The Bund


Today: British Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Communicating across barriers'. British Consulate-General.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Social media in the workplace'. Kinwick Centre, Central.

Tuesday, 8 June, 2010, 12:00am

Filmmaker takes off blinkers of prejudice for fresh look at history

Zhou Bing , 41, gained national fame for his documentary series The Forbidden City in 2005. He explains his passion for history and why it is challenging to look at things from a different perspective.

Most of your productions are about history. Why?

7 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Bund site may fetch record price

A prime plot of land on Shanghai's Bund is expected to fetch a record price for the mainland at auction.

The 57,000 square metre parcel of land on the west bank of the Huangpu River would go under the hammer soon, municipal officials announced yesterday, in a move to take advantage of the city's buoyant real estate market.

24 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Bund to be 'as charming as the Champs-Elysees'

The Bund may be a mess now but in six months' time it will be 'as charming as the Champs-Elysees in Paris' according to Shanghai officials.

The city's tourist attraction has been undergoing a massive renovation for nearly 2 1/2 years, but planners announced on Wednesday that work was entering its final stages.

18 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Dead space put to good use

Where meat packers once went about their work keeping homes, restaurants and hotels in Shanghai supplied, a former abattoir now hosts events and meetings.

Today, Shanghai 1933 is an art deco industrial complex and one of the most chic retail, leisure and meeting venues on the mainland.

27 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Shanghai to put prime waterfront commercial site up for auction

Bucking the trend towards holding back land auctions because of the financial turmoil, Shanghai would put a prime site up for sale in December and expects it to fetch the highest price in the city's history, a municipal official said.

28 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Hotelier of 'golden age' returns to Shanghai's Bund

A hotelier from a bygone era is returning to Shanghai after an absence of more than five decades, with Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels opening a Peninsula hotel on the waterfront Bund district.

14 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

After 100 years, bridge taken for repairs

Shanghai yesterday began moving a century-old bridge for repairs as part of a massive infrastructure project aimed at revamping the waterfront Bund district ahead of the World Expo in 2010.

7 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Shanghai builds infrastructure after scandal

Shanghai is moving forward with a number of infrastructure projects that had been mired in a corruption scandal, giving rise to speculation the commercial hub is back in the good graces of the central government.

4 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Bund to have 4b yuan facelift for World Expo

Shanghai will soon start the first major infrastructure improvements to the Bund in nearly two decades, giving the historical waterfront district a 4 billion yuan makeover before the World Expo in 2010.

15 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Hyatt on the Bund, Shanghai

What is it? A new 631-room, twin-tower Hyatt hotel in Shanghai that officially falls into the Grand Hyatt portfolio.

20 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

travellers' checks

Grand new

9 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Back to the future

Shanghai's most famous piece of real estate is getting bigger, spilling over to the west and jumping across the water to the north. The popular image of the Bund, the iconic row of historical buildings along the waterfront, will change forever with several projects scheduled for completion before Shanghai hosts the World Expo in 2010.

8 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

New partners, new name for the Peace Hotel

The owner of the historic art deco Peace Hotel in Shanghai has brought in two foreign partners in a surprise move that has raised concerns that the historical integrity of the building could be under threat.

17 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Top finance talent vital to Shanghai's hub status

Shanghai needs at least 800,000 more finance professionals if it is going to compete with Hong Kong as an international financial hub, say participants in a Pudong District Youth League forum.

17 Apr 2007 - 12:00am