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  1. Kazakhs float China-Europe railway

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ..., and imported 800,000 tonnes. The bilateral trade volume is forecast to rise to 8.4 million tonnes this year. Ian Petersen, general manager of the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation's freight ... Winston Yau The president of Kazakhstan will propose building a rail line linking China to the Middle East and Europe when he visits Beijing in May. The line, which would cost an estimated ...

  2. State to sell municipal railway in China first

    Posted Jul 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lee Yuk-kei The central government plans to sell a state-owned firm in the first public auction of a mainland railway operator, in a bid to raise 14.7 billion yuan by 2008 to fund a new rail line. Luoding Railway, a municipally owned coal carrier in Guangdong that lost 135 million yuan last year and has debts of 807 million yuan, plans to go to market because it cannot afford ...

  3. Under fire

    Posted Mar 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lawmakers claim the recently merged railway service is operating an unfair price mechanism. Do you agree with Legco and, if so, what fare changes should the MTR Corporation implement? Write to us. ...

  4. Crisis at rail firm claims top officials

    Posted Mar 17th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Lai's decisions. Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung said the board considered the action by the executives had seriously affected the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation's image as a responsible public body. Dr Liao also gave assurances that the disciplinary action would stop at the dismissal and warnings. Announcing his resignation to the media yesterday, ...

  5. Election law review urged over foreign 'corporate electors'

    Posted Aug 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong to vote in the city's legislative elections. At the centre of the issue are functional constituency elections, some of which require so-called corporate electors. Among eligible ... 'It reflects the absurdity of the functional constituency system. China has always feared that foreigners could try to intervene in Hong Kong's affairs. But our system allows them ...

  6. Plan for high-speed cross-strait railways

    Posted Jan 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok A plan has been rolled out to link the mainland and Taiwan with two high-speed railways. The Fujian government signed a memorandum with the Ministry of Railways on Sunday that endorsed building a high-speed railway from Beijing to Taiwan via Fujian, the quasi-official China News Service reported yesterday. Another link between Kunming and Taiwan would also be built. ...

  7. Care needed in handling impact of Tibetan railway

    Posted Jun 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The opening of the first railway to Tibet tomorrow is as much about China's economic development, strategic interests and politics as the nation's engineering prowess. But while ... in a better standard of living. Tibet, as one of China's five autonomous regions, will prosper, officials say. They also promise that the Tibetan way of life will be preserved. Few societies have ...

  8. Pulling all stops on railway funding

    Posted Jul 07th 2005, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... billion dollars for the project. There are a number of entangling issues, including whether the government and the rail corporation should work on a sustainable funding alternative to the once ... is found for the West Island line, it will have far-reaching implications for future rail projects such as the MTR's South Island rail line and Kowloon-Canton Railway Corp's Sha Tin ...

  9. KCRC seeks return to property building

    Posted May 11th 2004, 12:00am by Denise Tsang, Peggy Sito

    ... Denise Tsang and Peggy Sito The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corp is exploring ways to resume property development along its rail lines after giving up its development rights less than a year ago. The government confirmed yesterday that it had held talks with the rail operator, which forfeited development rights along the West Rail line and Ma On Shan rail extension in July last ...

  10. 8 KCRC bosses to get bonuses

    Posted Feb 28th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... of the investigation.' Last month, the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation revealed compressors on some trains had been secured with nylon belts after defects were discovered. The government severely criticised ... for almost three weeks. After a board meeting yesterday, the embattled railway's chief, Michael Tien Puk-sun, said eight executive officers of the management committee, including the acting ...




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