Vice-mayor murdered by his brother-in-law

A vice-mayor of Datong, a city in Shanxi known as China's 'coal capital', was killed by a brother-in-law on Saturday night, the city government said.

Tuesday, 21 February, 2012, 12:00am

Corridors of power buzzing with sex scandal

Mixing sex and politics brews great scandals and mainland leaders have recently had plenty of them on their hands. But none has set the corridors of power in Beijing more abuzz than the scandal that led to the sacking of vice-mayor Liu Zhihua .

3 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Security watertight at briefing

The briefing on construction plans for Olympic venues to which 20 Beijing residents were selected to attend turned out to be more like a top-level security meeting.

10 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Free lunches end for sacked, demoted mainland officials

A number of top education officials in Guangdong have been sacked or demoted for squandering public funds, much of it on free meals.

17 Jul 2004 - 12:00am