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  1. Rust-belt giants striving for a future

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the country has rapidly transformed, the provincial capital of Heilongjiang, once a proud icon of the nation's industrialisation and a model city for study, lags far behind. 'It looks almost the same as 10 years ago. Life here seems to be moving in a slow lane,' said a visitor from Guangdong who returned to the city after a decade. Heilongjiang, along with two other northeastern ...

  2. Russia and China plan for cross-border casino

    Posted Sep 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Heilongjiang province. The city government hopes the free-trade zone will boost economic fortunes even further. About 2,000 Russians crossed the border each day on shopping trips, spending at least ...

  3. Wen urges free market for rust belt

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... In August, he toured Heilongjiang and Jilin to investigate the economic situation. During the Spring Festival in March, he spent the holiday in Liaoning, sharing a bowl of dumplings with coal miners. The northeast, which comprises Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning, was once the shining star of the nation's heavy industries. It accounted for around 17 per cent of the total industrial output during ...

  4. Rust-belt revival a priority for plenum

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leaders are planning a strategy to boost the northeast's stagnant economy Reviving the fortunes of the nation's industrial rust belt in the northeast is set to dominate a meeting of Communist Party leaders later this month. The three northeastern provinces of Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning used to be the mainland's most important industrial heartland under the planned ...

  5. China tax figures don't add up

    Posted Sep 14th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... by using 'empty words and figures'. Paying their way Daqing Oil Field Corporation Heilongjiang, 17.5 billion yuan China National Petroleum Corporation Beijing, 10.76 billion Yuxi Hongta ...

  6. Lawyers to sue Japan if talks on poison damages fail

    Posted Aug 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sino-Japanese team ready to seek justice for victims of discarded mustard gas Chinese and Japanese lawyers are ready to represent Chinese victims of chemical weapons abandoned by the Japanese Imperial Army in Qiqihar city, Heilongjiang province, and bring the Japanese government to court. Su Xiangxiang, a member of the All China Lawyers Association, said yesterday he and his ...

  7. Japan told to pay for poison leak

    Posted Aug 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The central government has filed compensation claims against the Japanese government for damages after residents in northeast Heilongjiang province were poisoned by chemical weapons dumped by the Japanese army after the second world war. The barrels of mustard gas were unearthed on a Heilongjiang construction site that was used as an arsenal by the Japanese 516 Army, China News Service ...

  8. Russia's far eastern promise awaits

    Posted Sep 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of construction is the resolve by the Heilongjiang government to boost cross-border trade and transform the country's industrial rust belt into an economic powerhouse. 'Russia is a country that nobody can afford to overlook,' said Liu Donghui, deputy party secretary of Heilongjiang. 'It has vast natural and technological resources and is the world's last untapped major ...

  9. Fatalities at building site rise to nine

    Posted Aug 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The death toll from a construction site accident in Harbin rose to nine yesterday. The accident happened at Renhe Century Plaza in the Heilongjiang city late on Saturday night, Xinhua reported. The structure for an underground complex, part of a partially built shopping centre, collapsed suddenly, burying dozens of construction workers and pedestrians. Xinhua said 16 people had ...

  10. Japan urged to provide details of abandoned weapons

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Incident. On that day in 1931, a bomb damaged a railway line near Shenyang. The Japanese army used the incident as a pretext to occupy China's three northeastern provinces - Heilongjiang ... behind after the war. 'In August, more than 40 people were injured or killed when canisters of mustard gas were accidentally opened on a construction site in Qiqihar, in Heilongjiang. We ...




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