When the Shanghai party chief wrote back to the relative of a cancer patient via online microblog this week it was seen as the latest example of Communist Party officials using social media to garner support, boost popularity and polish their image.Friday, 2 March, 2012, 12:00am
China in Ten Words by Yu Hua (translated by Allan Barr) Pantheon
In 2009 Yu Hua wrote a piece in The New York Times to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square demonstrations.8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
It's the end of the line for Yu Hiu-tung. The Hong Kong ace will set a Davis Cup record tomorrow when he becomes the player with the most number of appearances - 22 - but revealed the tie against Syria at Victoria Park will be his last.7 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
For the second time in under a year, an outsider with a privileged background will run the mainland's commercial capital, with the appointment of 62-year-old Yu Zhengsheng as Shanghai's Communist Party Secretary.
Xinhua announced the appointment yesterday, quoting a statement from the party's Central Committee.28 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
Yu daan (fish balls) are probably Hong Kong's most popular roadside snack.15 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
Governor says big pits will take over smaller ones
Large coal mines in Shanxi province will operate or acquire smaller competitors from next year as part of a plan to better manage operations and reduce accidents, Governor Yu Youjun says.24 Jul 2006 - 12:00am
Shanxi aims to reduce the number of blasts from illegally stored explosives by asking the country's high court to endorse tougher penalties for people illegally producing, selling, transporting or storing the material, Shanxi governor Yu Youjun said yesterday.15 Jul 2006 - 12:00am
Leading mainland author Yu Hua's stories revolve around sensitive topics such as sex, violence and the mainland's political upheavals, but his works have always managed to get through the censors unscathed.29 May 2006 - 12:00am
Boom apprentice Alex Yu has arrived.
The question now is whether the talented youngster can hold his own in the senior ranks after outriding his claim on the back of yesterday's slashing 286-1 double.22 Nov 1999 - 12:00am