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Mainland mothers jailed for subterfuge

Two mainland mothers were jailed for five months after one of them held the other's newborn baby to cover up her seven-month pregnancy to evade border controls aimed at stemming the influx of pregnant mainlanders into Hong Kong.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:07pm

Alleged insider trader on 'Forbes' rich list for years

Zhang Zhirong, who faces government accusations of illegal share trading in the United States, was ranked the 79th richest businessperson in China by Forbes with an estimated wealth of US$78 million in 2001, when he was just 33.

31 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Director admits making promo

Noted film director Zhang Yimou was paid 2.5 million yuan (HK$3.06 million) for his involvement in an 18.5 million yuan promotional video for the Railways Ministry that has further cast the office in a negative light amid mounting public criticism, mainland media reported yesterday.

31 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A bad week for ...

David Beckham

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

'Bo prostitute' lies made public hate me, says Zhang

Film star Zhang Ziyi (pictured) says defamatory reports claiming she had sex with disgraced former Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai for money, made her the object of hatred, contempt and ridicule, according to a writ filed in the High Court.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Zhang Ziyi files lawsuits against Apple and Next

Film star Zhang Ziyi formally filed defamation lawsuits in Hong Kong and the United States yesterday against media which reported last month that she had sex with disgraced former Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai for money.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Zhang mulls libel action over paid-sex allegation

Film star Zhang Ziyi said she visited Hong Kong yesterday, following media reports she had been barred from leaving the mainland because of an alleged relationship with disgraced princeling-politician Bo Xilai .

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

'Beautiful teacher' becomes new hero

Mainlanders lamenting the lack of Good Samaritans have found a champion in Zhang Lili.

The middle school teacher, 29, has received national praise and inspired widespread soul-searching in the three weeks since she lost her legs pushing two children from the path of a bus in Jiamusi, Heilongjiang province.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Abducted fishermen may have been released

The owners of three mainland fishing boats seized by North Koreans said they were still unable to contact the kidnapped fishermen yesterday, although a Chinese diplomatic official in North Korea said some had been released and were on their way home.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Celebrating the write stuff

The recent Young Readers Festival gave students, parents and teachers a chance to meet authors, and take part in workshops all over Hong Kong. Our junior reporters met illustrator Sally Kindberg, children's books writer Dianne Wolfer and former journalist Eliza Teoh. Here's what they learned ...

Writing a news lead with Eliza Teoh

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

An ear in a city of tough struggle

As the secretary general of a psychological counselling hotline that offers its services free to the public, particularly to disadvantaged groups in Shenzhen, Zhang Yuewu has worked closely with people struggling through tough times.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

When a plan comes together

Huishan Zhang is a man in a hurry. The 28-year-old mainland designer, who is tipped to be the next big thing, is a bundle of nervous energy and infectious enthusiasm. Zhang talks animatedly about everything.

3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

A new look for an old craft

The internet has changed everything, even ancient systems such as the art scene. At least, this is what Alice Zhang, founder and owner of online art platform Mischmasch Gallery, has found.

4 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

HSBC Champions turns up a new star for china

A former security guard from Xian has emerged as the next torch-bearer for the mainland after Zhang Xinjun's heroics against the world's best players in Shanghai.

Within a year of turning professional, 24-year-old Zhang elevated Chinese professional golf to a new and exciting level with his joint-13th place finish in the WGC-HSBC Champions.

8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Artistic impressions

This is a good week to go on a fine-art buying spree, especially if you have pockets as deep as so many mainland collectors. Sotheby's will be holding its second sale of the Ullens collection tonight, placing 90 lots on the block, including works by Zhang Xiaogang, Zeng Fanzhi and Sui Jianguo, estimated to fetch more than HK$77 million in total.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am