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  1. Cities court movie giant Paramount to build theme park

    Posted Sep 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Government officials said Shenzhen, which already has a number of highly successful theme parks, had set up a working group to talk to Paramount next month about building the park there, Nanfang Daily reported yesterday. The newspaper quoted Shenzhen's Cultural Industry Development Office as saying the city wanted to put the park on the Dapeng Peninsula in Longgang district. ...

  2. Property chain shuts amid theft rumours

    Posted Nov 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk A Shenzhen-based property agency with more than 100 branches throughout the mainland has suddenly closed amid rumours that the boss fled with more than 40 million yuan in homebuyers' funds. Jiang Fei, 33, president of the Zhongtian Real Estate Company, is believed to have run off with the cash on Tuesday, at the latest, following a recent dramatic slump in Shenzhen ...

  3. Cool customers

    Posted Dec 10th 2007, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Hongkongers are heading for Shenzhen's ice rinks to train for a career on skates or just to chill in the city's spacious venues, writes Fiona Tam For 14-year-old Denis To Hon-lam, a member of Hong Kong's figure skating team, Shenzhen's ice rinks are a launch pad to a professional career. Since winning his first amateur title in 2005, he has trained mainly ...

  4. Shenzhen developer accused of dirty tricks

    Posted Jun 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen A Hong Kong man who owns a six-floor house in a prime location in Shenzhen's financial district has accused a mainland developer of using underhand methods ... hold his ground for as long as he could. The developer wants to build Shenzhen's tallest building- an 88-storey financial centre- on the site, but Mr Choi has refused to sell. Mr Choi, 57, ...

  5. Two children die in blast in Shenzhen

    Posted Jan 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan Two children were killed and one injured in Shenzhen yesterday after a mysterious explosion in a notorious vice district where hundreds of prostitutes and their clients were ... instantly and an eight-year-old died shortly after arriving at hospital. Lin Shuxin, nine, survived the blast and was receiving treatment at the Shenzhen No2 People's Hospital. Doctors said he ...

  6. Play it again

    Posted Sep 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Dembina

    ... from The Chedi resort in Chiang Mai. Sculptures made of weathered driftwood were shipped from elsewhere in Thailand while made-to-order paintings came from a Shenzhen art workshop Hicks found ... discovered Doupine (www.doupine.com), a Shenzhen-based art workshop. Along with a number of oil paintings, rendered to his visual and size specifications, he had an Andy Warhol-esque ...

  7. Crossing the line

    Posted Jan 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of teens interviewed in 2003 said they would increase their mainland trips after the border was opened 24 hours A packet of ketamine costs HK$80 to HK$100 in Hong Kong; in Shenzhen it's HK$40 to HK$50. An Ecstasy pill costs HK$60 to HK$80 in Hong Kong; in Shenzhen it is as low as HK$50 ...

  8. Seven killed in blaze at factory with locked doors and windows

    Posted Jan 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Seven female workers were killed yesterday morning when locked doors and windows prevented them from escaping a fire that swept through an unlicensed factory in Shenzhen ... stories of their factory had been covered with iron bars and the only emergency exit had been locked. In 1993, 87 workers died in a fire that broke out in a Shenzhen factory. Officials have warned ...

  9. Shenzhen Investment acquires Maanshan project for 1.2b yuan

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Shenzhen Investment, the property arm of the municipal government, yesterday acquired a mixed development project in Maanshan, Anhui province, for 1.2 billion yuan. The deal ... square metres. The developer expects to take four years to develop the site, which could have a plot ratio of 2.3. Shenzhen Investment said the residential units could fetch up to 4,500 yuan per ...

  10. Shenzhen Investment to slow land acquisitions after reaching target

    Posted Oct 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Shenzhen Investment, the property arm of the municipal government, plans to slow land acquisitions from next year if it manages to add plots with a total gross floor area of 10.34 million square metres this year, according to a senior executive. Shenzhen Investment had paid more than 6.95 billion yuan to acquire 18 sites with a total gross floor area of 7.71 million ...




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