Yulin's dog meat festival deaf to critics

Cages of dogs are delivered to an unenviable fate at a market in Yulin - a long tradition in the city.

The annual festival involving savouring the delights of dog meat hotpot, lychees and strong liquor on the Summer Solstice is a cherished tradition among Yulin locals. Thousands of diners are expected to crowd food streets and enjoy the feast. Animal protection activists estimate more than 10,000 dogs are killed during the festival.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 6:51am 53 comments

Low costs and huge profits irresistible lure for Chinese to mine Ghana's gold

A Chinese man inspects ore at a mine in Ghana. Photo: SCMP

Raymond Xie quit his job as an English teacher at a university in Guangxi early last year to join the gold rush in the west African country of Ghana.

The 41-year-old and his partners spent about 3 million yuan (HK$3.76 million) establishing a small mine in Obuasi, in the Ashanti region, and set about making a fortune.

7 Jun 2013 - 3:42am

Guangxi villagers strike gold to the tune of 1b yuan in Ghana with secret method

The "Shanglin gang's" success in Ghana is reported in the Chinese media. Photo: Screenshot via Weibo

Scores of villagers from a small town in China’s southern Guangxi province have struck gold worth more than 1 billion yuan in Ghana - but they're keeping their method a secret, reported the 21st Century Business Herald.

16 May 2013 - 1:32pm 2 comments

19 Hongkongers hurt in Guangxi tour bus crash

Mainland authorities will investigate the cause of a crash in which a driver lost control of a tour bus on a wet road in Guangxi and it flipped on its side, injuring 19 Hongkongers.

8 May 2013 - 5:04am

Rain puts extra drain on Asian Citrus' bottom line

Asian Citrus' orange plantation. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Persistent heavy rain from April to August last year led to higher production costs for orange plantation operator Asian Citrus. Typhoon Vicente triggered rainstorms and gales in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, where the company's plantations are located.

27 Feb 2013 - 1:21am

More Chinese bureaucrats complain of 'exhausting' wining and dining

Life's not fair...

The vice-mayor of a certain “mountainous city” in southern China’s Guangxi province said he was “sick to death” of attending multiple meetings and reception dinners in a single day.

9 Jan 2013 - 2:03pm

Former Hong Kong liaison chief Peng Qinghua to be party boss in Guangxi

Peng Qinghua, former head of the central government's liaison office in Hong Kong. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Guo Shengkun is set to become public security minister after yesterday's announcement that the former head of the central government's liaison office in Hong Kong, Peng Qinghua, has been appointed party boss of Guangxi Autonomous Region, replacing Guo.

20 Dec 2012 - 5:12am

Zhang Xiaoming to head liaison office; Peng Qinghua to be Guangxi party chief

Peng Qinghua

Zhang Xiaoming is to take over as head of Beijing's liaison office in Hong Kong, weeks after he caused controversy by saying "external forces" were meddling in Hong Kong politics, according to sources.

He will succeed Peng Qinghua, who will become Communist Party secretary of Guangxi , say the sources, who are familiar with the reshuffle of liaison office staff.

16 Dec 2012 - 4:41am 1 comment

Police clash with thousands of rioters in south China

Police clashed with thousands of rioters on Friday in Dongxing, Guangxi Province. Photo: Screenshot from Sina Weibo

Police in a south China city bordering Vietnam clashed with thousands of rioters who were protesting excessive brutality meted out to a suspected smuggler, the government and a rights group said.

8 Dec 2012 - 1:41pm

St Paul's plans Guangxi mission

St Paul's College will be hosting the 160th Anniversary Community Awareness Project this month, in Hong Kong and Guangxi.

The event, to be held between July 8 and 19, will be run together with U-Hearts and Christian Action.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

CSR exports surge despite deadly crash in Wenzhou

CSR Corporation, one of China's leading train makers, expects total sales to rise 10 per cent this year, but forecasts a 50 per cent climb in overseas sales, signalling that last July's deadly train accident in Wenzhou involving two CSR high-speed trains has not hurt its exports.

14 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Metal spill weighs on city's success

The massive cadmium spill has again highlighted the mainland's widespread metal poisoning troubles and put the pollution problems caused by the rise of a mining centre in the international media spotlight.

4 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

The village that's too scared to drink

At least 200 villagers living next to a poisoned river say they have been left to drink polluted water while people living on the opposite bank are being told their drinking water is contaminated and they must drink bottled water only.

4 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Nine punished for cadmium spill

Guangxi's regional government has disciplined a vice-mayor of Hechi and eight other officials responsible for the cadmium contamination of Longjiang, including two junior officers from a district environmental protection bureau who may face prosecution for dereliction of duty.

4 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

No easy fix as huge spill threatens Liuzhou's water

Toxic metal contamination of a tributary of the Pearl River continues to threaten freshwater supplies for a city of over 3.5 million people in Guangxi as local authorities scramble to prevent carcinogenic cadmium from drifting further downstream, including to Guangdong.

31 Jan 2012 - 12:00am