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Party chief shows common touch via microblog

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

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

Yu to set a Davis Cup record then call it a day

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

New Shanghai party chief named

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

fishy goings-on

Yu daan (fish balls) are probably Hong Kong's most popular roadside snack.

15 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Shanxi will close more mines to cut disaster toll

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 to get tough on people who illegally keep explosives

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

Best-selling author escapes the censors

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

Yu joins big boys after double

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