Cash-starved SMEs join hands to issue bonds

The mainland's worsening credit crunch is driving cash-starved small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to join forces to issue pooled bonds.

Wednesday, 6 June, 2012, 12:00am

Residents spurn bid to withhold compensation

Residents of a Jiangsu county are boycotting an unusual attempt by the local government to withhold their huge property demolition payments in exchange for a promise of generous interest rates.

9 May 2012 - 12:00am

Feathery fiends target theme park in Shanghai

Stretch catapult, take aim and release. Observe ensuing destruction.

It's a tried and tested formula that has kept young miscreants amused since humanity learned to pile three stones on top of each other. Applying it to the virtual world has made a small Finnish company's fortune - and no doubt cost countless other firms 10 times as much in lost productivity.

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

On the Move

Melody He-Chen Partner Morrison & Foerster

18 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

US baseball seeks its own Yao Ming

The United States' top professional baseball league opened its second talent development centre on the mainland in Changzhou, Jiangsu, yesterday to drill deeper into one of the biggest untapped gold mines in sport.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Winners and losers in turbulent history

Zhou Youguang and his family have been the beneficiaries and victims of China's extraordinary history over the past 150 years.

In the 19th century, the Zhous were an important family in Changzhou , Jiangsu province. The Taiping army ransacked the town and destroyed the family home: in despair, his great-grandfather took his own life by throwing himself into a river.

20 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Masters in their groove

Bamboo carving is a craft that dates back to the Tang dynasty, but it is still alive today thanks to contemporary masters such as the late Bai Shifeng and his student Wang Zhiwei

ABOVE The carving style practised by Wang Zhiwei is known as liuqing, which literally means 'leaving the green'. Wang's teacher, the late famed carver Bai Shifeng, is known as a master of the style

29 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Who's looking for what


World Wide Fund for Nature

Communication co-ordinator of climate change and energy programme in Beijing

Sony Ericsson

Mechanical buyer, supplier quality engineer and product launch specialist in Beijing


Personnel supervisor, diesel service engineer and marketing intelligence in Shanghai

22 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

New museum to showcase relics of 1911 revolt

About 100 million yuan will be spent on building a 1911 revolution museum in Guangzhou.

An official from the provincial Cultural Bureau's museum department in charge of the venture said the 82,000-square-metre project, which would include an 18,000-square-metre museum building, would start by the end of this year and it was hoped the museum would open in 2008.

7 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Running the red light

On April 28, Premier Wen Jiabao convened an emergency State Council meeting. Nervous cabinet members heard a furious Mr Wen order 'all levels of government and each department to undertake investigations' and demand that 'lessons be learned' from the case he was presenting.

1 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Fledgling democracy in election for mayor

Candidates were allowed to nominate themselves for the poll in Jintan

In a first for a mainland city, candidates were allowed to nominate themselves to serve as mayor of the eastern city of Jintan, a move officials claimed was a small step towards democratic elections.

23 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Ocean Grand warns of partnership risk

Main-board listing candidate Ocean Grand Chemicals has warned investors of risks from its reliance on mainland partner Changzhou Chemical Research Institute.

17 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Dragon Land joins $1.3b Beijing project

Singapore-listed Dragon Land is to embark on a S$300 million (about HK$1.33 billion) housing project in Beijing.

Dragon Land is Singapore's foremost real estate developer in the mainland, but this is the first time it has expanded into the mass affordable housing market.

9 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Car products venture

AN agreement has been reached for a Sino-Japanese car interior products joint venture, expected to be set up in Changzhou, Jiangsu province.

7 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

China Wuxi City Focus

Thinking big...foreign investors have been flocking to Wuxi to take part in almost all sectors of the economy, particularly in machinery equipment, elctronics and household appliances. Foreign investment soared 76 per cent to US$840 million last year - the sixth-largest in a Chinese city. Investment committed in the past three years has been snowballing. Yet much remains to be achieved.

13 Apr 1995 - 12:00am