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  1. Cheaper from China

    Posted Jun 17th 2007, 12:00am by Wency Leung

    ... Canadian coal-mining firm hopes to import 400 pitmen from the mainland, writes Wency Leung The last time Canada imported workers en masse from China, the ensuing racism and exploitation of cheap labour left a black mark on the nation's history for wh ...

  2. China Guodian embarks on first nuclear energy project in Fujian

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... the development of which is aimed at reducing the mainland's reliance on coal. The power major said in a statement that it inaugurated a project preparatory office in Zhangzhou city, Fujian province ... partnered Guangdong Nuclear in a separate proposed 2,000 MW project in Ningde, Fujian, for which a proposal was submitted to the central government early last year. Guodian was unavailable ...

  3. Former Fujian party chief dies, aged 61

    Posted Sep 15th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Former Fujian party boss Song Defu, once a frontrunner to succeed President Hu Jintao , died in Beijing on Thursday. Mr Song, a close adviser to Mr Hu, died ... Youth Political College and vice-director of the PLA's organisation department. In 1993, he was appointed personnel minister. When Mr Song was named Fujian party boss at the end of 2000, he ...

  4. Fujian factory inferno kills 37, casting a pall on party congress

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li and Zhuang Pinghui At least 37 people have been killed in an inferno at an unlicensed shoe factory in Putian, Fujian province, casting a shadow over the conclusion ... industrial accident to hit the mainland, is expected to be seen as an embarrassment for the party secretary of Fujian, Lu Zhangong, and governor Huang Xiaojing, who were elected over the weekend ...

  5. Fujian Expressway to spend 14b yuan on roads

    Posted Jun 28th 2007, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong Shanghai-listed Fujian Expressway Development said yesterday it would spend 14.13 billion yuan to expand its two highways to meet the surging traffic flows in Fujian province. ... in wealthier provinces such as Fujian, where more residents can afford cars. To start at the end of this year, Fujian Expressway's expansion projects target completion in 2010. The company ...

  6. Dozens still missing in Fujian shoe factory fire

    Posted Oct 24th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Putian and Raymond Li The death toll from a fire at a shoe factory in Putian, Fujian province, is expected to soar with dozens of workers still unaccounted for, according to witnesses. At least 37 people died in the blaze at the Feida workshop in Putian's Xiuyu district, which broke out at 9.50pm on Sunday, and 19 others were seriously injured, Xinhua reported. ...

  7. Fujian official joined petition against chemical plant

    Posted Jul 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen A senior official in Fujian was among those who signed a petition against a planned chemical plant that triggered a big white-collar demonstration in Xiamen last month, a Hong ... in Taiwan, completed his education on the mainland. He became deputy governor of Fujian in charge of science, education and cultural affairs in 1998. The complete list of signatories to the March ...

  8. Dead birds had Fujian strain of H5N1 virus

    Posted Feb 25th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Fujian-like strain of the virus first described by University of Hong Kong virologists. It was the same Fujian-like H5N1 that was detected last year in 15 wild birds and two stray or smuggled chickens in Hong Kong, according to genetic analysis. The strain- named after the mainland's Fujian province from where it originated- is classified by the World Health Organisation as clade 2.3. ...

  9. Fujian divisions trump politics

    Posted Oct 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is not one between pan-democrats and Beijing loyalists- it is what many consider to be a split in the Fujian community, with DAB legislator Choy So-yuk defending her seat in the Kam Ping ward against Fujian elder Charles Chiang Yu-tui. Ms Choy, who almost lost her seat to 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung in the 2003 district council election when angry voters tried to remove ...

  10. Warnings help Fujian avoid Sepat's worst

    Posted Aug 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Fuzhou Typhoon Sepat swept into Fujian province yesterday, causing extensive economic losses but few casualties, thanks to an early warning to fishermen and residents. ... towards Jiangxi as a tropical storm. According to official reports, Sepat brought heavy rainfall to Fujian, with 11 counties, cities and districts recording rainfalls of more than 200mm. At least ...




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