Geography of China
The cultural revelationSaturday, 6 October, 2012, 10:26am
Beijing is honing an ambitious strategy that will clear a path for the media industry to list on the stock market.
The new round of reforms to overhaul the propaganda machine is likely to spawn dozens of initial public offerings by media outlets and publishing companies in line with the Communist Party's goal of boosting the culture industry.5 Oct 2012 - 7:00pm
Huge water park unveiled
Beijing authorities announced plans yesterday to build a massive water park, spanning 1.2 million square metres, near the popular 798 Art Zone, the Beijing Times reports. The project will cost more than 50 billion yuan (HK$61.2 billion). Construction will begin next year and will take two years to complete.2 Oct 2012 - 4:49am
Shop owners protest fee29 Sep 2012 - 3:44am
Andy Hei is where he is today because antiques are in his blood. In 1948, at the age of 15, his father began working as an apprentice in a relative's curio shop. Years later, in 1970, Hei senior left that job to set up an antique business in Chungking Mansions.30 Sep 2012 - 1:59pm
Head-on crash hurts 10
Ten people were injured in Miyuan county when a minivan being used as an illegal taxi struck their vehicle head-on, the Beijing Times reports. At least one of the injuries was serious. One injured passenger said the minivan crossed into their lane while trying to avoid another car.15 Sep 2012 - 3:45am
Two summers ago Warren Baumberg, a high school teacher from New Zealand, launched Hong Kong Pub Crawl, a weekly HK$100-a-night tour of some of the city's independent bars. It is now ranked the city's No1 nightlife attraction on travel site Tripadvisor, with an estimated 6,000 party-goers having signed up for the Thursday night knees up.
Where did you get the idea from?6 Sep 2012 - 9:50am
Writing is off the wall30 Aug 2012 - 4:11am
Zhou Kehua was a hardened criminal who robbed banks, murdered the innocent and shot at the police in a series of cases that shocked the nation and made him one of China's most wanted fugitives.28 Aug 2012 - 4:24am
'Eligible' bachelors buy ad25 Aug 2012 - 3:28am
Extend law to secondary flat market
I agree with those who argue that the law forcing developers to use saleable rather than the gross floor area as the basis for quoting prices and sizes of new properties should be extended to cover the secondary home market.16 Aug 2012 - 2:45am
A Hong Kong businessman operating a marina in a pilot development zone in Guangzhou expects a cross-border sailing scheme for private vessels suggested by Guangdong authorities to take effect soon.
Ian Fok Chun-wan said he hoped power boats and yachts would soon be able to travel freely between Hong Kong and Nansha .
This is not possible now because of legal restrictions.16 Aug 2012 - 5:04am
The government will send tonnes of plastic pellets spilled off Hong Kong during Typhoon Vicente to a recycler instead of dumping them in landfills.
The U-turn came a day after environment officials said it would be difficult to recycle the pellets because they had been mixed with sand or rubbish after being washed ashore in southern coastal areas.15 Aug 2012 - 11:10pm
The reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspected serial killer totalled 5.4 million yuan (HK$6.61 million), as the manhunt for one of the country's most-wanted fugitives enters its fifth day.14 Aug 2012 - 4:15am
A business that supplied oil to the mainland illegally with the help of modified fishing vessels sold 600 million litres of the contraband during a seven month period, according to seized documents, a court heard yesterday.14 Aug 2012 - 4:14am