Stressed-out Hong Kongers who head to Shenzhen for a cheap weekend massage are getting more than they bargained for.Sunday, 17 June, 2001, 12:00am
A one-legged beggar who swam from the mainland sparked an air, sea and land search yesterday after he became stuck in mud.
The 21-year-old man jumped into the sea off Futian, Shenzhen, at about midnight to attempt the 4km swim to Hong Kong, where he planned to beg for money in the run-up to the Lunar New Year.9 Jan 2001 - 12:00am
Shenzhen's office market has a long way to go before a recovery as the supply-and-demand imbalance continues to pressure prices and rents, says Chesterton Petty.
The consultant said office vacancies were high, especially in recently completed properties.
Vacancy rates in Lowu district were about 50 per cent and those in Futian area were higher.3 Nov 1999 - 12:00am
The launch of Dynasty Court in Futian, Shenzhen, will be the first indicator of the interest of mainland and overseas home buyers in the new central area of the city.25 Aug 1999 - 12:00am
Hong Kong property companies showed scant interest in commercial sites in Shenzhen's new urban central district, due to oversupply and weak market sentiment, according to a senior official.
City planner Chen Yixin said some big Hong Kong companies had shown interest in the economic zone in the city's western Futian district.20 Aug 1999 - 12:00am
Thirty-five high-ranking cadres in Shenzhen are being investigated for crimes ranging from corruption to keeping mistresses.
Most will face criminal prosecution after the investigations are completed, the Guangzhou Daily reported yesterday.
Five of the 35 were of director grade and six had kept mistresses secretly or lived 'indecent' lifestyles, the paper said.12 Aug 1999 - 12:00am
A $1.2 million haul of stolen property was returned to police after being seized by mainland officers.
Raw leather, construction materials and metal plates were returned by the Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau at the Huanggang border crossing point and at Shawan, Shenzhen. The goods had been stolen in robberies in Hong Kong between last October and last month.27 Aug 1998 - 12:00am
Prices for auctioned land in Shenzhen yesterday reached their highest levels since the start of the mainland credit squeeze in the early 1990s, a municipal government official said. Three lots in Futian district went on offer yesterday at the municipal government's first auction of the year.22 May 1998 - 12:00am
The Shenzhen municipal government today will launch the first public auction for this year, selling user rights to two residential plots and one commercial site.
The sites, in the Futian district, are expected to raise about 340 million yuan (about HK$316 million).20 May 1998 - 12:00am
Shenzhen police have solved almost 500 criminal cases and arrested 52 fugitives since the start of the month, a police spokesman said.
A total of 642 suspects were arrested, as well as members of 123 criminal gangs, he said.
Although the general crime rate had declined, the spokesman said cases of robbery and murder had risen in some areas.21 Nov 1997 - 12:00am
China Vanke Co said the pre-sale of its Fujiang Garden residential development in Shenzhen was well received with a third of the units sold in the first three days. The Shenzhen-listed company said Fujiang Garden, in the centre of the fast-developing Futian district, comprised three 30-storey blocks providing 172 residential flats on an 83,000 square metre site.3 Oct 1997 - 12:00am
SHENZHEN plans to build the city's first railway beneath the city centre and western suburbs.
Hong Kong experience and expertise is likely to be called on for the 5 billion yuan (HK$4.67 billion) plan, which could greatly ease travel between the SAR and the centre of the economic zone.13 Jul 1997 - 12:00am
China Overseas Land & Investment is facing delays to its proposed residential project in Shenzhen's Honglin industrial zone.
The news follows the Shenzhen government's decision to shift development efforts to the Futian Centre economic zone.9 Jul 1997 - 12:00am
China Overseas Building Development (Shenzhen) is considering mainland banks for project funding instead of relying on Hong Kong financing, director vice-general manager Lu Qingxin says.
The Shenzhen arm of mainland-backed China Overseas Land and Investment said this would allow them to take advantage of lower interest rates.13 Sep 1996 - 12:00am
WHAT is believed to be China's most expensive Protestant church, costing at least eight million yuan (HK$7.42 million), is being built to conform with the 'image and needs' of Shenzhen's Special Economic Zone.30 Jun 1996 - 12:00am