Couple fined record 1.3m yuan for second child

A couple in Ruian, Zhejiang, have been hit with a record fine of 1.3 million yuan (HK$1.59 million) for having a second child in breach of the mainland's one-child policy.

Friday, 1 June, 2012, 12:00am

Police, villagers clash after chief's death

Hundreds of disgruntled villagers confronted police yesterday over the controversial death of their village chief in the city of Yueqing , Zhejiang province. Witnesses said people threw stones at police officers holding protective shields after they were stopped on their way to mourn the chief.

2 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Questions over road death of ex-village head

The death of a former Zhejiang village chief who had been seeking compensation for land has caused an uproar on the internet, with villagers and Net users saying he was murdered.

Police detained six villagers for disrupting public order following the death.

28 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Wenzhou police arrest seven over tycoon's murder

Police in the southeastern city of Wenzhou said yesterday they had arrested seven people in connection with the killing of tycoon Zhou Zubao.

Zhou, 50, died from 14 stab wounds inflicted by a group of attackers on February 12 outside his home in Yueqing, a county of Wenzhou. The case prompted a national debate on the need to better protect private businessmen.

8 Apr 2003 - 12:00am