Baiyun District

Caterpillar plague empties Guangzhou park

Fuzzy white caterpillars at Baiyun Hill in Guangzhou. Photo: Screenshot via Sina Weibo

Local residents and experts say the managers of the state-run park have a case to answer after they recently allowed a commercial event to take place at which thousands of butterflies were set free in the reserve between April 29 and May 12.

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Debt-laden Guangzhou's airport plan pie in the sky

Even as Guangzhou struggles to pay off the huge debt left over from hosting the 2010 Asian Games, the city's spendthrift bureaucrats are already dreaming up new spending measures to boost the city's economy.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

Villagers flock to rare trial of top policeman

More than 60 elderly Guangzhou villagers flocked to a district court yesterday to see how a fellow villager would fare in a trial involving the city's police chief, who is charged with violating administrative procedures in the detention of another villager.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Second village wins swift graft probe

Guangzhou city officials have agreed to investigate the property and financial records in Wanggang village and put a village party committee election on hold.

The moves to appease protesting villagers came after about 1,000 Wanggang residents, angered by land seizures and alleged official corruption, rallied in front of Guangzhou city's government headquarters on Tuesday.

19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Environment chiefs halt vital Guangdong airport

The opening of a new airport in eastern Guangdong next month has been suspended over pending environmental inspections, a setback in the remote region's plans to bring other cities within reach.

25 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Village party secretary accused of massive fraud

Hundreds of people protested in front of the Guangzhou city government headquarters yesterday, hoping to publicise their grievances by diverting some media attention away from the World University Games' closing ceremony in Shenzhen.

24 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Guangdong alarmed over storm cave-ins

At least two large sinkholes - one the size of a minivan - have appeared on roads in Guangzhou's central business district since the rainy season began.

Nobody has been killed or injured, and the holes have been roped off to keep cars and people away, but geologists say they are a warning sign of potential geological disasters.

23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Shanghai creaks back to life after fierce snowfall

With Shanghai still cleaning up after the heavy snowfall, at least 10 mainland airports were closed on the second day of the Lunar New Year transport crunch because of the cold weather.

Shanghai media reported that the city was recovering from days of snowstorms that were the strongest in two years.

22 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Man arrested over arson attempt at Guangzhou's Metro

A man suspected of starting the first fire on Guangzhou's Metro since it opened more than a decade ago was arrested yesterday morning, the city's Public Security Bureau said.

The suspect, from Hunan, was arrested at 5am yesterday in the city's northern Baiyun district, a statement posted on the bureau's website said.

12 Jan 2011 - 12:00am


Business travellers to Guangdong's capital have a new option with the opening in October of the Guangzhou International Finance Centre (GZIFC).

At 103 storeys, the 432-metre construction on the main axis of the Pearl River New City is among the 10 tallest buildings in the world and true to its chosen title - the 'Standing City'.

11 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Out and about

While both Hong Kong and the eastern Pearl River district are noted for mountainous scenery, Guangzhou is overwhelmingly flat - with one exception.

14 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

A third runway is not the answer for our airport

The Airport Authority recently placed a number of newspaper ads looking to hire an executive director for corporate development. The main role will be to guide its overall development and spearhead its five-year plan, which is believed to centre around the strategic planning for the construction of a third runway.

7 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Rights lawyer held for four hours over T-shirt

Guangzhou police took a human rights lawyer into custody yesterday afternoon, while he was hiking with friends, because the slogans on his T-shirt were considered politically sensitive.

12 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Asia lays down its exhibition credentials

All over Asia, the market for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (Mice) is growing at an exponential rate. Executives from around the world are converging on the region to take advantage of its superior facilities and the business opportunities that result from well-run events and the desire to get things done.

4 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Unannounced military exercise sparks chaos for air passengers

More than 6,000 travellers were stranded at Guangzhou's airport on Tuesday after 50 flights were delayed by an unannounced military air drill in eastern China.

The holdups affected many flights and led to some travellers waiting more than 10 hours or spending the night at the airport, according to the New Express.

22 Nov 2007 - 12:00am