and relatives who were eligible.

5 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Prime location for business

The opening of the Light Rail No 1 Line in Wuhan in July last year is expected to speed the development of the city's new riverside business district by the Yangtze River, which is now directly connected to the downtown area of Hankou.

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Sack for the 'I believe it anyway' spokesman

A Ministry of Railways spokesman was dismissed yesterday after his explanation about the Wenzhou train crash caused an outcry.

Xinhua released a one-sentence report saying the ministry had dismissed WangYongping (pictured), without giving an explanation.

Mainland internet users reacted furiously to remarks made by Wang at a press conference about the crash.

17 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Illegal workers and bosses arrested in raids

Immigration officers arrested eight suspected illegal workers and 11 employers in two days of raids this week.

29 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Hopes rise for girl pulled from wreckage

The young girl plucked from the wreckage of Saturday's high-speed rail crash 21 hours after the accident regained consciousness yesterday morning and was in a relatively stable condition, medical authorities said.

26 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Long-neglected SMEs dubious of promised policy overhaul

In what might otherwise have been hailed as big news, a State Council announcement on Thursday that it was 'actively preparing' to set up a task force to work out policy incentives for small and medium-sized enterprises was met with relative apathy.

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Ban on Islamic dress sparked Uygur attack

Local residents believe that an attempt by the authorities in Hotan, Xinjiang, to gradually ban local Uygur women from wearing black veils and traditional Islamic black outfits was one of the main triggers of a deadly attack at a local police station on Monday.

22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Xinjiang police 'shot dead 14 thugs'

Xinjiang authorities said yesterday that 14 'thugs' were shot dead by police and four arrested during Monday's 'terrorist attack' on a police station in Hotan, raising the death toll in the clash to 18.

The four previously acknowledged killed at the Nuerbage police station were a paramilitary police officer, a police assistant and two civilians.

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am