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China's leaning tower 'stable at present'

An ancient Chinese tower tilting at a perilous angle has earned comparisons with Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa and worried a school in its shadow, state media reported Thursday.

Thursday, 29 November, 2012, 4:01pm

'Giant cigarettes' in Shaanxi county draw ridicule from fuming netizens

Zhouzhi county, Xian, in central China’s Shaanxi province, is more famous for its kiwi fruit exports than it is for good architecture, let alone landscaping.

Nevertheless, it was the subject of mass ridicule when photos of the county’s newly designed North Gate entrance surfaced on the internet.

29 Nov 2012 - 4:01pm

Video surfaces of barbaric attack during anti-Japan protests in Xi'an

51-year-old Li Jianli was left paralysed by the attack earlier this month.

26 Sep 2012 - 9:56am

Experts question need for speed in transport policy

Researchers from the mainland's top scientific institution have criticised some government officials' obsession with speed, calling for more resources to be allocated to the development of slower transportation.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Nine killed, 40 injured in Xian blast

At least nine people were killed and almost 40 injured yesterday in a massive explosion - apparently triggered by a gas leak at a small fast-food restaurant - in Xian, the capital of Shaanxi province, local media reported.

15 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Xian's cultural core seeks investors

Qujiang new district, known as Xian's cultural core, is seeking to raise money in Hong Kong to strengthen its role as a cultural hub for western China. At a ceremony yesterday, 21 projects were signed for total investment of 23 billion yuan (HK$28 billion).

27 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Big cities no longer a bright prospect

Many mainlanders believe that all the big opportunities and big money are found in the city.

Liu Yuhang graduated from a nationally known university and works in Guangzhou, a rapidly developing city. His family and friends look up to him as a model of success.

But in reality he struggles every day under the immense financial pressure of life in the big city.

14 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Cities think big - but can they all really win?

As she opens the doors to a new exhibition and conference centre, Sun Sihan, a smartly dressed public-relations official for the city of Zhengzhou, is flushed with pride.

23 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Anti-poverty drive is winning, but there's a long way to go

Seventy-year-old Zhang Shengrong has finally moved out of the cave that was the family home for generations.

His new brick home in Shaanxi's Dengjiapo village, built with the help of a government subsidy and three sons working in the provincial capital, is testament to Beijing's drive to develop the mainland's impoverished west.

12 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

First terracotta warriors dig in 24 years draws a crowd

Thousands of tourists flocked to witness the first excavation of the 2,200-year-old terracotta warriors in Xian in 24 years yesterday, after the previous excavation was cut short due to technical problems.

14 Jun 2009 - 12:00am