Alleged Yunnan bomber 'a nice honest man'

Those who knew Zhao Dengyong describe the 26-year-old as well-mannered and find it hard to believe he could be behind an explosion that killed four and injured 16 at a community office in Yunnan.

Sunday, 13 May, 2012, 12:00am

Dean tells why he decided to quit

The dean of Baptist University's School of Communication, embroiled in a row over the premature release of opinion poll results on the chief executive election, said he hoped his resignation would end a 'power struggle'.

7 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Outpouring for purged party leader

Mourners flocked to a traditional house in a quiet alleyway near Beijing's downtown area of Wangfujing yesterday to pay respects to purged Communist Party chief Zhao Ziyang on the seventh anniversary of his death.

18 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Red Cross set to ask ministers for help

The Red Cross Society of China is set to ask for help from the State Council to launch major reforms in a desperate move to restore public confidence and donations after it was hit by a series of scandals - but the proposal has met strong resistance from its provincial branches.

10 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Police hound activist on family day out

Yesterday's International Children's Day was a traumatic one for milk activist Zhao Lianhai's young son and daughter.

2 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Tough times for ceramics maker

Zhao Lin, who studied ceramic art and design at the South China University of Technology, opened his ceramics shop in Shiwan, Foshan last year. But life has been difficult for Zhao in a town that's well known for its ceramics industry.

22 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Doubts raised as activist's blog claims he is free

Is Zhao Lianhai free?

Speculation over the whereabouts of the mainland milk activist intensified yesterday after a statement appeared on his personal internet blog saying he was now on medical parole.

A Hong Kong deputy to the National People's Congress said he had heard unconfirmed news that Zhao had been released.

29 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Educators sound off to free Zhao

Educators in Hong Kong made a noisy call for justice for jailed mainland melamine milk activist Zhao Lianhai , vowing to teach the city's young generation the importance of the rule of law.

28 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Milk hero's case shows how pressure can work

The decision by authorities in Beijing to consider releasing Zhao Lianhai on medical parole is a positive development; it will, hopefully, lead to the early release of the tainted-milk-powder campaigner. But the surprise development - which came this week, apparently in response to pressure from Hong Kong for Zhao to be freed - cannot repair the damage already done.

26 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Free milk activist, HK deputies urge

Twenty-eight Hong Kong deputies to the National People's Congress have issued a joint petition calling for the release of Zhao Lianhai , who organised a support group to seek redress for children affected by melamine-tainted milk on the mainland.

The deputies' letter was sent to Supreme People's Court on Monday.

17 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

The whistle-blowers deserve better than this

Clean water, safe food and fresh air are basic necessities for human existence. But these are not guaranteed everywhere in the nation. When they are lacking, people should have every right to complain to authorities. Unfortunately, doing so can lead not to a better life, but vilification.

31 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Bogus exam candidate sent to jail

A visitor from the mainland who confessed to having used a forged identity card to sit someone else's exams was yesterday jailed for six months. Zhao Chunlin, 18, pleaded guilty to three counts of using a forged identity card and a count of conspiracy to defraud.

24 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Mainlander sat exams for someone else

10 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Praise for purged leader Zhao Ziyang

An outspoken mainland magazine has published a memoir paying tribute to late Communist Party chief Zhao Ziyang in an apparent push to rehabilitate the name of the purged reformist leader.

9 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Net rallies for teen on stab charge

The charging of a teenager who stabbed a hired thug to death for trying to intimidate villagers involved in a land dispute has sparked a wave of sympathy on the internet.

18 Jun 2010 - 12:00am