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  1. Guangdong scrambles to regain place in sun with culture push

    Posted Jul 24th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... By 2020, the guideline says, Guangdong's culture industry should become one of the pillars of its economy. And it should also actively seek cultural co-operation with Hong Kong, Macau ... Ivan Zhai After decades of following the motto 'to get rich is glorious', people in Guangdong are starting to focus on culture. The provincial government will host a public forum ...

  2. Hu heaps praise on Li Ka-shing as they meet for a one-on-one

    Posted Sep 07th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... zone's 30th anniversary. In a one-on-one meeting beforehand, Hu said he had told Guangdong party secretary Wang Yang shortly after arriving in Shenzhen on Sunday that he would like to meet ... co-operation between Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Guangdong, and play a greater role in preserving Hong Kong's prosperity and stability, as well as the country's reform and modernisation,' Hu ...

  3. HK and Guangdong to sign cross-border pact in Beijing

    Posted Apr 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... saying this could harm its long-standing status as a laissez-faire economy. 'I am not suggesting that there is no need for Hong Kong to work closer with Guangdong. But doing so does not mean ... Ng Kang-chung Hong Kong is to sign a pact with Guangdong tomorrow in Beijing to boost cross-border co-operation in sectors including finance, environmental protection and infrastructure ...

  4. Guangdong rues move to shun 'old industry'

    Posted Jan 27th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... the Nanfang Daily reported early this month. Last year's GDP rate was the lowest in 30 years, despite Guangdong spending a record one trillion yuan (HK$1.14 trillion) to stimulate the economy ... systems 12 months after the master plan had been approved by the State Council. Commentators and economists said Guangdong's economy would be suffering less if Wang had not advocated ...

  5. Islanders dream of a taiga economy taking off

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... of foreign trade. Sun said Heilongjiang's economy was larger than Guangdong's three decades ago but was now less than a fifth the size. 'I can assure you that Heilongjiang will catch ... of co-operation as ushering in a new era of development for the northeast. 'We have lagged far behind Guangdong in the past three decades because of the southern province's openness to trade ...

  6. HK, Guangdong seen as CBD for mainland

    Posted Apr 09th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng A Hong Kong and Guangdong economic powerhouse can be uniquely positioned as the 'central business district' of the mainland or even Asia, Trade Development Council executive director Fred Lam Tin-fuk said. Welcoming the framework agreement on Hong Kong and Guangdong co-operation signed in Beijing on Wednesday, Lam said the move towards greater Pearl River ...

  7. Girlfriends for hire bolster city's economy

    Posted Aug 21st 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam A 19-year-old woman wakes up at 4pm every day and has her make-up and hair done at a makeshift beauty salon. It is just off a busy street dense with five-star hotels and nightclubs in Houjie town in Dongguan, Guangdong. The stylist helps the teenager from Chongqing put on the trendy look- pink lip gloss and blue eye shadow- she sees in fashion magazines. It takes 40 ...

  8. Shenzhen seeks to stay special as it marks a coming of age

    Posted Aug 27th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Zhuhai and Shantou in Guangdong and Xiamen in Fujian. Shenzhen officials regard the 30th anniversary as important because people at age 30 are expected to be able to stand firmly on their own two ... In the past, it was easy for Shenzhen to be the model across the country. Its aim was simple- to learn and copy from Hong Kong to set up a market economy. Every simple simulation brought big success ...

  9. Shenzhen throughput increases in January

    Posted Feb 06th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... time to recover. They need to replenish their stock for the first half, but actually their economies are not good enough to support long-term growth in Guangdong,' Chow said. Ma did ... Association. 'The economy and industry are recovering, and the port's performance has been increasing since December,' Ma Yongzhi, a vice-director-general of the Shenzhen Port ...

  10. Criticisms surface of much-trumpeted railway network

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... become increasingly competitive against the high-speed railways as airlines offered discounts to lure passengers away from the trains. An economy air ticket between Wuhan and Guangzhou costs about 1,000 yuan (HK$1,146), but airlines had been offering discounts of up to 50 per cent. An economy ticket on the Wuhan-Guangzhou high-speed train costs 490 yuan, while a first-class ticket ...




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