University officials under fire again

The conduct of mainland university officials has been called into question again after the president of Zhejiang University was caught playing a computer poker game at a top-level symposium where controversial Peking University president Zhou Qifeng was also seen promotin

Tuesday, 24 July, 2012, 12:00am

Former deputy mayor probed over graft claims

A former deputy mayor of Fuzhou is being probed for amassing numerous properties and cash of 30 million yuan (HK$37 million).

People's Daily yesterday reported that after an investigation was launched in April, the Communist Party's anti-corruption watchdog found 17 property ownership certificates and the money in Yang Aijin's house.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Probe of top banker linked to three others

The detention of a top executive of the mainland's third-largest bank last week could be linked to investigations into several other officials and businessmen.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

'Low-profile' banker in spotlight over graft

To those who knew him, Yang Kun was not a particularly forthcoming man. He tended to keep a low profile even as he climbed up Agriculture Bank of China's ranks.

But now the senior executive's quiet rise at one of the mainland's Big Four lenders has sparked an uproar, as 63-year-old Yang (pictured) faces allegations of corruption, including illegal links to Macau gambling.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

Top mainland banker held in gambling probe

A senior executive at one of the mainland's Big Four state-controlled banks has been detained amid a widening investigation into allegations of illegal gambling and the misappropriation of clients' money.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

China will not belittle itself, nor will China seek to lecture others

Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi speaking at a press conference

Them being inefficient doesn't mean we have to bear the responsibility for them

7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

The look was kind of blue at Biotherm launch, but fans delighted to see Taiwanese star

It's hard to miss Biotherm's new flagship store in Kowloon Tong's Festival Walk. The French skin-care brand's first store to build on its 'blue science' concept, it features a marine blue and white colour scheme and several large advertising light boxes with brand spokeswoman Rainie Yang Cheng-lin's fresh and jolly face smiling at shoppers.

10 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Orchestrating a career in music

Would a trendy and successful intellectual-property lawyer ever change her job and join a not-for-profit organisation with considerably lower salary and a lot of worry? Quite unlikely, but this is exactly what Margaret Yang did.

21 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Picking the perfect gift

What do you give someone who has just bestowed upon you the present of a lifetime? After receiving a shiny rock on their finger and the promise of marriage, two women share stories of gift giving to their husbands and wedding party.

15 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Giving voice to a nation's rage

As families of the victims of the Wenzhou high-speed rail disaster began to come to terms with their shock and grief a week ago, one widower's intense fury and thirst for justice became a focal point for all their unanswered questions.

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Rainie Yang gets all fired up for some smouldering looks in red-hot ad shoot

Not content to be labelled 'cute', Taiwanese singer-actress Rainie Yang turned up the heat for an ad campaign for Biotherm's new line of whitening skincare products.

24 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Professor boosts healing power of herb

The Chinese herbal remedy lei gong teng has helped Professor Yang Dan win a national science prize - even though she has never seen the actual herb.

12 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Diaspora diaries

Andrew Yang, 25, is enjoying 'it'-boy status among those who love haute couture - on collectable figurines.

5 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

If you had to move abroad, where would you live and why?

Walter Mak Kiu-shun, 15, Ma On Shan St Joseph's Secondary School

Singapore would be an ideal choice. It is a clean place, both environmentally and politically. Its strict law enforcement guarantees safety and comfort. What's more, Singapore gives weight to education. Schools are particularly good at teaching languages. So if I studied there, I would be more competitive.

4 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Best case scenario

Louis Vuitton's L'Excellence du Savoir Faire cocktail

Where: Louis Vuitton, The Landmark

When: August 20

28 Aug 2009 - 12:00am