Rugged terrain is a treat

The Great Wall at Huangya Pass weaves across the northern tip of Tianjin municipality, a 45-minute drive north of Jixian County, where the same range culminates in the Pan Shan Buddhist peaks.

Tuesday, 7 June, 2011, 12:00am

Steamed perfection

Tianjin is not synonymous with food culture, but that's a problem of perception, not fact. Tianjin steamed buns, fried cakes, soft tofu and a variety of other yummy treats are some of the most delicious, satisfying and culturally interesting edibles you will find anywhere.

7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am


China agrees to develop crude oil reserves

7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

China criticised yet again

International criticism of China's human rights record issues got a little louder yesterday as the leaders of several European political parties warned that relations with Beijing would be adversely affected if the nation does not make changes to better safeguard such rights.

17 May 2011 - 12:00am

Cultural exchange puts a risky price on art

This spring, Lu Yongsheng, a novice investor in fine art, increased his investment sixfold in less than a month by trading on the Tianjin Cultural Artwork Exchange, the second organisation in the world to list shares in individual works of art.

15 May 2011 - 12:00am

Move over TV spies, it's party time

Television spies and criminals on the mainland will have to make way for Communist Party heroes - at least for the next three months.

Mainland authorities have ordered satellite TV networks to take spy and crime dramas off the air for the next three months, as the party gears up for the 90th anniversary of its founding on July 1.

6 May 2011 - 12:00am

Professor hired in Tianjin faced charges in US

A Tianjin University professor lured back to China from the United States under a government programme to recruit global talent was accused of indecent solicitation of an underage girl during a police sting in Illinois nearly five years ago, an official report said yesterday.

4 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Blind masseur yearns for day he can prove himself to detractors

Lu Baoxing, 37, a visually impaired massage therapist based in Guangzhou, has just passed yet another Lunar New Year without returning for a family reunion in Hanzhong, Shaanxi. It was the third New Year he had decided against going home. He has a two-year-old son whom he has never met before.

27 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Two foreign freighters collide off Shandong

All 49 crew on two foreign cargo ships that collided off the Shandong coast yesterday morning were rescued, Xinhua reported.

The Maritime Bureau in Weihai, a port city in the eastern province, said it received reports at about 2.30am that a Panamanian ship had collided with a Maltese vessel and that both were seriously damaged.

30 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Eyes wide shut

I hope, as you read this, Megi has passed and left you and yours unscathed. Depending on how close the super typhoon came - this column went to print on Thursday - you may have had to take precautions. Perhaps you put up storm shutters, cleared your garden or rooftop of loose objects or bought extra supplies in.

24 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Diaspora diaries

He's been voted the world's best lord mayor, he's had a rap song, John So, he's our bro', written in his honour and he received a bigger cheer than Queen Elizabeth II at the opening of the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

26 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Powerlong 'seizes' first-tier cities with Mao's guerilla tactic

'Encircling the cities from the countryside and finally capturing them' was a key guerilla warfare tactic employed by Mao Zedong in his campaigns against the Kuomintang. It is now being resurrected by Fujian-based real estate developer Powerlong Real Estate Holdings.

14 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

R&F Properties ignores cooling measures to net most expensive Tianjin site for 7b yuan

Beijing's cooling measures for the mainland property market did not keep Guangzhou R&F Properties away from buying the most expensive site in Tianjin on Wednesday.

30 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Four pedicab drivers kill themselves in protest

Nine Tianjin tricycle drivers lay in front of an express train, in a suicide protest against a county government's decision to ban unemployed workers from making a living from tricycles as pedicabs.

Four died and five were seriously injured when they were hit by a train travelling on the line between Beijing and Shanghai at about 8pm on Monday night, Xinhua reported.

30 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The article headlined 'Minority shareholders reject Tianjin Port's plan' on Thursday failed to mention that the proposal voted down was one of seven resolutions put to the Tianjin Port Development extraordinary general meeting on July 15. The other six were approved by the shareholders.

18 Jul 2009 - 12:00am