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  1. Corps values endure on the mainland's wild west frontier

    Posted Nov 08th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... A military group sent to Xinjiang 50 years ago has turned into one of China's largest institutions. Mark O'Neill reports Fifty years ago, Mao Zedong ordered 175,000 soldiers to settle in the far western region of Xinjiang to secure the area for ...

  2. Start of a D'Long journey

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Last year, Tang Wangli, 47, and his three brothers were 25th on Euromoney's list of China's richest people, with assets of US$230 million. Born in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang, their father was the director of a Xinjiang design college and their mother a horticulturalist. The brothers set up D'Long in 1986 with several friends after university, ...

  3. 'Lost generation' protests over poor benefits

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Hundreds of retirees yesterday protested outside the offices of their former employers in Shanghai over their claims of inadequate retirement and medical benefits. They were sent in the 1960s from Shanghai to the western Xinjiang region to ...

  4. HIV-positive activist puts focus on educating drug addicts

    Posted Nov 30th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... from her drug-addicted husband. The 28-year-old accountant- a Xinjiang university graduate- now heads an Aids patients' self-help group, the Red Silk Ribbon Activity Centre in Urumqi. Yiping, which is not her real name, is confident of her ability to manage the centre, which has several hundred members, and wants to reach out to Urumqi's drug addicts, estimated to number ...

  5. 2,000 evacuees still in temporary homes

    Posted Jan 27th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... an official said yesterday. The victims are being housed in office buildings, hotels, schools and tents in Wujiaqu, a city north of the regional capital, Urumqi. Jia Zhongsheng, a research officer ... collapsed. Most victims have returned in the past few days after water subsided. The reservoir was built in 1957 about 60km from Urumqi. Designed to hold 30 million cubic metres of water, it had been ...

  6. The King of Xinjiang: business genius or carpetbagger?

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... person in China, with a personal fortune of US$500 million. He controls more than half the property market in Urumqi, the regional capital. Mr Sun, 40, is a controversial figure. The regional ... skyscrapers, making him the biggest landlord in Urumqi. The response of Mr Sun's company to these charges is that the factories were on the verge of bankruptcy and full of corruption 'When we ...

  7. Market shake-up too late for some

    Posted Aug 19th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... is Jin Xin Trust Investment, based in Urumqi, in the far west region of Xinjiang, which is controlled by D'Long Strategic Investments, a conglomerate in deep financial trouble with debts ... in June 1993, Jin Xin controls more than 10 billion yuan, with 20,000 individual and 300 corporate clients. An official of the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) in Urumqi said that since ...

  8. 10,000 stranded at Beijing airport as snow brings chaos to capital

    Posted Dec 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and snow. Normal operations resumed at the airport at about 4pm. Elsewhere across the mainland, eight airports in northern areas, including Zhengzhou, Qingdao, Urumqi, Hohhot and Jinan, were closed ...

  9. Trade body to create bank

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... 'It will be profit-making and fund projects like roads, pipelines and railways, like one from Xian to Samarkand via Dunhang, Urumqi and cities on the old Silk Route.' The leaders ...

  10. Bocom investors' woes deepen

    Posted Jul 13th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... We need to set up a supervisory body.' Under existing laws, a trust company falls under the jurisdiction of its local regulator. Based in Urumqi, Jin Xin is supervised by the Xinjiang ... has closed its Shanghai office, while a spokesman at its head office in Urumqi declined to comment. One investor named Wang said the bank had promoted the fund as a low-risk opportunity ...




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