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Wuhan street vendor was 'undercover' chengguan security officer, say authorities

Chengguan officer by day, "undercover" street hawker by night. Photos via Chutian Metropolis Daily

The official, or chengguan as they are more commonly known, was caught selling ceramic mugs on a sidewalk in the Wuhan's Hongshan district on Sunday.

Thursday, 18 July, 2013, 2:59pm

Police in Wuhan build 'haunted house' to train new recruits

A police officer navigates the 'haunted house'. Photo: Screenshot via Sina Weibo

The Wuhan Public Security Bureau’s new “haunted house” is a purpose-built facility literally used for testing the "psychological balance" of new police recruits.

2 May 2013 - 5:41pm

Woman attacked on Wuhan subway after filming noodle-eating passenger

The young woman was photographed eating on a subway train in Wuhan. Photo: Weibo

Citizen Journalism 101: always switch to “silent mode” when secretly taking photos with your smartphone - especially in a crowded subway train.

It was a lesson learned the hard way for a 34-year-old Wuhan resident on Thursday, who was only identified by her last name, Ye.

29 Mar 2013 - 12:09pm 2 comments

Talking points

Japanese, Chinese markets react to US deal

Japanese, Chinese markets react to US deal

4 Jan 2013 - 3:26am

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.

3 Jan 2013 - 2:33pm

Briefs, December 15, 2012

Zhou is a protégé of President Hu Jintao. Photo: Choi Chi-yuk

Zhou Qiang has relinquished his position as party secretary of the standing committee of the Hunan provincial people's congress, Xinhua reported yesterday. 

15 Dec 2012 - 4:32am

Wuhan hospital takes down banner celebrating 40,000 patients

A controversial banner hangs at Wuhan City People's Hospital. Photo: SCMP Pictures

A Wuhan hospital was slammed by netizens after it unveiled a banner outside the building celebrating its total number of in-patients hitting 40,000.

4 Dec 2012 - 3:10pm 1 comment

Wuhan car show under fire for bikini-clad child models

Images depicting very young girls in swimwear attempting to strike seductive poses with cars at a vehicle show have sparked fierce criticism online.

20 Nov 2012 - 4:48am

Mainland housing funds make borrowing easier

Wuhan has joined other mainland cities in easing the terms for loans from municipal housing provident funds. Photo: AP

Housing provident fund loan policies have been amended in more than 20 mainland cities to make it easier for applicants to raise loans, according to Centaline Property Agency.

31 Oct 2012 - 3:08am

Silence surrounds fate of rail executive

China CREC Railway Electrification Bureau Group has been evasive about reports that one of its top executives is under investigation.

The company is a subsidiary of China Railway Group, a major state-owned rail construction firm listed in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

8 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Developer slashes prices by a quarter

Agile Property Holdings yesterday started offering up to 25 per cent discounts on its flats in 10 of its projects in Guangdong province, a trend which is likely to spread as more developers slash prices to stay afloat amid a tight credit environment.

The Guangdong-based developer said the offer would last 20 days.

2 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Face-recognition systems bound for train stations

In a notice briefly posted online, rail authorities said they planned to install face-recognition systems at three major stations on the high-speed line between Beijing and Shanghai to help police identify wanted fugitives, mainland media reported.

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am