Boris Johnson

Chinese firm to develop London's third financial district in US$1.5b deal

London Mayor Boris Johnson and Advanced Business Parks Chairman Xu Weiping sign documents at City Hall in London. Photo: Reuters

A Chinese developer has signed a deal to convert a derelict plot of land next to London's City Airport into the British capital's third financial district. It is aimed at Chinese firms and will be worth an expected US$1.5 billion when completed.

Thursday, 30 May, 2013, 2:26am

Who said it?

President Xi Jinping

As long as we don't get caught by the mass media or ordinary citizens, the leaders won't punish us.

27 Mar 2013 - 6:23am

London Mayor Boris Johnson welcomes litigious Russian oligarchs

London Mayor Boris Johnson

London Mayor Boris Johnson urged Russia's oligarchs to sue each other in the city's courts, in contradiction of the government's policy of discouraging "libel tourism".

"If one oligarch feels defamed by another oligarch, it is London's lawyers who apply the necessary balm to the ego," Johnson told the Confederation of British Industry's annual conference in London on Monday.

21 Nov 2012 - 3:05am

British PM David Cameron hires Boris Johnson's man for 2015 campaign

David Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron has hired an Australian political strategist to mastermind his party's re-election campaign and draw a line under months of policy U-turns that have seen his Conservatives fall in popularity.

20 Nov 2012 - 4:18am

Who said it?

Rory McIlroy

I can't say, the others will shoot me

Vincent Fung, of the government's Mega Events Fund, on the fee to bring golfer Rory McIlroy to the Hong Kong Open


[A] wholesale massacre of everybody involved - professionally speaking

London Mayor Boris Johnson, asked how the BBC should respond to a string of scandals


14 Nov 2012 - 3:16am

BBC showed 'basic' failings in abuse story

The BBC showed "basic" journalistic failures in a news report in which it wrongly accused a senior politician of child abuse, an internal investigation has found.

The findings were announced after the BBC's acting director-general, Tim Davie, pledged to "get a grip" of the deepening crisis at the world's largest publicly-funded broadcaster as two more top news executives stood aside.

14 Nov 2012 - 3:52am