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Zhejiang

Lawyer who takes pride in picking hard battles

Yuan Yulai doesn't shy away from a challenge, even if it means squaring off against local governments on the mainland.

Sunday, 12 February, 2012, 12:00am

Lawyer who takes pride in picking hard battles

Yuan Yulai doesn't shy away from a challenge, even if it means squaring off against local governments on the mainland. Based in Ningbo, Zhejiang, Yuan, a lawyer specialising in administrative lawsuits, takes cases his peers will not touch: alleged illegal acts by local authorities or land grabs in the restive village of Wukan in Guangdong.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Xinhua stands up for woman facing death

In two unexpected articles, the state-run Xinhua News Agency has shown what appears to be sympathy for 29-year-old billionaire businesswoman Wu Ying, who was recently sentenced to death for fraud.

8 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Head of schools empire held over illegal loan scam

Police in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, have detained the head of a massive education empire on allegations he took illegal loans totalling around 2.2 billion yuan (HK$2.7 billion).

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Praise and criticism for former police chief

Chongqing's municipal government has praised the city's former police chief, Wang Lijun, for his contribution to the fight against corruption, but also described him as 'short-tempered' and 'outspoken'.

4 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Photographer lets urban images do the talking

Shen Xiaoming, a 37-year-old Shenzhen-based freelance photographer also known as Bai Xiaoci, has been recording the urbanisation process across the mainland for four years through his camera lens, focusing on people's lives, homes and streets. In one of his latest projects, he zoomed in on government buildings. His photos have sparked online accusations of government corruption and waste.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am