Bulldozed: Abalone farm that got in way

A Hong Kong businessman has filed a lawsuit against a developer and a county government in Guangdong claiming an army of workers and bulldozers forcibly entered his massive abalone farm and destroyed it.

Monday, 23 April, 2012, 12:00am

Party 'unharmed by Guangdong riots'

A week of widespread riots in southern China may have dampened provincial party chief Wang Yang's 'Happy Guangdong' campaign, but analysts don't expect the unrest to harm the political star's rising career.

16 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Breaking point

I stayed up late on the night of the Tuen Ng festival this week, unable to sleep. Like many Chinese people, I was glued to the internet watching the developments in Guxiang town in Chaozhou, where a violent workers' protest took place outside the local government building. The time and place may vary, but such protests have become common.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:12pm

Guangdong officials and senior judges sacked for corruption

More than a dozen officials and judges from Guangdong Higher People's Court have been sacked for involvement in the corruption scandal that has brought down provincial leaders in the past year.

23 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Out and about

Shantou, just up the Guangdong coast, and the nearby Chaozhou districts, are the ancestral areas of a large proportion of Hongkongers. The Chiu Chow, Hong Kong's largest dialect group after the Cantonese, originally hailed from here.

3 May 2009 - 12:00am

3 hurt as rain-hit buildings tilt

The authorities in Dongguan , Guangdong, are investigating the safety of old buildings after three people were injured during mass building subsidence on Monday, probably brought on by torrential rain.

Police have sealed off access to Zhangqian Road in Changping township, where 21 three-storey buildings suddenly slipped back to angles of about 85 degrees early on Monday.

13 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Officials plan to crack down on Guangdong's thriving blood trade

Guangdong's health department has said it would come down heavily on organised gangs selling blood and shut them for good in the northeast of the province.

5 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Chao Inn

10/F, One Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Tel: 2369 8819

Open: 11am-4.30pm, 6pm-midnight

Cuisine: You can probably tell from the name - Chaozhou, or, as we spell it, Chiu Chow.

14 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Bid to improve environment for overseas investors in Shantou

Rampant counterfeiting, a closed society, and smuggling and tax-evasion scandals keep most overseas-based investors away from Shantou , but Hong Kong businessman Roger Lau Kwan-ming is determined to change the image of his ancestral hometown.

27 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

SmarTech to automate Chaozhou companies

SmarTech I-Network yesterday signed a 10-year agreement with the External Economic and Trade Association in Chaozhou, Guangdong province, to jointly develop digital manufacturing solutions for local companies.

The proposed project will help Chaozhou's 13,000 or so enterprises improve competitiveness by automating and computerising their production processes.

5 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Two more caught in corruption crackdown

Another two provincial officials have been tried for corruption, official press reported yesterday.

In Guangdong's Chaozhou city, a former police officer was convicted and sentenced to 19 years in prison for bribery, embezzlement and torture of suspects, the Hong Kong China News Agency reported.

29 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Top local party chiefs replaced

Guangdong has named two new party secretaries to the Shantou-Chaozhou area amid reports that anti-graft investigators from Beijing are closing in on local cadres allegedly involved in a tax and foreign exchange fraud.

2 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Late disclosure from Guangnan

Guangnan (Holdings) yesterday said it had failed to disclose on time two connected acquisition deals which took place earlier this year by its 60 per cent-owned fresh eel trader, Hong Kong Chaozhou Industries. The deals were worth $51.95 million, more than 3 per cent of Guangnan's consolidated tangible asset value of $1.62 billion.

21 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

City Chiu Chow feels heat

Popular restaurant chain, City Chiu Chow (Holdings) has reported a massive $24.6 million loss for the year to March 31, compared with a loss last year of just $1.9 million. Losses per share tumbled to 12.7 cents for the year compared with one cent a share last year. Like last year, directors recommended no dividend be paid out.

24 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Hi-tech edge for a Chinese opera

SHENYANG PING OPERA THEATRE City Hall Theatre, November 4 This performance by the Shenyang Ping Opera crystallised some of the incongruities facing traditional Chinese opera in this modern age.

9 Nov 1997 - 12:00am