Oilmen vie to pump harder, but bastion of state enterprise is sapped of energy

Senior managers and engineers of Daqing Oil Field Company were given a tough, if not impossible, mission by parent company China National Petroleum Corporation in March.

Friday, 11 July, 2008, 12:00am

Daily pressed on 'fake' photo

A party newspaper in Heilongjiang province is under mounting pressure to tell the truth about the authenticity of an award-winning photo it published three years ago amid fresh accusations the image was a fabrication.

22 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Companies take advantage of surging stocks

Beijing Enterprises Holdings' controlling shareholder and lubricant maker Daqing Petroleum and Chemical plan to raise up to $900 million in share placements, taking advantage of a surging stock market which rallied to an almost six-year high yesterday.

4 May 2006 - 12:00am

Results Diary

Today Final: Art Textile Technology International, Cheuk Nang (Holdings)

October 3 Final: First Sign International Holdings

October 5 Final: New World Mobile Holdings, NWS Holdings, UDL Holdings

October 6 Final: New World China Land, New World Development, New World TMT

30 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

New era dawns on old

'When the cries of the oil workers ring out, the world trembles three times over.'

Any Chinese will recognise the phrase coined by Wang Jinxi, the most famous worker of Daqing, once the biggest oilfield in China and a symbol of a distant era.

28 May 2004 - 12:00am

Queen of kindness

It is 7.30am in the laser room of the Huashan hospital, one of the best-known in the city and famous for its treatment of skin and bone diseases.

After dislocating a finger on Christmas Day, I have been coming here for daily treatment. Since then, my understanding of my fellow patients has improved more than the finger.

9 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Former envy of a nation seeks to reinvent itself

Unemployment is Daqing's biggest problem as oil runs short and state firms struggle amid the new economy

The once high-flying oil centre of Daqing is fighting to avoid fading into obscurity.

After the discovery of oil in 1959, the city in Heilongjiang was transformed almost overnight from a backwater marsh village to the envy of the nation.

17 Sep 2003 - 12:00am


Mainboard-listed lubricant-maker Daqing Petroleum & Chemical has signed a 60 million yuan (about HK$56.3 million) contract to supply lubricants to the country's No 1 oil producer China National Petroleum Corp for its heavy machines used in oil fields.

7 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Rammed labour protesters maimed

Six laid-off workers in Shanxi province were seriously injured after being rammed by a Jeep during a demonstration by more than 2,000 protesters two weeks ago, a human rights group said yesterday.

Four of the six protesters were so badly injured that doctors had to amputate all their limbs, the Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy said.

7 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Water retention still a problem for economists and taxi drivers

ECONOMIST THOMAS RAWSKI has underlined a long-held suspicion that China's growth is not what it seems to be. The professor from the University of Pittsburgh maintains that China's gross domestic product figures just cannot be trusted.

Mr Rawski finds it unlikely that such strong GDP growth was achieved from 1997 to 2001 while energy consumption was generally declining.

11 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Quarter of city's oil workers left out in the cold

At least 80,000 people in Daqing - more than a quarter of the oil industry workforce in the city - have been laid off since the end of 2000.

The extent of job losses in the protest-racked northeastern city was revealed in the first account of the unrest to appear in an official publication.

10 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Sunlord in Daqing deal

Petrochemical firm Sunlord Chemical Group has signed a letter of intent to act as an agent of Daqing city government and assist city enterprises in finding business opportunities in Hong Kong. Daqing City Economics and Trade Committee will co-ordinate co-operation between businesses in the city and Sunlord.

10 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

2,000 block rail tracks in pay protest

About 2,000 workers in Daqing, Heilongjiang province, blocked a main railway in a bid to force their loss-making state-run enterprise to pay two years of unpaid wages, a Hong Kong-based rights group reported yesterday.

6 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Probe into listing fraud brings 39 cadre to book

Criminal charges or disciplinary action has been taken against 39 officials in the oil city of Daqing for rigging the A-share listing of a petrochemical firm, bribery, and insider dealing, according to reports.

A total of 61 senior city officials were involved in the case, Xinhua news agency said yesterday.

26 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Increase in oil output

Oilfields run by China National Petroleum Corp have increased output to make up for losses caused by production halts this year. Total daily output from the Daqing, Liaohe, Xinjiang, Tarim, and Qinghai oilfields in northern and western China had been raised to 295,700 tonnes, an increase of 1,400 tonnes a day compared with the end of last month.

25 Jun 1998 - 12:00am