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Zhejiang

Arrests made in factory protest

Dozens of people have been detained by police in the eastern industrial province of Zhejiang for taking part in a three-night demonstration against a New York-listed solar panel factory that was sparked by environmental concerns.

Monday, 19 September, 2011, 12:00am

At last, a ray of sunshine for the embattled SMEs

These days, the mainland's toiling entrepreneurs of small and medium-sized enterprises are a wretched lot. They are facing an increasingly bleak future as overseas orders are drying up, the working capital is running out, prices of raw materials and labour costs are soaring, and bankers who are stingy even on good days are nowhere to be found.

5 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Basketball melee a stain on China

National Geographic has nothing on the world of sports, which still offers us an unparalleled window on the world. The games people play and the way they play them will reveal everything you need to know about a particular culture.

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

A small step to transparency

There is something to please both the public and secretive officials in a new judicial interpretation of China's laws on the release of government information. The courts must now accept a lawsuit against the government under five scenarios, including failure to respond in time to an information request, or at all.

22 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Central bank plays down reports of SME failures

Rising costs put a strain on the mainland's small- and medium-sized enterprises in the first half, but there were no 'large-scale' bankruptcies in the sector, said a senior official of the People's Bank of China.

19 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

'Bully tactics' in payout talks

Survivors of last month's high-speed-rail crash in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, claim officials are frustrating their fight for compensation and using bullying tactics to force them into deals.

11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Enraged widower hits back at online critics

The enraged widower who mobilised victims' relatives to activism in the wake of the Wenzhou bullet-train crash, but then swiftly fell silent, has hit back at his online critics and conspiracy theorists who accused him of selling out to the government.

11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Invited to farm, but forced off the land

The men came at about 8am on April 28 as 50-year-old Cai Julan was cooking breakfast for her three-year-old grandson. Armed with guns and batons, they kicked down the door, dragged her out of the house and shoved her into a car with such force that her sweater and pants were ripped off, leaving her only in her underwear.

6 Aug 2011 - 12:00am