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  1. Chengdu emerges as a magnet for foreign investors

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... targeted coastal cities, especially Shanghai and Beijing. But land prices have risen sharply in those cities so investors are increasingly looking to inner cities such as Chengdu, the provincial capital of Sichuan. Prices in the primary residential market in Chengdu rose 11.8 per cent in the first quarter year on year to an average of 3,974 yuan per square metre. The total gross floor ...

  2. The spice of city life

    Posted Apr 26th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... an intense rivalry with Sichuan's provincial capital, Chengdu, although the two cities have much in common. In Chongqing, the rivalry manifests itself in stories and jokes, pointing out the alleged laziness and cheapness of Chengdu people. One tale holds that if a thief steals a woman's bag in Chongqing, onlookers will chase him, while in Chengdu, they will just shout ...

  3. New Chongqing boss reassures investors

    Posted Mar 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the vice-mayor position vacated by Wang Lijun, Bo's key aide who reportedly sought political asylum at the US consulate in Chengdu last month, has been put in charge of law and order, according ...

  4. Clue to lost hours of runaway vice-mayor

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... A Chongqing government spokesman broke the silence to offer the municipality's version of what happened on February 6 at the consulate in Chengdu. He said Wang left the consulate only after ... heads of central government departments also sent in representatives to persuade Wang to leave the consulate. 'That night, Wang Lijun walked out of the American consulate in Chengdu ...

  5. Talking points

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Zone ideas aired The social science academies of Sichuan province and Chongqing municipality are jointly hosting a forum on regional planning for the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic ...

  6. Speculators drive up Chongqing home sales volume to fresh high

    Posted Jul 21st 2007, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... branch. Mr Wong believes buyers were lured by the relatively cheap home prices. Mass home prices in major second-tier cities such as Tianjin and Chengdu were more than 4,000 yuan per square metre, but the price was just over 3,000 yuan per square metre in Chongqing, he said. Ricky Wong, the head of DTZ Debenham's Chongqing and Chengdu office, said the Chongqing property market for years had ...

  7. A welcome respite for foreigners in China

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sascha Matuscak Ten years ago, Chengdu had a tiny population of foreigners composed mainly of teachers, travellers passing through on their way to Tibet and a handful of entrepreneurs who ... springing up to cater for this new element. The development of Chengdu from a provincial capital into the most international city in western China went at a lightning pace, beginning in the late ...

  8. Chongqing's political mystery deepens

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... swirling in the mainland blogosphere. According to Washington, Wang walked into the US consulate in Chengdu in Sichuan province one week ago with a prior appointment made in his capacity ... ahead of a visit to Washington this week by Vice-President Xi Jinping. On February 6, Wang drove to the US consulate in Chengdu. What happened inside the consulate is a mystery, but it is not so ...

  9. CC Land aspires to be big mainland developer

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... developing a residential project with a gross floor area of 555,000 sq metres in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province. CC Land would mainly focus on Chongqing and Chengdu, two fast-growing cities ...

  10. News - China - TRANSPORT

    China's 'green' highway the way to the future

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... at the weekend and the whole project is expected to be open to traffic by the end of the year. The 251-kilometre highway that connects Chongqing and Chengdu, Sichuan, will shorten the drive between ... the use of equipment with high-energy demands should be eliminated. The reduced distance between Chongqing and Chengdu on the new highway is expected to cut fuel consumption and carbon dioxide ...




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