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  1. Panyu rail hub set to shift focal point of Guangzhou by 2020, academic says

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih in Shibi, Guangzhou When the first train from Hong Kong on the controversial express line to Guangzhou stops at the terminus in Shibi, Panyu, it will have arrived ... a light-rail system and three metro lines. And this, according to Professor Zheng Tianxiang, is why Hongkongers should be pleased - not unhappy - that their HK$65 billion line will terminate at Shibi ...

  2. Business - Economy - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Guangdong warned over infrastructure spending

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih, Charlotte So

    ... Toh Han Shih and Charlotte So Analysts say indebted province's plans to invest 1.41 trillion yuan in infrastructure is dangerous Guangdong warned over spending Guangdong's ... in debt. "Infrastructure investment can drive economic growth, but it also creates problems," said Zheng Tianxiang, a transport professor at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou. ...

  3. Criticisms surface of much-trumpeted railway network

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

    ... Toh Han Shih While the mainland steams ahead with construction of its high-speed railway network amid much fanfare, complaints about the project have emerged, adding a touch of realism ... 'The government's policies for high-speed railways are not perfect. There is a lot of room for improvement in the operation of the trains,' said Zheng Tianxiang, a professor at Sun ...

  4. Reconciling Han and Uygurs is no easy task - but it must be done

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Nearly three months after a deadly brawl between Han Chinese and Uygur workers at the Early Light toy factory, calm has returned to the Guangdong city of Shaoguan . The damage was swept under the carpet simply by segregating Uygur workers from Han workers. The 700 or so Uygur workers in the factory have moved to another plant and stay out of sight of the residents ...

  5. Han-Uygur economic gap seen growing wider

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam, Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou and Fiona Tam The economic discrepancy between Uygurs and Han Chinese, long held as fuelling the social tension in Xinjiang , is threatening to widen in the wake of the deadly ... to meet a deadline. But now even skilled Han Chinese workers can't find jobs,' he said. Xinjiang started an 'organised migration of spare labourers' to inland provinces in 2005 ...

  6. Doubts as Hans Energy eyes giant oil terminal

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Hans Energy, controlled by mainland businessman David An, plans to build what he claims to be the mainland's largest crude oil receiving terminal and southern China's ... such as China Petroleum and Chemical Corp (Sinopec), said they had already planned their own storage facilities. Hans Energy yesterday said it signed a non-binding framework agreement with the municipal ...

  7. An uplifting vision in fallen leaves

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com A 30-year-old artist from the mainland transforms simple falling leaves into works of art, and hopes that people see them as symbols of hope. Zheng ... it into something hopeful and full of passion- they can also be the beginning of something new,' said Zheng. The idea of sculpting on leaves came to Zheng when he was at a low point in life. Long ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Guangdong governor to boost Pearl River Delta integration project

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... time to complete delta integration. Professor Zheng Tianxiang , a delta planning expert, at Guangzhou's Sun Yat-sen University said progress in delta city integration to date had not been remarkable. "Other than high-speed rail links and light rail construction, progress on basic city integration has been lacklustre," Zheng said. "Take Guangzhou and Foshan for example. ...

  9. Business - China Business - LOGISTICS

    Hong Kong faces mainland China challenge as ports expand

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Guangdong's ambitious plan to boost its shipping infrastructure poses risk to city's terminal operators but creates an opportunity for exporters Hong Kong faces mainland challenge as ports expand Guangdong's plan to spend billions of yuan to create a network of ports, railways and waterways will pose a competitive threat to Hong ...

  10. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Guangdong's asset declaration scheme falls short, critics say

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... chief, Zheng Weiming, was paid 2,100 yuan (HK$2,586) in basic salary a month, plus a 620 yuan allowance and 360 yuan for mobile phone expenses. But income from other sources and the assets ...




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