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Wuchang District

Meet the Wuhan millionaire who chooses rags over riches

Yu Youzhen, pictured on the Wuhan Evening News newspaper. Photo: SCMP Pictures

A Wuhan woman who owns property investments worth tens of millions of yuan chooses to spend her days as a street cleaner, in a bid to teach her children the virtues of hard work.

Thursday, 3 January, 2013, 2:33pm

Centenary celebrations

China's 1911 revolution started 100 years ago today. It would go on to overthrow the Qing dynasty and 2,000 years of imperial rule.

The historic event is also known as the Xinhai revolution.

October 10 was celebrated as National Day on the mainland until the victory of communism in 1949. The day continues to be celebrated in Taiwan.

10 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Everyday items from 1911 take on rich new meaning

Images depicting the downfall of the Qing dynasty 100 years ago would probably have been left to rot in a dark attic had it not been for the keen eye of photographer William Cho Hung-fook.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Briefs

Expo Centre scheduled for October start

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Rising to the occasion

Wuhan is the largest city in central China, covering an area of 8,498 square kilometres with a population of 9.79 million. It was created in 1927 by combining three nearby cities (Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang), when the Nationalist government relocated its capital there from Guangzhou.

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

52m visitors boost revenue

The development of Wuhan's tourism industry has moved into high gear in recent years, as traditional attractions have been complemented with a modern tourism infrastructure. This improvement has transformed the city from a tourism distribution centre into a favourable destination in its own right.

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Foreigners enjoy culture

Wuhan is attractive to foreigners because, unlike large cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, Chinese culture is well preserved and the cost of living is lower, according to Yang Fan, owner of Wuhan's largest English-language website for the expat community.

Yang founded Wuhantime.com in 2004 to help the city's expats connect with their peers and locals.

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The wrong Chinese characters were used for the city of Wuchang in a photo caption on page A5 on Saturday. They should have read .

16 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Families forced out in the cold

Wuhan dormitory dwellers tell of campaign of harassment to get them to make way for luxury estate

Authorities in Wuhan are trying to force more than 70 families to leave former state-owned factory dormitories in the Hubei capital to make way for an upmarket redevelopment, residents say.

14 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Getting There

Wuhan is easily reached from Hong Kong by plane or train.

Dragonair has an afternoon flight every Thursday, and evening flights on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Call (852) 3193 3888 or go to www.dragonair.com

9 May 2005 - 12:00am

Three kingdoms

There is history for the eyes to feast on in this part of China

The capital of Hubei province, Wuhan is actually a combination of three -

9 May 2005 - 12:00am

Victim stabbed in abdomen as he attends youth event in Wuhan

An American teacher was stabbed to death while attending a Christian youth meeting in Wuhan, a newspaper reported yesterday.

The victim was identified as Bruce Morrison, a 37-year-old instructor at the Hubei Institute of Technology.

6 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Train passengers crushed to death in Lunar New Year rush

THREE migrant workers were crushed to death in trains or on railway station platforms in Hubei province, the first reported railway deaths during the annual Lunar New Year rush.

27 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Hwa Kay Thai Wuhan rail deal blow to Wharf

WHARF (Holdings) has suffered a setback in its pursuit of infrastructure projects in China's inland industrial hub, Wuhan, after the revelation that Hwa Kay Thai Holdings is investing $3.2 billion in an elevated railway project there.

10 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Railway deal soon

HWA Kay Thai Holdings expects to soon obtain preliminary agreement for a build-operate-transfer project for a 16-kilometre elevated urban railway in Wuhan.

6 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

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