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  1. Travellers head back as snow, rain turn south

    Posted Feb 13th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Battle for train and bus tickets With the threat of more rain and snow looming in the south, migrant workers flocked back to mainland cities yesterday at the end of the Lunar New Year holiday. The China Meteorological Administration is forecasting snow or rain for southern areas, including Guizhou province , in the next few days. Guangzhou is also experiencing ...

  2. Richest village's monument to itself reaches for the sky

    Posted Dec 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Huaxi Huaxi to flaunt its wealth with a 72-storey building The mainland's richest village is building a monument in the sky dedicated to itself - a 72-storey tower with a price tag of at least 1 billion yuan. Huaxi village proclaims that the 300-metre high building falls under a central government policy of building a 'new socialist countryside', even ...

  3. The Shanghai mayor with the midas touch for a tarnished town

    Posted Dec 24th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Han Zheng's stellar start marked by corruption scandal and Sars outbreak The first year in office for Shanghai's youngest mayor, Han Zheng, has proved memorable. The 49-year-old economist guided the financial capital through a property scandal a ...

  4. No sex, please

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... The mainland's first - and only - sex museum is leaving Shanghai for a small town in Jiangsu province because of the lack of visitors. The private museum, a labour of love for founder Liu Dalin, will move to Tongli with financial help from the local ...

  5. Skyscraper restrictions 'to worsen city sprawl'

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... New Shanghai building rules could create unexpected problems, say experts Sprawling Shanghai could be about to spread even further, property experts said after news that city authorities plan curbs on construction of tall buildings in central areas. Guan ...

  6. Shanghai no threat to HK, yet: mayor

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... The mainland's premier foreign investment destination has big plans, he says, but it will need our help to realise them Shanghai Mayor Han Zheng likens his city to a child trying to catch up with a 'mature and sophisticated' Hong Kong. Shan ...

  7. Shanghai investment surges ahead

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Contracted foreign investment in Shanghai surged 35 per cent, to nearly US$8 billion, in the first eight months of this year, but the breakneck pace of investment growth in the first half of the year slackened slightly last month. In August, foreign compa ...

  8. Displaced tenants' lawsuits dismissed

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Shanghai court rejects claims of corruption in land allocation to property tycoon A Shanghai court yesterday dismissed lawsuits filed by residents' groups against Jingan district alleging corruption in the allocation of land to property tycoon Chau C ...

  9. Shanghai predicts 10.8pc annual growth

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Shanghai has forecast economic growth of at least 10.8 per cent this year, which would mark the 12th year of double-digit growth, despite the impact of Sars on the economy. But the forecast is slightly lower than the city's gross domestic product gro ...

  10. Scalded by scandals, Shanghai plans to unveil new rules for fairer land sales

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Shanghai plans to unveil new rules for urban clearance next month, in an attempt to better regulate land sales, following the scandal involving property developer Chau Ching-ngai, according to a media report. Cai Yutian, director of the Shanghai Property ...




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