'Your child is a piece of s**t': 600 parents receive text message from Zhejiang school

A parents shows the insulting message received on her cell phone. Photo: screenshot from Sina Weibo.

More than 600 parents in China’s eastern Zhejiang province were furious after receiving a text message from their children’s school calling pupils “a piece of s**t”. 

Friday, 21 December, 2012, 8:31pm 2 comments

Zhejiang car driver's 130km/h nightmare trip

A version of the Hollywood film Speed took place on a highway in Zhejiang last month when a mechanical failure forced a car driver to travel at 130km/h for nearly two hours.

His ordeal ended when he crashed into a roadside barrier shortly after entering Shanghai.

5 Dec 2012 - 3:49am

Ningbo petrochemical factory protesters win pledge to halt project

Demonstrators march against the plant. One resident said the crowd did not believe the government would halt the project. Photo: Reuters

Thousands of protesters who marched yesterday against the expansion of a petrochemical factory in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, won a pledge from the local government that the project would be halted.

29 Oct 2012 - 5:01am

Kindergarten teacher lifted boy by his ears 'just for fun'

Yan Yanhong lifts a boy by the ears. Photo: SCMP

Two kindergarten teachers in Wenling, Zhejiang, were detained yesterday after a photo of a woman lifting a little boy by his ears were widely circulated on microblogs by angry internet users.

Yan Yanhong , 20, was put under criminal custody for abusing children, and her colleague Tong Qingqing was put under administrative custody for a week for assisting her, Wenling police said.

26 Oct 2012 - 4:23am 2 comments

Kindergarten child abuse photos have netizens seeing red

Kindergarten child abuse photos have netizens seeing red

The human flesh search engine moved quicker than usual to track down the Zhejiang teacher who photographed herself abusing the young children in her care.

25 Oct 2012 - 11:30am 1 comment

Xi Jinping's time in Zhejiang: doing the business

Xi Jinping with then US Treasury secretary Henry Paulson in 2006. Photo: AP

For clues about how China's leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping might manage the world's second-largest economy, Zhejiang province is a good place to start looking. The 3-1/2 years Xi spent at the helm of the mainland's richest province are regarded as a transformative period, during which Zhejiang expanded its private sector and moved toward cleaner, more innovative industries.

25 Oct 2012 - 8:22am

Deputy mayor in Zhejiang accused of illegally granting land to developer

A deputy mayor of Jinhua, in Zhejiang , is being investigated by the Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog over allegations he illegally granted land to a developer, Shanghai's Oriental Morning Post reported yesterday.

8 Sep 2012 - 3:50am

Low-key gatherings to remember the dead

A small group of mourners visited the site of the fatal Wenzhou high-speed-train crash yesterday - the first anniversary of the tragedy - but no official commemorations were held.

24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Art galleries will never be the same again

Everything on film seems to be in 3D these days: Toy Story 3, Ice Age 4, even the Biebs' concert movie Never Say Never. Yet this 3D craze has been spreading - from the West to the East, and from movies to paintings - all the way to Hangzhou , the largest city in Zhejiang province.

23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Tourism explosion

Immortalised in poetry and art for its bucolic and pastoral beauty, Hangzhou is riding a boom in tourism, as visitors flock to the city's scenic spots.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Technology fuels growth

The Hangzhou Economic and Technological Development Area (HEDA) has fuelled the city's economic growth for two decades.

Last year, 1,137 enterprises were set up, bringing in additional capital of 2.095 billion yuan (HK$2.556 billion), up 12.9 per cent from 2010.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Centre of creativity

There is a Chinese saying: 'Above is heaven, below is Hangzhou'. If Hangzhou is indeed heaven on earth, it's not only for its beautiful scenery, but also culture and creativity - and the city is becoming known as creative hub.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Growing strong

Hangzhou's transformation from an industrial economy to one led by information technology and hi-tech enterprises has helped sustain growth in the city's office leasing market.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Restored to former glories

Hangzhou was once known as Lin'an, the last capital of the Song dynasty before it fell to Kublai Khan's armies in the late 13th century.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Da Vinci loses first lawsuit for deceiving customer

Consumers won their first lawsuit against a luxury furniture retailer as a district court in Hangzhou, Zhejiang ordered Da Vinci to pay 3.23 million yuan (HK$3.94 million) for making false claims about its goods.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am