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Shenzhen-Xiamen rail project given the nod

A Shenzhen-Xiamen railway project has been approved by the National Development and Reform Commission, Shenzhen media reported yesterday.

Saturday, 29 September, 2007, 12:00am

Shenzhen-Xiamen rail project given the nod

A Shenzhen-Xiamen railway project has been approved by the National Development and Reform Commission, Shenzhen media reported yesterday.

The 502km project will cost 41.7 billion yuan and will be funded by the Ministry of Railways and the Guangdong and Fujian governments, according to the Shenzhen Special Zone Press.

29 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Former Fujian party chief dies, aged 61

Former Fujian party boss Song Defu, once a frontrunner to succeed President Hu Jintao , died in Beijing on Thursday.

Mr Song, a close adviser to Mr Hu, died at 4.56am after an illness, according to China News Service. He was 61.

15 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

A 24-year veteran of fast-food giant

Joseph Lau Sze-shing, a 24-year veteran of McDonald's, first joined the American fast-food giant in 1983 in Los Angeles, where his family had emigrated from Hong Kong.

As a 24-year-old management trainee, he spent his first day scrubbing the toilets.

15 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Fujian official joined petition against chemical plant

A senior official in Fujian was among those who signed a petition against a planned chemical plant that triggered a big white-collar demonstration in Xiamen last month, a Hong Kong-based human rights group said yesterday.

21 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Fujian Expressway to spend 14b yuan on roads

Shanghai-listed Fujian Expressway Development said yesterday it would spend 14.13 billion yuan to expand its two highways to meet the surging traffic flows in Fujian province.

The company plans to double the number of lanes on its Quanxia Highway at a cost of 5.384 billion yuan while its subsidiary will widen the Fuquan Highway on expenditure of 8.746 billion yuan.

28 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Cheaper from China

The last time Canada imported workers en masse from China, the ensuing racism and exploitation of cheap labour left a black mark on the nation's history for which Canadians are still trying to make amends. That was in the mid-19th century, when more than 15,000 Chinese people were brought into Canada to help build a national railway.

17 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Uneasy calm after protests in Xiamen

Police stand by amid chemical plant row

Xiamen settled into an uneasy quiet yesterday with riot police maintaining a low-key but unmistakable presence at major roads and intersections near city government headquarters, the target of two days of protests.

4 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Surprise as toxic chemical plant in Xiamen is put on hold

In a surprise turnaround, authorities in Xiamen, Fujian province, yesterday put on hold plans to build a toxic chemical factory in the city. The decision came just two days before a planned public protest outside government headquarters by residents worried about its environmental and health impact.

31 May 2007 - 12:00am