China looks to the Arab world

The jasmine revolutions in the Arab world will not hamper China's efforts to improve relations with all Arab states and Islamic countries, according to the head of the regional government in Ningxia, an area with a large Muslim population.

Thursday, 7 July, 2011, 12:00am

Wumart buys stake in Ningxia retailer

Wumart Stores, Beijing's largest supermarket chain, has acquired a 27.7 per cent stake in retail operator Xinhua Co for 176.7 million yuan to expand into northwestern China.

Xinhua, listed on the Shanghai stock exchange in 1997, principally operates four department stores and 23 supermarkets in Yinchuan, the capital of Ningxia.

11 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Hundreds are struck down with food poisoning

At least 348 people, including scores of children, have been admitted to hospital with food poisoning in four separate incidents.

In one case, more than 100 children were taken to the Yinchuan People's Hospital in Ningxia province after experiencing fever, diarrhoea and vomiting, a doctor from the hospital said yesterday.

1 Jul 2003 - 12:00am


The first sandstorm of the year hit Ningxia yesterday, Xinhua reported. Two aircraft flying to Yinchuan, Ningxia's capital, were forced to divert because of poor visibility. Sandstorms wreak havoc on the mainland every spring.

21 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Picture of the day

Two people take a walk on the frozen Yellow River in Yinchuan, capital of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, northwest China. Unseasonal cold weather has seen more than 50 per cent of the river's Ningxia section submerged underneath a blanket of ice.

16 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Motorola rid of message virus

Motorola says it has not encountered any more problems with its new V60 and V66 text-messaging system after a software bug resulted in the handsets being banned from sale in Yinchuan, the capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.

9 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Developer comes unstuck with 'Go West' policy in poor region

A Fujian developer has pulled out of a major project in the northwest region of Ningxia after the local government demanded an excessive price for the land.

This illustrates the pitfalls of the government's 'Go West' strategy, which depends on outside investors risking their money in poor regions in exchange for preferential policies and prices.

8 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Legal victory a first in war against pollution

An unemployed man has emerged victorious from the nation's first lawsuit by an individual against a company for environmental pollution.

Zhang Diansheng, 43, won compensation both for his economic losses and mental anguish, and succeeded in closing the polluter. It was also the first case involving the detrimental effects of smoke dust.

25 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

School trip to Inner Mongolia boosts language skills

A group of 20 students from HKCWC Fung Yiu King Memorial Secondary School, five teachers and the principal, Hui Wing-ho, went on a trip to Inner Mongolia and Ningxia during the Easter holidays.

8 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Dubious benefits of development

GIRLS in flowing robes sing about it on pop videos. On walls all around Yinchuan, giant posters proclaim its gift to the future. The campaign to 'Develop The West' is in full swing and the impoverished people of Ningxia, the small autonomous region on a bend on the Yellow River, are among those supposed to benefit.

23 Apr 2000 - 12:00am