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  • Oct 2, 2014
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Teddy Ng

Township chief's trial fires up bloggers

The trial of a Beijing township chief has set the internet abuzz on the mainland, with many internet users asking how a low official could embezzle 200 million yuan (HK$246 million) of government funds.

Saturday, 25 February, 2012, 12:00am

'Sick note' mystery over late show by Wen

Internet users aren't buying Premier Wen Jiabao's explanation of his unusually late visit to the scene of the Wenzhou train crash.

In previous disasters, from snowstorms that brought the south to a standstill in 2007-2008 to the Sichuan earthquake the following summer, Wen was the first senior official on the scene.

29 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Fugitive Lai Changxing back and under arrest

China's most-wanted fugitive was arrested yesterday after being returned to China from Canada, where he lived for 12 years.

Lai Changxing, the chief suspect in a smuggling operation in Xiamen, Fujian province, involving an estimated 50 billion yuan (HK$60.5 billion), was escorted by two Chinese police officers as he left an Air Canada plane that arrived in Beijing at 4.32pm.

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Who's behind the curtain in row 61?

Some passengers on board the same flight as Lai Changxing said they could not believe they had been travelling with China's most wanted fugitive, because there were no special security arrangements on the flight.

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am