Year of Birth Unknown

The murderer in their midst

Nanmen is typical of an urban neighbourhood in modern China.

Tuesday, 29 May, 2012, 12:00am

Despite vow never to go underground, miner faces return to pit as job options run out

Zhang Jianyong , one of the 108 miners who rushed to the surface before the Wangjialing Coal Mine flooded in March, says his children have begged him not to work underground again.

14 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Brick factory slaves 'treated like the dead'

Father tells how kiln's managers refused medical help for his severely burned son

Zhang Yinlei and five other workers lured into slavery at a brick factory in Shanxi were almost burned alive when they were forced to move bricks in a searing hot kiln on April 26.

15 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Village voices

WEARING A SIMPLE black top and demure string of pearls, Zhang Jingjing doesn't look like the fearless public- service lawyer that she is.

6 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Legendary warrior finally defeated as hero's temple gives way to dam

The warrior Zhang Fei is said to have defeated rebels and armies with a 5.5 metre steel spear shaped like a serpent's head.

But the hot-blooded hero of ancient China's Three Kingdoms period could not stop the Three Gorges Dam project.

9 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Father of hoaxer 'not surprised'

The elderly father of a convicted fraudster arrested for claiming he had found missing autistic boy Yu Man-hon said he was 'not surprised' at his son's actions.

Guangxi resident Zhang Tingzhen, 38, was still being detained by mainland public security officers last night for questioning on suspicion of fraud.

18 May 2002 - 12:00am

Suspect secrets of success

THICK FACE, BLACK HEART Chu Chin-ning, Nicholas Brearley Publishing, $136 THE news leaked out in the 1980s that there really was a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow - and the people of Asia-Pacific had found it.

Or at least, that's how the Asian economic miracle must have seemed to business people all over the world.

13 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Just the business

JAMES Belasco offers advice on how to adapt your company to take advantage of a changing business climate in Teaching the Elephant to Dance (Century, $159). The title was apparently inspired by the fact that elephants can be trained from youth to stay in one place, and many companies do the same and fail.

13 Feb 1993 - 12:00am