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  1. 'It's been a long time since anybody mentioned war'

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, in 1986, he had no idea just how life-changing the experience would turn out to be. Two decades later, Mr Zhang still lives in the city but now earns his living ... 1949 but for about 30 years after that they were forced to smuggle after Beijing banned capitalism. Conditions began to relax in the mid-1980s, allowing Guangxi to reopen the border markets. ...

  2. Police say instigators behind Guangxi riot

    Posted Dec 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Villagers who clashed with police last week in Shitang town, Guangxi, were manipulated by a few instigators to attack police and government officials, local police claimed on Tuesday. Fourteen people had been arrested during the December 1 conflict, which was over a crackdown on unlicensed motorcycles, guangxinews.com reported. Three policemen were injured and several ...

  3. Former Guangxi official gets 18 years for graft

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai A former top official of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has been jailed for 18 years for corruption. Sun Yu, 52, deputy chairman of the region from 1998 to 2007, accepted 3.28 ... was the fourth top Guangxi official sacked for corruption in less than a decade. Cheng Kejie, the region's former chairman and a deputy chairman of the National People's Congress in the late ...

  4. Ancestral home knocked down to 1.5m yuan

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Actor Ray Lui Leung-wai (right) is nothing if not a patriot. As soon as he was told his ancestor's house in the city of Dongxing, Guangxi, had to make way for a project to expand a border checkpoint to Vietnam, he signed on. His uncle and cousin still live in the house, but the actor, who was born and grew up in Vietnam, never lived in it. Apparently his enthusiasm ...

  5. China utility plans 2 nuclear projects

    Posted Mar 06th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng in Beijing China Power Investment Corp, one of five state-owned national power producers, plans to build two nuclear projects to take advantage of Beijing's plan to markedly expand capacity of the alternative energy. The parent company of Hong Kong-listed China Power International Development planned to build a plant in Guangxi province and another in Jilin province, ...

  6. Regions count the cost as storms weaken

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... predicted that rain would ease further today. Seriously affected areas, especially in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, saw their worst floods in almost 20 years over the past week. Students at 120 middle and primary schools in Guilin, Guangxi, returned to classes that had had to close on Saturday because of heavy floods. But residents in Rongshui county, Guangxi, stayed ...

  7. letters

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Count your blessings and help others Recently, I went on a charity trip to Xiaba Primary School in Fuyang, a small town in Guangxi province. We stayed there for five days, living with the students and teaching them English. There are only three teachers at the school. Teaching in small towns is not a well-paid job, so only a few young people are willing to do it. Because ...

  8. Boot camp death story costs editor his post

    Posted Aug 26th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai A deputy editor of a Guangxi newspaper was dismissed by provincial propaganda authorities after the paper had published a series of stories about a teenage boy who was beaten ... Guangxi and Guangdong journalists familiar with the issue confirmed yesterday. Journalists said a series of stories published early this month by Nanning newspapers had angered top provincial ...

  9. Campaign targets fake currency

    Posted Feb 20th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... month and is focused on counterfeiting hot spots, including Guangdong, Guangxi, Fujian, Zhejiang and another six provinces with a high proportion of fake yuan notes, the ministry said. Authorities in Guangxi, a major centre for fake notes, were targeting distributors. The ministry said all levels of police should encourage the public to report any incidents of the manufacturing ...

  10. 13 dead, thousands homeless after torrential rain

    Posted Jul 05th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... there has been at least 1.3 billion yuan (HK$1.48 billion) in economic losses since the beginning of the flood season. Prime Minister Wen Jiabao called Ma Biao , the chairman of Guangxi Autonomous ... the safety of the people and do everything to ensure the safety of the dam,' Mr Wen was quoted as saying. Guangxi party secretary Guo Shengkun , Mr Ma and other senior officials visited Guilin, ...




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