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  1. Metro collision points to gaping loopholes in city's building frenzy

    Posted Jan 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... be great if the trains actually turned up when the counter got down to zero; often the machine simply resets to a fresh count. In the Yangtze River Delta, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Wuxi and Ningbo are also ...

  2. Tax reforms 'key for Shanghai hub plans'

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... industry. Beijing believes these efforts can help China overcome the global financial turmoil and better serve the Yangtze River Delta as well as the entire country, according to Xinhua. However, ...

  3. Shanghai weaves back into natural order

    Posted Oct 21st 2003, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... The Yangtze River Delta is returning to its textile roots but hurdles remain, write Tom Mitchell and Toh Han Shih The Pearl River Delta used to account for 80 per cent of the apparel exports handled by Li & Fung, Hong Kong's largest trader with an annual turnover approaching US$5 billion. Today that percentage stands at 60 per cent, as the Yangtze River Delta begins ...

  4. HK, Shenzhen losing export role as factories move inland

    Posted Apr 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... according to the Shanghai International Port Group, Shanghai's port operator. Manufacturing in the Yangtze River Delta, served by Shanghai, has not suffered as it has in the Pearl River Delta. That is because Yangtze River Delta companies ship higher-value, less labour-intensive goods and the factories enjoy economies of scale because they are larger than the Hong Kong-owned factories ...

  5. Collapse of waste-water treatment pool for zinc and lead mine poses threat to major drinking water source near Shanghai

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... quality. Qiandao Lake, 150 kilometres from Hangzhou and 330 kilometres from Shanghai, is a popular recreation spot in the Yangtze River delta because of its clean water and the 1,078 islands dotted ... environmental protection department would conduct water quality tests. Police officers and soldiers used hand-operated pumps to siphon the upstream water, directing it to another river that does ...

  6. Taiwanese firms eye HK gateway to mainland

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... across the strait and spur growth. It reduced or removed tariffs on 539 Taiwanese products. About 70 per cent of the companies which had plans to expand into the mainland said the Yangtze River Delta or the Pearl River Delta were their prime destinations. Almost all of the companies surveyed said they would need support services such as economic information on China, protection ...

  7. Beijing expands on plans to set up Fujian coastal economic zone

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... the region catch up with the Pearl River and Yangtze River deltas, but only received State Council backing last week. The document released yesterday fleshes out the skeletal plan included ... to 'increase the prosperity of the people and [build a] harmonious society'. The new zone is to extend as far as the Yangtze delta in the north and the Pearl delta to the south - effectively ...

  8. Shanghai braces for power crisis

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... supply to more than 2,000 industrial users, including such prominent foreign investors as Volkswagen and General Motors Corp. In the greater Yangtze River Delta region, nearly 5,000 large ... half the level of Tokyo. Shanghai is not the only region in China struggling with power shortages. The Pearl River Delta has also suffered in recent years. But the delta's economy ...

  9. Shanghai port knocks Hong Kong off No2 spot

    Posted Apr 19th 2007, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... introduced concessions and government instructions to divert shipments to Yangshan. Relay handling charges for cargo containers moving to and from locations in the Yangtze River delta were cut 53 per ... this year extended to March. Hong Kong is being overtaken by mainland ports as the city's industrial plants have moved across the border and further up the Pearl River Delta, where exporters ...

  10. HK slides in competitive ratings of major cities

    Posted Jul 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen The global competitiveness of major mainland and Asian cities rose significantly last year but Hong Kong dipped in the ratings, according to a study released by a leading mainland think-tank yesterday. The annual Global City Competitiveness R ...




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