Briefs, February 8, 2013

Xi Jinping urged members to speak truthfully. Photo: Xinhua

The high-profile Beihai "four lawyers" perjury case came to an end on Wednesday as prosecutors dropped the charge against the last defendant, Guangxi lawyer Yang Zaixin, Caixin magazine reported.

Friday, 8 February, 2013, 5:01am

HK resident charged in pyramid scheme

A Hong Kong resident has been charged with conducting 'illegal business activities' by a Nanning court for her role in a pyramid sales scheme in Guangxi , state media reported yesterday.

3 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Discipline crackdown

More than 500 state bank officials have been disciplined for falsifying documents certifying customers' credit-worthiness, deposit level and bank loan guarantees, the central bank says.

22 Mar 2001 - 12:00am


Henry Moore: Works by this renowned British sculptor. 9am-4pm daily. China National Art Museum, 1 Wusi Dajie, Dongcheng District. Tel: (8610) 6401 2252. Ends Nov 26. Twelve large sculptures are also on display outdoors in Beihai Park until Apr 22.

10 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Four injured in bus crash

Four SAR holidaymakers injured in a bus accident on a five-day package tour to the mainland returned to Hong Kong. Two women, aged 54 and 79, and a 65-year-old man remained in hospital in stable condition. The fourth victim was discharged. The coach with 23 visitors aboard was heading to the city of Beihai from Zhanjian, both in Guangxi province, when the crash happened in wet weather.

4 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

32 planned illegal trip

Thirty-two suspects were arrested last Tuesday near Beihai City in Guangxi for allegedly trying to leave the country illegally, the semi-official Hong Kong China News Agency reported yesterday.

The agency said the suspects were heading for a Western country but did not identify their destination.

5 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Tempers fray as flights cancelled and diverted

THOUSANDS of airline passengers were stranded as Typhoon Victor caused more than 60 flights to be cancelled.

Travel plans were thrown into chaos and travellers scoured hotels looking for spare rooms while others settled down in Kai Tak airport's departures lounge to wait for the storm out.

By 9 pm, 32 flights out of Hong Kong had been cancelled and 46 delayed.

3 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Intervention helps reverse Beihai real estate slump

Government intervention has helped Beihai's real estate market escape from a two-year slowdown, a report says.

More than 400 deals, worth 424.8 million yuan (about HK$395.44 million), were struck in the third quarter, the highest figure for two years.

9 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Vietnam returnees find prosperity and peace in port town

THE last 15 years of Beihai's coastal district Qiao Gang Zhen has been a story of struggles and sweat, albeit with a happy ending - at least economically.

The zone, whose name means ''expatriates' port town'', is home to former Chinese expatriates in Vietnam who moved to Beihai when the Vietnamese government expelled Chinese in 1978 and 1979.

3 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Urgent call for immigrants' ship

SECURITY Branch officials have ordered the Marine Department to find a ship to send home the ex-China Vietnamese illegal immigrants under extreme urgency, saying no more time can be lost.

A branch team, headed by acting Refugee Co-ordinator Eddy Chan Yuk-tak, was yesterday told that no suitable ship had yet been found around Asia.

14 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Team list for next week's II talks ready

THE Government is expected to announce today the high-ranking team of officials who will go to Guangzhou to spearhead Hong Kong's efforts to speed up the repatriation of 2,400 Vietnamese illegal immigrants from China.

20 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

II boat-load intercepted

A BOAT full of Vietnamese illegal immigrants was intercepted off Cheung Chau yesterday morning.

Some 56 people, from Beihai in Guangxi province, were taken to the Green Island reception centre.

The latest arrivals have boosted the number of illegal immigrants from Beihai to 2,293 people since the beginning of July.

12 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Boats stopped

THREE boats carrying 106 Chinese-Vietnamese illegal immigrants believed to be from Beihai, Guangxi, were intercepted off Lantau yesterday, pushing this month's arrivals up to 2,000.

31 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

China signals it may accept Vietnamese

BEIJING has for the first time indicated it will accept the Vietnamese illegal immigrants who have been arriving in Hongkong in recent weeks.

Another batch of 49 Vietnamese claiming to have come from Beihai, Guangxi, were intercepted by Marine Police yesterday, pushing the number of ethnic Chinese Vietnamese entering the territory this month to 1,123.

22 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Speed up return of illegals

THAT light at the end of the tunnel is beginning to look worryingly like the head lamp of an oncoming train.

17 Jul 1993 - 12:00am