Man stabbed to death in latest attack on foreigner

A man of foreign nationality was stabbed to death yesterday in Beijing amid a rising tide of anti-foreigner sentiment.

The attack occurred at the entrance of Qudeng alleyway in Xicheng district, south of Tiananmen Square, at around 3pm.

Thursday, 12 July, 2012, 12:00am

American stabbed to death at Beijing tourist spot

An American was stabbed to death yesterday in Beijing by an attacker described by police as having a history of psychological illness.

Howard Thomas Mills, 62, was stabbed at around 3.20pm in the Qudeng hutong, an alleyway close to the popular tourist area of Qianmen in the Xicheng district southwest of Tiananmen Square, Beijing police said.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

five Ws


Although security in Beijing is at an all-time high with the country's 60th anniversary less than a week away, three men wielding long knives went on a rampage, killing at least two and injuring more than a dozen. Onlookers eventually threw stones and wooden boards at them, managing to catch one of the attackers.

24 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Soho China acquires property in Qianmen

Soho China has acquired 54,691 square metres of commercial and retail property in Qianmen district in Beijing for 1.77 billion yuan (HK$2.01 billion), after failing to get government approval to acquire 134,333 sqmetres of land in the historic commercial district for 5.25 billion yuan.

18 May 2009 - 12:00am

Rally held over razed homes

About 20 Beijingers whose homes in historic Qianmen Street were demolished to make way for a facelift tried to get international media attention yesterday by protesting outside a famous Peking-style restaurant in Qianmen, according to one of the participants.

5 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

And the walls come tumbling down

IN China the rush to modernise often makes dust out of the past. The latest victims are Beijing's traditional alleyways, known as hutongs, and the courtyard lifestyle of the residents.

As development races forward and land prices soar in China's capital, the hutongs are becoming a dead end.

13 Aug 1994 - 12:00am