Xinhua News Agency

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

Ten arrested over hacking of gold traders' websites

Ten mainlanders were arrested for hacking the computer systems and blackmailing 14 member firms of Hong Kong's Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society in March, according to Xinhua.

Exchange president Haywood Cheung Tak-hay told the South China Morning Post it was 'good to see Hong Kong and mainland police bring the guilty to book so quickly'.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:20pm

Reporters left out of the in-crowd

Jittery authorities in Anhui's provincial capital, Hefei, were on high alert yesterday for the trial of Gu Kailai, billed as the most politically sensitive case in China for decades.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm

Lai See

Zimmerman receives an offer he can refuse

15 Aug 2012 - 11:07pm

The Chinese girl who gave Kazakhstan a Games lift

Chinese sports fans were left to rue the one that got away yesterday after Olympic weightlifter Zulfiya Chinshanlo claimed the women's 53kg clean-and-jerk gold medal for Kazakhstan at the London Games.

Chinshanlo, who won by breaking her own world record with a lift of 131kg, was born and bred in China under the name Zhao Changling, according to Xinhua.

31 Jul 2012 - 12:00am