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  1. City bridges great divide

    Posted May 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for middle-income and low-income groups. All these reforms are the first of their kind on the mainland. Huang Qifan, mayor of Chongqing municipality, says the development model of inland cities, ... This has achieved success, particularly with the notebook computer industry. According to Huang, three of the world's top notebook brands- HP, Acer and Asus- now have their products made ...

  2. Chongqing to build low-cost homes for a third of its people

    Posted Mar 05th 2011, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The mainland's largest municipality has launched the country's most ambitious subsidised housing programme, with its mayor vowing to help a third of the city's population. Chongqing mayor Huang Qifan said the municipality provided more than a tenth of the country's subsidised rental housing last year, even though its 28 million residents ...

  3. Chongqing to impose controversial flat tax

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the lead in imposing the long-anticipated property tax, a measure partly designed to contain rocketing property prices. Chongqing mayor Huang Qifan previously said that the tax would apply ...

  4. Chongqing delegate airs graft claims at city congress

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... mayor Huang Qifan at a group discussion during the plenum, the China Business News reported. Crimes listed in the 5,000-word letter included bribery, embezzlement, funding of loan sharks, money ... of the media centre at Chongqing's Public Security Bureau as saying local police had no idea whether the letter existed or not or whether it had been presented to Huang. A legal expert said ...

  5. Call for listed firms to pay dividends

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the investors,' Li said. 'A rule to force them to distribute enough cash dividends should be published.' The adviser's remarks followed similar comments by Chongqing mayor Huang Qifan ... and Huang cemented investor belief that Guo Shuqing, the former China Construction Bank chairman who was appointed chief of the China Securities Regulatory Commission in late October, would take ...

  6. Huang oversaw growth and growing unrest

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Long-serving Guangdong governor Huang Huahua has stepped down after reaching the compulsory retirement age of 65 last month. Guangdong's Provincial People's Congress accepted his resignation yesterday and named vice-governor Zhu Xiaodan acting governor, Xinhua reported. Huang had governed the province since 2003. Huang, who was promoted ...

  7. Affordable homes

    Posted May 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Despite its overwhelming success, there are concerns that the project may be subject to abuse because there is no upper-income ceiling for applicants. Huang Qifan, mayor of Chongqing Municipality, ...

  8. China introduces property taxes in some cities to cool market

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Chongqing and Shanghai have become the first cities on the mainland to impose property tax on high-end apartments. The tax, which will be imposed from today, is aimed at helping the central government crack down on speculation and contain home prices. Chongqing mayor Huang Qifan last night announced the city would levy a 0.5 per cent to 1.2 per cent tax on new luxury ...

  9. Huang moved by support for concert

    Posted Apr 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lee Wing-sze Veteran Taiwanese songwriter Kay Huang Yun-ling said she was moved by the warm response at her first concert in Hong Kong this week. 'Hong Kong fans are special to me. ... 'The music market is not very good these days. I was so surprised that my new record [Glory Days] is selling better in Hong Kong than in the rest of the region.' Huang released her debut ...

  10. Patriot suffered for beloved art

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Huang Xinbo (1916-1980) was a pioneer of the modern Chinese woodcut and, through the influence of Lu Xun (1881-1936), devoted himself to the development and promotion of this art form. To pay homage to this renowned artist 31 years after his death, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum presents 'Imprint of the Heart: Artistic Journey of Huang Xinbo' from now until February ...




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