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Expressways of China

Economist sparks debate on tolls policy as roads jam

A prominent economist has sparked heated public debate by describing the lifting of all road toll fees during this holiday week as the stupidest policy ever.

Tuesday, 2 October, 2012, 4:54am

Mainland provinces plan building spree to counter economic slowdown

Hubei, Henan, Jiangsu, Gansu and Anhui provinces will spend 400 billion yuan (HK$491.3 billion) on infrastructure projects in the next few years, mostly on roads.

21 Sep 2012 - 4:35am

Briefs, September 17, 2012

Record number of passengers at airport

17 Sep 2012 - 5:06am

At least 20 dead after tanker explodes in collision

At least 20 people were killed and 27 injured when a huge fire in Guangzhou, triggered by collision between a tanker and a truck, engulfed a timber mill and its staff dormitory yesterday morning.

30 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

HK-listed firms to feel pain of new road toll policy

Guangdong's new unified road toll policy, which takes effect today, is expected to hurt the revenue of the Hong Kong-listed companies which operate toll expressways in the southern province, including Hopewell Highway Infrastructure, NWS Holdings and Shenzhen Expressway.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Drop in transport funding may signal hard landing

In further evidence that the mainland economy might be heading for a hard landing, the Ministry of Transport warned that transport infrastructure funding faces difficulties this year, after investment in roads, railways and other transport infrastructure all fell in the first quarter.

24 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Experts question need for speed in transport policy

Researchers from the mainland's top scientific institution have criticised some government officials' obsession with speed, calling for more resources to be allocated to the development of slower transportation.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Governments seek debt reprieve as road tolls cut

Local governments have asked Beijing to relax debt repayments for their highways, the indebtedness of which has caused the central government to slow down road construction.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Mainland cities in bid to get around market curbs

Cash-strapped mainland cities attempting to boost their housing markets are playing a 'cat-and-mouse' game with their bosses in Beijing who are trying to tame property speculation.

21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Jiangxi earmarks 100b yuan for expressways

Brushing aside concerns over the rising debts of local governments on the mainland, Jiangxi province is planning to spend more than 100 billion yuan (HK$123 billion) on building expressways by 2015.

7 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

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