Geography of China

China Digest, October 6, 2012


The cultural revelation

Saturday, 6 October, 2012, 10:26am

Beijing readies new push to send state media firms public

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

China Digest, October 2, 2012

China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning.


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

China Digest, September 29, 2012


Shop owners protest fee

29 Sep 2012 - 3:44am

A family history in antiques set up Andy Hei for role in Fine Art Asia fair

Photo: Nora Tam

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

China Digest, September 15, 2012


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

Ask the foodie: Warren Baumberg

Behind bars: Hong Kong Pub Crawl director Warren Baumberg.Photo: May Tse

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

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Writing is off the wall

30 Aug 2012 - 4:11am

Zhou Kehua case reflects Chinese media's sanitised crime coverage

Zhou Kehua case reflects Chinese media's sanitised crime coverage

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

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'Eligible' bachelors buy ad

25 Aug 2012 - 3:28am

Letters to the Editor, August 16, 2012

Casino vacancies good news for Hongkongers. Photo: Dickson Lee

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

Cross-border sailing expected to start soon between Hong Kong and Chinese waters

Ian Fok (second right), a Guangzhou marina operator, hopes private vessels can soon sail between Hong Kong and Nansha freely. Photo: Edward Wong

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

U-turn on recycling of pellets

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

5.4m yuan offered for capture of killer

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

Fishing boats in 'smuggle' 600 million litres of fuel

Marked diesel, on the right, is coloured red for identification. Photo: Martin Chan

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