Henan official who criticised grave-clearing campaign 'repents' after rebuke

Zhao Keluo criticised a government-backed campaign to clear graves in Henan. Photo: Sina Weibo

Officials revoked a member's candidacy for the Standing Committee of Henan province's CPPCC after he openly criticised a government-backed campaign to clear graves.           

Wednesday, 19 December, 2012, 2:16pm

Henan city refuses to stop clearance of graves to make farmland

Graves are removed to make way for farmland in Zhoukou city, Henan. Photo: SCMP

A city in central Henan province says it will push ahead with grave demolitions after the levelling of millions of tombs sparked outrage.

Two million tombs in Zhoukou, one of the oldest cities on the mainland, have been removed over the past few months under a new provincial government policy to make more land available for agriculture.

23 Nov 2012 - 3:13am 1 comment

Henan city halts grave clearing campaign

A Chinese city has halted a campaign to clear graves for farmland after the demolition of more than two million tombs sparked outrage in a country where ancestors are traditionally held in deep respect.

Zhoukou in the central province of Henan demolished the graves this year as part of a “flatten graves to return farmland” campaign, the Beijing News reported on Wednesday.

21 Nov 2012 - 3:34pm

Fugitive policewoman got paid during 5 years on the run

A former policewoman received her salary during five years on the run after being charged with colluding with five colleagues to kill a man in a police station.

29 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Stake purchase delayed

The planned acquisition by Guangnan (Holdings) of a stake in three Sino-foreign joint ventures in Henan province has had to be renegotiated after the red chip failed to complete due diligence on time.

28 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Church group in fear over arrests

FEAR still stalks the Christian community in Zhoukou, Henan, where 16 Christians remain in detention almost two months after they were arrested.

The 16 were among 68 Christians picked up by Zhoukou police in June. They were accused of joining three illegal religious cults.

23 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Leaders set free after church raid

PUBLIC Security Bureau (PSB) officials have released a Taiwanese preacher and all but 10 of the 152 church leaders arrested in a November 19 police raid on an unregistered church meeting in central Henan, according to a report by the US-based News Network International.

19 Jan 1995 - 12:00am