Test of mettle for million seeking an iron rice bowl

Almost a million people sat the civil service entry examination yesterday, down slightly from last year's record figure but still a clear demonstration of the draw of the 'iron rice bowl'.

Monday, 28 November, 2011, 12:00am

Cover-up feared after inquiry 'deadline' passes

Public anger has resurfaced over the Wenzhou high-speed train collision and the continued delay in releasing the findings of an investigation into the disaster nearly four months ago that claimed 40 lives.

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Ai Weiwei photographs in 'pornography' probe

Artist-activist Ai Weiwei says he is being investigated by police over a series of alleged 'pornographic' photographs posted on the internet more than a year ago.

His assistant who took the photos, Zhao Zhao, said he was quizzed by officers for several hours on Thursday. 'They asked if I took the photographs and I said yes,' Zhao said.

19 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Goods destroyed to publicise war on fakes

Nearly 200 mainland cities publicly destroyed tens of millions of fake and substandard goods yesterday as part of a major publicity drive intended to rein in the country's booming counterfeiting industry.

7 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Operator admits human error

Shanghai Metro, under renewed fire after admitting human error was the cause of Tuesday's train collision, yesterday posted a fresh apology for the accident, thanking the company's critics for their 'scolding'.

30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

'I was sure it had to be a dream'

The last thing Giovanni Pan recalls of the fateful train journey to Wenzhou over two weeks ago was hugging his girlfriend as they approached the station, as rain streamed down the windows of their carriage.

9 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Politburo tackles social unrest

A Politburo meeting chaired by President Hu Jintao yesterday discussed ways to 'strengthen and innovate' social management, state media reported.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am