Jiang Zemin returns to spotlight with a salutory couplet to former school

The calligraphy couplet Jiang Zemin sent to his former school.

Former president Jiang Zemin made yet another high-profile foray into the public eye ahead of the Communist Party's key congress next month, as the octogenarian sent congratulations to his former middle school, in Yangzhou, Jiangsu, on its 110th anniversary.

Monday, 22 October, 2012, 8:46am

Jiang putting himself in limelight with calligraphy

Former president Jiang Zemin is back in the limelight after creating high-profile calligraphy for an airport in his hometown, a gesture one analyst said shows he is still capable of wielding some influence in the leadership reshuffling later this year.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Workers overcome by toxic fumes

A suspected chemical leak at a machinery factory in Jiangsu province has killed at least one worker and seen 10 other people admitted to hospital, local media reported yesterday.

12 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Long-distance call

When journalist Jennifer 8 Lee (the subject of last week's column) walked into Hong Kong-born Sam Lau Chi-ming's restaurant three years ago, it changed his life - even though it couldn't save his business. Lee declared Lau's Zen Fine Chinese Cuisine to be the 'world's greatest Chinese restaurant outside of China'.

21 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Johnson Electric aims to boost sales by 10pc

Johnson Electric Holdings, a Hong Kong-listed micro-motor maker, expects sales growth of more than 10 per cent to US$2.5 billion in this financial year with the launch of new products and new trading operations to offset a slowdown in sales in the United States.

25 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Online betting gang rounded up

Police in Yangzhou have formally arrested five people and detained 16 others for their roles in an online gambling syndicate that accepted 4 billion yuan in bets in less than two years.

10 May 2007 - 12:00am

Core Pacific looks to replicate flagship mall in Yangzhou

Core Pacific Group, one of Taiwan's biggest conglomerates, will replicate its flagship Taipei shopping centre in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province - but on a scale five times larger despite new government curbs on such projects.

Last week, the Ministry of Commerce issued rules that will subject mall developments to stricter scrutiny.

16 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Student wins US fellowship

Baptist University student Li Dong, from Yangzhou in Jiangsu province, has become the first Chinese student in more than 20 years to be awarded the prestigious Centennial Fellowship to do a PhD with the mathematics programme at Princeton University, in the United States.

20 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

'Case involving Jiang nephew dropped'

A civil case which involved a nephew of President Jiang Zemin was dropped under pressure from Yangzhou city government leaders in eastern Jiangsu province, a local human rights group alleged yesterday.

1 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Inland sea of beauty

EAST China's Jiangsu province, famous for its lakes, has built an US$11-million resort by Taihu Lake, a long-time tourist attraction.

More than 300,000 people have visited the resort since it was opened three months ago.

1 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Yangzhou looks for backing

YANGZHOU, on the Yangtze River, is seeking backing for 566 projects at a trade fair in Hongkong.

Mayor Li Bingcai said the city, in Jiangsu province, wanted foreign capital to develop its infrastructure, industry and service sector.

26 Mar 1993 - 12:00am