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All-boys' classes to tackle school 'masculinity crisis'

A top Shanghai high school has secured approval to open the city's first two all boys' classes at the start of the new school year in September, in a pilot programme designed to tackle a 'masculinity crisis' in mainland education.

Friday, 30 March, 2012, 12:00am

Bank manager sought as 100m yuan goes missing

Police in Jiangsu province are hunting for a branch manager of state-owned Agricultural Bank of China who fled with more than 100 million yuan (HK$122 million) in funds he raised from others privately.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Rail link's saga of waste and fraud goes on

Evidence of yet more fraud, waste, mismanagement and irregular accounting and procurement worth billions of yuan was uncovered in the construction and running of the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway, according to a report by the National Audit Office yesterday.

Irregularities included 491 million yuan (HK$600 million) misappropriated or embezzled by local officials.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Sex fair's success is challenge to taboos

Latex, leather and lace descended on Shanghai this weekend as the city played host to the region's largest trade fair for the adult industry.

And in a sign of changing social mores, organisers and exhibitors at China Adult-Care Expo 2012 yesterday hailed higher numbers of female and elderly visitors as evidence that traditional taboos are rapidly breaking down.

19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

China Travel looks to acquire key Suzhou site

China Travel International Investment Hong Kong says it is in talks with the local government concerned to acquire a key tourist spot near Suzhou.

The net profit of the tourism conglomerate, which has interests ranging from travel agencies and tourist attractions to hotels and resorts in Hong Kong and the mainland, rose 348 per cent year on year to HK$695 million in 2011.

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Feathery fiends target theme park in Shanghai

Stretch catapult, take aim and release. Observe ensuing destruction.

It's a tried and tested formula that has kept young miscreants amused since humanity learned to pile three stones on top of each other. Applying it to the virtual world has made a small Finnish company's fortune - and no doubt cost countless other firms 10 times as much in lost productivity.

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Delegates call for care in tycoon's death row case

At least a dozen delegates at the nation's top legislature have aired concerns publicly in the past week over the death sentence handed down to Zhejiang businesswoman Wu Ying, calling for extra caution from the supreme court in deciding her fate.

12 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Odd proposals

Use space in public buildings for car parks

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Safety scandals cut into Yurun profits

A series of food-safety-related scandals in the second half of 2011 took the shine off profits at China Yurun Food, which said full-year net profit fell 34 per cent to HK$1.8 billion last year, from HK$2.73 billion in 2010.

10 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Port of Shanghai sees a slowdown

In a sign of slowing global trade, the throughput of Shanghai, the world's busiest port, turned out to be weaker than expected in the first two months of this year.

8 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Midas wins Suzhou rolling-stock deal

Singapore-based rolling stock manufacturer Midas yesterday said that its joint-venture company, Nanjing SR Puzhen Rail Transport, had won a contract to supply 115 railway cars for the Suzhou Metro Line 2 project.

7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

All the Flowers in Shanghai

All the Flowers in Shanghai by Duncan Jepson William Morrow

There's a good novel in this book, but first you need to unpack it.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Top mainland resorts get back to peasant roots

Even as recently as five years ago, hotel owners and property developers on the mainland would have scoffed at the idea of using traditional village architecture as a point of inspiration.

But in what appears to be a gradual shift in the world of design on the mainland, a new aesthetic is emerging - and it is steeped in centuries-old constructions.

22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Shanghai lowers tax on new flats

Shanghai plans to relax its housing criteria to help more people qualify for preferential tax treatment to revive the property market despite recent central government comments reiterating that measures to curb the sector must remain in force.

18 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Chemical spill rumours spark water panic

Rumours that a chemical tanker sank in the Yangtze River sparked a wave of panic buying of bottled water in a series of cities in Jiangsu province, mainland media reported.

The first reports of panic-buying came on Saturday when residents of Zhenjiang, 70 kilometres east of Nanjing, cleared supermarket shelves of bottled water, the Beijing Times reported.

8 Feb 2012 - 12:00am