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Xinhua News Agency

China's news agency Xinhua tries to be hip and fails

In an effort to bring more transparency to the secretive halls of power in Beijing and China's provincial capitals, state-run news agency Xinhua has launched a database with biographies of China's leading officials.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Xinhua news website applies for Shanghai IPO

Xinhuanet.com, a news website operated by Xinhua, has applied to hold an initial public offering (IPO) on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) said on its website.

8 Jan 2013 - 4:21am

Xinhua's Twitter account creates uproar on Weibo

Chinese netizens were outraged to find that Xinhua state news agency has been posting on Twitter since March, despite an official block on the Western micro-blog.

11 Dec 2012 - 6:41pm 5 comments

China Digest, September 29, 2012


Shop owners protest fee

29 Sep 2012 - 3:44am

China Digest, September 28, 2012


Salmon raised in caves

Half of all salmon sold in Chongqing food markets for use in making sushi come from mountains near the city, not the ocean, the Chongqing Evening News reports. Fish experts said many of the salmon were raised in freshwater lakes in mountain caves, and the fish are said to be cleaner and tastier than saltwater ones.

28 Sep 2012 - 2:19am

China Digest, September 26, 2012


12-year-old gives birth

A 12-year-old girl gave birth at a hospital in the municipality last week, the Chongqing Economic Times reports. Her daughter was born several weeks premature and remains in intensive care. Police said they detained the girl's 20-year-old boyfriend and planned to file criminal charges.

26 Sep 2012 - 3:19am

China Digest


Rising rents force exodus

4 Sep 2012 - 3:26am

China Digest


Floods damage Great Wall

1 Sep 2012 - 3:40am

China Digest


Writing is off the wall

30 Aug 2012 - 4:11am


Gas blast at coal mine; 50 still trapped

30 Aug 2012 - 4:06am