Zhejiang

Outcry over fatal crash

The Ministry of Railways' handling of a high-speed train crash has sparked a public outcry as the death toll reached 39 with about 200 injured.

Wednesday, 27 July, 2011, 12:00am

Who said it?

Many politicians in Hong Kong are capricious

Secretary for Constitutional Affairs Stephen Lam Sui-lung, on lawmakers' attacks on the government's by-elections plan

It was a shock to learn about it. I have not recovered yet

The unnamed father of the man charged with Friday's massacre in Norway, Anders Behring Breivik (above)

25 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Toddler plucked from wreckage

A toddler was found alive in the wreckage of a bullet train, about 21 hours after the deadly crash in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province.

Firefighters said the girl was found unconscious at around 5.15pm yesterday as rescuers cleared a badly damaged carriage.

'When we found her, she could still move her hands,' a firefighter was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

25 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Officials fired as toll rises

The death toll in the mainland's first bullet train collision rose to 35 yesterday, with a further 192 injured, as the central government sacked three senior railway officials and ordered an 'urgent overhaul' of national rail safety to assuage public anger.

25 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Train carriages plunge off bridge

Two carriages of a high-speed train travelling from the provincial capital Hangzhou to Fuzhou plunged from a bridge after derailing in Zhejiang province around 8.30pm yesterday, Xinhua reported, citing local fire sources.

Firefighters were on the scene and Hu Yadong, the deputy railways minister, was on his way.

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

At least 16 die in train plunge after crash

At least 16 people were killed yesterday when a high-speed train ran into another in Zhejiang province in the worst accident to date on China's high-speed railway network.

Six carriages plunged off a bridge. As well as those killed, at least 89 people were injured. The crash happened between Taizhou and Wenzhou at 8.34pm.

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Trapped train passengers plead for help on internet

Desperate passengers on a high-speed train that partially derailed in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, last night after a collision turned to microblogging services to plead for help.

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

SMEs heading for financial collapse, Beijing warned

A leading business lobby on the mainland has raised the alarm over the looming failure of the nation's small and medium-sized private enterprises, urging the central government to take concrete measures to help the ailing sector.

22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Deputy mayors executed for taking bribes

Two former vice-mayors were executed yesterday for corruption, as Beijing shows it is being tough on graft - which Communisty Party General Secretary Hu Jintao has called one of the four dangers facing the party.

20 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Briefs

Leisure expo targets 15m

19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Heavenly city rich in history

The listing of West Lake (Xihu) as a Unesco World Heritage Site last month is expected to boost Hangzhou's tourism industry and raise awareness overseas of business and investment opportunities in this historical city.

Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province, is one of the mainland's seven ancient capitals, with a history dating back 4,700 years.

19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Show leaves lasting impression

Wandering around the temples and gardens of Hangzhou's West Lake, you might feel there is a lack of spectacle. The layout and beauty of the lake and its gardens aren't meant to be gawked at, they are designed for refined enjoyment and reflection.

19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Delightful pleasures

Above is heaven and below is Hangzhou - for centuries this phrase helped to encapsulate all the beauty and elegance of one of China's most cultured ancient capitals. The West Lake is by far Hangzhou's most famous attraction, but Hangzhou is not just the West Lake.

19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Shrimp dish fit for an emperor

Hangzhou's famous Longjing tea is used as the ingredient for Longjing shrimps (Longjing xia ren), a well-known dish. Young tea leaves are cooked with freshwater shrimps, releasing a lingering fragrance and the freshness of the shrimps.

19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Higher loan shark interest hurting firms

Black market interest rates in China's Zhejiang province have surged to 10 per cent monthly, a fresh sign that privately-owned companies are grappling with a worsening business climate due to Beijing's monetary tightening.

The interest rate charged by loan sharks translates into nearly 20 times the benchmark target rate of an annualised 6.56 per cent set by the central bank.

18 Jul 2011 - 12:00am