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  1. Microplane world-record hopes end with tragic crash in Hunan

    Posted May 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of apartheid. The microplanes took off from Guilin on Friday morning and were heading for Changsha in Hunan. Bad weather forced them to divert to Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, but Honeyborne ... questions and phone calls. Today was one of our worst days. Alan has gone down near a town called Changsha. We got into difficult weather and something went wrong. What, we don't know ...

  2. Changsha bus blast injures 40

    Posted Oct 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter More than 40 passengers were injured in an explosion aboard a public bus in Hunan's capital city of Changsha yesterday. Of those injured, seven were listed in a serious ... in the heart of city. A spokeswoman for the Changsha Public Security Bureau said the cause of the explosion was being investigated and a result was expected today. A message posted on a mainland ...

  3. Skyscraper ban at reclamation site

    Posted May 05th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... skyscrapers, all of them will be low-rise,' Mr Chai said. Commercial buildings up to 10 storeys will be restricted to a triangular site on the western edge of the reclamation, near Statue Square. ...

  4. KFC takes to the heart of Mao country

    Posted Jan 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of these will be in county towns across Hunan, giving KFC access to largely unexplored rural markets outside the provincial capital, Changsha. As a medium-sized provincial supermarket chain, Bubugao is bracing ... in Changsha, as do Wal-Mart and Metro of Germany. ...

  5. Liberty, not hypocrisy must underpin Freedom Tower

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

    ... Nearly three years after the September 11 attacks, the foundations have been laid for a new skyscraper at the World Trade Centre site in New York. The cornerstone was, fittingly, dedicated ... officials, project architects and the developer all insist that the skyscraper will stand for democracy, freedom and other vaunted American values. Nearby will be a memorial that includes reflecting ...

  6. Hijack attempt on Air China jet

    Posted Jul 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Airport at 8.40am heading for the Henan capital of Changsha. The Xinhua news agency quoted passenger Lei Meilan as saying she saw a man about 1.65 metres tall, whom she later identified as Yang, ... and threatened to spray acid. She told Xinhua that when the flight arrived in Zhengzhou, the passengers thought they had landed in Changsha. Beijing's Legal Evening News quoted a witness as saying ...

  7. Succession leaves Wang empire in limbo

    Posted Nov 18th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill, Wang Jun

    ... Changsha and his native Wenzhou. But regulatory restrictions prevented him expanding his aviation business. Last year he purchased a controlling stake in Yichang airport, in Hubei province, ... and profits. Its biggest asset is a skyscraper in the Xujiahui commercial district of Shanghai, for which it paid 500 million yuan in 2002 and which is now worth more than one billion yuan. It also has ...

  8. Delays show it never rains but it pours at Guangzhou's airport

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

    ... matter, because the flight, as usual, would be delayed by an hour. I was wrong. The boarding announcement for China Southern Flight CZ3388 to Changsha was made on schedule and passengers filed onto the bus to take us to our plane. Despite the countless flight delays I have experienced at Baiyun airport, I was naive enough to think that my flight might get into Changsha on time. ...

  9. Clear eye for the poor guy

    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... misfortune. A burly, broad-shouldered man whose physical presence is still impressive at the age of 82, he was born in Lou De, a small town outside the provincial capital of Changsha, in 1922. After ... find ripe for a skyscraper, he bought a small, cheap property. Then he waited for the giants of the real estate world to make their move. Yu may not have gambled on horses or cards, but he bet ...

  10. Japanese duo sure to be a big hit with the in-crowd

    Posted Nov 16th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... to be like what I saw in the Golden Harvest action movies, with skyscrapers and traffic moving very fast. But actually they go really slowly,' guitarist Naoki Sato said of his first visit to the city. Singer Kumi, also on her first visit, said the city was a lot less crowded than she imagined. 'I thought it was a very crowded city, but I think there are more skyscrapers than ...




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