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

Screenshot of the new Xinhua database on Tuesday.

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 might look to raise a billion yuan, it was reported in 2011., 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

The Xinhua state news agency has been posting on Twitter since March. Photo: screenshot from Twitter

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

China Digest


'Eligible' bachelors buy ad

25 Aug 2012 - 3:28am

Mainland media downplay Gu Kailai's sentencing for Neil Heywood murder

The mainland media took a low-key approach in their reports on Monday's sentencing of Gu Kailai , the wife of Chongqing's former party chief Bo Xilai .

It was an obvious attempt to swiftly move on from the nation's biggest political scandal in decades ahead of the Communist Party's 10-yearly congress to reshuffle its top leadership.

22 Aug 2012 - 3:38am

China Digest


Children get traffic tips

Six children aged 11 to 12 served as volunteer police officers in Fuzhou on Monday as part of a programme aimed at teaching young people about the dangers of breaking traffic laws, reports. The parents said their children were to pass the traffic-safety tips on to them.

22 Aug 2012 - 3:38am

Lucky numbers are a zero-sum game

Lucky numbers are a zero-sum game

Beijing's Municipal Administration of Quality and Technology Supervision has decreed, says Xinhua, that "the numbers of multi-storey buildings, units and door plates should be coded and registered in numerical order and no skipping or selective use of numbers should be allowed".

22 Aug 2012 - 7:27am

China Digest


Boy's suicide to avoid lessons

15 Aug 2012 - 4:52am