Outrage continues over what many citizens have called the local government's mishandling of the forced demolition of a garment-processing plant. The officials' violent approach, which reportedly involved hired strongmen armed with cudgels attacking the family that was guarding the building, led to the owner's ex-wife fatally setting herself on fire in protest (see news clip below: graphic). The event, which came after compensatory negotiations failed repeatedly, has renewed debate over the rights of property owners.
Local police in Yibin vanquished a colossal drug ring, which purportedly involved 64 pharmaceutical companies and stretched over a large part of China.
A man fell to his death from the balcony of his 15th-floor hotel room in Chongzhou. The court ordered the hotel to pay his relatives RMB180,000 for allowing the fatally dangerous situation to occur.
To encourage interchange between the growing software industries of Chengdu and Bangalore, Air China recently announced the opening of a direct flight between the two cities. The five-hour flight will travel both ways twice a week starting in late February.
Petahertz?! The Chengdu municipal government has partnered with Dawning Information Industry Co. Ltd. to construct China's second-largest supercomputer. The company also announced the release of a processor capable of performing more than one quadrillion calculations per second.
Sichuan residents worried about excess food additives might want to watch their juice intake.
After three years of research, local photographers have released an encyclopedia of Sichuan Opera.
Those yellow ginkgo and fig leaves that everybody's taking photos of are being left on the ground instead of swept up after two hours, after a new regulation released by the Chengdu Urban Management Bureau.
A 20-year-old college student in Chengdu made RMB400,000 in seven months by making and selling T-shirts with his friends.
A rat injured a woman in Chengdu by chewing through a rubber gas tube in her home and causing it to explode. The 46-year-old woman was rushed to the hospital. The rat was not found on the scene.
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