Tang Dynasty

China Digest, February 8, 2013

The former party secretary of Chaohu's civil affairs bureau was sentenced to 10½ years in jail for embezzling 100,000 yuan (HK$124,400) from village coffers in 2005, when he was party chief of Zhonghan town. 

Friday, 8 February, 2013, 4:43am

China Digest, October 4, 2012


Museum to honour spy

4 Oct 2012 - 4:33am

Thwarted July 1 marcher packed off to labour camp

Mainland activist Li Guizhi , who fled illegal detention in her hometown in Hebei last month after trying to attend the July 1 rally in Hong Kong, was sent to a labour camp on Wednesday, a local rights group said.

17 Aug 2012 - 4:00am

Activist's relatives targeted

Relatives of a blind activist who fled a 'black jail' where she was held after mainland authorities refused to let her enter Hong Kong for the July 1 rally have been threatened with prosecution if they do not reveal her whereabouts, a Hong Kong-based rights organisation said.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Probe repeats suicide verdict on Li

A month-long probe by Hunan's provincial authorities into the mysterious death of June 4 dissident Li Wangyang has upheld the previous official verdict that the frail rights activist committed suicide.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Death penalty case back in spotlight

The death penalty case of Yao Jiaxin has again attracted media attention after the parents of Zhang Miao sought 200,000 yuan (HK$246,000) in compensation from Yao's parents, eight months after he was executed for killing Zhang.

21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

A matter of life and death ... and justice

It is almost two years since a Shanxi teenager, Zhang Xuping, was sentenced to death for killing the much-feared and much-hated party chief of Xiashuixi village, Li Shiming.

4 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Traveling the Silk Road

Traveling the Silk Road by Mark Norell, Denise Patry Leidy and the American Museum of Natural History Sterling Signature

If nothing else this book, Traveling the Silk Road - Ancient Pathway to the Modern World, leaves the reader with a new appreciation for camels.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Single happiness

Jakii Zhu is among a growing number of women in China who are finding their paths to happiness and financial independence through hard work and a good education rather than a marriage certificate.

19 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Ex-fireman held six 'sex slaves' in his basement

A fireman turned quality-control worker who imprisoned six young women in his basement for almost two years, treating them as sex slaves and killing two of them, had been detained in Henan, mainland media reported yesterday.

23 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Would-be father grabbed children

A tutor who grabbed the hands of two little girls outside a Kowloon Tong kindergarten to 'satisfy his desire to be a father' has been put on probation for two years.

Tang Wai-ho, 30, who suffers from autism and social problems, must also receive psychiatric and psychological treatment as directed by the probation officer, Magistrate Bina Chainrai ordered.

22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Jin Liansheng Gaojia Opera Troupe of Xiamen City

The Chinese opera troupe performs: Wu Zetian: Usurper to the Tang Throne (starring Wu Jingjing, left), a historical play about Wu Zetian who became the only female emperor in Chinese history, Jul 2; and opera excerpts including Lady Zhaojun Going Beyond the Great Wall, Jul 3. Both shows in regional dialect with Chinese and English surtitles.

2 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Sleeping with the enemy

At the gilded gates of a colonial-era mansion in the seaside city of Qingdao, in Shandong province, giggling young couples pose for snapshots, craning their necks to peer in at the sumptuous grounds and gossiping excitedly about the scandalous liaisons of the female billionaire who lived here.

17 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Stop degrading our national colour, delegate says

Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference delegate Wang Quanshu, chairman of the advisory body in Henan, proposed that the government stop using 'yellow' to mean pornography. Across the mainland, there are so-called anti-yellow campaigns. Ask a 10-year-old what yellow means, and his face will go red.

11 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

After months of silence, officials admit deputy party boss has fled

Months of speculation that a senior party official from Anyang , Henan , has become a fugitive from justice have been confirmed.

A report on the city government's official news website on Friday said Anyang's 53-year-old deputy party boss, Li Weimin , had fled to escape a corruption investigation, Xinhua reported.

31 Aug 2010 - 12:00am