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  1. Geography is no bar to the Yangtze River Delta

    Posted Mar 12th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... of the expansion of the Yangtze River Delta area. An increasing number of cities are lobbying to be designated as part of the booming region, even though some are hundreds of kilometres away from the river itself, according to reports in state media. Jinhua city, in the middle of Zhejiang province, is the latest to win entry to the coveted group, joining 16 other members of the Yangtze River Delta ...

  2. Yangtze tops Pearl River Delta in foreign trade

    Posted May 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan Competition between the two regions could get even fiercer The total volume of foreign trade with the Yangtze River Delta has surpassed that of the Pearl River Delta for the first time. According to a report by Xinhua last night, the Yangtze River Delta led the Pearl River Delta by US$13.7 billion in total foreign trade during the first quarter of the year. The two ...

  3. Yangtze delta to make up 20pc of GDP

    Posted Nov 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter in Shanghai Officials in the powerhouse region seek help removing obstacles to more growth The Yangtze River Delta region is expected to account for more than 20 per cent ... reported yesterday. The government counts 16 cities as comprising the Yangtze River Delta region. Last year the region's GDP reached about 2.3 trillion yuan, accounting for 19.5 per cent ...

  4. Yangtze delta offers alternative route inland

    Posted Mar 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Woo in Shanghai The Yangtze River Delta region is fast becoming the preferred choice for foreign firms seeking to expand outside their traditional Pearl River Delta base, lured ... that has recently made the move to the Yangtze River Delta. Lacquer Craft president Guo Shan Hui said the company started production at a new plant in Jiashan, a small city in Zhejiang province, ...

  5. Go-ahead on ports in Pearl, Yangtze deltas

    Posted Dec 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang Port plans for the Pearl and Yangtze deltas, and Bohai Bay received in-principle approval from the State Council yesterday, stressing the need for a co-ordinated blueprint for the country. The plan, drafted by the National Development and Reform Commission, was approved at a meeting chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao, Xinhua reported. Describing the plan as essential, the meeting ...

  6. Dragonair to boost service on Yangtze delta routes

    Posted Mar 31st 2004, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Russell Barling Hong Kong Dragon Airlines will increase flights to three cities in the Yangtze River delta this summer to capitalise on an easing of restrictions for mainland passengers travelling to Hong Kong. From August, the China-focused carrier would increase flights to Huangzhou, Nanjing and Ningbo after taking delivery of two Airbus A320 mid-range aircraft, Dragonair chief ...

  7. Time for a pay rise, Pearl River Delta

    Posted Oct 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with a large agglomeration of factories in the Yangtze River Delta region around Shanghai. Improved communication among labourers (thanks to, among other things, the spread of low-priced mobile phones) ... Newspapers recently have been filled with reports of factories in the Pearl River Delta going begging for workers. This has surprised people who imagined that China had a near-infinite ...

  8. Rethink urged for Yangtze economy

    Posted Oct 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Woo Delta region should support SMEs and value-added businesses, a forum hears The Yangtze River Delta region needs to upgrade its industries and provide greater support to small ... of the industrialisation process, in the future the Yangtze River Delta region must shift its focus from labour- intensive industries to higher-value-added industries which rely more on capital ...

  9. Yangtze region expects massive power shortages

    Posted Jun 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Woo River delta cities already hit by blackouts as authorities impose restrictions to conserve electricity for essentials The Yangtze River Delta region will experience the mainland's worst power shortages this summer, state media said yesterday. Shanghai and the provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang combined are expected to face an estimated shortfall of 10 million to 15 ...

  10. Closer delta ties vital, says Donald Tsang

    Posted Feb 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday described the formation of a Pan Pearl River Delta region and further co-operation with the Yangtze River Delta ... with the Yangtze River Delta are the ways to go,' he told a seminar on planning co-operation in Guangzhou. Mr Tsang named airports, ports and power supplies as possible areas of co-operation. Speaking ...




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