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  1. An escape from the urban jungle

    Posted Apr 20th 2004, 12:00am by Graham Bond

    ... of this exist in the shabbiness of many apartment blocks and the random piles of rubble on city-centre streets. But Zhaoqing has much to offer visitors tired of the sheen of Chinese urban affluence. ...

  2. Shantou's building binge

    Posted Feb 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... but local officials went ahead, anyway. The Queshi Bridge is a bridge to nowhere. It connects the decaying urban area and the poor rural county of Chaoyang. To make up for the shortfall in income, ... the Queshi Bridge to avoid paying the tolls on the more convenient Gulf Bridge, which links up with the city's newly developed affluent urban district. 'My family and I never used ...

  3. Network to slash travel time

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and urban rail services, as well as air travel, creating a network that promises to dramatically shorten travelling time between Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Shenzhen, which already has four ... station on the Hong Kong-Shenzhen border, was built in 2004 at a cost of 500 million yuan. It provides a terminus for intercity train services as well as urban rail stations serving Shenzhen. ...

  4. News - China

    Cross-border licence plates go for a million yuan on black market

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 11:00am by Amy Li

    ... in urban Guangdong, and pay an annual tax of 300,000 yuan, said the report. Philanthropists who have donated more than 10 million yuan to mainland China are also eligible for a duo licence plate. ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Guangdong governor to boost Pearl River Delta integration project

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

    ... "Co-ordinating development between rural and urban areas is one of the most important and difficult tasks of our province," Zhu said. The integration of cities under the Pearl River Delta Reform ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    Guangzhou party official to make assets public to bootstrap anti-corruption plans

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 01:39pm by John Kennedy

    ... later, they will receive a 3D life-like mini sculpture of themselves. China Story--  Grey, Ugly and Congested: Why are so many Chinese cities so horrible?   China’s urban landscape reflects its authoritarian system of government. During the Mao years, ancient cities were torn down and reconstructed on Soviet lines. The Soviet urban planning system used bold city master plans to create cities ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - GUANGDONG

    How Hong Kong youths are touring the 'real' China

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 11:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... many stories of China’s left-behind children – the millions of young left in rural areas by parents flocking to urban centres for work – Wong packed her bags after Form Seven and journeyed ...

  8. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Hu Chunhua eager to maintain Guangdong's engine of growth

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... officials kick the game off." Currently, the focus still seems to be on accelerating infrastructure development. Guangzhou rolled out an urban plan for Nansha on Wednesday and is soliciting ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Millions living near border now buy their groceries in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng, Victoria Ruan

    ... in China, they are usually much more expensive [than in Hong Kong]," Lu said. "For goods that are made in China, the retail prices have to include 17 per cent VAT tax and urban maintenance ...


    Guangdong officials to declare assets in pilot scheme

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... in October revealed a major loophole in the current declaration system. In the scandal, a political commissar of Panyu's Urban Management Bureau was found to own 22 properties valued at more ...




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